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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61 Pieces

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.
86 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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0 Pieces

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

Latest Pieces

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One of the leading American composers of his day, Dello Joio's lyrical, powerful and emotional music is featured on the program this week.

  • Added: Jun 16, 2018
  • Length: 57:12
Caption: Film music you remember, even if you've forgotten the film.
Celebrate Father’s Day with Dinner and a Movie: Music from films featuring dear old dad.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Jun 15, 2018
  • Length: 58:26
  • Purchases: 1
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Combining well-known American composers with some you'll be hearing for the first time in music for everyone.

  • Added: Jun 13, 2018
  • Length: 57:57
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Music inspired by the sights and sounds of the city.

  • Added: Jun 12, 2018
  • Length: 57:50
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A brilliant song writer who also happened to be a genius, Gershwin has given us some of the most beloved music in the world. This week I'll be shar...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2018
  • Length: 57:47
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A selection of works conducted or performed by the ultimate renaissance man.

  • Added: Jun 11, 2018
  • Length: 57:58
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Three movements from American symphonies interrupted by other great pieces.

  • Added: Jun 11, 2018
  • Length: 57:16
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Among the first composers to create music with a truly American identity. Vice-president of a prominent shipping firm, he led a truly remarkable life.

  • Added: Jun 11, 2018
  • Length: 57:45
Caption: Film music you remember, even if you've forgotten the film.
From prehistory to the blood red sands of the of the ancient coliseum, Dinner and a Movie presents, Swords and Sandals; music from films about barb...

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  • Added: Jun 09, 2018
  • Length: 58:55
  • Purchases: 1
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A further collection of American music that should be heard more often.

  • Added: Jun 09, 2018
  • Length: 57:55