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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160 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.
118 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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71 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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A rhapsody is a freeform piece that just represents anything the composer likes. Five examples of the form by American composers this week.

  • Added: Sep 14, 2021
  • Length: 57:35
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Virtuoso classical music for harmonica by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Alan Hovhaness, Joaquin Rodrigo, Heitor Villa-Lobos and others.

  • Added: Sep 11, 2021
  • Length: 57:32
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Music this week by Kevin Puts, one of the most often performed of American composers. His dynamic and sensitive personal style has made him one of ...

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  • Added: Aug 14, 2021
  • Length: 57:47
  • Purchases: 3
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Don Ray this week gives us a Homestead Dance, we see some character from John Knowles Paine, Julian Wachner is inspired by The Peanuts, Ben Model s...

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  • Added: Aug 09, 2021
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 3
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This week Jennifer Higdon fills our dance card, Eric Ewazen rues our divisive times, Roy Harris does Abraham Lincoln, Elena Ruehr brings Ann Patche...

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  • Added: Aug 02, 2021
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 3
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An eclectic selection of music with a band arrangement of music from The Red Pony by Aaron Copland, beautiful, meditative works from Michael Daughe...

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  • Added: Jul 20, 2021
  • Length: 57:43
  • Purchases: 3
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This week a mountainous inspiration from Alan Hovhaness, chamber music by George W. Chadwick, an intimate work by Samantha Sack, classic ragtime fr...

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  • Added: Jul 14, 2021
  • Length: 57:33
  • Purchases: 2
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Music can elevate a mediocre film and make a great one immortal. The collaboration between director and composer is one of the most important in th...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2021
  • Length: 58:06
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Music can elevate a mediocre film and make a great one immortal. The collaboration between director and composer is one of the most important in th...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2021
  • Length: 57:39
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Music this week by Samuel Barber and Lawrence Mumford; Howard Hanson's favorite summer spot, Ferde Grofe's tribute to New York and Broadway and oth...

Bought by KWAX, KVNO, and WYAP


  • Added: Jun 14, 2021
  • Length: 58:02
  • Purchases: 3