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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97 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.
109 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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25 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 will enjoy some of the finest and most enjoyable works you'll ever hear.

  • From: KCME
  • Updated: May 24, 2019

Latest Pieces

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Music inspired by the sights and sounds of the city.

Bought by KWAX


  • Added: Jun 12, 2018
  • Length: 57:50
  • Purchases: 1
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A brilliant song writer who also happened to be a genius, Gershwin has given us some of the most beloved music in the world. This week I'll be shar...

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  • Added: Jun 12, 2018
  • Length: 57:47
  • Purchases: 1
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A selection of works conducted or performed by the ultimate renaissance man.

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  • Added: Jun 11, 2018
  • Length: 57:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Three movements from American symphonies interrupted by other great pieces.

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  • Added: Jun 11, 2018
  • Length: 57:16
  • Purchases: 1
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Among the first composers to create music with a truly American identity. Vice-president of a prominent shipping firm, he led a truly remarkable life.

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  • Added: Jun 11, 2018
  • Length: 57:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Film music you remember, even if you've forgotten the film.
From prehistory to the blood red sands of the of the ancient coliseum, Dinner and a Movie presents, Swords and Sandals; music from films about barb...

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  • Added: Jun 09, 2018
  • Length: 58:55
  • Purchases: 1
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A further collection of American music that should be heard more often.

  • Added: Jun 09, 2018
  • Length: 57:55
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More music that should be heard again or for the first time.

  • Added: Jun 09, 2018
  • Length: 57:57
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A further selection of eclectic piano works by American composers.

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  • Added: Jun 09, 2018
  • Length: 57:06
  • Purchases: 1
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The gentle beauty of pastoral music is represented on the program this week.

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  • Added: Jun 09, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 1