Global Village with Chris Heim

Series produced by KMUW

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With a fresh, inventive mix of global sounds and styles and a welcoming presentation, this award-winning show speaks to the joys of musical discovery and smart entertainment with diverse and engaging world music that appeals to a broad audience. The program is FREE and available five days a week or for weekend use. A monthly world music concert series, monthly new releases show, stand-alone holiday programs, and a wide variety of regular specials are also available free to all.

NUMBER ONE LICENSED SERIES IN THE PRX ZEITFUNK AWARDS!

BROADCAST TO DATE ON OVER 370 STATIONS IN 42 STATES AND 37 COUNTRIES

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:
The monthly Global Village at the Savannah Music Festival world music concert series, holiday programs (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, various 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

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READERS CHOICE WORLD MUSIC AWARDS - BEST WORLD MUSIC RADIO SHOW
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SPECIAL: Global Village wraps up the March Music of Ghana feature with music from Ebo Taylor and Pat Thomas - two stars of Ghanaian music whose ca...

Bought by KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA


  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Global Village highlights some Latin soul, funk, and boogaloo sounds this time – including Joe Cuba’s big boogaloo hit, “Bang Bang,” Brazilian soul...

Bought by WHCP-LP and KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA


  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: In honor of Women’s History Month, Global Village highlights music from a wide array of Latina artists, including Gloria Estefan, the Buen...

Bought by WHCP-LP and KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA


  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village highlights music from ‘desert blues’ artists and groups, including Etran Finatawa, Tinariwen, Tamikrest, and Terakaft. We’ll also he...

Bought by KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA


  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: The final Monday of every month, we present Global Village at the Savannah Music Festival, a monthly concert series showcasing top world m...

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village highlights some key African guitarists in this visit, including Malian artists Boubacar Traore, Ali Farka Toure (with Ry Cooder), an...

Bought by KEOS, KBUT, WSLR, Delmarva Public Radio, KACU and more


  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: Global Village marks the International Day of Nowruz. Honored in a UN Resolution, the date was chosen to mark the celebration of Persian N...

Bought by Delmarva Public Radio, KEOS, KKRN, KWMR, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: Spring is here! And Global Village welcomes in the new season with a wide array of artists, styles and songs celebrating the ups (and down...

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  • Added: Mar 09, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 17
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Global Village marks birthdays of Brazilian pianist, singer and composer Eliane Elias, singer and songwriter Terry Hall of the Specials, and Cresce...

Bought by Delmarva Public Radio, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, KEOS, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, WOUB and more


  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Global Village marks birthdays of guitarist Bill Frisell and steel drum player Andy Narell; continues the Ghana music feature with K. Frimpong and ...

Bought by WESM 91.3 FM, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, Delmarva Public Radio, KUPR low power FM, RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 10
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SPECIAL: It’s highlife time this time in the Global Village! As we feature music from Ghana this month, there's music from such Ghanaian artists as...

Bought by WEMU, KSUT, Delmarva Public Radio, Radio Phoenix, Lower Cape Communications and more


  • Added: Mar 09, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 12
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This time in the Global Village, it’s new EuroFolk. Among the highlights are Italian neo-folk accordionist Riccardo Tesi, the second album (and fir...

Bought by KNVC Carson City Community Radio, Delmarva Public Radio, KSUT, KKRN, WSLR and more


  • Added: Mar 01, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 13
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SPECIAL: Throughout March Global Village features music of Ghana and in this special for Ghanaian Independence Day the entire show is devoted to Gh...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KEOS, WSLR, Delmarva Public Radio, Lower Cape Communications and more


  • Added: Mar 01, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 10
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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 recently released and forthco...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WSLR, KBRP Community Radio, KACU and more


  • Added: Feb 23, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 20
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SPECIAL: In conjunction with the February Harp feature, Global Village features a related instrument, the West African kora. We’ll hear music from ...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WSLR, Delmarva Public Radio, KEOS and more


  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 16
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SPECIAL: In conjunction with the Global Village February harp feature, the show is devoted to a wide array of global harps. We’ll hear Welsh harpis...

Bought by KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WSLR, KEOS, KACU, KGOU and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 18
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Global Village highlights a wide array of contemporary female world music artists this time, including the latest from Angelique Kidjo (her remake...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WEMU, KGOU, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Feb 01, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 13
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SPECIAL: Global Village wraps up the January Best of 2018 feature with a rebroadcast of our countdown of favorite releases of the past year. Along...

Bought by Delmarva Public Radio, KEOS, WOUB, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Jan 26, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Global Village highlights world mandolins – including Brazilian (Hamilton de Holanda), Western and Arabic classical (Avi Avital) and folk (Solas, M...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], WEMU, KGOU, KSUT, KMXT and more


  • Added: Jan 18, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 13
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SPECIAL: Global Village hosts another little folk fest this time, with traditional, contemporary, and folk fusion sounds. And since the January fea...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], WEMU, Delmarva Public Radio, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, KNVC Carson City Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 11, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 11