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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, the award-winning show is like nothing else on radio, offering a special kind of "go-to" programming that speaks to the joys of musical discovery and enlightening entertainment, while working well with a wide range of local and national shows.
The program is FREE and available for daily or weekend use, with regular holiday shows and specials available as well.

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
An eclectic, world music-based show, Global Village features the latest and best in world music new releases and classics along with a wide variety of artists and selections from many other genres 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 40,000 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 as well. 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 An eclectic, world music-based show, Global Village features the latest and best in world music new releases and classics along with a wide variety of artists and selections from many other genres 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 40,000 albums, including many out-of-print... Show full description


16 Pieces

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SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates Bastille Day with a show devoted to music from France. Along with traditional music and musette, the show highli...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village celebrates birthdays of the legendary Mavis Staples and banjoist Bela Fleck; highlights more music from July featured artists, Kila;...

Bought by WOUB, WNKU, and KAWC


  • Added: Jul 02, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Global Village celebrates both the Independence Day of Argentina and the birthday of one of its most famous singers, ‘new song’ great Mercedes Sosa...

Bought by WOUB, KAWC, and WKCC


  • Added: Jul 02, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Global Village has the ‘blues’– with blue and blues tunes from Richie Havens, Terry Callier, Boris Kovac & La Campanella, I.K. Dairo & the Blue Spo...

Bought by WOUB, KAWC, WKCC, and KMXT


  • Added: Jul 02, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Global Village marks birthdays of world jazz fusion artist Joe Zawinul and percussionist Arturo Stable; continues with more music from July feature...

Bought by WOUB, KAWC, and WKCC


  • Added: Jul 02, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Global Village heads to the Caribbean for music from Cuba, Jamaica, Trinidad, Martinique and more by Kali, the Solo Harmonites, Kermit Ruffins, Bue...

Bought by WOUB, KSKQ, KEOS, KAWC, WSLR and more


  • Added: Jul 02, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Each month, the Global Village New Month/New Music show features the best of new world music releases. Highlights this time include: an adventurou...

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


  • Added: Jun 28, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 13
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Global Village explores a variety of African sounds this time, including music from the 2012 Festival in the Desert, Vieux Farka Toure (son of the ...

Bought by KMXT, WKCC, KEOS, KKRN, KAWC and more


  • Added: Jun 27, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 7
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SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates Canada Day with a special show devoted to some of the many talented world music artists who call Canada home. Am...

Bought by KAWC, WOUB, and KEOS


  • Added: Jun 27, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 3
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SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates Independence Day of the Democratic Republic of Congo with music from some of the many great artists and bands wh...

Bought by KPVL, KAWC, and WOUB


  • Added: Jun 27, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Global Village highlights some rockin’ accordion – including music from Brave Combo, Tom Waits, and conjunto legend Flaco Jimenez with both the Tex...

Bought by KEOS, KAWC, WOUB, and KHNS


  • Added: Jun 23, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Global Village features acclaimed Malian kora player Ballake Sissoko – with music from his critically acclaimed Chamber Music album with cellist Vi...

Bought by WSLR, WEMU, KGOU, KSKQ, WOUB and more


  • Added: Jun 19, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Global Village welcomes in the first full day of the new season with songs of summer from Bob Marley & the Wailers, Desmond Dekker, Ray Barretto, B...

Bought by WKCC, KAWC, and WOUB


  • Added: Jun 16, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Global Village highlights cumbia from one of Colombia’s most acclaimed ensembles, oud master Rabih Abou-Khalil with famed Italian folk-jazz accordi...

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


  • Added: Jun 15, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Guitarists from several different traditions are featured this time in the Global Village – Teta from Madagascar, Latin/Caribbean jazz fusion playe...

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


  • Added: Jun 04, 2015
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 9
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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