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Global Village with Chris Heim

Series produced by KMUW

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Newly named Number One Most Licensed Series in the 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 OVER 325 STATIONS IN 40 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 MULTIPLE AWARD WINNER: including this year's Number One 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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CELEBRATING ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY THROUGHOUT 2017.BROADCAST TO DATE ON OVER 325 STATIONS IN 40 STATES, CANADA, CAMBODIA & NEW ZEALANDKAB BROADCASTING AWARDS HONOREE - Large Market/DJ PersonalityBEST WORLD MUSIC RADIO SHOW - READERS' CHOICE WORLD MUSIC AWARDSPRX ZEITFUNK MULTIPLE AWARD WINNER: including this year's Number One 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,... Show full description


18 Pieces

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SPECIAL: March 31st is Hug a Medievalist Day (really…you can read about it - see the links below). Global Village celebrates one of its favorite ho...

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


  • Added: Mar 17, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Global Village highlights music from China in performances from internationally renowned pipa player Wu Man, U.S.-based Chinese performer and educa...

Bought by KKRN, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, High Plains Public Radio, WLPR, WOUB and more


  • Added: Mar 17, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Global Village takes a Spring Break trip to the Caribbean for some warmer sounds from countries in or bordering on the Caribbean Sea – including Ja...

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


  • Added: Mar 17, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Some global guitars this time in the Global Village including Indian electric guitarist Prasanna, Indian slide guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya, Ja...

Bought by Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, High Plains Public Radio, WLPR, WOUB, KSUT and more


  • Added: Mar 17, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 13
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Global Village devotes the show to Latin releases – including Afro- Cuban, contemporary Latin rock, Latin jazz and Afro-Latin music. Artists featur...

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


  • Added: Mar 17, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Global Village celebrates the birthday of horn man Paul McCandless with music he did under his own name and as a founding member of the pioneering ...

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


  • Added: Mar 17, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Global Village celebrates birthdays of pioneering newgrass mandolinist David Grisman, Latin jazz vibes player Dave Pike, guitarist Phil Keaggy, and...

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


  • Added: Mar 17, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Global Village heads to France for a wide array of sounds from that country – from traditional and contemporary French music, to some of the many a...

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


  • Added: Mar 17, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 16
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SPECIAL: Global Village marks the International Day of Noruz. Honored in a UN Resolution, the date was chosen to mark the celebration of Persian Ne...

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


  • Added: Mar 18, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Spring is here! Global Village welcomes in the new season with a wide array of artists, styles, and songs celebrating the ups (and downs) of spring...

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


  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 12
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SPECIAL: Global Village pays tribute to one of the greats of Latin jazz flute, Dave Valentin, who passed away last week. We’ll hear music from thro...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, WSLR, WEMU, KKRN, WESM 91.3 FM and more


  • Added: Mar 09, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 15
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This time in the Global Village, for the March world music classics feature, it’s legendary songs and artists from Africa, including selections fro...

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


  • Added: Mar 03, 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. Amo...

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


  • Added: Feb 25, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 17
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SPECIAL: As part of the ‘Roots Reggae Revival’ feature for February, Global Village highlights music from the diverse international lineup of artis...

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


  • Added: Feb 16, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 16
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Global Village journeys to North Africa for music from Mauritanian artists Malouma and Noura Mint Seymali, Nubian artists Alsarah & the Nubatones a...

Bought by KKRN, KBRP Community Radio, KHNS, KGOU, WSLR and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 13
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Throughout February, Global Village is highlighting the new roots reggae revival and in this show, it's music from some of the premier Jamaican art...

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


  • Added: Feb 02, 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 KBRP Community Radio, WSLR, Radio Phoenix, WEMU, Lower Cape Communications and more


  • Added: Dec 27, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 21
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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