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 380 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

SPOTLIGHT ON GLOBAL VILLAGE FROM ABOUT.COM WORLD MUSIC BLOG
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READERS CHOICE WORLD MUSIC AWARDS - BEST WORLD MUSIC RADIO SHOW
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SPECIAL: Today marks the birthday of cuatro player and salsa great Yomo Toro. Global Village pays tribute to him in a special edition of the show ...

Bought by Royalton Community Radio, WRGY, and KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA


  • Added: Jul 19, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 3
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SPECIAL: Global Village marks Tunisian Republic Day, a national holiday in Tunisia, with a wide array of artists and styles of music from that coun...

Bought by WRGY and KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA


  • Added: Jul 19, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 2
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SPECIAL: Global Village heads to Hungary for some traditional and contemporary sounds, including the sounds of the Hungarian tambura, violin and ci...

Bought by WRGY, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, and KSUT


  • Added: Jul 19, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Music in the Global Village from the Queen of Fado, Amalia Rodrigues, and adventurous Indian violinist L. Subramaniam, both born on this date – plu...

Bought by WRGY and KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA


  • Added: Jul 19, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Global Village highlights the world music side of jazz fusion guitarist Al DiMeola for his birthday. Plus more Roma music for the July feature from...

Bought by WRGY, WOUB, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, and KSUT


  • Added: Jul 19, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 4
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SPECIAL: Global Village heads to the Balkans for a variety of sounds and artists, including a number of Roma artists for the July feature. We’ll h...

Bought by KHNS, Prairie Public, KBUT, KBRP Community Radio, KACU and more


  • Added: Jul 14, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 20
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SPECIAL: Global Village marks Nelson Mandela International Day – a special day of commemoration, celebration, and public service designated by the...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, Delmarva Public Radio, WHCP-LP, WSLR, KEOS and more


  • Added: Jul 14, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Global Village highlights some female artists from Asia this time, including Chinese pipa player and Silk Road Ensemble member Wu Man, Chinese pipa...

Bought by WSLR, Delmarva Public Radio, WRGY, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, WOUB and more


  • Added: Jul 14, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Global Village marks birthdays of salsa star and political activist Ruben Blades, reggae artist Desmond Dekker, West Coast Latin jazz pioneer Cal T...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, Lower Cape Communications, WESM 91.3 FM, Delmarva Public Radio, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: Jul 14, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Global Village marks birthdays of Cameroonian musician, writer and African music advocate Francis Bebey, Indo-jazz pioneer Joe Harriott, reggae voc...

Bought by Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, Delmarva Public Radio, Radio Phoenix, RadioFreePalmer, WOUB and more


  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 8
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In conjunction with the July Roma Music feature, Global Village highlights some great Roma brass bands. We’ll hear Romania’s Fanfare Ciocărlia (fea...

Bought by KUPR low power FM, KACU, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, KSUT, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 02, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 23
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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 WESM 91.3 FM, KACU, KHNS, KBRP Community Radio, KRZA and more


  • Added: Jun 29, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 22
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SPECIAL: The final Monday of every month, it’s Global Village at the Savannah Music Festival, a monthly concert series showcasing top world music a...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, KSUT, KGOU and more


  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 12
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SPECIAL: In conjunction with the Global Village Music of Portugal feature for June, a show devoted to Portugal’s most famous musical export – fado....

Bought by KMXT, KBRP Community Radio, Lower Cape Communications, KGOU, KNVC Carson City Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 13, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 17
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SPECIAL: In conjunction with the June Portuguese Music feature, Global Village visits Lusophone Africa – five nations (Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-B...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, Prairie Public, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, KWMR, KGOU and more


  • Added: Jun 07, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 15
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SPECIAL: This time in the Global Village, we once again ‘give the drummer some’ for the May Drum Month feature, in a program devoted to an eclectic...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, KEOS, WSLR, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: May 18, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 13
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SPECIAL: It’s ‘tabla time’ in the Global Village as the show highlights tabla players in a number of different settings. We’ll hear Sameer Gupta; T...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KUPR low power FM, KBUT, WSLR, WHCP-LP and more


  • Added: May 10, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 17
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In conjunction with the Global Village International Drum Month feature for May, the show highlights some international drummers – including Nigeri...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, Prairie Public, KGOU, WEMU, KNVC Carson City Community Radio and more


  • Added: May 04, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 16
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SPECIAL: In conjunction with the April Richard Thompson feature. Global Village expands its contemporary folk horizons in a show devoted to Europea...

Bought by Prairie Public, Delmarva Public Radio, KGOU, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Apr 19, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 12
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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 WART FM, Delmarva Public Radio, KEOS, WOUB, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: Jan 26, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 10