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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176 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

Caption: Film music you remember, even if you've forgotten the film.
Celebrate Easter with John Debney's Oscar nominated score for Mel Gibson's 2004 Biblical Drama, The Passion of the Christ.

  • Added: Apr 12, 2022
  • Length: 57:58
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Sinfoniettas from the 20th century including works by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Leos Janacek, Malcolm Arnold and others.

  • Added: Apr 04, 2022
  • Length: 57:07
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Music for wind band by Kenneth Fuchs, John Gottsch celebrates Princess Yurievskaya and Tsar Alexander II, George W. Chadwick is inspired by the mus...

Bought by WDPR, KNCT FM, KWAX, and KVNO


  • Added: Mar 19, 2022
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 4
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Music inspired by cold weather from antarctica to a snowy landscape to a snowman in music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Claude Debussy, Einouhani Raut...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2022
  • Length: 57:18
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A delightful conversation with composer Danae Vlasse featuring some of her best works including two pieces from her recent Grammy-winning album Myt...

Bought by WDPR, KNCT FM, KWAX, and KVNO


  • Added: Mar 11, 2022
  • Length: 57:37
  • Purchases: 4
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Music by Romeo Cascarino inspired by Pygmalion and Galatea, Michael Torke's take on the month of July, Kenneth Fuchs takes a cue from artist Helen ...

Bought by WDPR, KNCT FM, KVNO, and KWAX


  • Added: Feb 25, 2022
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 4
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James Curnow shines a spotlight on the euphonium, Music from Henry Hadley's Fourth Symphony, a diabolic scherzo by Charles Tomlinson Griffes, A bea...

Bought by WDPR, KNCT FM, KWAX, and KVNO


  • Added: Jan 06, 2022
  • Length: 58:11
  • Purchases: 4
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This week a playful dance by Claude T. Smith, a compositional challenge resulting in a August Diary by Doug Lofstrom, A rhapsody for hope by David ...

Bought by WDPR, KNCT FM, KWAX, and KVNO


  • Added: Nov 26, 2021
  • Length: 58:15
  • Purchases: 4
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This week a trumpet concerto by Michael Mikulka, a new take on ancient chant by Victoria Bond, music to wake up to by Arthur Foote, music from a cl...

Bought by WDPR, KNCT FM, KWAX, and KVNO


  • Added: Nov 16, 2021
  • Length: 58:11
  • Purchases: 4
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This week a movement from the affirming Clarinet Concerto by Rick Sowash, a late-night jazz set from Mike Titlebaum, the breaking of dawn in music ...

Bought by WDPR, KWAX, and KVNO


  • Added: Nov 05, 2021
  • Length: 58:06
  • Purchases: 3