KUNM-FM & The Children’s Hour Program Change

A special message for KUNM listeners,

The Children’s Hour, KUNM-fm, and UNM administration have been seeking a common ground program change that will enable the show to remain localized and live for KUNM listeners, while being produced by our nonprofit entity.

The station, UNM and The Children’s Hour seem to have come to an agreement on a program change proposal to be presented to the KUNM Radio Board on September 3rd, 6pm in the Roberts Room on the 2nd floor in UNM’s Scholes Hall. (See map below) The proposal would allow for The Children’s Hour to continue its independent weekly production without using KUNM facilities or equipment, and continue its long tradition of airing live on Saturday mornings from 9 to 10am on KUNM-fm.

The contract carefully drafted after months of negotiations between TCHI, KUNM and UNM addresses all of the concerns presented by all sides including those brought by KUNM regarding FCC and KUNM policy compliance.

The next step is for the program change to be presented at the Radio Board meeting and then go through a period of public comment. We hope you’ll support a program change which permits The Children’s Hour to be produced by our nonprofit entity, and remain a live local program.

Many thanks to all the listeners who have written the KUNM Radio Board expressing support for the show. The public is also welcome to speak at KUNM Radio Board meetings which are held the first Tuesday of the month. The August and September meetings will start at 6pm and will be held in the Roberts Room on the 2nd floor in UNM’s Scholes Hall. (See map below)

In the meantime, we’ll continue to produce our weekly program, and can’t wait to share with you everything we’ve planned for the rest of 2019 and into 2020.

Sincerely,

Katie Stone,

Executive Director, The Children’s Hour Inc.

About the Author

Katie Stone

Katie Stone is the executive director and producer of The Children's Hour radio show and podcast. She started in radio when she was 15 years years old and believes that kids need to have a voice in broadcast media. Katie lives on a small solar powered farm in Albuquerque, New Mexico raising animals, food and kids with her husband.

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