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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194 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
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21 Pieces

A weekly show celebrating the choral art throughout the centuries, with performances by some of the finest ensembles around the world. Hosted by Simon Jacobs, Choral Splendour features sacred and secular music from medieval times to the present day. Experience everything from Hildegard von Bingen to the latest choral composers, as well as exciting new recordings.

  • From: KCME
  • Updated: Jul 19, 2023
Caption: Film music you remember, even if you've forgotten the film.
122 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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Choral works by leading American 20th century composers with eclectic interdisciplinary influences, such as jazz, Hebrew themes, and great poetry. ...

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2023
  • Length: 58:46
  • Purchases: 1
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An exploration of the madrigal in the choral tradition, as well as secular songs and odes from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Music by Thomas...

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2023
  • Length: 59:37
  • Purchases: 1
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William Byrd was one of the greatest choral composers of the English Renaissance, and 2023 marks the 400th anniversary of his death. This edition o...

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  • Added: Jul 21, 2023
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This edition of Choral Splendour features choral works by American, English and Irish composers of the 20th century. We'll hear music by Morton Gou...

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  • Added: Jul 21, 2023
  • Length: 59:02
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This program celebrates the rich history of the spiritual in choral music. We'll hear arrangements of traditional spirituals, and a powerful work c...

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  • Added: Jul 19, 2023
  • Length: 58:51
  • Purchases: 1
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Ballet music on the program by John Alden Carpenter, a new quartet by Justin Hellman, an overture by Libby Larsen, piano music by David Del Tredici...

Bought by KVNO, KWAX, and GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: Jul 19, 2023
  • Length: 57:28
  • Purchases: 3
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Music from a fabulous new piece by Kevin Puts, a lovely Canzonetta by Samuel Barber, Songs without Words by Bruce Wolosoff and more.

Bought by WDPR, GCR (Global Community Radio), KVNO, and KWAX


  • Added: Jul 19, 2023
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 4
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The Piano Concerto by Florence Price, Music for harp and piano by Arthur Farwell, a new recording of music by Bernard Herrmann from Hitchcock's The...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KVNO, and KWAX


  • Added: Jul 19, 2023
  • Length: 58:10
  • Purchases: 3
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Many choral composers used their music as a vehicle to call for peace in the world, setting both Biblical texts and poetry. In today's troubled tim...

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  • Added: Jul 19, 2023
  • Length: 59:04
  • Purchases: 1
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A varied program of great choral music, featuring works by William Byrd, Herbert Howells, Robert Schumann, Francis Poulenc, and Eric Whitacre.

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio) and WVTF


  • Added: Jul 19, 2023
  • Length: 57:49
  • Purchases: 2