The Children's Hour

Series produced by Katie Stone

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The Children’s Hour is a weekly radio show created for and with kids. We cover topics that are incredibly diverse using interviews, storytelling, poetry, music, and discussion live on the air. Learn something new with us.

“The Children’s Hour” has been a popular Saturday morning staple of the KUNM, 89.9 FM lineup for decades. The show provides a free, easily accessible weekly educational service for children listening, while offering fun, exciting, and useful production opportunities for children involved in making the show happen. Each episode seeks to entertain while recognizing that almost no topic is too “sophisticated” for children, and that through exposure to aspects of science, technology, community service, civic engagement and cultural collaboration, we can successfully address both educational gaps and trends toward low public participation by young people. We feature young performers and thinkers, as well as adult expert guests in all fields, and weave the show themes together with great music.


34 Pieces

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Caption: Mrs. Antillon's 2nd Grade Historians, Credit: Katie Stone
We learn about using music to pull out family stories from our elders, and 2nd graders teach us about the legendary painter, Frida Kahlo

  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: I'll Miss You Dad, Credit: Cecilio M. Ricardo Jr.
In a broadcast recorded live at the Museum of the American Military Family in Tijeras, New Mexico, The Children's Hour Kids Crew interview military...

Bought by Allegheny Mountain Radio and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Nov 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Photo by Russell Lee, New Mexico girls c. 1940
This week on The Children's Hour, we learn about traditional children's songs of New Mexico.

Bought by WPCA-LP, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], and RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Evan and Sam and Goat, Credit: Vanessa Vassar
Kids explore death and grief on the show with authors, experts, and telling their own experiences

Bought by KMRE-LP and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: A peek at the collection of more than 8 million artifacts, Credit: Katie Stone
Broadcasting from a laboratory inside the Center for New Mexico Archaeology, the Kids learn about the science of studying ancient cultures.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Oct 19, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Sand tarantula
What place do spiders, snakes, centipedes and other commonly disliked animals have in the web of life?

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, Allegheny Mountain Radio, and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Oct 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on The Children’s Hour, in a live broadcast from The Outpost Performance Space in Albuquerque, we feature musical guests, Eileen & The In...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Oct 05, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The kids interview a climatologist, a meteorologist, and other kids about climate change

Bought by Allegheny Mountain Radio and RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 57:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Globalquerque Schooltime Show, Credit: Katie Stone
Take a trip around the world through music and hear an interview with acclaimed young adult author, Rick Riorden

Bought by RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Sep 17, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Two Of A Kind in Sunspot Studio With The Children's Hour, Credit: Vanessa Vassar
Award winning children's duo Two Of A Kind play a mini concert for The Children's Hour

Bought by RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Sep 14, 2019
  • Length: 57:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sandia Peak Ski Area, Credit: Wiki, Creative Commons
Recorded live at the East Mountain Library in Tijeras, New Mexico, The Children's Hour explores mountain living with Bernalillo County Commissioner...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Sep 06, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Explore the wonder of sound on The Children's Hour

Bought by RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Aug 31, 2019
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 1
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The Kids Crew explore birthday celebrations from around the world

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The Very Large Array, Credit: National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Learn about radio astronomy at the Very Large Array, the most precise radio telescope in the world

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Aug 13, 2019
  • Length: 57:59
  • Purchases: 2
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It's the end of the summer, and we remember our favorite, and not-so-favorite moments.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Aug 10, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A baby glyphosate found in New Mexico makes its debut appearance before a live audience at the NM Museum of Natural History & Science in Albuquerqu...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Jul 31, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Ruby Throated Hummingbird, Credit: Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Kids explore birdwatching and learn about summer birds.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Jul 24, 2019
  • Length: 58:02
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Alegria Lacy & Salsa
The Children's Hour broadcasts from the Albuquerque Zoo with a full band and zookeepers

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Jul 17, 2019
  • Length: 57:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Learn about chamber music, and kids interview PBS Kids producer Maya Selganek about Molly of Denali, PBS Kids first animated series starring Native...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Jul 10, 2019
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Congresswoman Haaland & The Children's Hour Kids, Credit: Vanessa Vassar
The Children's Hour kids crew interview New Mexico Congresswoman Deb Haaland in a show recorded live at a library in Albuquerque, NM.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and KUNM


  • Added: Jul 02, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2