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Global Village with Chris Heim

Series produced by KMUW

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Global Village is Number One Licensed Series in the 2017 PRX Zeitfunk Awards!
With a fresh, inventive mix of world sounds and styles and a welcoming presentation, this award-winning show speaks to the joys of musical discovery and smart entertainment. If you are looking for diverse and engaging music programming that appeals to a broad audience, check out Global Village. The program is FREE and available five days a week or for weekend use. Stand-alone holiday shows and a wide variety of specials are also available to all.

CELEBRATING ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY THROUGHOUT 2017.

BROADCAST TO DATE ON OVER 330 STATIONS IN 41 STATES, CANADA, CAMBODIA, MEXICO, SPAIN & NEW ZEALAND

MULTIPLE PRX ZEITFUNK AWARD WINNER including 2017 Number One Most Licensed Series

KAB BROADCASTING AWARDS HONOREE - Large Market/DJ Personality

BEST WORLD MUSIC RADIO SHOW - READERS' CHOICE WORLD MUSIC AWARDS

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, Latin, Triple AAA and other shows, including Afropop, Etown, JazzSet, World Cafe, and related 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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CELEBRATING ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY THROUGHOUT 2017.BROADCAST TO DATE ON OVER 330 STATIONS IN 41 STATES, CANADA, CAMBODIA, MEXICO, SPAIN & NEW ZEALANDMULTIPLE PRX ZEITFUNK AWARD WINNER including 2017 Number One Most Licensed SeriesKAB BROADCASTING AWARDS HONOREE - Large Market/DJ PersonalityBEST WORLD MUSIC RADIO SHOW - READERS' CHOICE WORLD MUSIC AWARDSTRANSGLOBAL 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,... Show full description


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HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates Halloween with some music tricks and treats, ghosts and goblins, and lots of spirited and scary sounds.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, Delmarva Public Radio, KMXT, and Royalton Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 21, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Several world jazz artists have birthdays today – drummer Manu Katche, bassist Arild Andersen, and guitarist Philip Catherine. Plus some sacred ste...

Bought by KAWC, RadioFreePalmer, and WRGY


  • Added: Oct 20, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 3
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World violins and cellos are featured this time in the Global Village, including music from cellist Ophélie Gaillard’s Iberian project Alvorada, th...

Bought by KAWC, RadioFreePalmer, and WRGY


  • Added: Oct 20, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Global Village marks the birthday of guitarist, composer and bossa nova pioneer Roberto Menescal with music he did with his own group, with his son...

Bought by KAWC, RadioFreePalmer, and WRGY


  • Added: Oct 20, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 3
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SPECIAL: It’s an Afrobeat extravaganza this time in the Global Village. Highlights include music from Tony Allen as a leader and on a classic from ...

Bought by KAWC, RadioFreePalmer, and WRGY


  • Added: Oct 20, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 3
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SPECIAL: Another exploration of global guitars this time in the Global Village, including more steel guitar for the October feature from Nigeria’s ...

Bought by KAWC, RadioFreePalmer, KEOS, and WRGY


  • Added: Oct 20, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Global Village marks the birthday of Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem with music from several of his albums, including Blue Maqams, which was just...

Bought by WSLR, Lower Cape Communications, WEMU, High Plains Public Radio, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Oct 14, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 13
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Global Village remembers reggae legend Peter Tosh on his birthday with music he did with the Wailers and as a solo artist, along with a song he rec...

Bought by WSLR, KEOS, KKRN, WXXI, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Oct 14, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 10
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SPECIAL: In conjunction with the Global Village October ‘Steel Guitar Around the Globe’ feature, a show devoted entirely to the steel guitar – from...

Bought by KGOU, KEOS, KKWE Niijii Radio, KKRN, Lower Cape Communications and more


  • Added: Oct 14, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 12
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SPECIAL: Global Village marks the Haitian holiday of Dessalines Day, honoring Jean-Jacques Dessalines, one of the key figures of the Haitian Revolu...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, RadioFreePalmer, WLPR, KEOS and more


  • Added: Oct 14, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 8
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It’s ‘cool covers’ this time in the Global Village with world music cover versions of songs by and from a wide range of performers, including Santa...

Bought by High Plains Public Radio, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, RadioFreePalmer, WLPR, KSKQ and more


  • Added: Oct 12, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 14
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Global Village highlights classic artists and recordings from the ‘Golden Age of African Music,’ the period roughly between the late ‘50s and the e...

Bought by WESM 91.3 FM, KBRP Community Radio, WSLR, WEMU, KEOS and more


  • Added: Oct 07, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 18
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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, and...

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


  • Added: Sep 26, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 21
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SPECIAL: Global Village continues the September Hispanic Heritage Month feature with a program devoted to Latin Jazz. We’ll highlight Afro-Cuban so...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, WEMU, High Plains Public Radio, WOUB, WLPR and more


  • Added: Sep 22, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 11
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SPECIAL: For the September Hispanic Heritage Month feature, Global Village devotes the entire show to the brief and wonderful world of Latin soul b...

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


  • Added: Sep 16, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 16
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Global Village takes off on another exploration of world jazz, including some Latin jazz for the Hispanic Heritage Month feature. Among the highlig...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, WEMU, KEOS, WSLR, KKRN and more


  • Added: Sep 08, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 15
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SPECIAL: Global Village kicks off the September Hispanic Heritage Month feature with a special devoted to music from Fania and its subsidiary label...

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


  • Added: Aug 31, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 15
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This time in the Global Village we give the congueros some – highlighting classic and contemporary conga players from Desi Arnaz (who started as a ...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, WSLR, KMRE-LP, WTJU, Radio Phoenix and more


  • Added: Aug 18, 2017
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 13
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SPECIAL: Global Village counts down the Top 10 favorites of 2016 – an eclectic mix of projects inspired by Bollywood, the Balkans, ‘60s Peru, Renai...

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


  • Added: Dec 27, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 22
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SPECIAL: Global Village debuted on January 8, 2007 (a spin-off of a world music show that ran in Chicago from 1989-2006) and, has now become a trad...

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


  • Added: Dec 26, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 13