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: The Squirrel Hillbillies

August 12, 2017 – 11:05 am | 72 views
IMG_4515 From 08/12/2017: Live music with acoustic folk duo, The Squirrel Hillbillies.

YX: Colorblind Coding

August 12, 2017 – 10:35 am | 60 views
IMG_4506 From 08/12/2017: Colorblind Coding band featuring Ethan (13), Blake (14), both of Pittsburgh CAPA and Luc (16, Pittsburgh Allderdice)

YX: Big Brother, Big Sister of the Month

August 12, 2017 – 10:05 am | 107 views
IMG_4503 From 08/12/2017: Kevin Saftner and Antonio (15, Northgate HS) discussing their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh.

In-Studio Pop up: Front Porch Theatricals

August 12, 2017 – 8:35 am | 120 views
IMG_4496 From 08/12/2017: Billy Hartung, Kristiann Menotiades, Mario Williams, Matt Calvert and Hope Anthony along with director, Spencer Whale and accompanist, Melissa Yanchak, with a preview of the Front Porch Theatricals production of Big Fish, New Hazlett Theater, 8/18 to 8/27

Fountain of Youth Philanthropy, 2017

August 8, 2017 – 4:35 pm | 143 views
IMG_0706 In summer of 2017, the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County launched their first ever Youth Philanthropy Internship Program, welcoming 11 students ranging from 16-19 years old in age as summer interns. The 7-week Youth Philanthropy Internship Program was made possible through a grant from The Heinz Endowments and is based on the successful model of the Heinz Endowments’ own program in Pittsburgh. Throughout the internship’s duration, students assessed community needs and developed two funding opportunities for local non-profits to apply for grants of up to $25,000 to address these needs. In addition to their grantmaking, interns created these radio documentaries around important community issues.

Getting to the Point Season 1

August 8, 2017 – 11:25 am | 324 views
Youth-Philanthropy-Interns-500px In Summer 2017, eleven students created radio features while taking part in The Heinz Endowments Youth Philanthropy Internship Program. The resulting features cover issues identified by the interns during research and field work conducted throughout the summer. While SLB provided training and coaching, the features presented below were conceived and created entirely by the students.

Live Music: Mike Flaherty

August 5, 2017 – 11:05 am | 163 views
IMG_4338 From 08/05/2017: Folk singer and balladeer Mike Flaherty

YX: Pittsburgh Musical Theater, Broadway at the Overlook Preview

August 5, 2017 – 10:35 am | 231 views
IMG_4328_web From 08/05/2017: Pittsburgh Musical Theater cast members Abby Messner (15) and Haley Messner (13) of Kennedy, Abby Scullion (15) and Emmy Scullion (13) of Carnegie, Nino Masciola (14), Domenic Masciola (15) and Palmer Masciola (18) of West End, Anna Ungarino (16, Avalon), Sophia Doyno (15, East End), Sabina May (18, Moon Twp.), Brecken Farrell (16, Saxonburg), Ella Jo Reinhart (12, South Side), Hannah Oldham (13, Allison Park), and Gia Marinacci (13, Plum) with a preview of Broadway at the Overlook, 8/10 to 8/12, 8/18 and 8/19 (7:30 pm), West End/Elliott Overlook

YX: Vera Gulieva

August 5, 2017 – 10:20 am | 70 views
IMG_4322_web From 08/05/2017: Moscow's youth vocalist, Vera Gulieva (16, Edward Grieg Music School), during her visit to the U.S.

YX: Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Winner, Austin Li

August 5, 2017 – 10:05 am | 58 views
IMG_4318_web From 08/05/2017: Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist winner Austin Li (17, Upper St. Clair High School) with selections on piano.