Friday | 9:00am – 10:00am

Making Radio For Kids With Kids

The Children’s Hour Inc is a New Mexico based non-profit organization that creates broadcast media that is educational, entertaining, and engaging, and also includes kids who participate in its creation.

Educational themes focus on STEM, civics, culture, history, art, and performance.

They produce their shows with a crew of active volunteer kids who we call themselves, “Kids Crew”. Sometimes their programs are produced in collaboration with a teacher or school, as part of our Radio Kids School Project. They also collaborate with teachers at schools with a Title 1 designation, or where the students experience other challenges.

Before Covid-19, they produced half of their shows that were originally broadcast live from a public venue, where the audience is part of the show. Since Covid-19 they’re producing all their programs on Zoom, and 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. They also receive funding from the City of Albuquerque Cultural Services Department, the CABQ Urban Enhancement Trust Fund, a generous grant from the New Mexico’s Cultural Services Department’s New Mexico Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, the County of Bernalillo, New Mexico, our corporate sponsors, and nonprofit foundations, private donor funds, and listeners.