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Global Village with Chris Heim

Series produced by KMUW

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If you're looking to add world music to your schedule, the place to go is 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 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


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Global Village wraps up a month-long salute to brass bands with a program devoted to brass band music from around the globe – including music from ...

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


  • Added: Sep 23, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 17
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SPECIAL: It’s Coffee Day in the U.S. and about twenty other countries around the world, and Global Village has brewed up an entire show for the occ...

Bought by Lower Cape Communications, WSLR, KKRN, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, WLPR and more


  • Added: Sep 20, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village features music from acclaimed Malian kora player Ballake Sissoko. Highlights include his critically acclaimed Chamber Music album wi...

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


  • Added: Sep 23, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village celebrates the birthday of Robbie Shakespeare, half of the Sly & Robbie ‘Riddim Twins’ whose steady, infectious beats propelled coun...

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  • Added: Sep 23, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village celebrates birthdays of Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos, Dolores Keane - one of the great voices of Irish traditional music, and Brazilian ...

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


  • Added: Sep 23, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
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This time in the Global Village we give the drummers (and percussionists) some – with music from drummer Ginger Baker, tabla player Sameer Gupta, c...

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


  • Added: Sep 16, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 18
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SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates the birthday of King Sunny Ade - one of the giants of Nigerian music and a key figure in helping to introduce co...

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


  • Added: Sep 16, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: Global Village marks International Day of Peace, a day set aside by the United Nations since 1982 in support of world peace. The program h...

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  • Added: Sep 12, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Guitarists from different places and styles are featured this time in the Global Village – including Teta from Madagascar, Latin/Caribbean jazz fus...

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


  • Added: Sep 16, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Fall is the time many international artists tour the U.S. and Canada and in this visit to the Global Village, we have music from a number of them –...

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


  • Added: Sep 16, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
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In a special edition of Global Village, we pay tribute to three talented world music artists who passed away recently – didgeridoo player Graham Wi...

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


  • Added: Sep 10, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 14
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Global Village highlights vintage and contemporary ska and roots reggae – including music from the legendary ska band, the Skatalites, and also fro...

Bought by WEMU, Lower Cape Communications, KHNS, KGOU, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 04, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
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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 WESM 91.3 FM, KAWC, Radio Phoenix, WEMU, WSLR and more


  • Added: Aug 27, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 17
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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 WEMU, Lower Cape Communications, WSLR, KHNS, WLPR and more


  • Added: Aug 20, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
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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: It’s an Afrobeat extravaganza this time in the Global Village, in conjunction with the Tony Allen & Afrobeat feature for the month. Highli...

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  • 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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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