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 370 STATIONS IN 42 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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SPECIAL: The final Monday of every month, we present Global Village at the Savannah Music Festival, a monthly concert series showcasing top world m...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: In conjunction with the February Harp feature, Global Village features a related instrument, the West African kora. We’ll hear music from ...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
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A number of birthdays are celebrated in this edition of Global Village including the great Nina Simone, roots artist Rhiannon Giddens (with former ...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village marks birthdays of indigenous artist Buffy Sainte-Marie and Buena Vista Social Club member Ibrahim Ferrer. We also remember Kenyan a...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village heads to Sweden for music from Garmarna, Den Fule, Groupa, and Lena Willemark with Ale Moller. We’ll also hear English folk great Be...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates Gambian Independence Day with rarely heard music and musicians from that small West African country. Highlights ...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: In conjunction with the Global Village February harp feature, the show is devoted to a wide array of global harps. We’ll hear Welsh harpis...

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  • Added: Feb 09, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village highlights a wide array of contemporary female world music artists this time, including the latest from Angelique Kidjo (her remake...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
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It’s New Month/New Music time in the Global Village. Each month, Global Village devotes a show to the best of recently released and forthcoming wor...

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: Global Village wraps up the January Best of 2018 feature with a rebroadcast of our countdown of favorite releases of the past year. Along...

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village highlights world mandolins – including Brazilian (Hamilton de Holanda), Western and Arabic classical (Avi Avital) and folk (Solas, M...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: Global Village hosts another little folk fest this time, with traditional, contemporary, and folk fusion sounds. And since the January fea...

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
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It’s global soul and funk this time in the Global Village - and ‘Reggae Got Soul’ with Toots & the Maytals’ classic song along with soul-reggae sou...

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  • Added: Dec 17, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village continues a series of shows devoted to particular instruments - this time wind instruments from around the world. We’ll hear the Ind...

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  • Added: Dec 14, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village highlights global pianists this time – including 2019 NEA Jazz Master and South African great Abdullah Ibrahim, Cuba’s Chucho Valdes...

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  • Added: Dec 08, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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