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 from "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 via our Episodes page, 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.

Listen on "Grace Wi-Fi Internet Radio". Search for "Sounds of Sunday" and save it as a preset.

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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Ether 2:12: "Behold, this is a choice land, and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be free from bondage,
and from captivity, and from all other nations under heaven, if they will but serve the God of the land,
who is Jesus Christ

President Thomas Spencer Monson, 16th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Tuesday, January 2, 2018, in his home in Salt Lake City. He turned 90 on August 21, 2017, (the day of the solar eclipse).

Funeral services will be held Friday, January 12, 2018 at 12:00 Noon Mountain Time in the Conference Center on Temple Square. The funeral will be open to the public ages 8 and older. A public viewing open to all ages will take place Thursday, January 11, from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center.

President Monson was well acquainted with the governance of the Church, not only through knowledge gleaned through written histories but also through personal experience.

Called to the Quorum of the Twelve at age 36, he spent 54 years as a General Authority —including 32 years in the First Presidency and … almost 10 years as Church President. He served as Second Counselor to Church presidents President Ezra Taft Benson and President Howard W. Hunter, and First Counselor to President Gordon B. Hinckley for nearly 13 years.

President Monson was set apart on February 3, 2008, as President of the Church.

Even before the era of his ministry as a General Authority, he spent his life on the Lord’s errand, from serving as president of his ward’s deacons quorum as a young man, to serving as a bishop in his early 20s, to presiding over a mission in his early 30s. President Monson had all the hallmarks of an unassuming servant of the Lord.

In 1997, he was asked to describe what it had been like to be called as an Apostle of the Lord. He didn’t answer the inquiry directly, but spoke of “being called of God” in more general terms, in a manner every member with a calling could understand. He spoke of being called as a bishop of a ward of 1,080 members at age 22. He said, “I had a heavy responsibility for welfare, … About a third of the ward was represented by old-time families and two-thirds by a transient population. Why I was selected, I can’t tell you that”

I had a fairly close working association with President Monson [working at Deseret News since 1972]. [I interviewed him many times, I went on trips with him and Sister Monson].

Many times I witnessed his “bishop’s heart” in action as he took time to visit the bereaved, comfort the dying, cheer up someone who was feeling sad or lonely, and just be a friend to someone who needed a little bit of extra attention and care.

In 1997, when he was about to turn 70, the Church News asked President Monson how he would like to be remembered. He replied with a brief phrase that aptly captured the essence of his life: “I tried my best.” – Gerry Avant., Church News

Ether 8:23-24: "And whatsoever nation shall uphold such secret combinations, to get power and gain, until they shall spread over the nation, behold, they shall be destroyed; for the Lord will not suffer that the blood of his saints, which shall be shed by them, shall always cry unto him from the ground for vengeance upon them and yet he avenge them not. Wherefore, O ye Gentiles, it is wisdom in God that these things should be shown unto you, that thereby ye may repent of your sins, and suffer not that these murderous combinations shall get above you, which are built up to get power and gain—and the work, yea, even the work of destruction come upon you, yea, even the sword of the justice of the Eternal God shall fall upon you, to your overthrow and destruction if ye shall suffer these things to be."

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.

I-10 from Houston to Beaumont - before and after Hurricane Harvey.

Meridian, Idaho near Boise received 99% of the solar eclipse - viewed at the top of the Meridian Temple - Jim Harmer.
The Meridian Temple was dedicated on Sunday, November 19, 2017.


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Pattern 071S - Feed My Sheep
Air Date: January 14, 2018
...“How can I take care of a sick baby,” she wondered, “when I need someone to take care of me?”...
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Pattern 072 - Michael's Phone Call
Air Date: January 14, 2018
...And for the next few minutes, Michael was in earnest conversation on the phone with someone. Mom and Dad just thought he was playing...
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Pattern 072A - Dawni's Disappointment
Air Date: January 14, 2018
...Initially her father had been against her playing the drums, but he had finally relented...
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Pattern 071AR - Tom
Air Date: January 14, 2018
...Tom’s desire was to calm the situation...drawn into the melee shouting worse than the other two...
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Pattern 070 - Lord, I Believe
Air Date: January 14, 2018
...A man comes seeking the Master who has a son possessed by an evil spirit...
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Pattern 070J - Bethlehem Today
Air Date: January 14, 2018
...each year the songs and stories of Christmas image of Bethlehem as a quiet sleepy pastoral village surrounded by sheep...
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