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.

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


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.


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!


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Woodland Hills 2017: Valentine’s Day & Radio Pen Pals

February 14, 2017 – 3:15 am | 21 views
This week, 7th graders at Woodland Hills high school continued their audio message correspondence with 10th grader, Marvin!

Live Music: Alyssa Hankey

February 11, 2017 – 11:05 am | 160 views
IMG_3090 From 02/11/2017: Live music with singer-songwriter, Alyssa Hankey.

YX: Fairchild Challenge Honorees

February 11, 2017 – 10:35 am | 93 views
IMG_3085 From 02/11/2017: Isabel Horgan (11th grade, St. Joseph High School),Tali Brobst (7th grade, Trafford Middle School) and Zoe Smith (9th grade), Sabrina Catalano (12th grade) and Kate Polechko (11th grade) all at Penn-Trafford High School discuss their award-winning submissions to the Fairchild Challenge, a national competition fostering environmental awareness in teens and sponsored locally by Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

YX: TEDx Youth @ Steel Plaza

February 11, 2017 – 10:05 am | 95 views
IMG_3078 From 02/11/2017: Youth co-organizers and Pittsburgh CAPA seniors Arwen Kozak and Leah Deflitch with details on the TEDxYouth@SteelPlaza event, 2/18, Pittsburgh CAPA.

Woodland Hills Prime Time 2017: On Woodland Hills

February 7, 2017 – 3:15 am | 53 views
IMG_4242 This week 7th graders at Woodland Hills were asked two questions by resident radio personality and Children's Museum "Volunteen," 10th grader Marvin: "PS4 or Xbox?" and "What is it like living in Woodland Hills?"

Live Music: Purple Bamboo

February 4, 2017 – 11:05 am | 213 views
IMG_3072 From 02/04/2017: Chinese music ensemble Purple Bamboo, featuring Ai-Lin Chen (guzhen), Kai Liu (dizi), Mimi Jong (erhu) and Jin Yang (pipa)

YX: Pittsburgh Sci-Tech Academy Poetry

February 4, 2017 – 10:35 am | 184 views
IMG_3061 From 02/04/2017: Original poems from Pittsburgh Sci-Tech Academy sixth graders Kymir Edwards, Tahj Jones, Ella Jones, Namell Scrubbs and Lucy Painter along with instructor Wendy Moore

YX: Center for Young Musicians Duets

February 4, 2017 – 10:05 am | 162 views
IMG_3058 From 02/04/2017: Center for Young Musicians pianists Bob Carey (13, Quaker Valley Middle School), Clara Yuo (10, Providence Heights Alpha School), Abby Bojalad (11), Jayne Miner (11), and Lakshmi Mulgund (12) studying at Sewickley Academy, Sami Alissa (7) and Yazan Alissa (9) studying at Winchester Thurston perform duets along with their instructor, Simmi Tripathi

2017 GRAMMY Nominees for Best Children’s Album

February 4, 2017 – 10:00 am | 169 views
2017_Grammys From 01/30/2016: Music and interviews with five of the artists whose albums have been nominated for this year's GRAMMY Award for Best Children's Album.

Salvation Army Radio Club

February 3, 2017 – 5:00 pm | 69 views
Buhl-FrickFund-Logo-RGB In partnership with the Pittsburgh Northside Salvation Army afterschool program, fifth and seventh grade students from Northside schools learn about audio recording, editing, interviewing, radio broadcasting and journalism topics in radio club.