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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 300 STATIONS IN 38 STATES, CANADA, CAMBODIA & NEW ZEALAND

PRX Zeitfunk Top Five Most Licensed Series Four Years in a Row: 2011-2014
Number Three for 2014
PRX Zeitfunk Number Two Most Licensed Station 2011-2014

**2015 KAB Broadcasting Awards Honoree - Large Market/DJ Personality**

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

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 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
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READERS CHOICE WORLD MUSIC AWARDS - BEST WORLD MUSIC RADIO SHOW
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BROADCAST TO DATE ON 300 STATIONS IN 38 STATES, CANADA, CAMBODIA & NEW ZEALANDPRX Zeitfunk Top Five Most Licensed Series Four Years in a Row: 2011-2014Number Three for 2014PRX Zeitfunk Number Two Most Licensed Station 2011-2014**2015 KAB Broadcasting Awards Honoree - Large Market/DJ Personality**BEST WORLD MUSIC RADIO SHOW - 2013 READERS' CHOICE WORLD MUSIC AWARDSGLOBAL 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


16 Pieces

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SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates Presidents' Day with music from artists who ran for or won the position of president – including Dizzy Gillespie...

Bought by WOUB, KMRE-LP, KSUT, and KHNS


  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Global Village pays a visit to Morocco, with music from the traditional to the contemporary. Among the highlights are recent releases and Global Vi...

Bought by KEOS, KGOU, RadioFreePalmer, KMRE-LP, KKRN and more


  • Added: Feb 06, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Global Village remembers Otis Clay on his birthday, with music spanning the long career of the talented soul and gospel singer and Blues Hall of Fa...

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


  • Added: Feb 06, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Global Village marks the birthday of Brazilian composer, arranger, pianist and educator Antonio Adolfo, continues with more music from Bob Marley a...

Bought by KMRE-LP, WSLR, WQCS, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, WOUB and more


  • Added: Feb 06, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 7
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SPECIAL: It’s carnival time in the Global Village! To celebrate Fat Tuesday, Global Village heads to the carnival hot spots of Brazil for some samb...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, WOUB, RadioFreePalmer, KAWC and more


  • Added: Jan 21, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 11
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SPECIAL: Happy New Year! Global Village celebrates Chinese New Year, Tet (Vietnam), Seollal (Korea), Losar (Tibet) or the Lunar New Year or Spring ...

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


  • Added: Feb 06, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 7
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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 KHNS, KEOS, KGOU, WEMU, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Jan 31, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 16
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Here in the midst of winter…what better time to head to the Caribbean! Global Village does just that with a variety of artists and styles, includin...

Bought by KMRE-LP, KSUT, WSLR, KEOS, WQCS and more


  • Added: Jan 31, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Global Village marks birthdays of two jazz artists who incorporate world influences in their work – saxophonist John Handy and tuba master Bob Stew...

Bought by KMRE-LP, WQCS, KKRN, WOUB, KAWC and more


  • Added: Jan 31, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Global Village celebrates birthdays of bassist Cachaito of the Buena Vista Social Club, exotica hitmaker Arthur Lyman, and Haitian compass pioneer ...

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


  • Added: Jan 31, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Global Village kicks off the February feature marking the birthday of Bob Marley and highlighting the new roots reggae revival throughout the entir...

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


  • Added: Jan 29, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Global Village highlights music from and inspired by Turkey – including the Istanbul Oriental Ensemble, the folkloric group Kardes Türküler (from t...

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


  • Added: Jan 22, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 15
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It takes two…or three or four to tango – and Global Village has that many featured selections to showcase the scope of tango music - from ‘The Blac...

Bought by WESM 91.3 FM, WEMU, KGOU, KMRE-LP, WSLR and more


  • Added: Jan 16, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 17
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Global Village highlights some ‘roots’ sounds – including the song “Roots,” which was the B-side of a single from Bob Marley and the Wailers, roots...

Bought by WEMU, KGOU, KMRE-LP, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, High Plains Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 07, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 14
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Some ‘unlikely reggae’ this time in the Global Village – with reggae-influenced music from other parts of the world and reggae covers of unusual so...

Bought by Radio Phoenix, WEMU, KSUT, KGOU, KEOS and more


  • Added: Dec 30, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 17
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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 Radio Phoenix, KMXT, WSLR, WEMU, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Dec 22, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 18