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 world. With a fresh, inventive international music mix, and welcoming presentation, Global Village is like nothing else on radio, offering a special kind of "go-to" programming that speaks to the joys of musical discovery and works well alongside a wide range of local and national shows. The program is FREE and available for daily or weekend use, with regular holiday shows and specials available for one-time use as well.

WINNER: 'BEST WORLD MUSIC RADIO SHOW' - 2013 READERS' CHOICE WORLD MUSIC AWARDS

PRX Zeitfunk Top Five Most Licensed Series Three Years in a Row: 2011-2013
PRX Zeitfunk Number Two Most Licensed Station/ 2011-2013

BROADCAST TO DATE INTERNATIONALLY & ON 200+ STATIONS IN 33 STATES AND NEW ZEALAND

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

GLOBAL VILLAGE
An eclectic, world music-based show, Global Village features the latest and best in world music new releases and classics along with a wide variety of artists and selections from other genres that have 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 40,000 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 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, the show speaks to a younger, increasingly multicultural and genre-hopping audience as well. 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 and other special occasions, tributes, and observations - plus monthly features and the New Month/New Music show 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 opened 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. 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.

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

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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WINNER: 'BEST WORLD MUSIC RADIO SHOW' - 2013 READERS' CHOICE WORLD MUSIC AWARDSPRX Zeitfunk Top Five Most Licensed Series Three Years in a Row: 2011-2013PRX Zeitfunk Number Two Most Licensed Station/ 2011-2013BROADCAST TO DATE INTERNATIONALLY & ON 200+ STATIONS IN 33 STATES AND NEW ZEALANDGlobal 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... Show full description


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SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates Mexican Independence Day with music from Mexico – highlighting a variety of regional styles, music from the trad...

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Aug 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 1
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SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates the start of Hispanic Heritage Month with a program devoted entirely to the wide range of Latin sounds and artis...

Bought by KZYX, KAWC, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Each month, the Global Village New Month/New Music show features the best of new world music releases. Highlights this time include: Berlin’s 17 Hi...

Bought by KAWC, KMXT, WNKU, and KEOS


  • Added: Aug 30, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village does a tour to spots around the globe that are home to Celtic music - including Cape Breton (for Mary Jane LaMond and Wendy MacIsaa...

Bought by KAWC, WOUB, and KEOS


  • Added: Aug 30, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village highlights a number of artists who offer inventive combinations of jazz with musical styles from around the globe, including the “Cr...

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  • Added: Aug 30, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village plays tribute to Amadou Balake, one of the singers in the critically acclaimed Africando lineup that brought together New York based...

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  • Added: Aug 30, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village celebrates Labor Day with songs about work and working, the people who do it and the joys of it - from the Strawbs, Toots Hibbert, V...

Bought by KSUT, Delmarva Public Radio, KAWC, WNKU, WYAP and more


  • Added: Aug 18, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village goes psychedelic with Sixties inspired global sounds from Pucho & the Latin Soul Brothers, ‘70s Nigerian band Semi Colon, guitarist ...

Bought by KPVL, WEMU, KMXT, KHNS, Troy Public Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 28, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village celebrates the birthday of Joseph Shabalala, the founder, lead singer, and musical director of the acclaimed South African vocal gro...

Bought by KEOS, WOUB, and KAWC


  • Added: Aug 27, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village celebrates the birthdays of harpist Alice Coltrane and the ‘Barefoot Diva of Cape Verde,’ Cesaria Evora. Plus more music from August...

Bought by WSLR, KEOS, and KAWC


  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village highlights some different approaches to Latin music - with the Sones de Mexico Ensemble, pan-Latin jazz band Grupo Cha Cha, Brazil-g...

Bought by WSLR, KZYX, KAWC, and KEOS


  • Added: Aug 24, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village marks birthdays of Elvis Costello and guitarist Pat Martino; highlights more from August featured artist, Toumani Diabate - this tim...

Bought by KAWC and KEOS


  • Added: Aug 22, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
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Some fathers and sons (and a few other relations) are featured in this visit to the Global Village – including August featured artist Toumani Diaba...

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  • Added: Aug 20, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village highlights meetings of West African kora and jazz– with August featured artist, the internationally acclaimed kora player Toumani Di...

Bought by WNKU, KGOU, Troy Public Radio, Delmarva Public Radio, WEMU and more


  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village highlights some unusual musical meetings this time – including the Chieftains with Linda Ronstadt and Los Lobos; David Lindley and H...

Bought by WNKU, KHNS, WYAP, Troy Public Radio, WOUB and more


  • Added: Aug 07, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: The Best of 2013. Global Village counts down the top ten favorites of the past year in this special edition of the show. Music from Africa...

Bought by KEOS, KGOU, WOUB, KHNS, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 25, 2013
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 11