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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197 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

Caption: Film music you remember, even if you've forgotten the film.
On this edition of Dinner and a Movie, join Robert Bruce as he takes an in-depth look at John Williams' score for the original 1977 film, Star Wars.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: May 30, 2018
  • Length: 59:29
  • Purchases: 1
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Since the turn of the 20th century, Ragtime has had an important impact on American composers. This week Ragtime music that's familiar as well as s...

Bought by WDPR, KVNO, KWAX, and KWAX


  • Added: May 29, 2018
  • Length: 57:56
  • Purchases: 4
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A further selection of music by American composers who appear on most top 10 lists. This time around music by Charles Ives, Howard Hanson, William ...

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


  • Added: May 29, 2018
  • Length: 57:52
  • Purchases: 5
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Composers known for their film scores have often written for the concert hall as well. This week orchestral and chamber music by composers famous f...

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


  • Added: May 29, 2018
  • Length: 57:57
  • Purchases: 5
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Weather of all kinds has played an important role in music. This week American music for every kind of weather.

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


  • Added: May 29, 2018
  • Length: 57:28
  • Purchases: 5
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A selection of American favorites with a few less-known pieces that you should definitely get to know.

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


  • Added: May 29, 2018
  • Length: 58:25
  • Purchases: 5
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Many American composers picked up the tradition of writing concert overtures from their predecessors and gave them a distinctly American personalit...

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


  • Added: May 29, 2018
  • Length: 57:56
  • Purchases: 4
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Sharon Isbin is considered one of the greatest guitarists of our time. This week some of the music she commissioned from famous American composers.

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


  • Added: May 29, 2018
  • Length: 57:34
  • Purchases: 4
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There are many top 10 lists of American composers. This week, music by the ones who seem to be on most of them.

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


  • Added: May 29, 2018
  • Length: 57:52
  • Purchases: 4
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Grofe's reputation rests largely on his famous Grand Canyon Suite, but there is so much more. This week music from the many imaginative suites by F...

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


  • Added: May 24, 2018
  • Length: 57:56
  • Purchases: 5