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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99 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.
109 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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28 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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On the show this week music terrific music by Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Howard Hanson and Philip Glass among others.

  • Added: Dec 07, 2019
  • Length: 57:34
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Brilliant orchestrations of keyboard works by J. S. Bach by Respighi, Elgar, Holst, Schoenberg and others.

  • Added: Nov 30, 2019
  • Length: 58:02
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Music this week by Elmer Bernstein from the score for the Magnificent Seven, an Armenian Rhapsody by Alan Hovhaness, piano music by Charles Tomlins...

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  • Added: Nov 30, 2019
  • Length: 58:10
  • Purchases: 1
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A selection of engaging music of wit, charm and imagination by the French composer.

  • Added: Nov 26, 2019
  • Length: 57:13
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A selection of delightful comedy overtures from around the world.

  • Added: Nov 23, 2019
  • Length: 58:10
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On the program this week very enjoyable music by Samuel Barber, Amy Beach, Paul Creston, Bill Douglas and Arthur Foote.

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  • Added: Nov 19, 2019
  • Length: 58:15
  • Purchases: 1
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Music inspired by modes of transportation.

  • Added: Nov 11, 2019
  • Length: 58:04
Caption: Film music you remember, even if you've forgotten the film.
Quinn Riley Presents Wojciech Kilar’s ASCAP award winning score for Frances Ford Coppola’s 1992 film, Bram Stoker’s Dracula

  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:43
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A further selection of music by American composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Bought by KWAX


  • Added: Oct 30, 2019
  • Length: 57:32
  • Purchases: 1
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Music by Ferde Grofe, Amy Beach, Libby Larsen and others on this edition of American Landscapes.

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  • Added: Oct 28, 2019
  • Length: 57:22
  • Purchases: 1