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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99 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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29 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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The list of American composers who traveled to Paris for the sole purpose of studying with the legendary Nadia Boulanger reads like a Who’s Who of ...

Bought by 'The Sea'


  • Added: May 11, 2018
  • Length: 56:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Women in the arts have had a difficult time over the centuries. On this program a selection of amazing works by American women composers.

Bought by KVNO and 'The Sea'


  • Added: May 11, 2018
  • Length: 57:27
  • Purchases: 2
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Georges Balanchine was the first to establish ballet in America with his School of American Ballet in New York. The greatest composers of the 20th ...

  • Added: May 11, 2018
  • Length: 57:34
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Light music by composers from all over the world has delighted audiences. In this installment, light music by American composers including Leroy An...

  • Added: May 11, 2018
  • Length: 58:03
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Music in Celebration of July 4th. Composers include John Williams, Morton Gould and William Grant Still.

Bought by Delmarva Public Radio, KHNS, and WAMC


  • Added: May 11, 2018
  • Length: 57:57
  • Purchases: 3
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A selection of music by American composers inspired by the season of Summer. Composers include Edward MacDowell, Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, Lero...

  • Added: May 09, 2018
  • Length: 55:55
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American composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries set the bar for the composers who would come after them. Although their style was stil...

Bought by KVNO and 'The Sea'


  • Added: May 09, 2018
  • Length: 57:56
  • Purchases: 2
From: KCME
Series: American Landscapes
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By the 1920s jazz had taken hold of the American music scene. Classical composers were just as excited by the new genre and wrote unique pieces ins...

Bought by KZYX and KHNS


  • Added: May 09, 2018
  • Length: 56:57
  • Purchases: 2
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Aaron Copland redefined American music. The use of folk themes, the rhythms and the harmonies that we think of as distinctly American are represent...

  • Added: May 03, 2018
  • Length: 56:28
Caption: Film music you remember, even if you've forgotten the film.
On this edition of Dinner and a Movie, on the 106th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, Robert and Quinn present James Horner's Academy ...

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Apr 19, 2018
  • Length: 58:39
  • Purchases: 1