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Global Village with Chris Heim

Series produced by KMUW

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**Newly Named Honoree - KAB Broadcasting Awards - Large Market/DJ Personality**
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.
The program is FREE and available for daily or weekend use. Regular holiday shows and specials are available to all. Global Village also works well as a companion program alongside a wide range of local and national shows.

BROADCAST TO DATE ON 222 STATIONS IN 35 STATES, CANADA & 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

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.

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 222 STATIONS IN 35 STATES, CANADA & NEW ZEALANDPRX Zeitfunk Top Five Most Licensed Series Four Years in a Row: 2011-2014Number Three for 2014PRX Zeitfunk Number Two Most Licensed Station 2011-2014BEST 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 congenial personality of host Chris Heim - and a library of over 50,000 albums,... Show full description


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SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates Labor Day with songs about work and working, the people who do it and the joys and pains of doing it. Among the ...

Bought by WKCC, KMXT, KEOS, KUMD, WESM 91.3 FM and more


  • Added: Aug 15, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 6
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It's New Month/New Music time in the Global Village! Each month, the show features the best of new world music releases. Highlights this time inclu...

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Aug 30, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village highlights African-inspired music by artists from other parts of the world, including “Mother Africa” from Santana, along with music...

Bought by WKCC


  • Added: Aug 30, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Global Village continues with more music from September feature artists, the reggae group Third World. Plus birthdays of two artists who brought to...

Bought by WKCC


  • Added: Aug 30, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village highlights new releases featuring influential African artists – Amadou Balake, Les Ambassadeurs, and Amara Toure. Plus a birthday sa...

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  • Added: Aug 30, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village celebrates the 70th birthday of Van Morrison with some classic tracks and a guest appearance he made with the Chieftains. Plus a fin...

Bought by WKCC, KEOS, RadioFreePalmer, KAWC, and WOUB


  • Added: Aug 28, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 5
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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...

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates the birthday of one of the greats of Cape Verdan music, Cesaria Evora, in a special edition of the show that sho...

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village highlights a different aspect of August featured artist Jordi Savall’s music, with a selection from his Hispania & Japan-Dialogues a...

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village marks birthdays of Elvis Costello, Willie DeVille (of Mink DeVille) and jazz legend Wayne Shorter (with music from Weather Report & ...

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Global Village explores South American jazz – including new music from the Gabriel Alegria Afro Peruvian Sextet, Colombian percussionist Samuel Tor...

Bought by Radio Phoenix, WEMU, KGOU, WKCC, KSKQ and more


  • Added: Aug 21, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Global Village travels the New World for music from Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica, the Crescent City, and more. Among the highlights – calypso from Maya Ang...

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  • Added: Aug 15, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 12
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It’s international reggae this time in the Global Village – with reggae sounds from Nigeria, Ghana, Poland, Russia, and other far flung places wher...

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  • Added: Aug 05, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village highlights highlife – one of Africa's most popular styles that emerged particularly in Ghana and Nigeria - a fusion of African, Cuba...

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  • Added: Jul 24, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Global Village explores some classic and contemporary rock-influenced sounds from Asia, including selections from China’s Shanren, Rough Guide comp...

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 14
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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