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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140 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.
114 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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59 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'll experience some of the finest and most enjoyable works you'll ever hear.

  • From: KCME
  • Updated: Apr 23, 2020

Latest Pieces

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Composers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries take center stage once more with music by John Alden Carpenter, George Whitefield Chadwick, F...

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2020
  • Length: 58:11
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Film music you remember, even if you've forgotten the film.
On this week's edition of Dinner and a Movie, Quinn Riley presents music from some of John Williams' most Iconic Film Scores.

  • Added: Nov 05, 2020
  • Length: 59:53
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The city of London, with its rich musical traditions has been a magnet for composers and musicians from all over the world. On the program thi...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2020
  • Length: 58:13
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The combat of the condor, Nursery tunes, the Commedia dell'Arte, ghosts in the forest and others are represented on the program, and handbells take...

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  • Added: Oct 26, 2020
  • Length: 58:14
  • Purchases: 2
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Music inspired by the city of Paris including works by Francis Poulenc, Franz Waxman, Frederick Delius and George Gershwin.

  • Added: Oct 23, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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Leonard Bernstein conducts his own music, John Knowles Paine takes a trip to the country, Franz Waxman is suspicious, Jenni Brandon admires Califor...

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  • Added: Oct 20, 2020
  • Length: 58:15
  • Purchases: 2
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We'll hear the first movement of Gershwin's piano concerto, some folk songs with Brad Edwards, a timeless classic by Samuel Barber, Jonathan Leshno...

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  • Added: Oct 14, 2020
  • Length: 57:24
  • Purchases: 2
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Music on the program by Robert Ward, Rick Sowash, Michael Gandolfi, Charles Wakefield Cadman, Edgar Stillman Kelley and Richard Rendleman

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  • Added: Oct 08, 2020
  • Length: 57:41
  • Purchases: 2
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Poulenc was one of the group known as Les Six whose goal was to move French music in a new direction. His early music was focused on the irreverent...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2020
  • Length: 57:58
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The world of sports has been the inspiration for composers for more than a hundred years. On the program, music inspired by Baseball, Racing (both ...

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  • Added: Sep 29, 2020
  • Length: 58:07
  • Purchases: 2