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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178 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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76 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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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...

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  • 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...

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  • Added: Oct 12, 2022
  • Length: 58:12
  • Purchases: 2
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This week the Promenade Overture by John Corigliano, piano etudes by H Leslie Adams, variations by George Gershwin, a saxophone sonata by John C. W...

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  • Added: Sep 17, 2022
  • Length: 58:10
  • Purchases: 2
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A remembrance of the tragedy of 9-11 with heartfelt music by Arnold Bax, Maurice Ravel, Morton Gould and others.

  • Added: Sep 16, 2022
  • Length: 58:09
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Music from the 20th century featuring the cello. Music by Leib Glantz, Sergei Prokofiev, Arthur Honegger, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Edward Elgar and ...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2022
  • Length: 57:44
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Jerome Kern goes to the movies, Leo Sowerby tips his hat to Percy Grainger, Frederick Converse embraces Walt Whitman, Peter Schickele ignores PDQ B...

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  • Added: Sep 02, 2022
  • Length: 58:06
  • Purchases: 2
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Traditional and re-imagined applications of variation form this week with music by Respighi, Vaughan Williams, Rozsa and Poulenc.

  • Added: Sep 01, 2022
  • Length: 57:27
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A movement from the Piano Concerto by Amy Beach, Ken Miller celebrates the Emerald Valley, the Third Symphony by Roy Harris, a Modern Suite from th...

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2022
  • Length: 58:11
  • Purchases: 2
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Alan Hovhaness' Guitar Concerto No. 2, a meditation of the Ohio River by Byron O'Keefe, Snappy Saloon Songs by Fred Hersch, a Jazz Symphony for Pau...

Bought by KWAX, KVNO, and WDPR


  • Added: Aug 13, 2022
  • Length: 58:19
  • Purchases: 3
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Doug Lofstrom's pastoral Music for Strings, a violin sonata by Ruben Goldmark, a scandalous overture by Samuel Barber, chamber music by John Alden ...

Bought by KVNO, WDPR, and KWAX


  • Added: Aug 01, 2022
  • Length: 58:33
  • Purchases: 3