On-Air Hosts

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Robert Bruce

KCME Programming Director, Music Director, Librarian, and Weekend Afternoon Host

Special Program Host: Composers a la Carte, Wednesday 12:00 p.m., Saturday Evening Concert, Saturday 8:00 p.m., Robert’s Hour of Opera Saturday, 1:00 p.m. (May through November)

Robert Bruce was born and raised in New Jersey – but please don’t hold that against him! He received a music degree from CU, Boulder and later obtained a Masters in Library Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, all the while appearing in various productions of plays, musicals, and Gilbert and Sullivan operas. A life-long passionate enthusiast of classical music and opera, Robert is also a lover of classic movies (as well as the not-so-classic) and a reader of fantasy and horror literature.

Robert Bruce was born and raised in New Jersey – but please don’t hold that against him! He received a music degree from CU, Boulder and later obtained a Masters in Library Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, all the while appearing in various productions of plays, musicals, and Gilbert and Sullivan operas. A life-long passionate enthusiast of classical music and opera, Robert is also a lover of classic movies (as well as the not-so-classic) and a reader of fantasy and horror literature.

In early 2010, Robert left New York City, where he had worked at The Juilliard School library for some years, to come to Colorado Springs to pursue a long dreamed-of career in Classical Radio. He is now extremely happy to serve as the Librarian at KCME, as well as sharing great music with KCME listeners on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

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Dave Carty

KCME Weekday Morning Host, 6 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Dave Carty was born in Nashville, Tennessee. His family moved to Colorado Springs when he was a child and he’s lived here ever since. He received a BA in Communications from UCCS and was an intern at KCME his senior year, way back on Minnehaha Ave in Manitou Springs. After starting on-air hosting the midnight shift, Dave moved to the morning show in 1995 and hosted until 2006. He is delighted to be back!

A lifelong music and record nut, in addition to classical music he has a deep devotion to music for film and television as well as radio drama. Dave's resume is rather varied and includes working at a record store, a shop that built pipe organs, as an actor, and in the AV manufacturing field . His many hobbies include a love for classic movies, collecting and building movie prop replicas, reading and collecting books, and adding to his embarrassingly large CD collection.
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Michael Campion

KCME Weekday Late Afternoon Host

Special Program Host: Back to Beethoven, Tuesday 7:00 p.m., American Landscapes, Thursday 5:00 p.m., Classics for Kids, Sunday 6:00 p.m., Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs, Sunday 6:30 p.m.
Michael Campion, popular host of Classics for Kids, Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs and Colorado Springs Philharmonic in Concerts, holds a B.A. in piano performance with graduate work in music theory undertaken at Northern Illinois University.

Michael Campion, popular host of Classics for Kids, Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs and Colorado Springs Philharmonic in Concerts, holds a B.A. in piano performance with graduate work in music theory undertaken at Northern Illinois University.

Michael hails from Chicago, where he worked as a private piano instructor and classical music buyer for a retail compact disc chain. He has been a writer, reviewer and teacher in the Colorado Springs area for the past nine years and has worked as program annotator for the DaVinci Quartet, the Thursday Night Recital Series, the Rocky Mountain International Amateur Piano Competition and the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. Michael has also appeared in numerous theatre productions in the Chicago and Colorado Springs areas.

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Dave Hastings

Host, Nocturnes Daily, 10:00 pm

David is a Virginia native who lived in New York City for 10 years and has been a Colorado Springs resident since 1990. He is an actor, and his been seen in many local theater productions over the years. David is married to actress Lynne Hastings and they have two children.

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Simon Jacobs

KCME Weekday Late Afternoon Host and Jazz 93.5 On-Air Host

Special Program Host: The King of Instruments, Sunday 7:30 p.m.
Simon Jacobs was born in Cornwall, UK, and has lived and worked in the United States since 2007. He holds a Master of Music from Cambridge University, UK, and a masters in Choral Conducting from Yale University. Beginning his forays into radio as a child, he would tape his own “radio shows” and play them during mealtimes to “delight” his family. He has a lifelong love of the medium, and is honored to be working for KCME, presenting great classical music to the community.

Simon Jacobs was born in Cornwall, UK, and has lived and worked in the United States since 2007. He holds a Master of Music from Cambridge University, UK, and a masters in Choral Conducting from Yale University. Beginning his forays into radio as a child, he would tape his own “radio shows” and play them during mealtimes to “delight” his family. He has a lifelong love of the medium, and is honored to be working for KCME, presenting great classical music to the community.

He is the Organist and Choirmaster at Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, downtown Colorado Springs, and Chapel Organist at Colorado College. Simon is a professional organist, conductor and tenor, and has spent almost all his life in the field of church music, from his early days as a boy chorister. Simon lives in beautiful Manitou Springs with his wife Mira, two cats, young dog, and a cranky green-cheeked conure. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, good food, and playing his vintage Wurlitzer 200.

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Fred Kormos

KCME Weekend Morning Host

Special Program Host: Back in the Day, Tuesday 4:00 p.m., Grand Tour, Thursday 12:00 p.m.
Fred Kormos, Sunday morning host, has been with 88.7 KCME-FM since early in 1991, his previous radio experience being with a commercial AM station in the late sixties. Fred is a first-generation American; his father is Hungarian and his mother Italian. As a child, he lived in a number of places including Maine, Massachusetts, Italy, France, Delaware, and Rhode Island. He was drafted in the early 70s and, rather than be conscripted into the army, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.

Fred Kormos, Sunday morning host, has been with 88.7 KCME-FM since early in 1991, his previous radio experience being with a commercial AM station in the late sixties. Fred is a first-generation American; his father is Hungarian and his mother Italian. As a child, he lived in a number of places including Maine, Massachusetts, Italy, France, Delaware, and Rhode Island. He was drafted in the early 70s and, rather than be conscripted into the army, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. His military career took him to California, Italy, Washington DC, West Germany and finally to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Happily for 88.7 KCME-FM, he and his wife decided to settle in Colorado Springs when he retired from the Air Force.

Fred and his lovely wife Kathy, have been married more than twenty-five years and share their home with two very loveable cats.

“The brains in the family went to my brother and my father, both of whom are engineers,” says Fred, “and the musical talent went to my mother, who had a beautiful singing voice.” Fred might not be musically talented, but he developed an enormous love of music at an early age from listening to his parents’ recordings of Arturo Toscanini. “Also, I had a very kind and generous aunt and uncle living in New York City who afforded me many opportunities to hear live concerts there.”

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Quinn Riley

KCME Weekday Midday Host, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (With the exception of NOON hour specialty programming.)

Special Program Host: Dinner and a Movie, Thursday 6:00 p.m.
Born and raised in Southern California, Quinn Riley occupied most of her time going to the beach, acting in theatre productions, playing the flute, taking dance lessons, and working at Disneyland.
Quinn moved to Colorado in 1994 and began her sojourn in radio doing traffic reports and voiceovers for various Colorado Springs stations.

Born and raised in Southern California, Quinn Riley occupied most of her time going to the beach, acting in theatre productions, playing the flute, taking dance lessons, and working at Disneyland.

Quinn moved to Colorado in 1994 and began her sojourn in radio doing traffic reports and voiceovers for various Colorado Springs stations.

Before joining KCME in 2009 as an on-air host, Quinn knew nothing about classical music, except that listening to it made her happy. Other things that make Quinn happy are being at home with her husband Chris and ragdoll cat Aubrey, reading good books, writing stories, watching movies, and spending time in nature.

KCME listeners can hear Quinn every weekday from 11 am to 4 pm, and on Thursday evenings from 6pm to 7pm for Dinner and a Movie.

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JJ Sechan

On Air Host

Born and raised in the northern suburbs of Chicago, JJ Sechan began his musical studies with jazz saxophone at the age of ten. After switching to bassoon in high school, he went on to receive a Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School and an Artist Diploma from Oberlin Conservatory, studying with Judith LeClair and George Sakakeeny. JJ moved to Colorado in 2016 to perform with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Boulder Philharmonic, and Opera Colorado orchestras. Recent season highlights included a tour to the Kennedy Center for the Shift Festival of American Orchestras, a performance Miles Davis’ Sketches of Spain with Nicholas Payton, and a solo appearance with the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs.

Born and raised in the northern suburbs of Chicago, JJ Sechan began his musical studies with jazz saxophone at the age of ten. After switching to bassoon in high school, he went on to receive a Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School and an Artist Diploma from Oberlin Conservatory, studying with Judith LeClair and George Sakakeeny. JJ moved to Colorado in 2016 to perform with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Boulder Philharmonic, and Opera Colorado orchestras. Recent season highlights included a tour to the Kennedy Center for the Shift Festival of American Orchestras, a performance Miles Davis’ Sketches of Spain with Nicholas Payton, and a solo appearance with the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs.

In addition to performing, JJ is intensely dedicated to reshaping the landscape of music education in Colorado Springs. He recently created a socially distanced, convenient, small ensemble program called Chamber Music Days. Since its launch July, the program has grown to safely host 15 ensembles and provide a much-needed sense of musical normalcy to more than 60 participants.

Through his faculty positions at UCCS and CSU-Pueblo, JJ premiered pianist Reggie Berg’s jazz-inspired Bassoon Sonata in 2019, which lead to his wonderfully unlikely position as a radio host at Jazz 93.5. Later that year he also began hosting KCME’s Strike Up the Band, airing Fridays at noon.

When not playing bassoon, teaching, or making radio shows, JJ likes to run, bike, and cook. He has tried making the perfect Jewish brisket for the holidays four times previously and is pretty darn confident that THIS time he will get it right.

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Keith Simon

KCME Operations Director and Weekday Late Afternoon host

Special Program Host: The Culture Zone Sunday 5:00 p.m. and Monday 7:00 p.m.; The Un-Rush Hour, Tuesday 5:00 p.m.
Keith Simon, a native of Southeast Texas, moved to Colorado Springs with his wife, Melissa, in 1997. A graduate of Lamar University with a Bachelor’s Degree is Mass Communication, Keith landed his first radio job in 1984, and has been hooked on broadcasting ever since.

Keith Simon, a native of Southeast Texas, moved to Colorado Springs with his wife, Melissa, in 1997. A graduate of Lamar University with a Bachelor’s Degree is Mass Communication, Keith landed his first radio job in 1984, and has been hooked on broadcasting ever since.

When not working on an endless list of projects around his home, Keith is an active amateur radio operator, old movie fan, and collector car enthusiast. One of his greatest pleasures now is bringing great classical music to KCME listeners across the Pikes Peak region and beyond.

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Dylan Tyler

KCME Weekday Late Afternoon Host

Special Program Host: Bach and Sons, Tuesday 12:00 p.m,, Instrumentality, Thursday 7:00 p.m.
Dylan Tyler was born in Colorado Springs and has had the privilege of living in the Pikes Peak region for all of his life. He graduated from Widefield High School and earned a B.A. in History from the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs. An avid cellist, Dylan got his start playing with the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony, and has since gone on to perform with the Pueblo Symphony and the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs.

Dylan Tyler was born in Colorado Springs and has had the privilege of living in the Pikes Peak region for all of his life. He graduated from Widefield High School and earned a B.A. in History from the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs. An avid cellist, Dylan got his start playing with the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony, and has since gone on to perform with the Pueblo Symphony and the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs.

General Manager

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Robyn Sedgwick

General Manager / KCME and Jazz 93.5

Robyn is an experienced leader and broadcasting executive who loves to see the transformative power of music in the community. Robyn received her B.A. in Communication from William Jewell College, continuing her music studies while pursuing her degree in Communication. For the last 5 years, she has served as the General Manager of the KTLF network of three radio stations consisting of over 40 Class A stations and translators.

Born in St. Louis, Robyn has lived internationally and throughout the US, moving with her husband as he served as an officer in the US Air Force, landing them in Colorado Springs. Robyn and her husband Chris, have 3 sons and 1 precocious Yorkie, enjoying life in beautiful Colorado Springs.

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