The Children's Hour

Series produced by The Children's Hour Inc.

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The Children’s Hour is public radio's premier all-ages weekly radio show created for and with kids. Diverse themes are explored using interviews, storytelling, poetry, music, and discussion with kids on our talented Kids Crew. Always professionally produced - learn something new with us while fostering the next generation of public radio listeners.

“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.


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208 Pieces

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Because kids are seeing guns in so many places, The Children's Hour has tips on gun safety that hunting families have taught their kids for generat...

Bought by KCHU, RadioFreePalmer, KRSC, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), Allegheny Mountain Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 09, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This time on Children’s Hour get blown away with us as we learn all about balloons. From the history of hot air balloons to latex balloon art and c...

Bought by KTNA, RadioFreePalmer, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KRSC, Allegheny Mountain Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 02, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Get into the world groove with The Children’s Hour as we explore global music for kids. We hear some radio debuts of songs that teach, inspire, and...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, KRSC, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), Allegheny Mountain Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash. and more


  • Added: Sep 24, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Learn about fossils in a Kids Crew field trip to a secret fossil quarry in the mountains outside of Albuquerque, as well as in a chat with New Mexi...

Bought by KRSC, RadioFreePalmer, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), WSMC, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash. and more


  • Added: Sep 18, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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This time on The Children’s Hour we are falling into autumn in the northern hemisphere. We learn the science about equinox, and hear from 5th grade...

Bought by KTNA, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), RadioFreePalmer, KRSC, Allegheny Mountain Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 11, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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This time on The Children’s Hour, it’s a full hour of stories and songs that tell stories, with authors Todd Parr and Michelle Adam. We hear story-...

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


  • Added: Sep 04, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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The Kids Crew learn the science, history, and current schedule of vaccination from Newberry Honor winning author Dr. Rajani Larocca, and from the C...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, KRSC, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), Allegheny Mountain Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash. and more


  • Added: Aug 28, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Celebrate The Children's Hour's fifth birthday in a show full of memorable moments from our last five years, and mixed with some of our favorite tu...

Bought by KRSC, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), RadioFreePalmer, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., Allegheny Mountain Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 21, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This time on The Children’s Hour we rock on with Esther Crow. She’s an award winning Kindie rockstar, whose music is full of inspirational lyrics a...

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  • Added: Aug 14, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This week on The Children’s Hour, it’s the three hundred eighty third anniversary of the Pueblo Revolt on August 10th, 2023 and we cover the origin...

Bought by WSMC, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), RadioFreePalmer, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KMXT and more


  • Added: Aug 07, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This time on The Children's Hour, we learn about the largest animal on earth, that still can be found swimming in our oceans today: whales.

Bought by KCHU, KTNA, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), Allegheny Mountain Radio, RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: Jul 31, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Once declared extinct, the black footed ferret is slowly recovering thanks to the work of our guest Paul Marinari. We learn about Elizabeth Ann, th...

Bought by KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KTNA, RadioFreePalmer, KSTK, Allegheny Mountain Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 24, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This time the Kids Crew are joined by two renowned parasitologists, Dr. Matt Bolek, and Dr. Sarah Bush, to explore parasites. Mixed with excellent ...

Bought by KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), RadioFreePalmer, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WVTF and more


  • Added: Jul 17, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This show is super cool! We learn about penguins from Dr. Charles Bergman, who has visited all 18 species of penguins in the wild. Mixed with great...

Bought by KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), RadioFreePalmer, KTNA, KSTK, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash. and more


  • Added: Jul 09, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This time on The Children’s Hour, we learn about Manatees, the gentle giants of the sea. In a visit with Andrea Hermann from the Clearwater Marine ...

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


  • Added: Jul 03, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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We get into the woods with ecologist Dr. Lisa Markovchick to learn about forests, trees, and the critical role they play in sustaining life on Plan...

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


  • Added: Jun 19, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 13
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This time on The Children’s Hour, we immerse ourselves in good vibes with a summer fun soundtrack. Be uplifted with us!

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


  • Added: Jun 26, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This week on The Children's Hour we honor fathers in a musical special for the dads, stepdads, granddads, papas, and fellas in our lives who help u...

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


  • Added: Jun 12, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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This time on The Children's Hour we learn how everyone can contribute to active scientific research by participating in Community Science with grou...

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


  • Added: May 22, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This time on The Children's Hour we explore the most inexpensive energy source in the world: solar power, in a show recorded live at the Solar Fies...

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


  • Added: Jun 03, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11