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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32 Pieces

American Landscapes is a weekly potpourri of the best in 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: May 09, 2018
Caption: Film music you remember, even if you've forgotten the film.
83 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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Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs, hosted by Michael Campion, is 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 music you'll ever hear.

  • From: KCME
  • Updated: May 18, 2016

Latest Pieces

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Grofe's reputation rests largely on his famous Grand Canyon Suite, but there is so much more. This week music from the many imaginative suites by F...

  • Added: May 24, 2018
  • Length: 57:56
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A master of light music, Anderson has an important place in American tradition. This week some of the music that has delighted audiences for three ...

  • Added: May 24, 2018
  • Length: 56:55
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Edward MacDowell was the first American whose music began to approach an American sound. This week a sampling from his great body of work.

  • Added: May 24, 2018
  • Length: 58:13
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This week, American music inspired by plants, animals and the beauty of nature.

  • Added: May 24, 2018
  • Length: 57:57
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Inspired by poetry, great books and plays, this week we'll hear music based on Shakespeare, Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson and others.

  • Added: May 23, 2018
  • Length: 57:06
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The symphony was the statement of intent that a composer was all in. It was the work by which he would be judged as a serious professional with no ...

  • Added: May 23, 2018
  • Length: 57:52
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Music for piano is one of the staples of every composer's work. This week piano music by Aaron Copland, Edward MacDowell, Amy Beach, Dave Brubeck ...

  • Added: May 22, 2018
  • Length: 57:45
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He was the most famous film composer of his age, but his true ambition lie in being a composer for the concert stage. Music for films and the conce...

  • Added: May 22, 2018
  • Length: 57:41
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Apart from the inspiration of American subjects, American composers also looked to the richness of other cultures to inspire their work. This week,...

  • Added: May 22, 2018
  • Length: 57:42
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Morton Gould was among the most-loved of American composers. With a background in jazz and popular styles, he created his own kind of music, and it...

  • Added: May 22, 2018
  • Length: 57:15