Chris Heim

Music Producer

Chicago native Chris Heim began a lifelong love affair with radio after wandering into the campus station at the University of Chicago and being unexpectedly offered a music show after an opening developed. She got her first job in radio at one of the area’s last “free form” stations, worked at Chicago’s only progressive rock station and then joined the NPR affiliate, where she hosted jazz and world music shows (the latter being one of the longest running in public radio), served as music director and produced and anchored national broadcasts of the city’s jazz, blues and Latin music festivals.

Chris is also a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Utne, Global Rhythm, Dirty Linen and Option.

Here at KMUW, Chris produces and hosts Global Village, a nationally-distributed world music show; the nightly jazz show Night Train; Crossroads, KMUW’s twice-weekly blues and R&B show.

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World Music
5:56 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Top 40 Albums July 2013

1.   John Scofield - Uberjam Deux (EmArcy)
2.  Peter King - Shango (Mr. Bongo)
3.  Various - Kenya Special (Soundway)
4.  Various - Rough Guide to Latin Psychedelia (World Music Network)
5.  Peter King - African Dialects (Secret Stash)

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World Music
5:10 am
Thu August 1, 2013

August Feature: Cesaria Evora

Throughout August, Global Village will highlight music from Cesaria Evora.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Throughout August Global Village features music from the ‘Barefoot Diva’ of Cape Verde, Cesaria Evora, in honor of what would have been her 72nd birthday this month. Listen for breakthrough recordings she made in the 1980s up to her final posthumous album.

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Jazz
5:00 am
Thu August 1, 2013

August Feature: Wayne Shorter

American jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter in 2006.
Credit Tom Beetz / Wikimedia Commons

August 25th marks the 80th birthday of jazz giant Wayne Shorter and throughout the month Night Train celebrates with music from his long and illustrious career as one of the finest composers and saxophonists in jazz.

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Jazz
5:33 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Top 40 Albums June 2013

1. Cecile McLorin Salvant - Woman Child (Mack Avenue
2. Ben Sidran - Don't Cry for No Hipster (Unlimited Media)
3. Joshua Redman - Walking Shadows (Nonesuch)
4. Jacky Terrasson - Gouache (Sunnyside)

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World Music
5:23 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Top 40 Albums June 2013

1. Riccardo Tesi - Cameristico (Materiali Sonori)
2. Ebo Taylor & Uhuru Yenzu - Conflict (Mr. Bongo)
3. Peter King - Shango (Mr. Bongo)
4. Cesaria Evora - Mae Carinhosa (LusAfrica)
5. Jahcoustix - Frequency (Irievibrations)

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Blues
5:00 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Top 40 Albums June 2013

1. Hadden Sayers - Rolling Soul (Blue Corn)
2. Cash Box Kings - Black Toppin' (Blind Pig)
3. Duke Robillard Band - Independently Blue (Stony Plain)
4. Fabulous Thunderbirds - On the Verge (Severn)
5. Delbert & Glen - Blind, Crippled and Crazy (New West)

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World Music
5:30 am
Mon July 1, 2013

July Feature: Carlos Santana

Throughout July, Global Village highlights music from Santana.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Carlos Santana turns 66 on July 20 and Global Village marks the occasion by featuring his music throughout the entire month.

The Santana band formed in 1967, emerging from the heady San Francisco scene playing a new, distinctive and energetic blend of Latin rock, unusual for the  time and a harbinger of later 'world music' sounds and experiments.

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Jazz
5:30 am
Mon July 1, 2013

July Feature: The Night Train Summer Jazz Festival

Montreux Jazz Festival
Credit Chris Schaer / Wikimedia Commons

Throughout July, Night Train hosts a summer jazz fest with the best in live jazz recordings done at famous festivals like Newport and Montreux, acclaimed jazz tours like Jazz at the Philharmonic, and legendary jazz clubs and concert halls.

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Blues
5:25 am
Mon July 1, 2013

July Feature: Pinetop Perkins and Bobby Blue Bland

Pinetop Perkins at the Riverwalk Blues Festival in Fort Lauderdale.
Credit Carl Lender / Wikimedia Commons

Throughout July, Crossroads marks the centennial birthday of influential blues pianist, long time Muddy Waters band member and blues session player Pinetop Perkins. We'll also pay tribute to the great blues singer Bobby Blue Bland, who passed away last month at the age of 83.

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World Music
10:30 am
Fri May 31, 2013

June Feature: Accordion Awareness Month

Throughout the month of June, Global Village scours the planet for remarkable and diverse squeezebox sounds.

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