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

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


  • Added: Jul 19, 2023
  • Length: 58:10
  • Purchases: 4
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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...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • 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
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The original version of the piano concerto by Florence Price, a newly recorded score by Bernard Herrmann, a salute to Mexico by Aaron Copland and m...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2023
  • Length: 58:10
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Little-known music to discover by Samuel A Livingston, Michael Whalen, Miguel del Aguila, Michael Daugherty, Margaret Lang and Jessie Montgomery.

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


  • Added: Jun 30, 2023
  • Length: 57:51
  • Purchases: 4
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On this episode, a Festive Overture by William Grant Still, Music for clarinet by Alexander Tcherepnin, a lovely hymn by Henry Cowell, an Anthem of...

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


  • Added: Jun 28, 2023
  • Length: 58:10
  • Purchases: 4
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Gershwin celebrates a trip to Cuba, Lukas Richman dances through some piano variations, Romeo Cascarino gives us the beautiful Blades of Grass, Got...

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


  • Added: May 05, 2023
  • Length: 58:22
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Film music you remember, even if you've forgotten the film.
This week on Dinner and a Movie, Quinn Riley presents Roque Baños' score for the 2016 film, Risen, staring Joseph Feinnes as a Roman Tribune in 33A...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio) and WYAP


  • Added: Apr 06, 2023
  • Length: 59:15
  • Purchases: 2
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Miguel del Aguila takes us on a Journey to the New World, David Raksin illustrates the beauty of Laura, 3 early pieces by Amy Beach, chamber music ...

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


  • Added: Mar 20, 2023
  • Length: 57:34
  • Purchases: 4
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Some jazzy bassoon music from Ken Cooper, alternate film music from Henry Mancini, Legends of the Hudson River from Ferde Grofe and more.

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


  • Added: Mar 20, 2023
  • Length: 57:14
  • Purchases: 4