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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78 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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In the stress of life and upheaval around the world, music can help calm a troubled spirit. This week, music for reflection, meditation, hope and...

Bought by Rhythm & News Service, WDPR, KVNO, KWAX, and 'The Sea'


  • Added: May 16, 2018
  • Length: 57:33
  • Purchases: 5
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Film music by famous American composers including Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein and Virgil Thomson.

Bought by WDPR, KZYX, KWAX, KVNO, and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: May 16, 2018
  • Length: 57:50
  • Purchases: 5
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Howard Hanson was a firm believer in the relationship between composer and listener. His highly original style sought to communicate beauty, crafts...

Bought by WDPR and KWAX


  • Added: May 15, 2018
  • Length: 57:47
  • Purchases: 2
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Since Haydn, the string quartet has always been one of those genres that tested the mettle of any serious composer. You'll hear some of the best of...

Bought by Rhythm & News Service, WDPR, and KWAX


  • Added: May 15, 2018
  • Length: 57:52
  • Purchases: 3
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This week I’m very happy to be able to bring back to life music by largely forgotten American composers. As you’ll hear, it's baffling why some of...

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


  • Added: May 15, 2018
  • Length: 57:57
  • Purchases: 6
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Charles Tomlinson Griffes was inspired by the German romantics, but his later works display a lavish sound world and an ethereal vision that is uni...

Bought by Rhythm & News Service, WDPR, and KWAX


  • Added: May 15, 2018
  • Length: 57:39
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Film music you remember, even if you've forgotten the film.
From Norma Bates to "Marmee" March, celebrate mothers of all kinds with music from films about mothers; Sweet, Scary and everything in between!

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: May 14, 2018
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 1
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Amy Beach became the first internationally recognized American woman composer. This week we'll hear some of the music that made her famous.

Bought by WDPR, KVNO, KVNO, KWAX, and 'The Sea'


  • Added: May 13, 2018
  • Length: 57:44
  • Purchases: 5
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This week, a selection of concerti for diverse instruments. Composers include George Gershwin, Edward MacDowell and Elmer Bernstein.

Bought by Rhythm & News Service, KWAX, and KVNO


  • Added: May 13, 2018
  • Length: 56:21
  • Purchases: 3
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The "Adagio for Strings" made Samuel Barber's name immortal. This week hear some of the other works that make him among the most beloved of America...

Bought by Rhythm & News Service, WDPR, and KWAX


  • Added: May 13, 2018
  • Length: 57:41
  • Purchases: 3