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.

**2020 KAB AWARDS WINNER/SPECIAL PROGRAM -GLOBAL VILLAGE AT THE SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL**

BROADCAST TO DATE ON OVER 400 STATIONS IN 43 STATES AND 37 COUNTRIES

NUMBER ONE LICENSED SERIES IN THE PRX ZEITFUNK AWARDS

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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**2020 KAB AWARDS WINNER/SPECIAL PROGRAM -GLOBAL VILLAGE AT THE SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL**BROADCAST TO DATE ON OVER 400 STATIONS IN 43 STATES AND 37 COUNTRIESNUMBER ONE LICENSED SERIES IN THE PRX ZEITFUNK AWARDSKAB 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, experience and... Show full description


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Global Village heads to the Crescent City for music from Professor Longhair, Dave Bartholomew, the Wild Magnolias, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and the ...

Bought by WRGY, KWMR, KIYU-FM, Spokane Public Radio, KGOU and more


  • Added: Oct 18, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Global Village marks the birthday of Canadian saxophone and flute player Jane Bunnett with music from some of her many Cuban releases, including he...

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


  • Added: Oct 18, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Music this time in the Global Village from the Queen of Salsa – Celia Cruz, Dizzy Gillespie (highlighting the world music side of his career), and ...

Bought by Delmarva Public Media, Lower Cape Communications, RadioFreePalmer, WXXI Rochester, WRGY and more


  • Added: Oct 18, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Some exquisite sounds in store this time as Global Village marks the birthday of Tunisian oud player Anouar Brahem, known for his elegant blend of ...

Bought by KIYU-FM, KEOS, WLPR Merrillville, IN (Chicago metro area), WRGY, WOUB and more


  • Added: Oct 18, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Global Village celebrates the birthday of reggae legend Peter Tosh with music he did under his own name and from his early days with the Wailers. W...

Bought by Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, KUPR low power FM, RadioFreePalmer, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio] and more


  • Added: Oct 16, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 10
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SPECIAL: Global Village heads to Senegal this time for a wide array of artists and styles. We’ll hear music from October featured group Orchestra B...

Bought by KHNS, KSUT, Prairie Public, WSLR, RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: Oct 09, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 23
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SPECIAL: Global Village marks the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month with a show devoted to music from Fania and its subsidiary labels. Known as ‘...

Bought by WJSU, KEOS, KKRN, WHCP-LP Cambridge, Md., RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: Oct 09, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 13
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This time in the Global Village, it’s classic and contemporary reggae and some reggae from unusual places. We’ll hear Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley, Rita...

Bought by KSUT, KBRP Community Radio, KBUT Crested Butte, Colo., WHCP-LP Cambridge, Md., WFIU and more


  • Added: Oct 09, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 15
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Global Village marks birthdays of acclaimed Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, guitarist and Fairport Convention member Simon Nicol, and saxopho...

Bought by KIYU-FM, RadioFreePalmer, KEOS, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, WOUB and more


  • Added: Oct 09, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 11
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SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates Canadian Thanksgiving Day with music from a wide array of Canadian artists. We’ll hear traditional, folk, and ro...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, Delmarva Public Media, Radio Phoenix and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 15
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SPECIAL: Global Village highlights global violins – including music from Guo Gan, master of the erhu, the distinctive two-string traditional Chines...

Bought by KSKA, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, Prairie Public, WFIU, KEOS and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 15
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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 KSKA, KBRP Community Radio, KGOU, WBYC Community Radio, Radio Phoenix and more


  • Added: Sep 26, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 29
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SPECIAL: The final Monday of every month, we present Global Village at the Savannah Music Festival, our award-winning monthly concert series (First...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, Radio Phoenix, WSLR, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, KGOU and more


  • Added: Sep 25, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 12
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SPECIAL: This time, Global Village devotes a show to female singers of Mali. The country is distinct and somewhat unusual for the prominent role of...

Bought by KNVC Carson City Community Radio, KRZA, KIYU-FM, KKRN, WFIU and more


  • Added: Sep 18, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 18
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SPECIAL: In conjunction with the September Piano Month feature, Global Village devotes a show to Cuban pianists. We’ll hear contemporary masters an...

Bought by Prairie Public, KSKA, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, KBUT Crested Butte, Colo., WHCP-LP Cambridge, Md. and more


  • Added: Sep 11, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 22
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SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates the start of Hispanic Heritage Month with a program devoted to the wide range of Latin sounds and artists that h...

Bought by WJSU, KBRP Community Radio, Lower Cape Communications, WXXI Rochester, KSUT and more


  • Added: Sep 11, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 15
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In conjunction with the September Piano Month feature, Global Village features Brazilian pianists. We’ll here Antonio Carlos Jobim, Eliane Elias, A...

Bought by WBYC Community Radio, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, KUGS Bellingham, Wash., WFIU, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 04, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 15
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In conjunction with the August Mandolin Month feature, Global Village highlights some global mandolins including klezmer master Andy Statman, Brazi...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WHCP-LP Cambridge, Md., KKRN, Delmarva Public Media and more


  • Added: Aug 21, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 17
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In conjunction with the August Mandolin Month feature, Global Village highlights music from Italy, home of the modern mandolin. We’ll hear early ma...

Bought by KNVC Carson City Community Radio, Prairie Public, KKRN, Spokane Public Radio, KIYU-FM and more


  • Added: Aug 15, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 18
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In conjunction with the August Mandolin Month feature, Global Village highlights Brazilian mandolin music and musicians, including Danilo Brito, Mi...

Bought by KSKA, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WHCP-LP Cambridge, Md., Prairie Public, KKRN and more


  • Added: Aug 07, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 18