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

Caption: Film music you remember, even if you've forgotten the film.
Marriage...Marriage is what brings us together today…

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Jul 26, 2018
  • Length: 58:53
  • Purchases: 1
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American composers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries wrote in a European romantic style on the way to developing a more American sound. We'...

Bought by KWAX and 'The Sea'


  • Added: Jul 19, 2018
  • Length: 57:47
  • Purchases: 2
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American composers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries wrote in a European romantic style on the way to developing a more American sound. We'...

Bought by KWAX and 'The Sea'


  • Added: Jul 19, 2018
  • Length: 57:44
  • Purchases: 2
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The greatest film composer who ever lived also wrote occasional music, patriotic music and music for the concert stage. We'll sample all of these o...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 57:51
  • Purchases: 2
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Some of the music from the rich tradition of works for wind band by American composers.

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2018
  • Length: 57:15
  • Purchases: 1
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A get-to-know-me of great American composers.

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2018
  • Length: 57:32
  • Purchases: 1
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Works of American composers commonly called "Indianists" who were inspired by the traditional music of Native Americans.

Bought by 'The Sea' and KWAX


  • Added: Jul 02, 2018
  • Length: 58:07
  • Purchases: 2
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Another mix of the familiar with delightful discoveries from the past and present of American music.

Bought by KWAX


  • Added: Jul 02, 2018
  • Length: 56:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Film music you remember, even if you've forgotten the film.
From Rocky Balboa to Walter Mitty, join Quinn and Robert as they explore films featuring Underdogs who make it despite the odds.

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  • Added: Jul 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:26
  • Purchases: 1
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Another mix of the familiar with delightful discoveries from the past and present of American music.

Bought by KWAX


  • Added: Jun 29, 2018
  • Length: 57:23
  • Purchases: 1