We Make Radio For Kids With Kids
The Children’s Hour is a weekly, internationally syndicated kids’ public radio program and podcast, that educates, inspires, engages and entertains listeners of all ages. Produced with a team of volunteer children in a free after school program in Albuquerque, New Mexico, our host Katie Stone has been described as the “Mr. Rogers of public radio.” Some of our episodes come with come with Learn-Along guides that enable our programs to be used in the classroom.
The Children’s Hour Inc is a New Mexico based non-profit
dedicated to producing high quality Kids Public Radio.
We produce and distribute high-quality children’s media, that’s cultivated through community involvement and immersion. Our award-winning kids’ public radio program, The Children’s Hour can be heard on public radio stations across the United States and Canada, and in Australia, the Philippines, Germany, Switzerland, and occasionally in the British Virgin Islands. We are growing our family of radio stations every week.
Our educational themes focus on STEM,
civics, culture, history, art, and performance.
The Children’s Hour is produced with a crew of active volunteer kids who we call our “Kids Crew.” Sometimes our programs are produced in collaboration with a teacher or school, as part of our RadioKids School Project. We also collaborate with teachers at schools with a Title 1 designation, or where the students experience other challenges.
Before Covid-19, we produced half of our shows that were originally broadcast live from a public venue, where the audience was always a part of the show. During the COVID-19 lockdown, we produced all our programs on Zoom. Today we record our programs at the Outpost Performance Space in a hybrid online/in-real-life recording environment, and we continue to feature young musicians, storytellers, scientific experts of all ages, and plenty of jokes.
Listener support makes the work of The Children’s Hour, Inc. possible. We also receive funding from the City of Albuquerque Cultural Services Department, the CABQ Urban Enhancement Trust Fund, the New Mexico’s Cultural Services Department, NMArts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Mexico Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the County of Bernalillo New Mexico, the City of Albuquerque, Sandia National Laboratories, our corporate sponsor Electric Playhouse and multiple nonprofit foundations, private donor funds, and listeners just like you. You can even donate a car to The Children’s Hour thanks to One Community Auto.
We’re committed to making sure kids have a voice in public radio,
and we create a program that never alienates adults.
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