Youth Expression Showcase

Our weekly radio program invites students in Grades K-12 to perform live on the air. Hear young musicians, singer/songwriters, photographers, writers, poets and other people who express themselves through the arts.

Oral History

SLB Radio’s Oral History Program connects teens with adult role models in their communities. Click here to listen.

Callers

Since 1978, The Saturday Light Brigade has broadcast LIVE spontaneous on-air phone calls from kids and adults as part of its Saturday morning radio program. Now you can hear some of the most memorable calls from people participating in on-air games and other participatory features or simply calling to tell us about something exciting.

Performance

Join us as we celebrate the original talent in our midst with these weekly archives of in-studio performances by regional and national musicians and artists. Folk, bluegrass, jazz, singer/songwriter, international, storytellers and more!

Interviews

Audio replays from the hundreds of arts, human services and other non-profit organizations interviewed by SLB each year.

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Live Music: Aaron Lefebvre

April 22, 2017 – 11:05 am | 91 views
IMG_3320_crop From 04/22/2017: Acoustic music with folk-fusion instrumentalist Aaron Lefebvre.

Youth Express: Northside Open Spelling Challenge

April 22, 2017 – 10:35 am | 114 views
IMG_3316 From 04/22/2017: Past participants Shaniya (11, Propel Northside) and Tatyanna (11, Schiller), along with Doreen Upshaw, preview the Northside Open 3rd Annual Spelling and Literacy Challenge 2017, sponsored by The Pittsburgh Project for students in Grades 3-8 with one winner per grade, 5/20 (10 am to 1 pm).

Youth Express: BotsIQ Preview

April 22, 2017 – 10:05 am | 61 views
IMG_3312 From 04/22/2017: Southwestern Pennsylvania BotsIQ participants Zach Knight (California University of Pennsylvania), Ashley McGhee (12th grade, Yough High School) and Thomas McFadden (12th grade, Fox Chapel High School) discussing their experiences learning about manufacturing principles and career opportunities as they prepare for the BotsIQ competition, 4/28 and 4/29, California University Convocation Center.

YMAP Westinghouse Community Clean Up Day!

April 21, 2017 – 3:38 pm | 72 views
P1040467 On Friday, April 21st from 9 to 11 AM, Westinghouse students took to the streets with gloves and garbage bags to clean up the trash around their school. This group of ninth graders were are part of the Youth Media Advocacy Project, a program that encourages students to express themselves and identify issues in their community they wish to change. In this case, students were concerned by the amount of garbage and litter in the neighborhood around their school, and decided to create an event to help change that.

Live Music: The Lone Pines

April 15, 2017 – 11:05 am | 225 views
IMG_3304 From 04/15/2017: Live Indie-folk band The Lone Pines featuring Josh Chamberlain, Anthony Lupinacci, and Ricky Lagnese.

Youth Express: Youth Invasion 2017 at The Warhol

April 15, 2017 – 10:35 am | 110 views
IMG_3298 From 04/15/2017: Youth coordinators Alyza Foster (15, CAPA), Ali Perry (18, West Allegheny) and Adam Smiley (18, Pine-Richland) along with artist/educator Christen DiLeonardo previewing Youth Invasion 2017, 4/28 (5 to 10 pm), The Warhol Museum.

Youth Express: Big Brother Big Sister of the Month

April 15, 2017 – 10:05 am | 111 views
IMG_3297 From 04/15/2017: Big Sister Erin Griffin and Little Sister Tamarra "Sassy" (9, St. Benedict the Moor School) discuss their relationship along with Erica Strafalace of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh.

Woodland Hills Prime Time 2017: Our Easter

April 11, 2017 – 3:15 am | 99 views
IMG_4544 7th and 8th graders attending Woodland Hills Prime Time after school program reflected on the upcoming Easter holiday and their family traditions.

Live Music: Mike Agranoff

April 8, 2017 – 11:05 am | 95 views
IMG_3292 From 04/08/2017: New Jersey-based folk icon Mike Agranoff then morning after his Friday 4/7 (7:30 pm) performance at the Putting Down Roots House Concert in Squirrel Hill.

Youth Express: Fairchild Challenge Honorees

April 8, 2017 – 10:35 am | 128 views
IMG_3287 From 04/08/2017: Carson Middle School 7th graders Drew Lopuszynski, Nolan Collery and Erik Bloomquist discuss their climate change video created in response to the latest Fairchild Challenge, a national program encouraging teens to connect with the environment, sponsored locally by Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens