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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American Landscapes is a weekly potpourri of the best in 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: May 09, 2018
Caption: Film music you remember, even if you've forgotten the film.
83 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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Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs, hosted by Michael Campion, is 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 music you'll ever hear.

  • From: KCME
  • Updated: May 18, 2016

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Caption: Film music you remember, even if you've forgotten the film.
On this edition of Dinner and a Movie get "Spaced Out" with Quinn and Robert, as they explore film scores from movies about space travel.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: May 16, 2018
  • Length: 58:42
  • Purchases: 1
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The natural beauty of America has been an endless source of inspiration for composers. This week music representing the lovely, majestic and awe-in...

  • Added: May 16, 2018
  • Length: 57:56
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Delightful music by American composers inspired by the Wonderland books of Lewis Carroll.

  • Added: May 16, 2018
  • Length: 57:10
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In the stress of everyday life and the constant upheaval around the world, music can help calm a troubled spirit. This week, music for reflection, ...

  • Added: May 16, 2018
  • Length: 57:33
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Film music by famous American composers including Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein and Virgil Thomson.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: May 16, 2018
  • Length: 57:50
  • Purchases: 1
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Howard Hanson was a firm believer in the relationship between composer and listener. His highly original style sought to communicate beauty, crafts...

  • Added: May 15, 2018
  • Length: 57:47
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Since Haydn, the string quartet has always been one of those genres that tested the mettle of any serious composer. You'll hear some of the best of...

  • Added: May 15, 2018
  • Length: 57:52
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This week I’m very happy to be able to bring back to life music by largely forgotten American composers. As you’ll hear, it's baffling why some of...

  • Added: May 15, 2018
  • Length: 57:57
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Charles Tomlinson Griffes was inspired by the German romantics, but his later works display a lavish sound world and an ethereal vision that is uni...

  • Added: May 15, 2018
  • Length: 57:39
Caption: Film music you remember, even if you've forgotten the film.
From Norma Bates to "Marmee" March, celebrate mothers of all kinds with music from films about mothers; Sweet, Scary and everything in between!

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: May 14, 2018
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 1