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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89 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.
106 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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18 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 will enjoy some of the finest and most enjoyable works you'll ever hear.

  • From: KCME
  • Updated: May 24, 2019

Latest Pieces

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Some recently recorded works and a few I've recently discovered that I couldn't keep to myself!

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  • Added: Aug 11, 2019
  • Length: 58:18
  • Purchases: 1
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Music by American composers that was influenced by traditional American folk songs, dance, jazz and hymns and spirituals.

  • Added: Aug 05, 2019
  • Length: 57:36
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A selection of music from Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand.

  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 58:17
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The nocturne was originally a work for an evening entertainment. As the years went on it became a piece reflecting night itself. This week, a selec...

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  • Added: Jul 29, 2019
  • Length: 58:14
  • Purchases: 1
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American composers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries wrote in a European romantic style on the way to developing a more American sound. We'...

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  • Added: Jul 26, 2019
  • Length: 57:57
  • Purchases: 1
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Music inspired by bodies of water from a brooklet to the sea.

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 57:32
  • Purchases: 1
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Music inspired by animals on the show this week. Everything from a giraffe to a chipmunk to a cuckoo.

  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 57:42
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William Grant Still was among the most important of African American Composers. Combining styles that spoke of his country and his race, his music ...

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  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:17
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Film music you remember, even if you've forgotten the film.
On this edition of Dinner and a Movie, Quinn Riley explores the scores from films about people in their golden years.

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2019
  • Length: 58:52
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Film music you remember, even if you've forgotten the film.
On this edition of Dinner and a Movie, Quinn Riley explores the scores for some of the films made about the Vietnam War.

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  • Added: Jul 01, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:29
  • Purchases: 1