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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

2015 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

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 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 ZEALAND2015 KAB BROADCASTING AWARDS HONOREE - Large Market/DJ PersonalityBEST WORLD MUSIC RADIO SHOW - READERS' CHOICE WORLD MUSIC AWARDSPRX ZEITFUNK AWARD WINNER: Top Three Most Licensed SeriesGLOBAL 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... Show full description


17 Pieces

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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. A...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, KAWC, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, and WOUB


  • Added: Apr 29, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 4
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SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates Cinco de Mayo with a wide array of styles and sounds from musicians and bands from Mexico and of Mexican heritag...

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Global Village highlights some classic artists and recordings from the ‘Golden Age of African Music,’ the period roughly between the late ‘50s and ...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, KAWC, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, and WOUB


  • Added: Apr 29, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Global Village marks birthdays of Pete Seeger and James Brown, highlights music from May featured artist Anoushka Shankar, and showcases new releas...

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  • Added: Apr 29, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Global Village highlights award winners, including world and world-inspired music from Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winners Duke Ellington, Ch...

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  • Added: Apr 29, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Global Village marks birthdays of two great Latin artists – percussionist Ray Barretto and flutist Dave Valentin – and also of Willie Nelson (with ...

Bought by High Plains Public Radio, Royalton Community Radio, KEOS, KSUT, Interlochen Public Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 21, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Global Village highlights more music from April featured artists Fanfare Ciocarlia – this time from their critically acclaimed Queens & Kings album...

Bought by KKRN, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, WQCS, RadioFreePalmer, KAWC and more


  • Added: Apr 21, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Global Village marks the Independence Days of Sierra Leone and Togo, and Freedom Day (commemorating the first democratic elections) in South Africa...

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 8
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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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Global Village highlights reggae and reggae-influenced music from Bob Marley, son Ziggy Marley, Jamaican guitar legend Ernest Ranglin, highlife-reg...

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


  • Added: Apr 21, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Global Village highlights Roma brass and other bands from the Balkans, and some artists and bands from other parts of the world inspired by them. A...

Bought by WEMU, KGOU, WSLR, KKWE Niijii Radio, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Apr 15, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 14
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Global Village heads to Norway for music from two magnificent saxophonists who combine traditional and jazz influences – the pioneering Jan Garbare...

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  • Added: Apr 07, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 17
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Global Village heads to South Africa for classic recordings and some new and contemporary artists and releases. Highlights include music from the S...

Bought by WSLR, Radio Phoenix, WEMU, WRNC-LP, KGOU and more


  • Added: Apr 01, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 17
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SPECIAL: Global Village pays tribute to eclectic and adventurous Brazilian percussionist Naná Vasconcelos. The critically acclaimed artist released...

Bought by Royalton Community Radio, KGOU, WSLR, WEMU, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 14, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 19
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Global Village highlights some Cuban guitarists this time, including acclaimed classical guitarist Manuel Barrueco (from his Cuba! Album) and two g...

Bought by Royalton Community Radio, WEMU, Radio Phoenix, KGOU, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Mar 08, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 15
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In a special edition of Global Village, a trip to Poland for music from a wide array of contemporary bands ranging from traditional and avant-folk,...

Bought by Royalton Community Radio, KHNS, WEMU, KGOU, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Mar 04, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 18
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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