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 360 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: It’s an eruption of music for Vesuvius Day this time in the Global Village – marking the date in the year 79 CE when Mount Vesuvius explod...

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  • Added: Aug 18, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Global Village marks the birthday of contemporary English folk favorite Eliza Carthy with music from collaborations she did with fiddler Nancy Kerr...

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  • Added: Aug 18, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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It’s global horns and reeds this time in the Global Village, as we highlight artists and bands from around the world that feature those instruments...

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  • Added: Aug 18, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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This time in the Global Village we journey to the Indian Ocean islands of Madagascar, Zanzibar, Seychelles, Comoros and more. We’ll hear from the C...

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  • Added: Aug 18, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: Today is Robert Plant’s 70th birthday and Global Village celebrates with the world music side of his music with Led Zeppelin, as a solo ar...

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village marks birthdays of several artists who combine jazz and world influences – Spanish bagpiper Cristina Pato, Lebanese oud player Rabih...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village heads to Italy for a variety of different sounds including pioneering neo-folk accordionist Riccardo Tesi, the Napoli Mandolin Orche...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: Global Village marks Indian Independence Day with new releases featuring Indian artists. We’ll hear music from new Rough Guide compilation...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village pays a visit to Morocco, with music from the traditional to the contemporary. Among the highlights are selections from Aziz Sahmaoui...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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It’s a kora extravaganza this time in the Global Village with a wide array of artists and styles of music that incorporate the exquisite, harp-like...

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  • Added: Aug 10, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: Since we devoted our regular New Month/New Music new releases show last week to the new 50th anniversary compilations from Trojan Records ...

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  • Added: Aug 05, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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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...

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  • Added: Jul 28, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: The final Monday of every month, we present our special concert series, Global Village at the Savannah Music Festival, featuring world mus...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: Global Village continues the Hot July/Cool Nordic Sounds feature with a visit to Finland. We’ll hear traditional and contemporary folk, ja...

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  • Added: Jul 21, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: In conjunction with the Hot July/Cool Nordic Sounds feature, Global Village heads to Norway for a wide array of traditional, classical, j...

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  • Added: Jul 14, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: In conjunction with the ‘Hot July/Cool Nordic Sounds’ feature, Global Village heads to Sweden for traditional and contemporary folk music,...

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  • Added: Jul 05, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: Global Village continues the June Caribbean Heritage Month feature with a trip to Haiiti. We’ll hear music from featured group Tabou Combo...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: In conjunction with the June Caribbean American Heritage Month feature, Global Village visits some of the islands of the Caribbean whose m...

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  • Added: Jun 07, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: As part of the June Caribbean American Heritage Month feature, Global Village highlights steel drum music. We'll hear some of the legendar...

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  • Added: Jun 02, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 14
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Global Village counts down the Top Ten favorite albums of 2017 to kick off the January feature looking back at the best of the past year. Throughou...

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 11