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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, this award-winning show is a special kind of "go-to" programming that is both entertaining and educational - speaking to both the joys of musical discovery and enlightening entertainment. The program is FREE and available five days a week or for weekend use. Regular holiday shows and a wide variety of specials are also available to all.

BROADCAST TO DATE ON OVER 320 STATIONS IN 39 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: Top Three 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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BROADCAST TO DATE ON OVER 320 STATIONS IN 39 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: Top Three 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, experience and congenial personality of host Chris Heim - and a library of over... Show full description


18 Pieces

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Global Village celebrates Labor Day with songs about work and working, the people who do it and the joys and pains thereof. Among the artists featu...

Bought by KHNS, KMRE-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 23, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Global Village explores the meeting of accordions and African music, with Nigerian accordion pioneer I.K. Dairo, the meeting of Congolese rhumba st...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates Independence Day of Trinidad and Tobago. The twin island nation has a rich musical culture, famed for its calyps...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village highlights a variety of global guitarists – including Latin rock legend Carlos Santana, English folk great John Renbourn, African-fu...

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Aug 25, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Global Village throws an Afrobeat party with music from August featured artist Tony Allen as part of Fela’s band and under his own name with Fela’s...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village continues the August feature of music from Afrobeat drummer and pioneer Tony Allen with music he did as a guest artist with singer S...

Bought by KEOS, Royalton Community Radio, KMRE-LP, KSUT, KPIP-LP and more


  • Added: Aug 21, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Global Village highlights some Latin soul, funk and boogaloo sounds this time – including the Joe Cuba boogaloo hit, “Bang Bang,” Brazilian soul pi...

Bought by KHNS, WLPR, KGOU, Radio Phoenix, KKRN and more


  • Added: Aug 20, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 14
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SPECIAL: An eruption of volcanic music for Vesuvius Day – marking the date in the year 79 CE when Mount Vesuvius erupted, destroying Pompeii. There...

Bought by KKRN, WSLR, KEOS, WLPR, KPIP-LP and more


  • Added: Aug 20, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Global Village celebrates the birthdays of two great voices of folk music – Eliza Carthy and Linda Thompson – and highlights some new folk and neo-...

Bought by WSLR, KBRP Community Radio, KPIP-LP, WLPR, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Aug 20, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 9
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In honor of Debussy’s birthday, Global Village pays a visit to the ‘classical world’ – exploring music that brings together Western classical and ...

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


  • Added: Aug 19, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Global Village returns again to Brazil for a variety of artists and styles of music in celebration of the Summer Olympics. Among the highlights, tr...

Bought by WEMU, KHNS, KGOU, Radio Phoenix, WSLR and more


  • Added: Aug 12, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 15
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SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates the birthday of legendary Afrobeat drummer and August featured artist Tony Allen in a program devoted to his mus...

Bought by WSLR, Lower Cape Communications, KEOS, Royalton Community Radio, KKRN and more


  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 12
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SPECIAL: It’s an Afrobeat extravaganza this time in the Global Village, in conjunction with the Tony Allen & Afrobeat feature for the month. Highli...

Bought by WESM 91.3 FM, WSLR, WEMU, KHNS, KGOU and more


  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 16
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It’s ‘cool covers’ this time in the Global Village with world music cover versions of a wide range of songs from an equally wide range of performer...

Bought by WSLR, WEMU, KHNS, KEOS, KGOU and more


  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 22
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This time in the Global Village, it’s Ali Farka Toure: Roots and Branches - music from the legendary Malian guitarist from his classic Talking Timb...

Bought by WESM 91.3 FM, WEMU, KHNS, KGOU, Radio Phoenix and more


  • Added: Jul 14, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 17
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Global Village highlights some global drums this time – including pioneering Nigerian drummer Olatunji (with special guest, July featured artist Ca...

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


  • Added: Jul 08, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 17
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Global Village highlights pioneering and contemporary Latin rock and soul this time – including July featured artists Santana, the band Malo with C...

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


  • Added: Jun 30, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 15
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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