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Global Village with Chris Heim

Series produced by KMUW

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Number One Most Licensed Series in the 2017 PRX Zeitfunk Awards! With a fresh, inventive mix of world sounds and styles and a welcoming presentation, this award-winning show speaks to the joys of musical discovery and enlightening entertainment. If you are looking for diverse and engaging music programming that appeals to a broad audience, check out Global Village. The program is FREE and available five days a week or for weekend use. Stand-alone holiday shows and a wide variety of specials are also available to all.

CELEBRATING ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY THROUGHOUT 2017.

BROADCAST TO DATE ON OVER 330 STATIONS IN 41 STATES, CANADA, CAMBODIA, MEXICO & NEW ZEALAND

MULTIPLE PRX ZEITFUNK AWARD WINNER including 2017 Number One Most Licensed Series

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 shows, including Afropop, Etown, JazzSet, World Cafe, and similar 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: holiday shows (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, 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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CELEBRATING ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY THROUGHOUT 2017.BROADCAST TO DATE ON OVER 330 STATIONS IN 41 STATES, CANADA, CAMBODIA, MEXICO & NEW ZEALANDMULTIPLE PRX ZEITFUNK AWARD WINNER including 2017 Number One Most Licensed SeriesKAB BROADCASTING AWARDS HONOREE - Large Market/DJ PersonalityBEST WORLD MUSIC RADIO SHOW - READERS' CHOICE WORLD MUSIC AWARDSTRANSGLOBAL WORLD MUSIC CHART MEMBERGLOBAL 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,... Show full description


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SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates Peruvian Independence Day with a wide array of styles and artists from that country – including traditional musi...

Bought by Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, WOUB, KHNS, WLPR, RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 8
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As part of the July South African Music feature, Global Village devotes the program to South African reggae. Among the highlights: one of the giant...

Bought by WSLR, KKRN, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, WOUB, WLPR and more


  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 8
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SPECIAL: Today marks the birthday of cuatro and salsa great Yomo Toro. Global Village pays tribute to him in a special edition of the show that fea...

Bought by WSLR, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, WOUB, WLPR, RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 7
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SPECIAL: Global Village pays tribute to accordionist Regis Gizavo, who passed away last week. One of Madagascar’s finest musicians, Gizavo first at...

Bought by KKRN, Lower Cape Communications, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, WOUB, WLPR and more


  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 11
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SPECIAL: In conjunction with the July South African Music feature, this special program from Global Village features a conversation with two member...

Bought by High Plains Public Radio, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, WLPR, KEOS, WESM 91.3 FM and more


  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Global Village marks the birthday of singer-songwriter Cat Stevens with his own music and covers of his songs from Bacao Rhythm & Steel and the Str...

Bought by WSLR, KEOS, WXXI, KKRN, WLPR and more


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 12
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SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates the70th birthday of Carlos Santana with music he did as part of the Santana band (including music from the band’...

Bought by Lower Cape Communications, KUPR low power FM, KSKA, WHRV, KUAF Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 18
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This time in the Global Village, the entire program is devoted to music of India. Among the highlights, the legendary Ravi Shankar (with a piece he...

Bought by WLPR, WOUB, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, RadioFreePalmer, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 7
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SPECIAL: In conjunction with the July South African Music feature, Global Village marks Nelson Mandela International Day – a special day of commemo...

Bought by WLPR, WOUB, WESM 91.3 FM, KEOS, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 10
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As part of the Global Village South African Music feature for July, the program this time is devoted to one of South Africa’s richest musical contr...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, Radio Phoenix, WEMU, High Plains Public Radio, WLPR and more


  • Added: Jul 14, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 15
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A squeezebox extravaganza this time in the Global Village with artists and bands from Italy, Serbia, Argentina, Russia, France and more that featur...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, WSLR, WEMU, KEOS, KGOU and more


  • Added: Jul 08, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 17
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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 new world music releases, and...

Bought by KSUT, Lower Cape Communications, KHNS, KBRP Community Radio, WSLR and more


  • Added: Jun 30, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 23
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As part of the June Islands feature, Global Village heads to Prince Edward Island to showcase music from three talented contemporary folk ensembles...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, Radio Phoenix, KEOS, WEMU, Lower Cape Communications and more


  • Added: Jun 23, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 15
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SPECIAL: In conjunction with the June ‘Islands’ feature, Global Village pays a visit to Japan. Among the highlights: a composition from Japan’s “Be...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, Lower Cape Communications, WSLR, KEOS, KGOU and more


  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 17
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Global Village continues the June Islands feature with a visit to islands in the Indian Ocean, including Madagascar, Zanzibar, Seychelles, Comoros ...

Bought by WESM 91.3 FM, KBRP Community Radio, WEMU, KGOU, Radio Phoenix and more


  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 16
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Global Village kicks off the June Islands feature with a visit to our own Hawaiian Islands. We’ll hear early Hawaiian guitar master Sol Hoopii, the...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, WEMU, KGOU, WESM 91.3 FM, High Plains Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 15
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SPECIAL: Global Village counts down the Top 10 favorites of 2016 – an eclectic mix of projects inspired by Bollywood, the Balkans, ‘60s Peru, Renai...

Bought by KEOS, KBRP Community Radio, WSLR, Radio Phoenix, WEMU and more


  • Added: Dec 27, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 22
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SPECIAL: Global Village debuted on January 8, 2007 (a spin-off of a world music show that ran in Chicago from 1989-2006) and, has now become a trad...

Bought by KGOU, RadioFreePalmer, WLPR, KSKQ, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Dec 26, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 13