LDS Music - Welcome to the Sounds of Sunday radio program

The "Sounds of Sunday" (TM) is a weekly 5-hour radio program produced by Carl Watkins featuring inspirational LDS music, and stories from Glenn Rawson. The "Sounds of Sunday" airs each Sunday over 16 radio stations in Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico (see "Affiliates"), and plays continuously over the internet at "Sounds of Sunday (24/7)."

Special thanks to Ted and Kaylee Garling who created the service, and to Tory Parkin for assistance with the streaming computer and technical support.

Listen to "Sounds of Sunday" on Spreaker, and on TuneIn Icon TuneIn Radio.

For Roku or smartphone users, download the TuneIn Icon TuneIn app and search for "Sounds of Sunday". Smartphone users will find the station under "Programs". Listen again later by selecting "Browse", then "Recent". Remember to follow and share with family and friends via the app.

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The "Sounds of Sunday" (TM) features the most inspirational music - new releases and classics from every decade - the 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, and 10s, and the "Glenn Rawson Stories".
The music and stories are truly amazing!

"For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart; yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me, and it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads." - D&C 25:12

"He blessed us with this amazing new music of the latter days to help us hold on to the iron rod. Our mission is to penetrate hearts with the music and messages of the restored Gospel to prepare us to meet the Savior when He returns." - Carl Watkins

The “Sounds of Sunday” is a syndicated form of the "Sounds of Sunday" program, which has aired in Southeast Idaho since 1987. It is a free 1/2 hour to 5 hour radio program distributed via the internet.

The "Glenn Rawson Stories" were added in August 1997 as an hourly feature. Today over 477 stories have been produced and they continue to be a special part of the "Sounds of Sunday".

For more information, or to provide suggestions or a sponsorship, please email Carl Watkins at or call him at 208-785-5940. - David Watkins, webmaster.

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SEPTEMBER, 2017 - Help the Victims of Hurricanes and Earthquakes

September 20, 2017 at 6:15 p.m. MDT - The Church issued the following statement on the Mexico City earthquake:

We have confirmed that all missionaries in the region affected by Tuesday's earthquake in Mexico have been contacted and are safe. Mission presidents have been in contact with families to let them know they are well. Missionary apartments in several missions sustained damage, including a few that are now uninhabitable. Missionaries are eager to participate in the cleanup efforts and will do so as they are able to safely engage. Several Latter-day Saint chapels were also impacted, and teams are assessing the extent of the damage. We continue to pray for the people of Mexico as they recover from this serious earthquake.

In the Aftermath of Hurricane Irma, President Henry B. Eyring visited residents of San Juan, Puerto Rico and St. Thomas September 15, 2017.

“Some of you have family or friends who have had more emotional stress than you even know,” President Eyring told Latter-day Saints gathered at an impromptu devotional in St. Thomas. The normally pristine resort island’s leafless trees and overturned aircraft tell the story of the pounding it received. “Go to family and neighbors over a long period of time,” President Eyring said. “That will give them a confidence that has been shaken. [God] lives. He is close by. He got me here today.” Hurricane Irma was one of the most powerful hurricanes ever in the Atlantic and its winds turned tropical lush neighborhoods into barely recognizable streets.

The Church leaders visited with and encouraged Latter-day Saints recovering a week after the devastating storm damaged businesses, uprooted trees, ripped off roofs, took out power and reportedly caused nearly $11 billion in damages and claimed more than 40 lives in the Caribbean.

“The rebuilding in some of these places may take years,” President Eyring said. “When you lose infrastructure, it takes a long time to put it back. I don’t know what part we’ll play in that, but we ought to be as helpful as we can to the [government] agencies that are responsible. We can’t do it [all], but we can help wherever we can.”

In San Juan, an area less damaged than St. Thomas, debris was noticeably less visible thanks to pre-storm preparation.

“Our driver thought it was a Puerto Rico miracle,” President Eyring said. “He said they had the thing cleaned up immediately. Really amazing.”

“I was with some people [today] who lost a great deal,” he said. “I looked in their eyes and I could see that these apparently ordinary people were on the rock of the Lord Jesus Christ. They saw the light even in the darkness. And so, things for them will work out. Whatever it takes, they will rebuild. And they will not just rebuild their houses and their businesses. What they will build is a love of the Lord Jesus Christ and a feeling that no matter what comes, they will feel cheerful and confident."

No Latter-day Saints died in the storm, and three Church buildings (one owned in St. Thomas, the other rented in St. Martin) were damaged while a rented building in the neighboring island of Tortola was completely lost.

Update: President Eyring and other Church leaders continued their travels Saturday and Sunday, September 16-17, 2017, offering love and support in Florida to those hit hard by Hurricane Irma.

A week after Hurricane Irma cut a devastating southwest-to-northeast swath through the state of Florida, President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency, followed a similar direction, spreading a message of love, appreciation, and hope through his words and his presence.

“That’s why you come,” President Eyring told the Church News while stopping to salute a crew of volunteers sporting the bright-yellow Mormon Helping Hands T-shirts while removing fallen trees and limbs and debris enveloping a Naples, Florida, residence Saturday afternoon, September 16.

The intent, he explained, is to try and extend the feeling that the Lord is with them and appreciates and admires them. “I think the people here feel that,” he said. “And so by coming, I think I helped them feel it.”

If you live in the area surrounding the Houston disaster and feel you have skills or resources that would be helpful for the relief effort in Houston, you may register as a volunteer in the LDS Charities—Hurricane Harvey Disaster Recovery project on You may also email, or call (832) 736-4655.

The National Solar Eclipse - August 21, 2017

Idaho Falls, Rigby, Rexburg, and St. Anthony, Idaho received 100% of the solar eclipse.

Meridian, Idaho near Boise received 99% of the solar eclipse - viewed at the top of the Meridian Temple - Jim Harmer.


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