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


21 Pieces

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SPECIAL: It’s a Beatle Birthday Party his time in the Global Village as we mark the birthday of Paul McCartney with a wide array of world music cov...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village celebrates the birthday of Ivory Coast’s Dobet Gnahore with music from across her career, including her new release, Couleur. We als...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village celebrates birthdays of Lamont Dozier (with a cover of one of his songs by South Africa’s Teaspoon & the Waves), Iain Matthews (with...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village celebrates Caribbean American Heritage Month and popular pianist Erroll Garner’s centennial birthday with selections from the Latin ...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: Global Village remembers one of the great voices of African music, Papa Wemba, on his birthday. The show features music from Zaiko Langa L...

Bought by Radio Phoenix, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], WRGY, and KSKA


  • Added: Jun 11, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 4
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In conjunction with the June Caribbean American Heritage Month, it’s “reggae got soul” this time in the Global Village. We’ll highlight soul classi...

Bought by RADIOLEX, KHNS, GCR (Global Community Radio), KSKA, WHCP-LP Cambridge and more


  • Added: Jun 04, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 27
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SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates Portugal Day with music from there and from related countries – including music from Brazil to celebrate the bir...

Bought by RADIOLEX, GCR (Global Community Radio), Lower Cape Communications, KBBI Alaska, WSLR and more


  • Added: Jun 04, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 14
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Global Village marks the birthday of sitarist Anoushka Shankar, the daughter of Ravi Shankar. We’ll hear a song she did with half-sister Norah Jone...

Bought by RADIOLEX, KBBI Alaska, GCR (Global Community Radio), WFIU, Delmarva Public Media and more


  • Added: Jun 04, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 12
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SPECIAL: It’s World Ocean Day – an effort started by the Oceans Project in 2002 and recognized as an annual event by the United Nations since 2008 ...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, WSLR, GCR (Global Community Radio), KBBI Alaska, Lower Cape Communications and more


  • Added: Jun 04, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 14
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SPECIAL: It’s Union Dissolution Day in Norway, the date when the country ended a nearly century-long political union with Sweden. Global Village ma...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, KUPR low power FM, WOUB and more


  • Added: Jun 04, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 8
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It’s New Month/New Music time in the Global Village. Each month, Global Village devotes the entire show to the best of recently released and forthc...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, Radio Phoenix, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], RADIOLEX, KHNS and more


  • Added: May 30, 2021
  • 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, a monthly concert series showcasing top world m...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, GCR (Global Community Radio), RadioFreePalmer, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, KUGS Bellingham, Wash. and more


  • Added: May 28, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 11
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SPECIAL: In conjunction with the May Asian Heritage Month feature, Global Village journeys to Japan. We’ll hear some different approaches to tradit...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, GCR (Global Community Radio), WHCP-LP Cambridge, KHNS, RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: May 21, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 28
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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...

Bought by KUGS Bellingham, Wash., KNVC Carson City Community Radio, KIYU-FM, Prairie Public, KKRN and more


  • Added: May 14, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 23
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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...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, KSFR, KHNS, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WSLR and more


  • Added: May 08, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 27
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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...

Bought by KIYU-FM, RADIOLEX, WSLR, KBRP Community Radio, KNVC Carson City Community Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 16, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 24
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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 ...

Bought by WHCP-LP Cambridge, KIYU-FM, RADIOLEX, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Apr 09, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 15
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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...

Bought by RADIOLEX, KBRP Community Radio, WSLR, GCR (Global Community Radio), KSFR and more


  • Added: Apr 01, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 15
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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...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, KIYU-FM, KBBI Alaska, RADIOLEX, KHNS and more


  • Added: Mar 20, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 25
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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...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, KIYU-FM, WHCP-LP Cambridge, Prairie Public, KNVC Carson City Community Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 12, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 22