For the third year in row, KMUW 89.1 FM and its world music show Global Village are winners in the annual Public Radio Exchange (PRX) Zeitfunk Awards. KMUW was Number Two in the category of Most Licensed Station, edging out stations in New York, Chicago, and other major markets. Global Village, was Number Five among Most Licensed Series.
PRX was put together by a consortium of public radio stations to offer programming - from shows and news pieces to series and specials - to public radio stations across the country. It is one of the main ways programming is distributed to stations in the public radio system. The annual PRX Awards are based on the number of pieces or shows taken (licensed) in a calendar year by stations for use on their own air.
KMUW offers its two flagship music shows, Global Village and Strange Currency, to stations around the country. Global Village began national distribution in September, 2010 and placed in the PRX Awards in the first full calender year it was offered, and in every year since. It has aired to date on 130 stations in 30 states and on New Zealand's 62-station Radio New Zealand National public radio service.
Strange Currency began national distribution a year ago and had aired to date on dozen stations in a dozen states.
Locally, Global Village airs Monday - Friday at 7 p.m. and Strange Currency can be heard from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday on KMUW 89.1 FM. Both shows offer an eclectic, entertaining and innovative mix of music, with Global Village focusing on modern sounds from around the globe, and Strange Currency offering Americana, indie rock, and cult pop.