Global Village with Chris Heim

Series produced by KMUW

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With a fresh, inventive mix of global sounds and styles and a welcoming presentation, this award-winning show speaks to the joys of musical discovery and smart entertainment with diverse and engaging world music that appeals to a broad audience. The program is FREE and available five days a week or for weekend use. A monthly world music concert series, monthly new releases show, stand-alone holiday programs, and a wide variety of regular specials are also available free to all.

**KAB AWARDS WINNER/SPECIAL PROGRAM - GLOBAL VILLAGE AT THE SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL**

BROADCAST TO DATE ON 490 STATIONS IN 46 STATES AND 190 COUNTRIES

NUMBER ONE LICENSED SERIES IN THE PRX ZEITFUNK AWARDS

KAB BROADCASTING AWARDS HONOREE - Large Market/DJ Personality

BEST WORLD MUSIC RADIO SHOW - READERS' CHOICE WORLD MUSIC AWARDS

TRANSGLOBAL WORLD MUSIC CHART MEMBER

GLOBAL VILLAGE
Global Village is an eclectic, world music-based show. It features the latest and best in world music new releases and classics along with a wide variety of artists and selections from nearly all other genres of music that incorporate influences from around the world.

Informative and entertaining, current yet set in a wider musical and historical context, the show draws on the knowledge, experience and congenial personality of host Chris Heim - and a library of over 50,000 albums, including many out-of-print titles - to pull these musical strands together into an intriguing and captivating whole.

With its broad range of artists and styles, the program works well alongside AAA, jazz, or other local and national world music, Latin, Triple AAA and other shows, including Afropop, Etown, JazzSet, World Cafe, and related local productions.

The distinctive and entertaining music mix and presentation makes the show a stand-out that attracts listeners. Its appeal to the qualities of heart, mind and spirit makes Global Village an obvious choice for the classic public radio listener, while at the same time, speaking to a younger, increasingly multicultural and genre-hopping audience. At KMUW, where the show has run since 2007, the largest audience cume is 25-34, though the show attracts across all age ranges.

• Available five days a week
• 57-minute program with two floating 1:00 breaks
• One show @ week any day, weekend or fill-in
• Specials offered throughout the year
• Show is stream-able
• SoundExchange compliant

Additional promotional support available through Facebook page (link below) with program information, videos, news, reviews, feature and resource information.

Global Village Specials:
The monthly Global Village at the Savannah Music Festival world music concert series, holiday programs (including Christmas, Halloween, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Thanksgiving, Mardi Gras, World AIDS Day, Dr. King Day, Best of the Year in World Music, Hug a Medievalist Day, various international celebrations and holidays, and other special occasions, tributes, quirky holidays, and artist interviews - plus monthly features and the New Month/New Music show each month devoted exclusively to the best in world music new releases.

Producer/Host - Chris Heim
Radio and world music veteran Chris Heim began a lifelong love affair with radio after wandering into the University of Chicago campus station and being offered an unexpectedly open music slot. Her first radio job was at one of the Chicago area’s last true “free form” stations, WJKL. She later worked at WXRT Chicago’s progressive rock station, and then joined WBEZ Chicago Public Radio. There she hosted jazz and world music shows (the latter one of the first and longest running in public radio, starting just six months after the debut of Afropop) and served as Music Director. She was also executive producer and anchor for national broadcasts of the Chicago Jazz, Blues and Latin Music Festivals, and the Traffic series with Steppenwolf Theater. A freelance writer as well, Chris has written liner notes and bios, as well as features, cover stories and reviews for such publications as the Chicago Tribune, Utne, Global Rhythm, Dirty Linen, Jazziz, Jazz Times, Blues Revue, Option, Illinois Entertainer, and more. She is also a contributor to the Transglobal World Music Chart, the NPR Jazz Critics Poll and fRoots Annual World Music Critics Poll.

For more information:
Chris Heim
heim@kmuw.org
(316) 978-7176
http://www.kmuw.org/index.php/programs/global_village/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Global-Village/100891159962739

Global Village has been a fantastic addition to our non-com AAA format. Chris Heim has an amazing super power ability to sound like one of our own team members. The breadth and depth of its music leaves us wanting a daily four hour show. Pleeeezzzzeeee????
Chuck Miller, General Manager WNKU-FM

"Music selection and variety superbly chosen and assembled. Name your day and day part: Global Village could fit almost everywhere."
PRX Music Format Curator David Srebnik

"Global Village, hosted on KMUW in Wichita, Kansas and broadcast on stations around the world (as well as online), is one of the finest world music programs on the airwaves. DJ Chris Heim really knows her stuff, and consistently presents a fantastic hour of music, carefully curated around a theme, and peppered with exactly the right amount of chatter and useful information. To be quite honest, it's one of the only world music radio shows that this writer goes out of her way to listen to regularly, and it seems that I'm definitely not the only fan out there!"
Readers Choice World Music Awards - Best World Music Radio Show

"I like this series a lot – Chris Heim breathes new life into World Music programming with The Global Village. Like the World Café and Folk Alley, there’s never a wasted or throwaway musical moment. Reliable, consistently appealing World Music programming. Maybe this is a series worth considering for regular air play on your schedule."
PRX Music Format Curator David Srebnik, PRX Music Station Picks for January '11

"...the trifecta of good world music radio presentation: a great ear for music, a good sense for sequencing and sounds, and (perhaps most importantly) a knack for presenting real music with real information without being wonky or pedantic."
Megan Romer, About.com World Music Blog

"Global Village shows are great listening - well-paced, simply but succinctly scripted, and with an excellent choice and range of music within the broader genre of ‘world music’."
John Pilley
Music Production Manager - Radio New Zealand National

"(Chris Heim's) knowledge and understanding of music never ceases to amaze."
KMUW listener

"We love GV on KWTF! "
Don Campau
Program Director, KWTF-FM

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READERS CHOICE WORLD MUSIC AWARDS - BEST WORLD MUSIC RADIO SHOW
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21 Pieces

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This time in the Global Village, we highlight music from the French world swing group, Paris Combo - from their debut album through the final relea...

Bought by Raven Radio, WNYE, WOUB, WRGY, KUGS Bellingham, Wash. and more


  • Added: Apr 12, 2024
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 14
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SPECIAL: Global Village marks Independence Day of Zimbabwe with music from a number of artists from that country, including the legendary Thomas Ma...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2024
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates the birthday of percussionist, teacher, and folklorist Chief Bey in this special edition of the show. Bey was fe...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2024
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: In conjunction with the April Vox Humana feature, Global Village celebrates World Voice Day, a special day to highlight the importance of ...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2024
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: It’s music from Latinas in this visit to the Global Village, including some great singers for our April Vox Humana feature. We’ll hear the...

Bought by Raven Radio, WRGY, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, KSFR, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Apr 12, 2024
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: It’s International Day of Human Space Flight, marking the first human flight in outer space by Yuri Gagarin in 1961. Global Village celebr...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, WHCP-LP Cambridge, Royalton Community Radio, KRZA, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 06, 2024
  • Length: 57:00
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This time in the Global Village, in conjunction with our April Vox Humana Feature, we highlight music from the acclaimed South African vocal group,...

Bought by KRZA, KHNS, KRDP, Prairie Public, KKRN and more


  • Added: Apr 06, 2024
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates Siblings Day with music from a wide array of musical brothers and sisters. We’ll hear music from the Pointer Sis...

Bought by WHCP-LP Cambridge, WFIU, KEOS, KUGS Bellingham, Wash., WOMR and more


  • Added: Apr 06, 2024
  • Length: 57:00
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This time in the Global Village, in conjunction with our April Vox Humana Feature, we highlight music from the eclectic vocal group Zap Mama, inclu...

Bought by Raven Radio, KUGS Bellingham, Wash., WOUB, WOMR, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: Apr 06, 2024
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: Global Village marks International Romani Day with a program devoted to a wide array of Roma artists and sounds, including the Gipsy Kings...

Bought by KKRN, Raven Radio, KBBI Alaska, KSFR, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: Apr 06, 2024
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 16
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It’s New Month/New Music time in the Global Village. Each month, Global Village devotes an entire show to the best of recently released and forthco...

Bought by KIYU-FM, KBBI Alaska, KUPR low power FM, KRZA, KSKA and more


  • Added: Mar 31, 2024
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 34
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SPECIAL: The final Monday of every month, Global Village presents our award-winning monthly concert series showcasing live performances from top wo...

Bought by KIYU-FM, KSKA, KHNS, KKRN, WESM 91.3 FM and more


  • Added: Mar 23, 2024
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 21
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In conjunction with the March Irish-American Heritage Month Feature, Global Village highlights music from Kila, an eclectic group that draws not on...

Bought by KIYU-FM, KRZA, KSKA, KHNS, RADIOLEX and more


  • Added: Mar 15, 2024
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 32
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SPECIAL: Spring is here! Global Village welcomes the new season with a wide array of artists, styles and songs celebrating the ups (and downs) of s...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2024
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 18
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Though we’re featuring Irish music this month, Global Village turns to another part of the world for Celtic sounds this time, as we head to Galicia...

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2024
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 25
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SPECIAL: In conjunction with the March Irish-American Heritage Month feature, Global Village showcases music from one of the great traditional band...

Bought by WOMR, KIYU-FM, KSKA, KRDP, KBRP Community Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 01, 2024
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 28
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Global Village visits North Africa this time for contemporary sounds from Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, and Sudan. Among the artists featured a...

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  • Added: Feb 16, 2024
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: Some fun sounds this time in the Global Village as we highlight ‘60s and ‘70s pop and rock from Asia. We’ll hear distinctive sounds that c...

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  • Added: Feb 10, 2024
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 29
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The Global Village spotlight this time is on one of the great South African township groups, Mahlathini & the Mahotella Queens. We’ll hear an early...

Bought by KRDP, KSKA, WHCP-LP Cambridge, Prairie Public, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 21, 2024
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 22
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Another edition of Afrobeat from elsewhere this time in the Global Village, with selections from Finland’s the Blassics, Canadian bassist Rubim de ...

Bought by KSUT, KRZA, KSKA, KHNS, WHCP-LP Cambridge and more


  • Added: Jan 12, 2024
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 33