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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 programming, 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 330 STATIONS IN 40 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
http://worldmusic.about.com/b/2010/08/20/radio-spotlight-global-village-on-kmuw.htm

READERS CHOICE WORLD MUSIC AWARDS - BEST WORLD MUSIC RADIO SHOW
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CELEBRATING ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY THROUGHOUT 2017.BROADCAST TO DATE ON 330 STATIONS IN 40 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, experience and... Show full description


18 Pieces

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It’s Take Your Dog to Work Day and Global Village lets loose the hounds in songs from Jesse Winchester, the Roches, Rufus Thomas, Nick Drake, Big M...

Bought by KMUD, WOUB, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, WLPR, WTJU and more


  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 11
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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 KGOU, WEMU, KMRE-LP, KKRN, Radio Phoenix and more


  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 13
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SUMMER SPECIAL: Global Village welcomes in the new season with songs of summer from Bob Marley & the Wailers, Desmond Dekker, Ray Barretto, Bill Wi...

Bought by Lower Cape Communications, KMUD, KEOS, KKRN, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 12
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SPECIAL: Global Village marks World Refugee Day with music from artists from many different corners of the world who were once refugees. Featured i...

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


  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Global Village continues the June Islands feature with a trip to Jamaica for a special birthday celebration for guitar great Ernest Ranglin. The sh...

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


  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Global Village continues the June Islands feature with a visit to the French Antilles. We hear some early beguine music, and the popular sounds of ...

Bought by KSUT, KEOS, Lower Cape Communications, High Plains Public Radio, KAWC and more


  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Global Village highlights brass and other bands from the Balkans, and some artists and bands from other parts of the world inspired by them. Among ...

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


  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 7
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SPECIAL: Global Village remembers one of the great voices of African music, Papa Wemba, on his birthday. The show features music from Zaiko Langa L...

Bought by KEOS, KKRN, KAWC, WOUB, WLPR and more


  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Global Village continues its June Islands feature with music from the Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti and is f...

Bought by KMUD, KAWC, WOUB, WLPR, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 8
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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 KBRP Community Radio, WEMU, KGOU, Radio Phoenix, High Plains Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 15
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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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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 KMUD, WESM 91.3 FM, KSUT, KBRP Community Radio, KGOU and more


  • Added: May 26, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 23
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In conjunction with the May ‘Golden Age of African Music’ feature, Global Village highlights music this time from the legendary Orchestra Baobab. T...

Bought by WEMU, KBRP Community Radio, KGOU, Radio Phoenix, KHNS and more


  • Added: May 18, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 17
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Global Village has another bout of Accordion Mania with a wide array of releases featuring the instrument. Among the highlights – new albums from t...

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


  • Added: May 13, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 15
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Global Village features contemporary releases from and inspired by music of the Middle East and North Africa. Highlights include French guitarist a...

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


  • Added: May 04, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 17
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As part of the Global Village Jazz Appreciation Month/World Jazz feature, this show explores the varied sounds of Nordic Jazz – including the pione...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, WTJU, WEMU, KHNS, KGOU and more


  • Added: Apr 22, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 18
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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