KUNM

The Children's Hour

9:00AM Saturday

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

Refugees Among Us

Jan 31, 2017
Rahim Alhaj

Sat 2/4 9a:  The Children's Hour welcomed virtuoso oud musician, Rahim Alhaj who played music for us talked about living as a refugee. The KUNM Kids found out what makes a person flee their home country, and how Americans have traditionally embraced people escaping dangerous situations. 

Lunar New Year 2017

Jan 25, 2017
Creative Commons, Wiki

Sat. 1/28 9a: This week on The Children’s Hour  we’ll join in the global celebration of Lunar New Year. It's the year of the rooster.  It’s also National Data Privacy Day, a day to bring awareness to data security and privacy. Learn how parents and kids can stay safe online. 

Wild Friends of New Mexico

Sat. 1/21 9a:  Politics aren't just for grownups. The KUNM Kids get political with New Mexico State Representative Jim Smith. Find out how kids can be part of the process.  With great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, and so much more. Wake up with The Children's Hour, every Saturday from 9 to 10am. 

The Wonder Of Sound

Jan 4, 2017
Creative Commons, Wiki

Sat, January 7, 2017:  The Children's Hour explored the wonder of sound on the radio. Sounds can transport you to another time, bring you to unseen places, tell stories with no words, all using your ears and your imagination. Journey with us on a trip through your mind. We'll provide the sound effects.  

Best of 2016

Dec 28, 2016
Chanda Shaw

This Saturday, 12/31 from 9-10am, The Children's Hour will present some of the best music of 2016 for kids and families. Plus, our friends from the Vortex Theater Company will be giving us a sneak peek at their newest production, Alice in Wonderland. With the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, great music and so much more, join us! 

Weather Or Not

Dec 14, 2016
National Weather Service Albuquerque

Sat 12/17, 9a:  The Children's Hour will have meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Albuquerque to talk about the temperatures across the globe.  It may be freezing in the morning, but 2016 was anything but cold. Plus, our friends from the Abq BioPark Botanic Gardens have a lot more going on than just the River of Lights. Daytime is gorgeous at the gardens, and there are many activities for families throughout the winter break.  With our family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, great music and so much more: Saturday from 9 to 10am on The Children's Hour.

The Albuquerque Girl Choir

Sat. 12/10 9a: Wake up this Saturday with The Children’s Hour! We’ll have an in studio mini concert by the Albuquerque Girl Choir. We’ll also celebrate the birthday of iconic American poet, Emily Dickinson.  With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more, sweeten your weekend with The Children’s Hour! 

Endangered Species

Nov 29, 2016
US Fish & Wildlife Service

On this edition of The Children’s Hour, we learned about endangered animals with our friends from Jimmy Carter Middle School in Albuquerque. Plus, what’s the real story behind the Nutcracker?  We found out with puppeteers and actors from AuxDog Theater Company. With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more. Originally broadcast on Saturday, December 3, 2016. 

Courtesy of NMT Troop 10459

The Mighty Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails Troop 10459 shared their original public service announcements regarding hunger in New Mexico, and the dangers of stereotyping people. With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more, we'll help you start your Saturday right. Originally broadcast November 18, 2016.

Dating The Earth

Nov 10, 2016
Creative Commons, Wiki

How does one date Planet Earth?  How old is the earth, and how do scientists figure out the age of rocks? Geochronologist, Dr. Matt Heizler from the New Mexico Bureau of Geology at New Mexico Tech answers all these questions and many more, including how moon dust is involved in increasing our understanding.  

Plus, we spoke with the National Institute of Flamenco's education director, Jacqueline Garcia about what they offer kids and families. 

Sat 11/5 9a: On the Children’s Hour this Saturday starting at 9am, we’ll explore Presidential campaign songs through American history. And, we’ll talk about living well with autism. It’s all in an hour: The Children’s Hour, every Saturday from 9 to 10am.

Rio Grande Community Farms

10/29 Sat 9a:  The KUNM Kids will be getting lost, and hopefully found, in the Rio Grande Community Farms Corn Maze. We'll send kids into the maze with a portable transmitter and a microphone to find their way through.  

Cooking With Kids

Oct 18, 2016
WBUR, Boston Public Radio

Sat 10/22 9a:  The KUNM Kids will be cooking on The Children's Hour, with Santa Fe's Lynn Walters and Jane Stacey.  Their new book, The Cooking With Kids Cookbook will be our guide as we turn out a delicious show for kids of all ages. 

Creative Commons, Wiki

Sat. 10/8, 9a: This Saturday on The Children's Hour, the KUNM Kids will find out about the upcoming Albuquerque biking event, CiQlovia.  Plus, Eric Blinman from New Mexico's Office of Archeaological Studies will tell us about Archeology Day.  

Do you like spooky books?  It's the birthday of RL Stine, author of over 300 books, many of which give kids Goosebumps, and Eliot will review a ghostly book just in time for pre-Halloween reading. 

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.

Pages