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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134 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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56 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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The recorded legacy of composers performing their own works is vast, but rarely heard. This week, a chance to hear piano music, via original record...

  • Added: May 09, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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Alan Hovhaness makes the orchestra work harder, Joseph Lamb works his ragtime magic, George Frederick McKay takes us on a tour of Puget Sound, John...

Bought by KWAX and KVNO


  • Added: May 07, 2020
  • Length: 58:05
  • Purchases: 2
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This week a jazz concerto by Dana Seuess, a dance by Quincy Porter, music from Celtic legends from Edward MacDowell, a visit to Middle Earth by Cra...

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  • Added: May 07, 2020
  • Length: 57:24
  • Purchases: 1
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The guitar wasn't much on composer's radar for many years. The great guitar virtuosi of the 20th century changed all of this. Their incredible mast...

  • Added: May 02, 2020
  • Length: 58:05
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Beautiful music by Amy Beach, Lou Harrison and David Baker, an energetic chamber piece by John Knowles Paine and epic music by Alfred Newman and Ch...

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  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 57:35
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Film music you remember, even if you've forgotten the film.
Quinn Riley continues with part 2 in a series celebrating hollywoods hottest leading men from the last 100 years of film.

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  • Added: Apr 25, 2020
  • Length: 58:40
  • Purchases: 1
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A selection of music inspired by the season of renewal. Works by Respighi, Delius, Debussy and others this week.

  • Added: Apr 23, 2020
  • Length: 58:07
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On the program the first movement from the Symphony No. 4 by Henry Hadley, music inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald by John Harbison, some ballet musi...

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  • Added: Apr 22, 2020
  • Length: 58:02
  • Purchases: 2
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This week some "Great" film music by Jerry Goldsmith, some sketches of Athens by George Templeton Strong, music for banjo and orchestra by Harry Re...

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  • Added: Apr 15, 2020
  • Length: 58:08
  • Purchases: 2
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History, fiction or legend? A little of all three in a program of music inspired by legendary characters including Cyrano de Bergerac, Don Quixote,...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2020
  • Length: 57:45