Gospel legend Kim Burrell to debut new radio show June 5 on KTSU-FM 90.9

Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Kim Burrell

Kim Burrell

Kim Burrell, Dove and Stellar award-winner and Houston native, is bringing her captivating and distinctive voice to KTSU Radio (90.9 FM), beginning Sunday, June 5. Burrell’s new show – Bridging the Gap with Kim Burrell – will feature her unique take on music, life and society. Bridging the Gap will air live on KTSU every Sunday from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

This radio show is Burrell’s first venture as a radio host. She plans to give her fans and new listeners a mix of encouragement and entertainment. Bridging the Gap will feature special segments, including “You Thought It, I Said It,” “Losing My Religion”, and “Summary of Hope.” The weekly show will also feature special guest appearances from music artists in Jazz, R&B and Gospel.

The launch of Bridging the Gap with Kim Burrell will coincide with KTSU Radio’s 45thanniversary celebration from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The event will include live performances, a meet-and-greet with KTSU on-air personalities, celebrity guests, family fun and food. 

The kick-off will take place in TSU’s Sterling Student Center. Parking will be available in Lot S-1 at the Blodgett Street entrance. The event is free and open to the public.

KTSU Radio is a member-supported radio station located at 90.9 FM on the dial in Houston and streamed live worldwide at and at

Kim Burrell is known for a distinctive music style that she calls "jazz gospel." She is the daughter of a pastor and an evangelist singer, and her career started with a church solo when she was a one-year-old. Burrell’s professional career began with Rev. James Cleveland's Gospel Music Workshop Choir, Trinity Temple Full Gospel Mass Choir of Dallas, and the Inspirational Sounds Mass Choir of Houston. Her recording debut came in 1995 with the release of Try Me Again, which was followed in 1998 with Everlasting Life and Live in Concert in 2001. Burrell stepped over into R&B with a featured solo on R. Kelly's 3-Way Phone Call and sang with funk legend George Clinton. She has shared the stage with Gospel artists Shirley Caesar, Donnie McClurkin, Karen Clark-Sheard, Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin and Marvin Winans. Her secular work includes collaborations with Missy Elliot, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Harry Connick Jr., and the late, great Whitney Houston. Burrell founded The Love & Liberty Fellowship Pentecostal Overcoming Holy Church in 2010, where she serves as Senior Eldress/Overseer-Bishop.

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