The Children's Hour

Series produced by The Children's Hour Inc.

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The Children’s Hour is a weekly radio show created for and with kids. Incredibly diverse themes are explored using interviews, storytelling, poetry, music, and discussion with kids on our talented Kids Crew. 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 listeners of all ages, 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 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.


94 Pieces

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Everyone has a favorite game, what's yours? We explore ours and we get riddled by our puzzle maker, Riya Joshi.

Bought by KMXT and KDLG


  • Added: Jan 18, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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We take a deep dive into the very basics of civics education, with lifelong educator Arthur Lieber.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, KRSC, WCNY, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KSTK and more


  • Added: Jan 11, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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The Children's Hour goes to the Albuquerque Aquarium to learn from the aquarists who swim with the sharks.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, KRSC, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], Allegheny Mountain Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 04, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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We learn all about New Mexico's state bird, the roadrunner, which had never really been studied by biologists until recently.

Bought by WCNY, RadioFreePalmer, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KSTK and more


  • Added: Dec 28, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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2020 was a fantastic year for the Kindie music industry, with hundreds of amazing releases. We'll play a few of our favorites on this musical Child...

Bought by WCNY, RadioFreePalmer, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio] and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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It's a musical celebration of the Holiday season, and the Kids Crew tell us how they celebrate in their diverse homes, from Las Posadas to Hanukkah...

Bought by KTNA, WCNY, RadioFreePalmer, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Dec 14, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Alphabet Rockers
We get inspired with the Alphabet Rockers, two time Grammy nominees, and the premier children's hip hop band.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, WCNY, KRSC, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio] and more


  • Added: Dec 07, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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We learn all about skunks with world renown mephitologist, Dr. Jerry Dragoo.

Bought by WCNY, RadioFreePalmer, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KSTK, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio] and more


  • Added: Nov 30, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Ziggy Marley & Family
We're grateful on The Children's Hour for a chat with Grammy winning children's artist Ziggy Marley and our Kids Crew. Plus we've got a book review...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KDLG and more


  • Added: Nov 23, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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We explore science fiction with excerpts from classics scored by MeriDean, and original kids' Sci Fi radio stories. Mixed with excellent music by i...

Bought by WCNY, RadioFreePalmer, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KGLP, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio] and more


  • Added: Nov 16, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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We explore puppets and puppeteering with a tribute to Jim Henson, a conversation with his daughter Cheryl Henson, and a performance by the award wi...

Bought by Allegheny Mountain Radio, RadioFreePalmer, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KGLP and more


  • Added: Nov 08, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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The Kids Crew explore strategies to stay calm and centered during times of anxiety. Plus we visit with our puzzle master Riya Joshi, and we have tw...

Bought by Allegheny Mountain Radio, WCNY, RadioFreePalmer, KGLP, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Nov 01, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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What could be more scary than a Pandemic Halloween? The Kids Crew visit with Drs. Bop 'n Pop to learn how to make this Halloween fun and safe.

Bought by KYUK, RadioFreePalmer, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KDLG and more


  • Added: Oct 26, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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The Kids Crew talk with an exoplanetologist and find out if there's life on other planets, and how we can join the hunt to find new ones. Mixed wit...

Bought by Allegheny Mountain Radio, KQRU FM LP, WCNY, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: Oct 21, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Photo by Jennifer Griffin on UnSplash
We learn how Presidential elections work with the New Mexico Secretary of State and a Presidential Elector.

Bought by KQRU FM LP, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KSTK, WCNY, RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: Oct 12, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Art Courtesy of Dwayne Wabegijig
Learn about Indigenous Peoples Day from cultural educator, Jon Ghahate, hear an all women Mariachi band performing live in their radio debut, catch...

Bought by KQRU FM LP, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KSTK, KKWE Niijii Radio, RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: Oct 05, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: ulia Wolfe, 15 year old hot air balloon pilot in training , Credit: Dr. Jonathan Wolfe
Get blown away with us as we learn all about balloons! From hot air balloons to latex balloon clothing, we cover it all - including weather balloon...

Bought by KQRU FM LP, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KGLP, KSTK, WCNY and more


  • Added: Sep 28, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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The Post Office is essential, and we learn how it works and why it's in the news. Plus meet our new puzzlemaker Riya Joshi.

Bought by KQRU FM LP, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KSTK, RadioFreePalmer, KGLP and more


  • Added: Sep 21, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Take a trip around the globe with us through the universal language of music for families and kids of all ages.

Bought by KGLP, Allegheny Mountain Radio, RadioFreePalmer, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio] and more


  • Added: Sep 14, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Unity by Joel Nakamura
We learn about Folk Art from the Museum of International Folk Art, and Armando Ortega, an 8th generation weaver.

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


  • Added: Sep 07, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8