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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Enjoyable music by Henry Cowell, Alan Hovhaness, John Philip Sousa's right hand man, Arthur Pryor, and others.

Bought by KWAX and KVNO


  • Added: Jan 10, 2020
  • Length: 57:55
  • Purchases: 2
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A pastoral is a piece inspired by nature and on the program this week a selection of lovely works in the genre by Vaughan Williams, Delius, Poulenc...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2020
  • Length: 58:07
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This week a lively overture by Daniel Gregory Mason, a stunning oboe concerto by Michael Torke, film music by James Horner, a piece by George Gersh...

Bought by KVNO and KWAX


  • Added: Dec 28, 2019
  • Length: 58:14
  • Purchases: 2
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Debussy's determination to do something radically new not only changed the course of music, but resulted in stunning musical works. We'll hear some...

  • Added: Dec 24, 2019
  • Length: 58:09
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A selection of piano music by the first American composers to gain an international reputation in the late nineteenth and early 20th centuries.

Bought by KVNO and KWAX


  • Added: Dec 14, 2019
  • Length: 57:10
  • Purchases: 2
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Taking a cue from Handel, we'll hear music inspired by water from a stream, to a canal, to a lake to an ocean.

  • Added: Dec 12, 2019
  • Length: 57:37
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On the show this week terrific music by Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Howard Hanson and Philip Glass among others.

Bought by KWAX


  • Added: Dec 07, 2019
  • Length: 57:34
  • Purchases: 1
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Brilliant orchestrations of keyboard works by J. S. Bach by Respighi, Elgar, Holst, Schoenberg and others.

  • Added: Nov 30, 2019
  • Length: 58:02
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Music this week by Elmer Bernstein from the score for the Magnificent Seven, an Armenian Rhapsody by Alan Hovhaness, piano music by Charles Tomlins...

Bought by KVNO and KWAX


  • Added: Nov 30, 2019
  • Length: 58:10
  • Purchases: 2
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A selection of engaging music of wit, charm and imagination by the French composer.

  • Added: Nov 26, 2019
  • Length: 57:13