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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162 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.
118 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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71 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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Martha Graham became the most famous American dancer in the world and created a stunningly new style of dance that is still an important part of th...

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  • Added: Sep 15, 2020
  • Length: 58:04
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The vocalise, a song originally meant to teach singing technique, inspired composers of imagination to compose original works for the recital hall ...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:03
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An early American overture on the show this week, plus fabulous chamber music by Marion Bauer and Samuel A. Livingston, Grand Opera from Victor Her...

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2020
  • Length: 57:19
  • Purchases: 2
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A selection of music by composers born in September including Amy Beach, Gustav Holst, Dmitri Shostakovich and others.

  • Added: Sep 05, 2020
  • Length: 58:07
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A cosmic reflection by Peter Lieuwen, Brazilian-inspired pieces by Michael Eckert, a Mythological musing by Stacy Garrop, a tirptych by Stephen Mai...

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  • Added: Aug 31, 2020
  • Length: 57:21
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Many composers have felt the pull of the sea and as a result there are a lot of powerful and moving works that take us on a magical voyage from the...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2020
  • Length: 57:55
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Legendary jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman wasn't just one of the most famous jazz musicians of his time, but he also sought out new works from some ...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2020
  • Length: 57:42
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Music for Hitchcock by Bernard Herrmann, nature music for piano by George Chadwick, pieces for a dancing outlaw by Aaron Copland, an enchanting ove...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Music inspired by all kinds of weather from sun to clouds to rain to cloudbursts and back again.

  • Added: Aug 16, 2020
  • Length: 58:04
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Music by an American legend. He orchestrated shows for Gershwin, Porter, Kern, Berlin and others and was a gifted composer in his own right. Music ...

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  • Added: Aug 05, 2020
  • Length: 58:08
  • Purchases: 2