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 45 STATES AND 172 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 45 STATES AND 172 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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SPECIAL: Global Village marks the birthday of critically acclaimed guitarist and much-in-demand session player Marc Ribot. We’ll hear music he did ...

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  • Added: May 14, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: Global Village marks National Day of Cameroon with a program devoted to music by artists from that African nation. We’ll hear an update of...

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  • Added: May 14, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: In conjunction with the May Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month feature, Global Village highlights music from Vietnam, from tra...

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  • Added: May 14, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: Global Village marks the Haitian Flag and Universities Day holiday with music from a variety of Haitian artists and groups. We’ll hear roo...

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  • Added: May 14, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates the birthday of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Taj Mahal. Though best known for his classic blues and roots m...

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  • Added: May 14, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: Need a getaway? Then join us this time in the Global Village as we head to the South Sea Islands in conjunction with our May Asian America...

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  • Added: May 08, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: It’s the birthday of Stevie Wonder and Global Village celebrates with a show devoted entirely to his music - from his first album, The Jaz...

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  • Added: May 08, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: Global Village marks the birthday of keyboardist, singer and songwriter Steve Winwood. We’ll hear music he did under his own name, with Tr...

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  • Added: May 08, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: Though it almost seems redundant in these topsy-turvey times, Global Village forges ahead with its annual Twilight Zone Day celebration fe...

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  • Added: May 08, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village marks birthdays of legendary reggae drummer Sly Dunbar, and Haitian star Coupe Cloue; continues the Asian American Heritage Month fe...

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  • Added: May 07, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
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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...

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  • Added: May 02, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
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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...

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  • Added: Apr 23, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: Global Village travels to the southwestern Indian Ocean for music from islands off the coast of Africa, including Madagascar, Zanzibar, Re...

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  • Added: Apr 16, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village continues the April Siblings feature with music from some sisters. We’ll hear the twins Las Hermanas Caronni from Argentina and the ...

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  • Added: Apr 09, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village continues the April Siblings feature with a program showcasing brother bands, including New Orleans’ Neville Brothers, the violin-pl...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: Global Village highlights music from Turkey this time, including traditional music from the Music of Turkey compilation, the meeting of Tu...

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  • Added: Mar 20, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: Global Village continues the March Women’s History Month feature in a program devoted to Latinas in world music. We’ll hear the Queen of S...

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: In conjunction with the March Women’s History Month feature, Friday's Global Village highlights women in reggae. We’ll hear music from Mi...

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  • Added: Mar 05, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 33
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Global Village heads to Romania for a variety of traditional and contemporary bands and styles – including critically acclaimed groups Fanfare Cioc...

Bought by WBYC Community Radio, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, KUGS Bellingham, Wash., KBRP Community Radio, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 19
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In conjunction with the February New Orleans feature, Global Village highlights music from Mardi Gras Indian groups, including Wild Tchoupitoulas, ...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, Spokane Public Radio, WFIU, KKRN and more


  • Added: Feb 05, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 21