KUNM

Katie Stone

The Children's Hour

Katie Stone is the volunteer host and producer of The Children's Hour. Her goal with the show is to bring informative, entertaining and engaging radio programming to KUNM listeners of all ages, showcasing local kids and kid-friendly organizations, while involving kids in all aspects of the production. She works with a crew of dedicated children who help produce the show, including writing and voicing scripts and reviews, helping choose jokes, show themes, music and guests, and assisting in all aspects of the live broadcast.  

Katie also reaches into the community, partnering with teachers to create radio shows for class projects, joining with community organizations to bring kids voices to KUNM, and collaborating with professors at the University of New Mexico to provide a platform for graduate students and researches to explain their research in a way a kid’s audience can understand.  She hopes everyone listening comes away with new knowledge about the topic du jour.  

Katie started in radio when she was just 14 years old at WDGC-fm in Downers Grove, Illinios. Outside of KUNM, Katie can be found advocating for better policy impacting kids with disabilities, or working on the farm with her husband, Andrew.  She is the step mother of two grown daughters, the mom of Emma and Eli, who produces the podcasts of the show, and the grandmother of Ruthie and Miriam.  Katie lives in a handmade house on a solar powered organic farm in Albuquerque near the Rio Grande with her true love, and their chickens, fruit, vegetables, children, llama, cats, dogs, fish and thousands of bees. 

Ways to Connect

Wiki, Creative Commons

The Children's Hour, Sat 7/21 9a: Our series continues with Classical Kids Part Two - Piano and Winds with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s Deborah Unger. Plus, do you have a musical kid who needs lessons? We’ll find out about UNM Music Prep School which offers musical education for New Mexico kids from birth through high school. 

Wiki, Creative Commons

The Children's Hour, Sat 7/14, 9a: The first in a four part summer series, Classical Kids is presented by the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s director of Education, Deborah Unger. This week: Flutes, harps and strings. Plus we’ll celebrate the birthday of Woody Guthrie. With great music, a family events calendar, The Children's Hour Birthday Club, and so much more. Live and local from 9 to 10am Saturdays. 

Making Music Together

Jul 4, 2018

Sat. 7/7 9a: The Children's Hour - We'll be making music together with Harmonic Kids. The Music Together program has long helped caregivers teach very young children through music; we'll get a taste of the class in our studio. Plus landlubbers beware, pirates from the Growing Stage's latest production will be flying the Jolly Roger over KUNM. And, when we say an invention is "the greatest things since sliced bread", how long ago is that? Celebrate the birthday of sliced bread. 

FireBird The Tiny Play

Jun 26, 2018
Courtesy Play Conservatory

The Children's Hour, Sat 7/30 9a: This week, students from Play Conservatory will perform the tiny play, Fire Bird live in our studio. See it for yourself, we’ll be video streaming the performance.  

Jazzy Kids

Jun 19, 2018
Young Lions of Youth Jazz Collaborative

The Children's Hour, Sat 6/23 9a: On this edition of The Children's Hour, we’ll hear a studio concert by the Young Lions of the Youth Jazz Collaborative. Plus, our friends at the National Hispanic Cultural Center have been clowning around with kids in Circo Latino.  

Katie Stone

The Children's Hour, Sat 6/16 9a: We're honoring all the dads in celebration of Father's Day 2018. Plus find out how one smart kid didn't stay lost for long at an amusement park.  With great music, a family events calendar, The Children's Hour Birthday Club and so much more, join us! 

Creative Commons, Wiki

The Children's Hour will be broadcasting live from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science on Saturday, June 9th. Learn about the DaVinci exhibit, and the museum’s permanent collection from their scientists and educators. Test your Natural History IQ by playing our game show, enjoy live music, storytelling and hands on activities for kids. The Children's Hour listeners are invited to be part of this live broadcast, but must be at the museum by 8:40 am, then no tickets are needed.  Be a part of our audience for The Children’s Hour at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Saturday June 9th!

Courtesy of Sonyk Vortex

The Children's Hour, Sat 5/26 9a: It’s officially summer break this Saturday on The Children’s Hour Radio Show,  so to have a great party, we have a live mini concert with the kids in Sonyk Vortex. Plus, 4th graders who are in the Wild Friends Program are coming on the show to talk about pollinators and the Bee City Pollination Celebration in Albuquerque. Bee sure you don’t miss it! 

Celebrate Moms

May 9, 2018

The Children's Hour, Sat 5/12 9a: We're celebrating moms on the show this week with great music and poetry. Plus, we've invited into our studio 14 year old Hawthorne Bolger Witherspoon, an artist who’s work illustrates a new book called South Valley, written by Jimmy Santiago Baca. And, we'll hear the winning essay of Youth Aldo Leopold Writing Contest read by its winner, Akshay Warrier.  

Anthropology And Kids

May 3, 2018
National Park Service

Sat 5/5 9a: New Mexico is a hotspot for anthropology. We'll talk with David Bustos from White Sands National Monument about some ancient footprints he discovered, and the story they tell about giant sloths.  Find out how kids can learn all about anthropology from UNM’s Maxwell Museum this summer. Plus, we’ll learn about the history of Cinco de Mayo. 

Recycleman

Apr 24, 2018
Courtesy of Kevin Kinane

The Children's Hour, Sat 4/28 9a: Join us for a live concert in our studio with Recycleman, Kevin Kinane who recruits every person in the room to be part of the band. And a local Girl Scout Troop will tell us why and how kindness rocks.  

Supernatural New Mexico

Apr 16, 2018
Wiki, Creative Commons

The Children's Hour, Sat 4/21 9a: New Mexico isn't just home to many natural wonders, it's also home to many supernatural wonders. This week we'll be joined by kids from Jimmy Carter Middle School's Junior National Honors Society for a lesson about the strange phenomenon around our state, from UFOs to the Chupacabra, find out where ghosts live in Albuquerque, and hear the tale of La Llorona. 

Courtesy Vocal Artistry Art Song competition

The Children's Hour Sat 4/14 9a:  This week on The Children's Hour radio show, we've got young winners from last year's Vocal Artistry Art Song Competition performing live in our studio. Plus, are you ready in case of an emergency? Find out what should be in your emergency kit.

The Children's Hour Saturday 4/7 9a: Introducing Mayor Tim Keller, in a live interview with The Children's Hour radio crew. 

Photo by Katie Stone

The Children's Hour, 3/24 Sat 9a: We'll learn about a unique class at La Mesa Elementary which is the only Navajo dual language elementary program in Albuquerque Public Schools. Plus, we go down the hall to hear Mrs. Charles' fifth grade Spanish - English bilingual class on why studying science is essential in this warming world.  

Trees

Mar 6, 2018
Wiki, Creative Commons

The Children's Hour, Sat 3/10 9a: Trees do a lot more for us than we ever do for them. This week we'll learn more about the mighty cottonwood, and other trees of New Mexico. Plus we'll have a live performance from High Desert Pipes and Drums to get us ready for St. Patrick's Day. 

Reading To Dogs

Mar 1, 2018
Wiki, Creative Commons

The Children's Hour, Sat 3/3 9a: The studio is going to the dogs with our friends from Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library’s Read to The Dogs program. It’s going to be a dog party!

Kids Making History

Feb 21, 2018
Courtesy of Casey Smith

The Children's Hour Sat 2/24 9a: History is being made every day, and kids are part of the story. 14 year old Donovan Smith, an unsung hero of black history himself, will tell us about his latest efforts in making Albuquerque a better place to live. Plus, we’re hearing about kids leading the way in Florida and around the world to make schools safer, but this isn’t the first time kids have been on the front lines for their rights. 

Wiki, Creative Commons

The Children's Hour, Sat 2/17 9a: Continuing in our unsung heroes of Black History series, we’ll be joined this week by UNM Professor of Africana Studies, Dr. Marsha Hardeman who will educate us about the Black History of New Mexico and the American Southwest.

Photo by of Cecil J. Williams, and used with his gracious permission

The Children's Hour Sat 2/10 9a: We’ll continue our celebration of Black History with the story of an unsung hero, Cecil J. Williams, who as a teenage photographer documented some of the most momentous events of the Civil Rights Movement. His iconic photographs told the story of the movement in ways words couldn’t capture. Plus, it’s Valentine’s Day next week and we’ll find out how one Albuquerque family takes the holiday to a whole new level. And find out about the DaVinci exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. 

Wiki, Creative Commons

The Children's Hour, 2/3 Sat 9a: February is Black History Month, and we'll talk about the unique history black Americans have in our country, and find out about some unsung heroes in the struggle for civil rights, including the story of a brave 15 year old girl named Claudette Colvin. 

Grammy Nominees 2018

Jan 24, 2018
Wiki, Creative Commons

The Children's Hour, Sat 1/27 9a: With the Grammys being awarded on Sunday, we wanted to hear from some of the nominees, including the ones up for best children’s album. Plus we’ll celebrate the birthday of one of the world’s most prolific child prodigies, the composer, pianist and violinist, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  Does listening to Mozart really make you smarter? 

Kids In The Roundhouse

Jan 17, 2018
Photo courtesy of Patty Keane / http://www.nmcapitolart.org/pic.aspx?id=330

In New Mexico, the 30 Day legislative session has begun, but what do kids have to do with it? We talked with state senator Bill O’Neill and some of the Wild Friends New Mexico about how kids can be part of the legislative process. Originally broadcast Jan 20, 2018

Media Literacy

Jan 10, 2018

What is it to be media literate? This show was originally broadcast in 2002 with the late, legendary Bob McCannon, who was an expert in educating kids about being media savvy. 

At Your Request

Jan 5, 2018
Cristina Ortega

It's an all request show with our listeners creating a playlist. Originally aired Jan 6 2018.

Puns Aplenty

Dec 28, 2017
Wiki, Creative Commons

Turnip your radio! It’s a pun-ny show with the KUNM Kids. We’re talking puns with Paul Krza, whose game is playing with words. Puns aplenty, possibly provoking painful groans and moans. Original broadcast date: Dec 30, 2017

Holidays 2017

Dec 21, 2017
Wiki, Creative Commons

The Children's Hour Sat. 12/23 9a: Celebrate the holidays this week on The Children’s Hour with some great holiday music and stories for kids of all ages. 

Best of 2017

Dec 14, 2017
Wiki, Creative Commons

The Children's Hour Sat 12/16 9a:  The KUNM Kids present the best of 2017 for kids. We'll play our favorite new songs, review a couple of the best books for kids, and cover movies worth seeing. Plus, what happened on this date in 1773? It wasn't an ordinary tea party! Great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and more, all in an hour. 

President Jimmy Carter

Dec 6, 2017
Wiki, Creative Commons

The Children's Hour featured kids from Jimmy Carter Middle School’s Junior National Honors Society who educated us all about their school’s namesake: our 39th president, Nobel Prize winning humanitarian, Jimmy Carter. From the peanut farm to the White House, there’s a lot to know about President Carter. 

Ralph Covert

The Children’s Hour hosted Grammy nominated Ralph Covert from Ralph’s World in a tiny studio concert with the KUNM Kids. 

Pages