The Gospel Experience broadcasts every Saturday from 6:00 to 9:00 am, featuring spirituals, vintage gospel, modern and contemporary gospel music to inspire, uplift and educate all people worldwide. The broadcast also include music from local Bay Area artists as well as making announcements for events within the Bay Area from its supporters.

Emmit Powell
Host/Producer

Emmit A. Powell, radio and television broadcaster, producer and founder of Emmit Powell Gospel Elites. One of America’s leading gospel broadcasters, he began his radio broadcasting in 1975 on KPFA 94.1 FM, Berkeley, CA and 1973 at KPOO 89.5 FM, San Francisco, CA. He brings to his listening audience gospel music for the soul, spirituals, traditional, modern and contemporary music. Emmit Powell’s gospel show brings pleasure and inspiration to audiences all over the world. He is the founder of the Gospel Elites in 1976, today considered to present the finest in blues-based inspirational gospel music. The Emmit Powell Gospel Elites have recorded extensively since 1980 and were nominated for three Grammy awards. They have performed at the Sydney Opera House in Australia, the Gewandehaus in Leipzig, Germany; the Hercules Saal in Munich, Germany; the Pori Jazz Festival in Finland with James Brown and B.B. King; the Hartwal Arena in Helsinski; the Banlieue Blues Festival in Paris; the Carlo Felice Theater in Genoa; the Mystic Festival in Istanbul, Turkey and performed at Vatican City in Rome for the Pope in 1989, beginning a 10-year Europe experience. In 1994, Emmit Powell Gospel Elites were featured in a BBC television special that was broadcast extensively in Europe and the United States. Emmit Powell and the Gospel Elites have performed for television in Finland, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. In 1996, Emmit and the group’s performance at the Dresden Cathedral was broadcast nationwide in Germany. Emmit and group appeared in the movie “True Believers” with James Wood and in 1999’s “Class Action” movie starring Gene Hackman. Emmit Powell’s radio and television shows are broadcast world-wide via the Internet.

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