On-Air Hosts

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Robert Bruce

KCME Programming Director, Music Director, and Librarian

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.

In 2010, Robert left New York City, where he had been working at the Juilliard School library for some years, to come to Colorado Springs to pursue a career in Classical Radio. He now wears many hats at KCME: Program Director, librarian, and on-air host, Robert produces Composers a la Carte, Robert’s Hour of Opera, and hosts the Saturday Evening Concert.

He discovered Classical Music when very young, falling in love with The Nutcracker Suite and Danse macabre at age 10. An actor/singer from way back, Robert has performed in various productions of plays, operas, musicals, and Gilbert and Sullivan, most recently appearing as Ko-Ko in Opera Theatre of the Rockies’ production of The Mikado.

When not at KCME, Robert spends most of his time at home with his two cats, Dante and Virgil, cooking, watching classic movies, and listening to music from his personal library of some 1200 compact discs.

You can hear Robert Bruce Saturday evenings at 8 pm on KCME's Saturday Evening Concert and Wednesdays at noon with Composers a la Carte.

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Dave Carty

KCME Weekday Morning Host, 6 a.m. - 10 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 Overnight Host

Special Program Host: American Landscapes, Monday 6:00 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 spent the first 31 years of his life in Chicago, where he worked as a private piano instructor, a classical music buyer for a retail compact disc chain, and classical music consultant at Rose Records, one the largest classical music departments in the world. He has been a writer, reviewer, and teacher in the Colorado Springs area for the past twenty-five years and has worked as program annotator for the DaVinci Quartet, the Thursday Night Recital Series, the Rocky Mountain International Amateur Piano Competition, the Veronika Quartet, and the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. Michael has also appeared in numerous theatre productions in the Chicago and Colorado Springs areas and works as a freelance audio editor and private piano instructor.

Michael’s passion for music began at an early age.

"I remember as a kid the first time I heard Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. I was floored. And when I heard some of Beethoven’s piano sonatas, I knew I had to play those one day. I started piano lessons and then I started to look for other classical composers and was just as inspired by them. It gave me a lifelong love of this incredible music. And one of the things I realized was that I couldn’t keep this amazing music to myself. That led to looking for every opportunity to share it with people through recordings and explaining why this is so great. Some people shrugged it off, others were comfortable listening to more of it, and a few were changed like I was after hearing it. That’s why I teach, and that’s why I’m passionate about sharing the music on KCME. It’s exciting to hear about people who call in saying how much they appreciate what they’re hearing and who want to find recordings of some of these works. That sense of community, that sharing of something is powerful and it’s what brings us together during a very divisive time."

"It’s amazing to see how the station has grown over the past twenty-five years and how it’s become such a vital part of the community. I’m proud to be a part of it. And to be involved with so many of the arts organizations just makes the connections stronger and the programs better. My work with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, The Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, and the Colorado Springs Conservatory has been fulfilling and rewarding and I’m humbled to have been able to pass on my passion and knowledge to so many others and to hopefully have touched their lives in some way. I’m looking forward to the next twenty-five years."

You can hear Michael:
Mondays at 6:00pm on American Landscapes
Sundays at 6:00pm on Classics for Kids
Sundays at 6:30pm on Noises, Sounds & Sweet Airs
Overnights Sunday - Thursday

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Dave Hastings

Host, Nocturnes Daily, 10:00 pm

Classical music was a constant presence in the Williamsburg, Virginia home where David grew up. His father, a NASA engineer, instilled a love of music and the arts from an early age. After high school, David studied theater at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and later moved to New York to attend the Circle-in-the-Square Theater School. While living in New York City, David worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and did volunteer work for the Philharmonia Virtuosi under Richard Kapp. He also began his radio career with jobs at the ABC Radio Networks and the Wall Street Journal Radio Network.

David moved to Colorado Springs in 1990 to work for Unistar Radio Network which was headquartered here at the time. After they relocated, he worked for KIKX and KKFM, but as a lifelong fan of the classics, he was a devoted KCME listener from the moment he discovered this gem in the Rockies. His first on-air appearance with the station was with the KCME Radio Theater started by Clay Rohl. Using actual radio scripts from the 30’s and 40’s we recreated the magic of pre-television radio entertainment. On the 60th anniversary of the Orson Welles broadcast of The War of the Worlds, we used the original script and performed it live. Starting as a part time announcer, David became a regular on the weekends and is now the nightly host of Nocturnes from 10 till Midnight.

David is also active with the local theater community here in Colorado Springs. Pre-Pandemic, he was seen as Count Orsini-Rosenberg in Amadeus and more recently as Mr. Mushnik in The Little Shop of Horrors. He is the proud husband of local award-winning actress Lynne Hastings; proud father of two great and talented kids, Trevor and Maya; and proud pet father of one neurotic German Shepherd (Rajah) and one insane cat (Amira).

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Simon Jacobs

KCME Weekend Overnight Host

Special Program Host: The King of Instruments, Sunday 7:30 p.m. and Choral Splendour, Sunday at 1:00 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.

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 6am to 12pm

Special Program Host: Grand Tour, Thursday 12:00 p.m, Back in the Day, Friday 6:00 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.

His military career took him to California, Italy, Washington DC, Germany, and finally to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs; happily for KCME, 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 forty years and share their home with a feisty Chihuahua named Tank.

“The brains in the family went to my father and my brother, both 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’ records, symphonic recordings conducted by Arturo Toscanini and operas starring Beniamino Gigli — back in those days it was considered “classy” to have records of that sort in one’s home, even if one didn’t actually listen to them! “Also, I had a very kind and generous aunt and uncle living in New York City who afforded me many opportunities to hear operas and live concerts there.”

You can hear Fred:
Thursday's at Noon on Grand Tour
Friday's at 6pm on Back in the Day
Sunday's at 8am on Music of Faith and Inspiration
Saturday's 6-8am, 10-11am
Sunday's 6-8am, 11am-12pm

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Quinn Riley

KCME Weekday Midday Host, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (With the exception of NOON hour specialty programming.)

Special Program Host: Musica Femina, Tuesday 6:00PM, 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.

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.

As a classical music announcer, who also produces and hosts Dinner and a Movie, a weekly show featuring film music, she is often asked which music she prefers, film scores or classical music. "My answer isn’t complicated. I love music that moves me emotionally and spiritually, and both genres of music can do just that."

"Film music is used to create and set an emotional tone or mood in movies. Watching a film without music is like taking a bath without water. It’s just not as effective. Classical music is much the same. Many works were commissioned and written for special occasions, as the music accentuated the goings on. Other classical pieces were written because the composer was inspired and wanted to share what he or she felt, and what better way to share how you feel than through music? I count myself blessed that I can share beautiful music with you, the KCME listener, whether it be classical pieces or film scores."

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

Special Program Host: In Case You Missed It, Wednesday 6:00 p.m. , Strike Up the Band, Friday 12:00 p.m.

Special Program Host: In Case You Missed It, Wednesday 6:00 p.m. , Strike Up the Band, Friday 12:00 p.m.
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 Afternoon Host 3:00p.m.-6:00p.m.

Special Program: Midday Mozart, Monday at 12:00 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.

Here are his thoughts on working in public radio...

Radio has been in my blood almost since day one. As a seven-year-old monitoring the AM band for reports tracking the progress of Santa Claus, I stepped back and began to monitor the actual process of broadcasting instead of merely being a passive listener. That was 1972.

My first love was a “clear-channel” (back when that meant something different that today’s media mega-corporation) AM news station out of Houston, Texas. Although the actual transmitter and studios were probably a little over an hour’s drive from my hometown and my clock radio, it was totally another universe. I was hooked. In 1984, I walked into a tiny AM station in Beaumont, Texas with the line, “I’ve never worked in radio, but…”

It was then that I discovered how completely different it was to be on the other side of the microphone. Still, the love affair continued.
In the ensuing years, commercial broadcasting has become much more homogenized, losing much of the unique, local flavor it had in those days. More times than not, an announcer or host is not a local resident, not a member of the community, not a friend or neighbor, and not someone you would see at your grocery store. There are certainly exceptions, and we’re fortunate to have some very fine local outlets in this city, but there are not as many as you’d think.

That’s why I’ve been a fan and supporter of local public radio stations since my college days, when I first set foot inside the university radio station as a teenaged, Mass-Communication major. I liken it to buying local produce over something frozen or canned from the supermarket. You can taste the difference. In public radio, Classical KCME and Jazz 93.5, you can hear the difference.

That’s why I do what I do, and I hope to meet you soon on the airwaves.

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Dylan Tyler

KCME Weekend Afternoon Host

Special Program Host: Bach and Sons, Tuesday 12:00 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.

As a musician growing up in Security-Widefield, Dylan listened to KCME from a very young age. While attending college, he began volunteering with KCME in order to ensure that the next generation of music lovers would have access to the same great music and cultural programming that inspired him. Today, he continues to pursue that goal as a member of KCME’s staff, doing his small part to keep the grand tradition of classical music in the Pikes Peak region going strong.

In his free time, Dylan enjoys reading history, philosophy, and political theory, playing grand strategy games, spending time with his beloved niece and nephew, and hanging out with his cat, Grizzly.

You can hear Dylan Tyler
Saturday from 2-4pm
Sundays from 12-1 & 2-5pm
Tuesdays at noon, Bach and Sons

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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