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.

NUMBER ONE LICENSED SERIES IN THE PRX ZEITFUNK AWARDS!

BROADCAST TO DATE ON OVER 380 STATIONS IN 43 STATES AND 37 COUNTRIES

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

SPOTLIGHT ON GLOBAL VILLAGE FROM ABOUT.COM WORLD MUSIC BLOG
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READERS CHOICE WORLD MUSIC AWARDS - BEST WORLD MUSIC RADIO SHOW
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16 Pieces

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It’s global soul and funk this time in the Global Village - as ‘Reggae Got Soul’ with Toots & the Maytals, Third World, the Beat, and Corey Harris....

Bought by KEOS, Royalton Community Radio, WRGY, WBYC Community Radio, and KMXT


  • Added: May 29, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Global Village pays tribute to guitarist, songwriter, and brother of Carlos, Jorge Santana, who passed away earlier this month with music from seve...

Bought by Lower Cape Communications, KACU, KHNS, WSLR, RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: May 22, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 22
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In conjunction with the May Haitian Heritage Month feature, Global Village highlights some of the mizik rasin or roots music bands of Haiti – plus ...

Bought by WART FM, WHCP-LP, Delmarva Public Radio, RadioFreePalmer, KMXT and more


  • Added: May 22, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 13
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This time in the Global Village, it’s a program devoted to South African reggae. Among the highlights: one of the giants of South African reggae, L...

Bought by WART FM, RadioFreePalmer, WNYE, Lower Cape Communications, KSUT and more


  • Added: May 22, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Global Village marks the centennial birthday of singer and songwriter Peggy Lee with some of the Latin styled songs she did. We’ll also hear music ...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, WART FM, Raven Radio, WOUB, RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: May 19, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 15
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SPECIAL: The final Monday of every month, we present Global Village at the Savannah Music Festival, a monthly concert series showcasing top world m...

Bought by Prairie Public, KBRP Community Radio, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, KKRN, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: May 16, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 19
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SPECIAL: This year’s Independent Music Awards, normally a concert and ceremony in June, was moved up and moved online. In this special edition of G...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, WSLR, KACU, KBUT, RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: May 15, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 21
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SPECIAL: To mark the passing of legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen, Global Village offers this special rebroadcast of a program devoted entirely...

Bought by KIYU-FM, Radio Phoenix, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, KBRP Community Radio, Lower Cape Communications and more


  • Added: May 06, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 22
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SPECIAL: Global Village highlights Indian Jazz Fusion in this visit, including the pioneering work of Joe Harriott & John Mayer, the latest from Jo...

Bought by WART FM, Spokane Public Radio, KKRN, Prairie Public, KSUT and more


  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 19
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Global Village highlights classic tracks from the groundbreaking U.K.-based Trojan Records, including some early Jamaican Blue Beat from Laurel Ait...

Bought by WART FM, KBUT, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, Prairie Public, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 17, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 22
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SPECIAL: Some 'cool' sounds this time as Global Village heads to Sweden. We'll hear traditional and contemporary folk music, along with selections ...

Bought by WART FM, KIYU-FM, KBRP Community Radio, WESM 91.3 FM, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio] and more


  • Added: Apr 03, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 25
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SPECIAL: In conjunction with the March Irish-American Heritage Month feature, Global Village devotes the show to a wide range of Irish and Irish-A...

Bought by WART FM, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, KBRP Community Radio, KGOU, KKRN and more


  • Added: Mar 20, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 17
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Global Village starts the week on a lively note with a program devoted to two popular styles of music from Trinidad and the French Antilles, soca a...

Bought by WART FM, Lower Cape Communications, Prairie Public, Spokane Public Radio, KKRN and more


  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 18
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It’s another round of global guitars this time in the Global Village, with music from Jamaican legend Ernest Ranglin, guitar wizard David Lindley, ...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, KACU, KMSU, RadioFreePalmer, WSLR and more


  • Added: Mar 06, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 23
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Global Village highlights reggae women this time. We’ll hear solo projects from the I-Threes - Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffiths and Rita Marley, early...

Bought by WART FM, Raven Radio, KMXT, WSLR, KACU and more


  • Added: Feb 14, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 26
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SPECIAL: Global Village wraps up the January Best of 2019 feature with a special rebroadcast of our countdown of the show’s Top Ten world music fav...

Bought by WART FM, KBRP Community Radio, RadioFreePalmer, Delmarva Public Radio, KACU and more


  • Added: Jan 23, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 18