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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54 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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With very few classical traditions to look back on Irish composers at the turn of the 20th century had to forge a new musical personality for their...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2020
  • Length: 57:27
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Serge Diaghilev's creation of the Ballet Russe in 1909 changed ballet in the 20th century. IN the second of two programs dedicated to the company, ...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2020
  • Length: 58:06
Caption: Film music you remember, even if you've forgotten the film.
Quinn Riley presents Part 1 in a series celebrating Hollywood’s hottest leading men, from the last 100 years of film.

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  • Added: Mar 25, 2020
  • Length: 59:41
  • Purchases: 1
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Music inspired by several of the states in our union. From folk songs to natural beauty to traditions each composer adds his or her unique voice to...

Bought by KVNO and KWAX


  • Added: Mar 22, 2020
  • Length: 58:09
  • Purchases: 2
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On the show this week a Gershwin-inspired tribute to Manhattan by Charles Pizer, a tribute to Gerald an Betty Ford and Vail, Colorado, Piano miniat...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2020
  • Length: 57:33
  • Purchases: 2
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Over the past four hundred years, women in the arts have had difficulty finding acceptance. Gratefully, women in our own generation have made great...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2020
  • Length: 57:16
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On the program some Old American Dances by Robert Russell Bennett, A Spark from Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Ornithological Combat from Anthony Heinric...

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2020
  • Length: 57:23
  • Purchases: 1
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A further selection of music by American composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Composers include George W. Chadwick, Charles Martin ...

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2020
  • Length: 57:33
  • Purchases: 2
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For many people, the music of Aaron Copland IS America. He created a style that was unique and special and influenced generations of composers afte...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2020
  • Length: 57:10
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This week film music by John Williams, a beautiful Sarabande by Ron Nelson, the rousing final movement from the Cello Concerto by Bruce Wolosoff an...

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  • Added: Feb 25, 2020
  • Length: 57:20
  • Purchases: 2