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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98 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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28 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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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.

Bought by KWAX


  • 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
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You'll hear the familiar and the unfamiliar this week, but all of it enjoyable music you should know.

  • Added: Jun 06, 2018
  • Length: 57:59
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A selection of lovely and sometimes poignant cradle songs by American composers.

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  • Added: Jun 06, 2018
  • Length: 57:51
  • Purchases: 1
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The importance of William Shakespeare on western culture can not be overestimated. This week, music by American composers inspired by The Bard of A...

Bought by KVNO, 'The Sea', and KWAX


  • Added: Jun 05, 2018
  • Length: 57:06
  • Purchases: 3
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Music for violin in instrumental, chamber and orchestral settings by American composers.

Bought by KWAX


  • Added: Jun 05, 2018
  • Length: 56:28
  • Purchases: 1
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A selection of composers, some of whom you know, some of whom you'll be introduced to on the program. Some delightful discoveries that you just mig...

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2018
  • Length: 57:02
  • Purchases: 1
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Joyful American Music to help celebrate the New Year with rousing overtures, jubilees, marches and festival music. Morton Gould, Stephen Foster and...

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2018
  • Length: 57:56
  • Purchases: 1