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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94 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.
108 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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23 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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American music featuring the clarinet. Works by John Williams, Randall Thompson, Douglas Moore and others.

Bought by KWAX


  • Added: Apr 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 1
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We love our pets and cats and dogs are foremost among them. This week a selection of works inspired by our furry friends.

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  • Added: Apr 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:05
  • Purchases: 1
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The rich history of American music would be considerably less rich and vibrant without the contributions of African Americans. This week a selectio...

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  • Added: Apr 25, 2019
  • Length: 57:28
  • Purchases: 1
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American music representing stories that stir our imaginations.

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2019
  • Length: 58:09
  • Purchases: 1
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A selection of encore performances and music from acclaimed local artists.

  • Added: Apr 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:10
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Piano superstar Martina Filjak performs a live recital.

  • Added: Apr 09, 2019
  • Length: 57:47
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A live performance by Leila Josefowicz, violin and John Novacek, piano.

  • Added: Apr 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:06
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A live concert by the acclaimed string ensemble Sybarite5.

  • Added: Apr 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:06
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A live concert by the chamber group Shuffle where the audience chooses the program.

  • Added: Apr 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:20
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A live performance by the Takacs Quartet.

  • Added: Apr 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:24