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Global Village with Chris Heim

Series produced by KMUW

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As Duke Ellington famously said, there are two kinds of music. Global Village plays the good kind...from all over the globe. With a fresh, inventive mix of international sounds and styles, and a welcoming presentation, the award-winning show is like nothing else on radio, a special kind of "go-to" programming that is both entertaining and educational - speaking to both the joys of musical discovery and enlightening entertainment. Global Village also works well as a companion program alongside a wide range of local and national shows. The program is FREE and available five days a week or for weekend use. Regular holiday shows and specials are also available to all.

BROADCAST TO DATE ON OVER 300 STATIONS IN 39 STATES, CANADA, CAMBODIA & NEW ZEALAND

KAB BROADCASTING AWARDS HONOREE - Large Market/DJ Personality

BEST WORLD MUSIC RADIO SHOW - READERS' CHOICE WORLD MUSIC AWARDS

PRX ZEITFUNK AWARD WINNER: Top Three Most Licensed Series

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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BROADCAST TO DATE ON OVER 300 STATIONS IN 39 STATES, CANADA, CAMBODIA & NEW ZEALANDKAB BROADCASTING AWARDS HONOREE - Large Market/DJ PersonalityBEST WORLD MUSIC RADIO SHOW - READERS' CHOICE WORLD MUSIC AWARDSPRX ZEITFUNK AWARD WINNER: Top Three Most Licensed SeriesTRANSGLOBAL 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 congenial personality of host Chris Heim - and a library of over 50,000... Show full description


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Global Village celebrates Cape Verde’s Independence Day with music from the island nation – including the legendary Cesaria Evora; Evora’s musical ...

Bought by Royalton Community Radio


  • Added: Jun 28, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 1
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SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates the 4th of July with a rich array of music from artists from around the world who now call America home, from Am...

Bought by WLPR, Interlochen Public Radio, KKRN, Delmarva Public Radio, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Jun 18, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 12
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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. Am...

Bought by WEMU, KGOU, WLPR, WRNC-LP, KBRP Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 22, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 15
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SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates Independence Day of the Democratic Republic of Congo with music from some of the many great artists and bands th...

Bought by KEOS, WSLR, WLPR, WOUB, RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: Jun 22, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
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It’s world violins this time in the Global Village – including music from Indian violinist L. Subramaniam, Latin jazz violinist Federico Britos, S...

Bought by WSLR, WLPR, KEOS, High Plains Public Radio, WOUB and more


  • Added: Jun 22, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Global Village highlights some ‘world music stars’ – performers who have achieved wider success and recognition. Among the artists featured are wor...

Bought by WESM 91.3 FM, KBRP Community Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, WLPR, WOUB and more


  • Added: Jun 22, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village marks the birthday of one of the great Bollywood music directors, R.D. Burman, who revolutionized the music in Indian films with his...

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


  • Added: Jun 22, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: 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 Dra...

Bought by KEOS, KMRE-LP, WSLR, KKRN, WOUB and more


  • Added: Jun 17, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Global Village highlights some world-jazz artists and recordings this time – including the gypsy brass meets gypsy jazz guitar set from Adrian Raso...

Bought by High Plains Public Radio, KMRE-LP, WSLR, KEOS, KKRN and more


  • Added: Jun 17, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 13
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It’s the birthday today of Cuban guitarist Eliades Ochoa, best known for his work with the Buena Vista Social Club. But he is also the leader of th...

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


  • Added: Jun 17, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 7
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As part of the June Silk Road feature, Global Village pays a visit this time to Central Asia – the crossroads for all the paths along the Silk Road...

Bought by Lower Cape Communications, High Plains Public Radio, KGOU, WEMU, KBRP Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 17, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 14
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SUMMER SPECIAL: Global Village welcomes in the first day of the new season with songs of summer from Bob Marley & the Wailers, Desmond Dekker, Ray ...

Bought by WESM 91.3 FM, KBRP Community Radio, WLPR, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, KEOS and more


  • Added: Jun 17, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 11
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This time in the Global Village…the Afrobeat goes on, with Afrobeat sounds from Tony Allen, the drummer and musical director for Fela; Seun Kuti, h...

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


  • Added: Jun 08, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 20
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It’s a string thing this time in the Global Village, highlighting some world violin and cello artists and groups. Among the artists featured: June ...

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


  • Added: Jun 03, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 14
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Throughout May, Global Village is featuring music of India and this time, the entire program is devoted to music of the subcontinent. Among the hig...

Bought by WSLR, WEMU, KGOU, RadioFreePalmer, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: May 20, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 10
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In this special edition of Global Village, music from recent 2016 UK Award winners from both the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and Songlines’...

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


  • Added: May 13, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 15
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It's a special edition of Global Village exploring music of the Tuareg. These nomads of the Sahara have captured international attention over the p...

Bought by Lower Cape Communications, WEMU, KGOU, WESM 91.3 FM, Interlochen Public Radio and more


  • Added: May 06, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 15
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In conjunction with the April Global Village Fanfare Ciocarlia feature, we offer a show devoted to music from their home country of Romania. Along ...

Bought by High Plains Public Radio, WEMU, KHNS, KGOU, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Apr 21, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 15
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SPECIAL: Normally this is New Month/New Music time in the Global Village, but it’s an annual tradition to start the new year featuring the Best of ...

Bought by Royalton Community Radio, Radio Phoenix, KMXT, WSLR, WEMU and more


  • Added: Dec 22, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 19