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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182 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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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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A master of light music, Anderson has an important place in American tradition. This week some of the music that has delighted audiences for three ...

Bought by WDPR, KWAX, Interlochen Public Radio, KWAX, and Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi)


  • Added: May 24, 2018
  • Length: 56:55
  • Purchases: 5
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Edward MacDowell was the first American whose music began to approach an American sound. This week a sampling from his great body of work.

Bought by KWAX, WDPR, KVNO, and KWAX


  • Added: May 24, 2018
  • Length: 58:13
  • Purchases: 4
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This week, American music inspired by plants, animals and the beauty of nature.

Bought by KWAX, WDPR, KVNO, KWAX, and KVNO


  • Added: May 24, 2018
  • Length: 57:57
  • Purchases: 5
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Inspired by poetry, great books and plays, this week we'll hear music based on Shakespeare, Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson and others.

Bought by KWAX, WDPR, KWAX, and KVNO


  • Added: May 23, 2018
  • Length: 57:06
  • Purchases: 4
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The symphony was the statement of intent that a composer was all in. It was the work by which he would be judged as a serious professional with no ...

Bought by KWAX, WDPR, and KWAX


  • Added: May 23, 2018
  • Length: 57:52
  • Purchases: 3
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Music for piano is one of the staples of every composer's work. This week piano music by Aaron Copland, Edward MacDowell, Amy Beach, Dave Brubeck ...

Bought by KWAX, WDPR, KVNO, and KWAX


  • Added: May 22, 2018
  • Length: 57:45
  • Purchases: 4
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He was the most famous film composer of his age, but his true ambition lie in being a composer for the concert stage. Music for films and the conce...

Bought by Rhythm & News Service, WDPR, and KWAX


  • Added: May 22, 2018
  • Length: 57:41
  • Purchases: 3
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Apart from the inspiration of American subjects, American composers also looked to the richness of other cultures to inspire their work. This week,...

Bought by Rhythm & News Service, WDPR, and KWAX


  • Added: May 22, 2018
  • Length: 57:42
  • Purchases: 3
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Morton Gould was among the most-loved of American composers. With a background in jazz and popular styles, he created his own kind of music, and it...

Bought by Rhythm & News Service, WDPR, KVNO, and KWAX


  • Added: May 22, 2018
  • Length: 57:15
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Film music you remember, even if you've forgotten the film.
On this edition of Dinner and a Movie get "Spaced Out" with Quinn and Robert, as they explore film scores from movies about space travel.

Bought by KUPR low power FM and KMXT


  • Added: May 16, 2018
  • Length: 58:42
  • Purchases: 2