WICHITA - Global Village took home top place for Most Licensed Series in the 2016 PRX Zeitfunk Awards, announced in March 2017 by PRX.
Each year PRX, which along with NPR and PRI is the main route for distribution of audio content to public and community radio stations, presents the Zeitfunk Awards. They are based entirely on the actual number of individual shows stations take through PRX for air. Global Village, which placed in the Top 10 several times and as high as Top Three in the past, this year was named the Number One Most Licensed Series taken by stations through PRX.
Global Village went on the air on KMUW in January 2007, the outgrowth of a world music radio show started in 1989 by host Chris Heim and one of the longest-running world music shows in public radio. It offers an eclectic mix of programming that highlights not only a wide array of world styles and artists, but jazz, folk, rock and blues performers who incorporate world influences in their work.
Global Village began national and international distribution in September 2010 and has aired to date on over 325 stations in 40 states, Canada, New Zealand and Cambodia.