KUNM

The Children's Hour

9:00AM Saturday

Enriching, educating, enlightening and entertaining radio for kids of all ages. 

Balloon Fiesta

Sep 26, 2016
Courtesy of Dr. Jonathan Wolfe / SkyDyes

Sat. 10/1 9a:  The Children's Hour will cover the first launch day of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta from the studio of KUNM and from the field. With excellent music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar and so much more. Join us from 9 to 10am Saturdays.

Wiki, Creative Commons

  The Children's Hour Sat. 9/25, 9a:  Find out about the ¡Globalquerque! kids day, and hear some songs from the musicians who are performing. Plus, we’ll celebrate the creator of the Muppets, Jim Henson on what would have been his 80th birthday. Great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, it’s all in an hour! 

Valle del Oro National Wildlife Refuge / US Fish and Wildlife Service

Sat. 9/17 9a:  This Saturday on The Children's Hour, the seasons are shifting; we will learn about the science of the autumnal equinox. And, we’ll find out about a birthday party for the only urban wildlife refuge in the western US, located right here in Albuquerque.  Plus, Santa Fe author Robert Wilder will introduce us to his hilarious new young adult book, Nickle, a story about love, loss and loyalty.  Live and local every Saturday starting at 9am -  The Children’s Hour - right here on KUNM.

Audubon New Mexico

Fall is in the air and so are the birds. Find out which species migrate and which make New Mexico their home year round with our friends from Audubon New Mexico.

Rippy and the Sillyettes

This week we had a live performance from the band Rippy and the Sillyettes from Gallup, New Mexico. The girls in the band performed their original music, including a song about the late Ashlynne Mike. Great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and the fabulous KUNM Kids Crew. Join us from 9 to 10am every Saturday! This show was broadcast live from KUNM on September 3, 2016.

OpenThreads on flickr

July marked the 16th month in a row of record setting high temperatures across the planet, including in New Mexico. Meteorologist Kerry Jones joined the KUNM Kids on The Children’s Hour Saturday at 9am to talk about the weather and the climate.

Back To School

Aug 16, 2016
Creative Commons, Wiki

On the Children's Hour, chillier mornings meant it was time to get our brains and bodies ready to receive new and exciting information. During this Back To School Show, we shared anecdotal and musical insight into how to start the school year off right: nutrition, homework survival techniques, and more.  This show was broadcast live from KUNM on August 20th, 2016. 

Safe Kids

Aug 8, 2016
Katie Stone

The Children's Hour explored some simple strategies to promote safe habits for kids as we reenter the school year with special guests Albuquerque Police Officer Drobik and our friend Brennan. Plus we had an in studio performance with the Austin Lounge Lizards! Great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, every Saturday from 9 to 10am on KUNM.

Helper Dogs

Aug 4, 2016
Assistance Dogs of the West

The Children's Hour crew welcomed into the studios our furry friends and their human companions from Assistance Dogs of the West. From picking up pencils to making way in a crowd for their charge, we learned all about the important jobs helper dogs do, how they learn these things, and how kids can be a part of it. We had a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, great music and so much more. The Children's Hour airs every Saturday, from 9am to 10am. This show was recorded live at KUNM on August 6th, 2016.

Every Kid In A Park

Jul 28, 2016
National Parks Foundation

The Children's Hour crew explored the "Every Kid in a Park" initiative, where every 4th grader in America can get a free family pass to all national parks, wilderness areas, wildlife refuges, and historical sites. Also, we found out what the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival offers for kids. Great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more. This show was recorded live at KUNM on July 30, 2016.

Beatrix Potter

Jul 19, 2016
Creative Commons, Wiki

This Saturday on The Children’s Hour, we had a special show about Beatrix Potter. The author and illustrator of classic children’s books like Tale of Peter Rabbit, is releasing a new book this fall. That’s pretty amazing considering her 150th birthday is next week! We honored Beatrix Potter from 9am -10am on the Children's Hour. This show was broadcast live from KUNM on July 23rd, 2016.

Courtesy of Casey Smith

The Children's Hour welcomed Donovan Smith, a 13 year old making a difference in the lives of homeless people. Plus, we had our first ever live streamed video performance of a duet sung in sign language. The Children's Hour broadcasts live every Saturday from 9-10am. This show was recorded live at KUNM on July 7, 2016.

Sandia Cave

Jul 6, 2016
Creative Commons, Wiki

This week on The Children’s Hour we learned about the mysteries of Sandia Cave from the rangers who work to preserve and protect it.

Plus, the kids from Cardboard Playhouse’s production of High School Musical Jr. performed for us. The KUNM Kids bring you great music, a family events calendar, the birthday club, all in an hour: The Children’s Hour, Saturdays at 9am. This show was recorded live at KUNM on July 9, 2016.

Outta This World

Jun 30, 2016
Creative Commons Wiki

On The Children's Hour, the 4th of July holiday was approaching, and so was the Juno spacecraft as it arrived at its orbit around Jupiter. We learned about the Juno mission: its goals and how you can participate. Plus, it was World UFO Day and we celebrated in the studio. This show was recorded live at KUNM on July 2, 2016.

Summertime

Jun 22, 2016
Wiki creative commons

The Children's Hour swung into summertime with special guest host, Mark Gilboard. During this show, the Children's Hour heard New Mexico bagpipe ensemble perform live in the studio. Plus, we learned how every kid can win with the summer writing contest through our friends at NMPBS.  Great music, live and local, every Saturday at 9am. This show was recorded live at KUNM on June 25, 2016.

Dads

Jun 15, 2016
Katie Stone

Kids celebrated Father's Day by calling in to The Children's Hour this week and telling us about their dads. Plus the KUNM Kids played along with Recycleman in the studio.  Live and local, every Saturday morning! This show was recorded live at KUNM on June 18, 2016.

Katie Stone

This week on The Children's Hour, producer Katie Stone spoke with award winning author Sherman Alexie about his new book for younger kids, Thunder Boy.  Zoe reviewed a book for older kids, A Night Divided. Plus, we listened to a story by Bill Harley that explored the questions: what do teachers do during the summer and do you really want to know?

With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more, every Saturday at 9am. This show was recorded live at KUNM on June 11, 2016.

Symbols Of Enchantment

May 31, 2016
Rebel Donut

The Children's Hour featured musician and educator, Curious Chris who took us through the various symbols representing New Mexico. From the Zia to the coelophysis, turquoise to yucca flowers the Land of Enchantment's state symbols showcase our unique culture, landscape and history. The KUNM Kids explored these official markers through music and stories.  This show was recorded live at KUNM on June 4, 2016.


Climate Activist Kids

May 24, 2016
Our Children's Trust, CC

The Children's Hour welcomed kids who are actively trying to save the planet. Aji Piper joined us from Seattle to talk about the lawsuit that he and 19 other kids are involved with to hold governments accountable for pollution. The kids are winning their cases, and that's good news for us all. This show was recorded live at KUNM on May 28, 2016.


Andy Mason Performs

May 20, 2016
Courtesy of Andy Mason

The KUNM Kids welcomed singer and songwriter, Andy Mason from Portales, New Mexico with a live, in studio concert. Plus we found out when to expect the end of the world, and we celebrated the KUNM Kids Birthday Club members. As always, we also had a family events calendar, great music, and so much more. This show broadcast live from the KUNM studios on May 21, 2016.

Mother's Day Special

May 5, 2016
Katie Stone

We celebrated Mother's Day on The Children's Hour with a show honoring the dedicated moms around us. With poetry and music, this show was for Mom. Plus, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more. This show broadcast live from the KUNM studios on May 7, 2016.

Spring Rituals

Apr 28, 2016
Creative Commons

The Children's Hour hosted kids from Jimmy Carter Middle School who told us how cultures around the world welcome spring. From exploding snowmen, drowning dolls, rolling down a hill with cheese, and flinging colored powder at friends, people worldwide have unique ways of saying goodbye to winter.  Plus, we learned about Dia De Los Niños, what's on at The Guild Cinema, events for kids this weekend, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and of course, great music.  Start your Saturday with a smile and The Children's Hour! This show broadcast live from the KUNM studios on April 30, 2016.


New Mexico Humanities Council

Sat 4/16, 9a:  The Children's Hour crew welcomes our friends from Best Buddies New Mexico into the studio talking about inclusive friendship.  Also we'll learn all about National History Day, and how you can participate.  And our friend Solis talks about the infamous Titanic. Plus great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more. Start your Saturday with a smile. 

Katie Stone

  Sat. 4/2, 9a: On The Children's Hour this week, we were joined by guests from the heart of Albuquerque: the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. We learned about their brand new exhibits, the many activities and celebrations happening, and how kids and families from every culture can be a part of living Pueblo traditions.  Then, we heard what happened when we sent kids with a microphone into the Santa Fe art installation, Meow Wolf.  On this International Autism Day edition of The Children's Hour, we had great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, and so much more.  

A Trip To The Moon

Mar 23, 2016
Creative Commons

Sat 3/26, 9a: Take a trip out of this world to the moon with The Children's Hour this week. With our friends, astrophysicist Dr. Crawford MacCallum and Enid Howarth, we'll explore our celestial sister with stories, songs and poetry.  Plus we'll celebrate the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and play some excellent tunes. 

Science Of Spring

Mar 17, 2016
Creative Commons

Sat. 3/19, 9a: The Children's Hour bounces into spring with a show dedicated to celebrating the lengthening daylight and warming weather, and saying farewell to winter. What makes it winter one day and spring the next? We'll discover the science of springtime.  Plus, find out how you can get a scholarship to Hummingbird Music Camp with the Sky Velvet Vassar foundation. With great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar and so much more, spend an hour with the KUNM Kids!

Jamming with Shamrocks

Mar 11, 2016
Creative Commons

Sat. 3/12, 9a: It's St. Patty's Day this week, and we're celebrating on The Children's Hour. With pipes and drums performing live in the studio, get on your green and be ready to ShamRock!  Also, kids organizing a march for the labor leader, Ceasar Chavez will tell us all about how we can commemorate a great man.  Plus, time warps, KUNM Kids Birthday Club celebrations, great music and a family events calendar, all in an hour!

Rock & Rhythm Youth Orchestra, Robb Janov

On Sat. 3/5/16, we welcomed a few of the kids from the Rock & Rhythm Youth Orchestra to our studio. We heard about their big fundraising concert, happening 3/12/16 from 2 to 5pm at the South Broadway Cultural Center.  Plus, we had a live performance from Neil and Abby.  We've posted their songs here. Enjoy! 

Dr. Jonathan Wolfe

Sat 2/27/16, 9am: We were joined by Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham in our studios, who was thoroughly grilled by the kids in the studio about everything from balancing her personal and public lives, super delegate status, and what led her to dedicate her life to public service.  Plus, we had an in-studio performance from some of the cast of The Growing Stage's latest show, Pinkalicious. And, we learned how kids can be involved in Roboquerque 2016. 

Pages