KCME

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KCME 88.7 FM is an independent public radio station that broadcasts classical music and jazz twenty-four hours a day. Founded in 1977, KCME's studios were located in a small house near a babbling creek in Manitou Springs, Colorado. Over the years, KCME has grown to the point where it now broadcasts its signal over a much wider area from its transmitter high atop Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado Springs. With translators serving Cañon City / Florence (91.1 FM), Manitou Springs (90.9 FM), Salida (89.5 FM), and Cripple Creek / Victor (89.5 FM), KCME has expanded its services to other communities who have expressed a desire to hear KCME. By satellite transmission, KCME's signal is heard in mountainous areas that would otherwise be difficult to reach and, in the future, KCME expects to broadcast to additional communities. The added ability to broadcast its signal over the internet means that KCME may now be heard literally anywhere in the world. With its studios now located in Colorado Springs, KCME's operating revenues are derived from membership drives and from the sale of on-air underwriting to community-minded businesses, thus assuring that a hundred percent of its support comes from the community it serves.

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130 Pieces

American Landscapes is a weekly potpourri of the best of American music, hosted by Michael Campion. You’ll be treated to works by composers such as Copland, Samuel Barber, George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Edward MacDowell, George Chadwick and many others. There will be much-loved music that never gets old, music to get reacquainted with and music that you’ll be hearing for the first time, with plenty to add to your list of favorites. And every piece you hear will be born in the USA!

  • From: KCME
  • Updated: Apr 25, 2019
Caption: Film music you remember, even if you've forgotten the film.
113 Pieces

Join Quinn Riley and Robert Bruce for a weekly one hour program exploring film music by known and not so well known composers from Chaplin to Zimmer. Film music you remember … even if you’ve forgotten the film.

  • From: KCME
  • Updated: Nov 06, 2016
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13 Pieces

In Performance at Elevation highlights the rich musical life of Colorado Springs with live recitals by some of your favorite classical music stars as well as stunning performances by celebrated local ensembles and guests.

  • From: KCME
  • Updated: Apr 08, 2019
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49 Pieces

Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs, hosted by Michael Campion, is a program for people who don't care for contemporary music and those who do, but want a lighter hand on the throttle. It's an hour-long voyage of discovery into twentieth and twenty-first century music during which you'll experience some of the finest and most enjoyable works you'll ever hear.

  • From: KCME
  • Updated: Apr 23, 2020

Latest Pieces

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Music by an American legend. He orchestrated shows for Gershwin, Porter, Kern, Berlin and others and was a gifted composer in his own right. Music ...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2020
  • Length: 58:08
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In 1937 Adolf Hitler ordered an exhibition of art that the National Socialists used to discredit artists that were considered degenerate. The follo...

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Aug 03, 2020
  • Length: 58:10
  • Purchases: 1
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Patriotic music by Carolyn Bremer, a chamber piece by Amy Beach, music inspired by nature from J. A. C. Redford, Cosmic Speculation by Michael Gand...

Bought by KWAX and KVNO


  • Added: Jul 27, 2020
  • Length: 58:03
  • Purchases: 2
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A film overture by Korngold, a jazz concerto by James P. Johnson, a folk suite for piano by Nathaniel Dett and more.

Bought by KVNO and KWAX


  • Added: Jul 20, 2020
  • Length: 57:49
  • Purchases: 2
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The list of American composers who traveled to Paris for the sole purpose of studying with the legendary Nadia Boulanger reads like a Who’s Who of ...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2020
  • Length: 57:07
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After dying out by the end of the eighteenth century, the harpsichord made a comeback in the 20th. Composers became interested in the instrument ag...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2020
  • Length: 58:01
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Americana by George Gershwin and David Amram, a school reunion with Leroy Anderson, Music from a dazzling pianist in his day and others.

Bought by KWAX and KVNO


  • Added: Jul 14, 2020
  • Length: 58:08
  • Purchases: 2
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Contemplative pieces by Gian Carlo Menotti and Joseph Scianni, Cecil Burleigh fancies the violin, up the beanstalk with George Templeton Strong and...

Bought by KWAX and KVNO


  • Added: Jul 04, 2020
  • Length: 58:03
  • Purchases: 2
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On the program an overture from early America and a concerto inspired by its first settlers, works inspired by our greatest river and our most magn...

Bought by KWAX and KVNO


  • Added: Jun 29, 2020
  • Length: 58:06
  • Purchases: 2
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The music world is forever indebted to Frederick Chopin for his brilliant and insightful piano music. It changed the way musicians and composers th...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2020
  • Length: 57:42