Katie Stone is the volunteer host and producer of The Children's Hour. Her goal with the show is to bring informative, entertaining and engaging radio programming to KUNM listeners of all ages, showcasing local kids and kid-friendly organizations, while involving kids in all aspects of the production. She works with a crew of dedicated children who help produce the show, including writing and voicing scripts and reviews, helping choose jokes, show themes, music and guests, and assisting in all aspects of the live broadcast.
Katie also reaches into the community, partnering with teachers to create radio shows for class projects, joining with community organizations to bring kids voices to KUNM, and collaborating with professors at the University of New Mexico to provide a platform for graduate students and researches to explain their research in a way a kid’s audience can understand. She hopes everyone listening comes away with new knowledge about the topic du jour.
Katie started in radio when she was just 14 years old at WDGC-fm in Downers Grove, Illinios. Outside of KUNM, Katie can be found advocating for better policy impacting kids with disabilities, or working on the farm with her husband, Andrew. She is the step mother of two grown daughters, the mom of Emma and Eli, who produces the podcasts of the show, and the grandmother of Ruthie and Miriam. Katie lives in a handmade house on a solar powered organic farm in Albuquerque near the Rio Grande with her true love, and their chickens, fruit, vegetables, children, llama, cats, dogs, fish and thousands of bees.