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 365 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

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

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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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...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KBRP Community Radio, KGOU, KKRN, Lower Cape Communications and more


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

Bought by WART FM, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], WEMU, KSUT, KGOU and more


  • Added: Aug 12, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 12
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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...

Bought by KSUT, WART FM, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], WHCP-LP, WEMU and more


  • Added: Aug 18, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 19
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SPECIAL: Global Village features the kora, a popular 21-string harp-like instrument from West Africa. We’ll hear several musicians from Mali (for ...

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 15
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SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates the centennial birthday of Cachao. The great Cuban-born bassist (who made America his home in the ‘60s) helped t...

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 14
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SPECIAL: As part of the September Music of Mali feature, Global Village offers a special show devoted to some of the wide range of styles and arti...

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 13
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SPECIAL: The final Monday of every month, it’s Global Village at the Savannah Music Festival, a monthly concert series featuring world music artist...

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  • Added: Sep 21, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 14
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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: Sep 30, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 23
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SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates Canadian Thanksgiving Day with music from a wide array of Canadian artists. We’ll hear traditional, folk, and ro...

Bought by KMXT, Delmarva Public Radio, KSKQ, KUPR low power FM, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Oct 01, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Global Village marks the centennial birthday Cuban pianist (and October featured artist) Bebo Valdes. It is also the birthday of his son, Chucho Va...

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  • Added: Oct 01, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 7
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As part of the Hispanic Heritage Month feature, Global Village heads to the Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti an...

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  • Added: Oct 01, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 16
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SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates Pulaski Memorial Day to honor the Polish Revolutionary War hero Casimir Pulaski and Polish Americans. The prog...

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  • Added: Oct 01, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 8
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In conjunction with the October Hispanic Heritage Month feature, Global Village highlights music from the legendary group, Orchestra Baobab. The g...

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  • Added: Oct 01, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 13
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SPECIAL: Global Village marks the birthday of Fela, one of the true giants of African music and the creator of Afrobeat, a style that wedded strong...

Bought by Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, KSKQ, Delmarva Public Radio, KUPR low power FM, Radio Phoenix and more


  • Added: Oct 12, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 12
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SPECIAL: A special show this time in the Global Village devoted to the music of the French Antilles. We’ll hear some early beguine, and the contemp...

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  • Added: Oct 12, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 11
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SPECIAL: Global Village pays tribute to acclaimed Jamaican trombonist Rico Rodriguez, on what would have been his 84th birthday. We’ll hear him as ...

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  • Added: Oct 12, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 8
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As we continue with Latin music throughout October in the Global Village, this time it’s Latin-plus, as a variety of Latin styles come together wit...

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  • Added: Oct 12, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Night Train pays tribute to Hamiet Bluiett and Jerry Gonzalez, two talented jazz artists who incorporated world influences into their work. Both pa...

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  • Added: Oct 12, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 12