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Global Village with Chris Heim

Series produced by KMUW

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Looking to add more diverse and engaging programming to your music schedule? Then check out the Global Village. With a fresh, inventive mix of world sounds and styles, and a welcoming presentation, this award-winning show is a special kind of "go-to" programming that speaks to 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 325 STATIONS IN 40 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 325 STATIONS IN 40 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 50,000... Show full description


17 Pieces

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Global Village explores South American jazz with music from the Gabriel Alegria Afro Peruvian Sextet; Colombian percussionist Samuel Torre; Brazil’...

  • Added: Dec 08, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village marks the birthday of Grammy-winning salsa and Latin jazz piano legend Eddie Palmieri with music from across his career. Plus new mu...

  • Added: Dec 08, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village highlights musicians from across the African continent - including soukous pioneer Papa Wemba, the Lion of Zimbabwe – Thomas Mapfum...

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Dec 08, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Global Village journeys along the ancient Silk Road trade route – with stops, both traditional and contemporary, in Pakistan, India, Turkmenistan, ...

  • Added: Dec 08, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
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Yesterday (December 11) was Independence Day in Burkina Faso and Global Village marks the occasion with a show devoted to music from that West Afri...

  • Added: Dec 08, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
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A birthday bonanza this time in the Global Village, celebrating those of Joan Armatrading, Dan Hicks, Emilio Teubal, Leonard Dillion, and Joshua Be...

Bought by KEOS, Lower Cape Communications, KMRE-LP, WRNC-LP, KKRN and more


  • Added: Dec 02, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Global Village journeys to Scotland for traditional and contemporary Scottish folk sounds. Among the artists and groups featured are such legendary...

Bought by KHNS, KGOU, KKRN, WESM 91.3 FM, KSUT and more


  • Added: Dec 02, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 14
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Global Village marks birthdays of Tom Waits and Louis Prima, and highlights the latest releases from Spanish electo-nuevo-tango group Otros Aires, ...

Bought by WSLR, KEOS, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, High Plains Public Radio, WLPR and more


  • Added: Dec 02, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 8
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It’s international reggae this time in the Global Village – with reggae-inspired sounds from Nigeria, Ghana, Poland, Russia, and other far flung pl...

Bought by WSLR, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, KEOS, WLPR, WOUB and more


  • Added: Dec 02, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Global Village celebrates the birthday of pioneering film animator Walt Disney with a visit to ‘Disney World’ – a program featuring world, jazz, an...

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


  • Added: Dec 02, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 8
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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 KBRP Community Radio, WSLR, KEOS, KGOU, Lower Cape Communications and more


  • Added: Nov 25, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 19
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Folk and roots sounds are featured this time in the Global Village – including roots reggae from the Gladiators and Junior Murvin along withTiken J...

Bought by KHNS, KBRP Community Radio, WEMU, KEOS, Radio Phoenix and more


  • Added: Nov 18, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 19
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Traditional African music primarily focused on songs of praise, celebration, and special occasions, but in more recent times, artists have incorpor...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, KGOU, Radio Phoenix, WSLR, High Plains Public Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 10, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 14
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For the November feature of music from Haiti, Global Village devotes this entire show to exploring the range of music from that country - from the ...

Bought by WSLR, KBRP Community Radio, WEMU, Lower Cape Communications, KEOS and more


  • Added: Nov 04, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 18
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This time in the Global Village for the October Cuba feature, it’s Africa-Latin, the meeting of African and Afro-Cuban music and musicians. The sho...

Bought by WESM 91.3 FM, KBRP Community Radio, KHNS, KGOU, WSLR and more


  • Added: Oct 22, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 13
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Global Village heads to Scandinavia for music from artists ranging from the traditional to the contemporary – incorporating not only folk music of ...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, KHNS, KGOU, WSLR, WLPR and more


  • Added: Oct 14, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 17
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In conjunction with the Global Village October feature, it’s a show devoted to the many varied sounds and influences of Cuban music – from groundbr...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, WESM 91.3 FM, KGOU, Radio Phoenix, WSLR and more


  • Added: Oct 07, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 13