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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153 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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68 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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An uplifting symphony in time of war by Jerome Moross, early twentieth century chamber music by Harry Newton Redman, a haunting theme and a jovial ...

Bought by KVNO and WYAP


  • Added: Jun 10, 2021
  • Length: 57:58
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Film music you remember, even if you've forgotten the film.
On this edition of Dinner and a Movie, Quinn Riley presents some academy award winning music from four films that began life in book form.

  • Added: Jun 01, 2021
  • Length: 58:26
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Charles Ives' First Symphony, a staple for saxophone by Paul Creston, a memory of Corsica from Rick Sowash, music inspired by ancient Chinese bell ...

Bought by KVNO and KWAX


  • Added: May 24, 2021
  • Length: 57:42
  • Purchases: 2
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Music on the show this week by Henry Hadley, Arthur Foote, John Corigliano, Rubin Goldmark and others.

Bought by KVNO and KWAX


  • Added: May 12, 2021
  • Length: 58:13
  • Purchases: 2
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Polish composers have created some of the most original and some of the most enjoyable of the 20th and 21st centuries. This week we'll hear some of...

  • Added: May 12, 2021
  • Length: 58:16
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Music for harp including music by Debussy, Arnold Bax, Jennifer Higdon and others.

  • Added: Apr 23, 2021
  • Length: 58:02
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This week music inspired by Hemingway from Michael Daugherty, a trip across the sea with Edward MacDowell, Caroline Shaw celebrates Dumbarton Oaks...

Bought by KVNO and KWAX


  • Added: Apr 15, 2021
  • Length: 58:03
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Film music you remember, even if you've forgotten the film.
From Blood Simple to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, on this edition Dinner and a Movie, Quinn Riley explores the film music of Crater Bu...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2021
  • Length: 58:36
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Marches by Francis Johnson, flowery piano music by Amy Beach, a celebration of spirit of adventure by J. A. C. Redford. waltzing cowboys by Aaron C...

Bought by KVNO and KWAX


  • Added: Apr 02, 2021
  • Length: 57:57
  • Purchases: 2
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Music inspired by the life, tales and poems of Edgar Allen Poe.

  • Added: Mar 29, 2021
  • Length: 57:54