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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197 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
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21 Pieces

A weekly show celebrating the choral art throughout the centuries, with performances by some of the finest ensembles around the world. Hosted by Simon Jacobs, Choral Splendour features sacred and secular music from medieval times to the present day. Experience everything from Hildegard von Bingen to the latest choral composers, as well as exciting new recordings.

  • From: KCME
  • Updated: Jul 19, 2023
Caption: Film music you remember, even if you've forgotten the film.
122 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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Recreating a sensation that's travelling around the country, I'm presenting George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with Peter Boyer's brand new compani...

Bought by KVNO, KWAX, and GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: May 17, 2024
  • Length: 57:26
  • Purchases: 3
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Music inspired by Mexico by Aaron Copland, Broken Music by Kenji Bunch, We'll be serenaded by Nicolas Flagello, and experience the magic of Chaplin.

Bought by KVNO, KWAX, and GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: May 15, 2024
  • Length: 58:15
  • Purchases: 3
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Kenneth Fuchs unites some artists, Miguel del Aguila tells of the fall of the Aztecs, Kerry Turner reveals the Ghosts of Dublin and more.

Bought by KVNO, GCR (Global Community Radio), and KWAX


  • Added: Apr 04, 2024
  • Length: 58:15
  • Purchases: 3
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Film music from Henry Mancini, a string quartet inspired by a classic comedian, Preludes and a fugue, a world premiere broadcast and more.

Bought by KVNO, KWAX, and GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: Jan 17, 2024
  • Length: 58:17
  • Purchases: 3
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A selection of great choruses from oratorios, and a complete performance of Ildebrando Pizzetti's 1923 work, the "Messa di Requiem".

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: Jan 01, 2024
  • Length: 58:54
  • Purchases: 1
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Celebrate Christmas with some wonderful English carols, old and new, sung by great choirs from around the UK. This program also features Benjamin B...

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  • Added: Dec 22, 2023
  • Length: 58:28
  • Purchases: 1
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Armenian Folk Songs by Alan Hovhaness, memories of summer by Howard Hanson, Themes for silent movies by William Perry and others.

Bought by KVNO, GCR (Global Community Radio), KWAX, and WDPR


  • Added: Dec 06, 2023
  • Length: 58:26
  • Purchases: 4
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Seafaring music by Howard Hanson, music of faith and inspiration by Jonathan Leshnoff and Barbara Harbach, music for flute by Amy Beach and piano m...

Bought by KVNO, GCR (Global Community Radio), WDPR, and KWAX


  • Added: Dec 05, 2023
  • Length: 58:29
  • Purchases: 4
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This edition celebrates choral music written for the season of Advent, with works by Felix Mendelssohn, Orlando Gibbons, Richard Lloyd, Edward Nayl...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: Dec 04, 2023
  • Length: 59:04
  • Purchases: 1
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Dance music by Henry F. Gilbert, movements from a hot piano concerto by teddy Abrams, John Alden Carpenter sets poetry by Tagore, Americana by Will...

Bought by KVNO, WDPR, GCR (Global Community Radio), and KWAX


  • Added: Nov 28, 2023
  • Length: 57:55
  • Purchases: 4