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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182 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.
119 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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80 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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The lost art of incidental music. Selections by Gerald Finzi, Claude Debussy, Francis Poulenc, Carl Nielsen and others.

  • Added: Jan 28, 2023
  • Length: 58:13
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Music for oboe by Malcolm Arnold, Bohuslav Martinu, Kenneth Fuchs, Gerald Finzi and others.

  • Added: Jan 28, 2023
  • Length: 58:14
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Swashbuckling music by Kevin McKee, an Essay by Samuel Barber, a viola sonata movement by Arthur Foote, some camera studies by Sousa and others.

Bought by KWAX


  • Added: Jan 23, 2023
  • Length: 58:16
  • Purchases: 1
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George Bristow reflects on a 20 year nap, Aaron Copland takes us to a Rodeo, George Gershwin shows us how to play his piano preludes and more.

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2023
  • Length: 58:17
  • Purchases: 1
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Music inspired by great works of literature by Percy Shelley, Herman Melville, the Arabian Knights and others with music by Samuel Barber, Josef Bo...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2023
  • Length: 57:50
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Music of the Neo-Classical genre with works by Igor Stravinsky, Francis Poulenc, Paul Hindemith and others.

  • Added: Dec 07, 2022
  • Length: 57:37
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Louis Coerne wields Excalibur in a rarely-heard tone poem. Also music from a beautiful oboe sonata by Christopher Tyler Nickel, classic tunes from ...

Bought by KVNO and KWAX


  • Added: Dec 01, 2022
  • Length: 57:47
  • Purchases: 2
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Erich Wolfgang Korngold takes us to Juarez, Arnold Rosner and Howard Hanson take us back to their student days, George McKay takes us on a harbor c...

Bought by KVNO and KWAX


  • Added: Dec 01, 2022
  • Length: 57:33
  • Purchases: 2
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this week Peter Boyer raises the curtain, David Baker shades the blues, Amy Beach leads us through Grandmother's Garden, Miguel del Aguila takes us...

Bought by KWAX and KVNO


  • Added: Oct 15, 2022
  • Length: 57:57
  • Purchases: 2
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this week the first movement from the brilliant Clarinet Concerto by Rick Sowash, a deeply personal statement for saxophone and piano by Steven Ban...

Bought by KWAX and KVNO


  • Added: Oct 12, 2022
  • Length: 58:12
  • Purchases: 2