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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Jazz
9:00 am
Thu October 4, 2012

October Feature: Pat Metheny

Pat Metheny is one of the rare artists in jazz who combines the highest level of artistry with a popularity that extends well beyond the usual jazz circles. He is widely regarded as one of the finest guitarists of his generation and is known for his technical skill, heartland melodies and adventurous artistry.

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World Music
9:00 am
Mon October 1, 2012

October Feature: Orchestra Baobab

Formed in 1970 and one of the most popular African bands of the decade, Senegal’s Orchestra Baobab created a blend of various African and Cuban styles and rhythms as entrancing today as it was when the group first began to play.

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Blues
8:00 am
Mon October 1, 2012

October Feature: British Blues Boom

In the 1960s, a group of artists and bands began to emerge in England who were inspired by American blues. A changing world following the war, music from American servicemen and radio broadcasts, and tours, starting with Big Bill Broonzy in the early '50s, continuing with some of the major names in American blues after a key visit by Muddy Waters in 1958,and the American Folk Blues Festival tours that traveled England and the rest of Europe for a number of years all helped to inspire interest in the music.

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Jazz
2:28 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Top 40 Albums August 2012

  1. Bruce Barth - Three Things of Beauty (Savant)
  2. Kevin Mahogany/Dave Stryker Organ Trio - Next Time You See Me (Mahogany Jazz)
  3. Cory Weeds - Up A Step (Cellar Live)
  4. Sara Gazarek - Blossom & Bee (Palmetto)
  5. Dr.
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World Music
12:48 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Top 40 Albums August 2012

  1. Antibalas - Antibalas (Daptone)
  2. Ba Cissoko - Nimissa (Cristal)
  3. Bibi Tanga and the Selenites - 40° of Sunshine (Nat Geo)
  4. Sori Kandia Kouyate - La Voix de La Revolution (Sterns Music)
  5. Cassandra Wilson - Another Country (E One)
  6. Manuel Galban - Blue Cha Cha (Concord Picante)
  7. Melody Gardot - The Absence (Decca)
  8. Ablaye Cissoko/Volker Goetze - Amanke Dionti (Motema)
  9. Ablaye Ndiaye Thiossane - Thiossane (Sterns Music)
  10. The Spy from Cairo - Arabadub (Wonder Wheel)
  11. Anoushka Shankar - Traveller (Deutsche Gram
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Blues
3:34 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Top 40 Albums August 2012

  1. Curtis Salgado - Soul Shot (Alligator)
  2. Johnnie Bassett - I Can Make That Happen (Sly Dog)
  3. Little Feat - Rooster Rag (Rounder)
  4. Rockin' Johnny Band - Grim Reaper (Delmark)
  5. Rick Estrin and the Nightcats - ONe Wrong Turn (Alligator)
  6. Albert Castiglia - Living the Dream (Blues Leaf)
  7. Mannish Boys - Double Dynamite (Delta Groove)
  8. The 44s - Americana (Rip Cat)
  9. Tedeschi Trucks Band - Everybody's Talkin' (Sony Masterworks)
  10. Anthony Gomes - Up 2 Zero (Anthony Gomes)
  11. Nathan James and the Rhythm Scratchers - Wh
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World Music
9:00 am
Fri August 31, 2012

September Feature: Hispanic Heritage Month

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (which begins September 15th), Global Village will feature the sounds of bugalu (or boogaloo) – a heady mix of Latin music and soul that made the scene for an all-too-brief time in the ‘60s.

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Jazz
9:00 am
Fri August 31, 2012

September Feature: Corea and Burton

With a new album together and an upcoming date here in town, Night Train will feature music of Chick Corea and Gary Burton throughout September.

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Music
8:00 am
Wed August 1, 2012

August Feature: Stevie Ray Vaughan

Though Stevie Ray Vaughan's main career spanned less than a decade, he managed in that short time to help spark a new interest in blues, established himself as one of the great guitarists of popular music, and won a prominent place in fans hearts where he remains to this day, over twenty years since his passing in a tragic helicopter accident in August, 1990.

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Jazz
8:00 am
Wed August 1, 2012

August Feature: NEA Jazz Masters

At the end of last month, the National Endowment for the Arts announced the list of 2013 NEA Jazz Masters. Since 1982, this highest jazz honor has been bestowed on some of the greatest living musicians in jazz - among them, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Dave Brubeck, Wayne Shorter, Tony Bennett and Jack DeJohnette. NEA Jazz Masters receive a one-time fellowship award of $25,000, are honored at an awards ceremony, and may participate in a variety NEA-sponsored promotional, performance, and educational activities.

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