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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207 Pieces

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We honor moms and motherhood in a musical special featuring the latest in Kindie music. Happy Mother's Day from all of us at The Children's Hour!

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


  • Added: May 08, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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We take a step back in time, to over 80 years ago to World War II, one of the biggest conflicts in human history, which changed modern humanity for...

Bought by KECG, KRSC, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KSTK and more


  • Added: May 01, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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This time on The Children's Hour we explore how reading to dogs can help kids feeling confident and excited about reading. Read To The Dogs program...

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


  • Added: Apr 24, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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We celebrate Earth Day on The Children’s Hour with students working to save the environment around them. RiverXchange is a program that partners wi...

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


  • Added: Apr 17, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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It's National Poetry Month in the USA, and we are celebrating with a Poetry Palooza on The Children's Hour!

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KRSC, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WUTC and more


  • Added: Apr 03, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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The Kids Crew learn about autism from the authors of A Kids Book About Autism, David and Justin Flood. We also hear from scientist Dr. Temple Grand...

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


  • Added: Apr 10, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Colorful, mysterious, delicious squid are among the most ancient and diverse creatures in the world. We learn all about them with Skype A Scientist...

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


  • Added: Mar 27, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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This time on The Children's Hour, we're joined by three cave biologists who are researching life underground. Learn the basics of caves, spelunking...

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


  • Added: Mar 20, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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The Kids Crew learn about voice acting from the Epic Voice Guy himself, Jon Bailey. We also hear about a butterfly that is on the road to recovery ...

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


  • Added: Mar 13, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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This time on The Children's Hour, we're joined by 5 time Grammy nominee, 9 time Parents Choice Gold winner Justin Roberts. Plus, Rebel Girls teach ...

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


  • Added: Mar 06, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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The Children's Hour get a tour of the JOIDES Resolution, a scientific research vessel exploring the ocean floor.

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


  • Added: Feb 27, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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The Children's Hour Kids Crew meet some of the creative team behind PBS Kids' new show, Work It Out Wombats, a show designed to teach computational...

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


  • Added: Feb 20, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This time on The Children's Hour we visit with the bilingual, Grammy winning duo, Lucky Diaz and Alisha Gaddis from the Lucky Diaz and the Family J...

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


  • Added: Feb 13, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This time on The Children's Hour we explore black history through music. We've put together a special playlist of songs to educate about a few of t...

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


  • Added: Jan 30, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This time on The Children's Hour, we learn about the truth seekers: journalists. With Futuro Media's Maria Hinojosa, and New Mexico Press Women She...

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


  • Added: Jan 23, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Divinity Roxx is a superstar bassist, longtime member of Beyoncé's touring band, and now a 2022 Grammy nominee for Best Children's Release. This ti...

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


  • Added: Jan 09, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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This time on The Children's Hour, we explore the unique history of our region: the high desert southwest United States in the radio special of our ...

Bought by KECG, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), WUTC and more


  • Added: Jan 02, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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This week on The Children's Hour, we explore the best musical releases for kids in 2022, including the five nominees for the Best Children's Grammy.

Bought by Allegheny Mountain Radio, KRSC, WUTC, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash. and more


  • Added: Dec 26, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Celebrate the holidays with The Children's Hour, in our musical special honoring Christmas, Hanukkah, and including the world debut of the story "S...

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


  • Added: Dec 19, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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This time on The Children's Hour we explore a few of our favorite things. Genevieve goes to the opera, Corbit and Kodiak fly an airplane, and we vi...

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


  • Added: Dec 12, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10