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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84 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.
104 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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13 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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One of the most unique musical voices of 20th century English composers, William Walton enjoyed a brilliant career. We'll hear some of the best of ...

  • Added: Jun 17, 2019
  • Length: 57:48
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American composers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries wrote in a European romantic style . We'll sample a further collection of these works.

Bought by KWAX


  • Added: Jun 17, 2019
  • Length: 57:11
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Film music you remember, even if you've forgotten the film.
The film music of versatile composer, Alan Silvestri.

  • Added: Jun 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:21
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The works of Shakespeare have been an inspiration for composers for centuries. This week a sample from the 20th century.

  • Added: Jun 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:15
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From its humble beginnings, jazz had swept the globe by the 1920s. Even classical composers were intrigued and integrated or imitated jazz in their...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2019
  • Length: 58:12
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A program highlighting the considerable, important and indispensable contributions to music by African American composers.

  • Added: May 30, 2019
  • Length: 57:03
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The legend that is Humphrey Bogart has brought joy to generations of film fans. In addition, the music written for some of his films has been among...

  • Added: May 29, 2019
  • Length: 57:36
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Music from around the world for unjustly neglected wind and brass bands. Great music has been written for them by great composers and with this han...

  • Added: May 29, 2019
  • Length: 57:29
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The life and music of the great Englishman.

  • Added: May 28, 2019
  • Length: 57:56
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Leon Fleischer was forced to reinvent himself as a left-handed concert pianist after a neurological condition. Hear some of the music he recorded i...

  • Added: May 28, 2019
  • Length: 57:04