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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, 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 enlightening entertainment, while working well with 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.

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

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

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 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, 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 special artist interviews - 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

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 200+ STATIONS IN 33 STATES AND NEW ZEALANDWINNER: '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/ 2011-2013GLOBAL 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... Show full description


15 Pieces

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Global Village highlights music from two sons of world music giants – Femi Kuti (son of Afrobeat legend Fela) and Vieux Farka Toure (son of Malian ...

Bought by KAWC and KEOS


  • Added: Jan 27, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Global Village highlights some giants of world music – including South Africa’s Mahotella Queens, reggae great Peter Tosh, English folk-rock singer...

Bought by KEOS, WRNC-LP, KMXT, KAWC, and WOUB


  • Added: Jan 27, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Saxophones go global this time in the Global Village – with music from saxophonists from Nigeria (Femi Kuti), Norway (Jan Garbarek), Brazil (Paulo ...

Bought by Delmarva Public Radio, KEOS, WOUB, KMXT, and KAWC


  • Added: Jan 21, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Global Village pays tribute to Big Chief Bo Dollis of the Wild Magnolias who passed away last week; marks the birthday of acclaimed English folk-ro...

Bought by KEOS, WSLR, WOUB, and KAWC


  • Added: Jan 21, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Global Village celebrates the birthday of Django Reinhardt with music from the legendary gypsy jazz guitarist and from a variety of groups inspired...

Bought by KKRN, KPVL, KHNS, WOUB, KAWC and more


  • Added: Jan 21, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Global Village pays a visit to Colombia for a wide array of styles and artists – including the popular contemporary rock group Aterciopelados, Carl...

Bought by KKRN, WNKU, KSKQ, WEMU, WSLR and more


  • Added: Jan 21, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Global Village marks birthdays of Richie Havens and Crescent City guitarist Snooks Eaglin; highlights more of the Best of 2014 – including award wi...

Bought by KKRN, KEOS, WOUB, and KAWC


  • Added: Jan 19, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Global Village celebrates the birthday of Mexican ‘space age’ composer Esquivel, and highlights more of the best of 2014 including selections from ...

Bought by KKRN, KAWC, KEOS, and WOUB


  • Added: Jan 16, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This time in the Global Village, some different stringed things – including kora (the World Kora Trio), sitar (from the legendary Ravi Shankar), uk...

Bought by KPVL, KHNS, WOUB, and KAWC


  • Added: Jan 14, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Global Village continues its look back at 2014, with music from the last album from flamenco guitar legend Paco de Lucia, Cuba meets the Balkans wi...

Bought by KMXT, WSLR, WOUB, KAWC, and KEOS


  • Added: Jan 13, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Global Village celebrates birthdays of legendary Crescent City singer, songwriter and producer Allen Toussaint, Cuban guitarist and Buena Vista mem...

Bought by KEOS, WOUB, and KAWC


  • Added: Jan 13, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 3
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SPECIAL: As Global Village looks back at 2014 in world music, the show also remembers musicians who passed away during the year. In this special re...

Bought by WNKU, WEMU, KWTF community radio for Sonoma County, Delmarva Public Radio, WOUB and more


  • Added: Jan 11, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Global Village marks birthdays of cornetist and guitarist Olu Dara and also Roland Alphonso, tenor saxophonist and founding member of the legendary...

Bought by KAWC, KEOS, and WOUB


  • Added: Jan 09, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Global Village highlights some impressive European neo-folk groups who were among the show favorites for 2014 – the critically acclaimed Hungarian ...

Bought by KSKQ, KGOU, KKRN, KWTF community radio for Sonoma County, WEMU and more


  • Added: Dec 30, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 13
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Global Village kicks off the January Best of 2014 feature with a countdown of the top ten favorites of the past year – a wide-ranging collection of...

Bought by KSKQ, KHNS, WSLR, KKRN, KWTF community radio for Sonoma County and more


  • Added: Dec 23, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 16