Katie Stone


Katie Stone is the 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, showcasing local kids and kid-friendly organizations, while involving kids in all aspects of the production. She works with a crew of kids who help engineer the show, write scripts and reviews, choose music, and assist with the live broadcast.  

Katie also reaches into the community, partnering with teachers to create radio shows for class projects, and collaborating with various professors at the University of New Mexico to provide a platform for graduate students 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 working 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 families who have kids with disabilities, or working in the garden 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.  Katie lives in a handmade house on a solar powered organic farm in Albuquerque with her true love and their chickens, fruit, vegetables, children, llama, cats and dog.   

Ways to Connect

Scientific Kids

Nov 20, 2015
Kari Barrera


The Children's Hour, 11/21 9am:  New Mexico has brilliant scientists of all ages residing across our state. We'll talk with a group of students who want to be able to compete in our state's Science Olympiad.  Plus, we'll hear about what kind of programming is at Ghost Ranch for kids and families.  We'll also feature Naomi Shihab Nye reading her essay: Gate A4.  With excellent music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more, all in one hour just for kids!

National Center for Family Homelessness

Sat. 11/14 9a: This Saturday on the Children's Hour,  we'll learn about homeless children in New Mexico. There are more homeless children in the United States today than at any point in our nation's history, including in New Mexico.  

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  Sat. 11/7 9a: Get onboard The Children's Hour this Saturday when we'll learn about the historic trains of New Mexico. We'll also have a visit in our studio from Mr. Captain Underpants himself, Dav Pilkey.   And direct from Washington DC, Senator Martin Heinrich will field questions from our intrepid crew.  With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, all in an hour dedicated to kids.  Saturday 11/7, 9-10am


Oct 30, 2015

Halloween on The Children's Hour!  Spooky stories, haunting music and of course, plenty of candy.  Saturday, 10/31, 9-10am

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This week on The Children's Hour, we'll talk about dashing with dogs and making art from trash.  Our friends from Animal Humane New Mexico will visit with their human companions, and the Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival will tell us about trashion fashion.  With a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and great music, we hope you'll join us, Oct 24, 9-10am.

Making Cents

Oct 15, 2015

This Saturday on The Children's Hour, help us make cents as we kick off the KUNM fall fundraiser.  We'll hear from storyteller Sarah Malone with a story about the wisdom of the wild. Plus our KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, the best music, and so much more. It all adds up when you're a part - phone in your support during this week's show. 

Corny Balloons

Oct 2, 2015

This week on The Children's Hour, we're sending Anna and Ava into the Albuquerque Maize Maze with a microphone and a portable transmitter for opening day. Plus, it's the first day of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more, it all starts at 9am every Saturday. 

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This Saturday on The Children's Hour, find out about the Super Blood Harvest Moon, making its appearance this weekend in our evening skies on Sunday. We'll also explore the amazing power of solar energy.  With our family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, great music and so much more, start your Saturdays with us at 9am.   

Talk Like A Pirate Day

Sep 18, 2015
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Get ready to walk the plank! It's International Talk Like A Pirate Day this Saturday on The Children's Hour. We'll raise the Jolly Roger and call on all me hearty mates to join in the fun and celebration. Plus our pals from the Valle De Oro will enlighten us about what's going on down by the riverside.  And, we'll let you know about a celestial event happening Sunday that you won't want to miss.  All in a wee hour this Saturday at 9am.    

Chloe Nixon Performance

Sep 13, 2015
The Children's Hour Crew


The Children’s Hour presents 11 year old prodigy singer, songwriter and guitarist Chloe Nixon, performing live for us. Also, we commemorate American Independence Day by highlighting a few of New Mexico’s many notable artists, including the Aguilar sisters, Levitated's Jared Tarbell, and others. Great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more. Originally broadcast July 2015.

Building the Future

Sep 4, 2015

  This week on The Children's Hour: everyone knows kids hold the keys to the future, and in the Future City competition, kids can also design what their future homes might look like. Join us as we discuss building our future through our ideas and imagination. Also, we'll find out about how all fourth graders, and their families, can go to national parks and monuments all year long. Plus, information about the New Mexico State Fair, great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, and so much more.  Saturdays, 9am. 

Dr. Jonathan Wolfe

Sat. 8/29, 9am:  On this Saturday's The Children's Hour, we'll learn about this weekend's MakerFaire. Some makers make experiences, and Julia tells us about kids at Burning Man helping to make an entire town in the middle of nowhere. Plus we'll remember heroes of Hurricane Katrina. Great music, a family events calendar, and the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, all on The Children's Hour this week.  

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Sat. 8/22, 9a: National Weather Service meteorologist Kerry Jones talks with The Children's Hour crew about supercell storms, lightning safety and El Niño.  Great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, and of course, lots of silliness. Wake up on Saturdays with a smile and a song, 9 to 10am. 

Seth Hoffman


The Children's Hour welcomes teacher Seth Hoffman to our studios, who will help all of us get back into the swing of school with a song in our hearts and a smile on our faces. Also, celebrating the birthday of an American culinary legend, Julia Child. Great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a calendar of family events, and so much more. Join us!

Privacy And Kids

Jun 27, 2015
Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal (iplj.net)

  Sat. 6/27, 9a: We hear a lot about privacy in the news, but what is it? Do kids have the right to their privacy? How can kids preserve their privacy online, and what difference does it make anyway?  The ACLU New Mexico will be in on The Children’s Hour help us understand privacy in the digital era, especially as it affects children.  Plus great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar and so much more.