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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146 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.
116 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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65 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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Dan Locklair celebrates Autumn, Dave Brubeck is inspired by Chopin, Aaron Copland celebrates human rights and more.

  • Added: Mar 03, 2021
  • Length: 58:02
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Romantic music by George W. Chadwick, Arne Oldberg and Edna Pietsch, a Beautiful American Rhapsody by Kenneth Fuchs, The mythology of Peter Boyer a...

Bought by KVNO and KWAX


  • Added: Feb 17, 2021
  • Length: 57:36
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Film music you remember, even if you've forgotten the film.
Quinn Riley takes a second look at movies that started out as TV shows.

Bought by KTXK and WYAP


  • Added: Feb 11, 2021
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 2
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Music through the twentieth century premiered in the month of February including Rhapsody in Blue, Prokofiev's Lt. Kije, a piano tribute by Ravel a...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2021
  • Length: 57:59
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Music inspired by the 16th President of the United States by George Frederick McKay, Aaron Copland, Michael Daugherty, Paul Turok, John Knowles Pai...

Bought by KVNO and KWAX


  • Added: Jan 31, 2021
  • Length: 57:58
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Film music you remember, even if you've forgotten the film.
Quinn Riley continues with Part 3 in a series celebrating Hollywood's hottest leading men from the last 100 years of film.

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2021
  • Length: 59:21
  • Purchases: 1
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Music this week from Leroy Anderson from his Piano Concerto, film music by John Williams, folk inspired music by Henry Gilbert, a couple of recent ...

Bought by KVNO and KWAX


  • Added: Jan 24, 2021
  • Length: 58:02
  • Purchases: 2
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A selection of works by 20th century composers that had their world premieres in the month of January.

  • Added: Jan 19, 2021
  • Length: 57:51
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Ballet music by Margaret Buechner, an opera intermezzo by Samuel Barber, Music for St. Louis by Barbara Harbach, Duke Ellington for string quartet ...

Bought by KWAX and KVNO


  • Added: Jan 13, 2021
  • Length: 57:30
  • Purchases: 2
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A selection of festive music to help celebrate the New Year.

  • Added: Dec 23, 2020
  • Length: 58:01