KCME 88.7 FM
KCME 88.7 FM, an independent and member-supported public radio station, has broadcast classical music in the Pikes Peak region since 1979. In addition to sharing the world’s greatest classical music with seasoned and new listeners every day, KCME also supports the greater cultural landscape of its broadcast area by providing its audience with unfettered access to news, events, and performers from multi-discipline cultural organizations.
KCME broadcasts to Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Pueblo, Canon City/Florence, Woodland Park, Cripple Creek/Victor, Chaffee County, south Denver, and Summit County. KCME can be heard worldwide via the internet.
KCME is a trusted source of quality classical music and arts content for the people of Colorado Springs and southern Colorado. We are a primarily listener funded non-profit organization dedicated to a vital cultural community by sharing the artistic voices of Colorado Springs and the world, through broadcasting, digital platforms, and community engagement.
Via two transmitters and a vast array of translators, KCME is on the air 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, and heard by listeners in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Pueblo, Woodland Park, Salida, Buena Vista, Cripple Creek, Victor, Canon City, Florence, La Junta, Breckenridge, Silverthorne, and many points in between. Live streaming services bring the station’s programs to listeners worldwide.
The integrity of the station’s classical music programming is of paramount importance to both KCME management and their on-air hosts. Programming is developed with an eye toward capturing KCME listeners’ attention by not only appealing to their already established tastes but also stretching their collective ear with new pieces and thematic programs that present the genre in dynamic, and often new, ways.
While secondary to the provision of classical music, supporting and helping to enhance the cultural landscape of Southern Colorado is also key to the station’s mission. Original shows, like KCME’s Culture Zone, provide a platform for the performers and producers of varied cultural events to share their art, discuss its value and relevancy, and to perform (music, poetry, theatrical dialog, etc.) for thousands of listeners and potential new patrons and supporters.
Support of the cultural community extends beyond regular programming as well, with offering free classical music presentation to schools throughout the Front Range where students interact with musicians and performers, learn about classical music, and have a fun, memorable experience.