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!


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: Three Rivers Ringers

December 9, 2017 – 11:05 am | 25 views
IMG_5062 From 12/09/2017: A holiday performance with Three Rivers Ringers bell ensemble.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Musical Theater, A Lyrical Christmas Carol

December 9, 2017 – 10:35 am | 31 views
IMG_5058 From 12/09/2017: Pittsburgh Musical Theater with a song from A Lyrical Christmas Carol featuring students Fredrick Lychack (13, Waldorf School), Tatiana Perilman (8, Lincoln Elementary), Rachael Parsons (12, Pleasant Hills Middle School), Ilyssa Bails (10, Community Day School), Mya Reitmeyer (7, Muse Elementary School), Carson Gregg (13, Harrison Middle School) and Grace Baker (12, Moon Area Middle School)

Youth Express: HAT Co Band

December 9, 2017 – 10:05 am | 11 views
IMG_5053 From 12/09/2017: The Hope Academy "HAT Co" band featuring James Picone (17, Pittsburgh Obama), Marvin Irish (16), James Japp (16), Adam Peters (16), Desmond Rucker (16) and Tomi Olaore (13) of Pittsburgh CAPA along with instructor, Ben Barson.

Ronald McDonald House Charities: 2017 Red Shoe Ball

December 4, 2017 – 7:50 pm | 46 views
Print On Saturday, November 4th, 2017, Ronald McDonald House Charities supporters gathered at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh hotel to celebrate the night in black and white and to raise funds. Attendees recorded messages of hope to let RMHC children and families know that a large community is rooting for them.

Woodland Hills Prime Time 2017-2018

December 3, 2017 – 3:15 am | 117 views
wh logo 6th, 7th, and 8th graders at Woodland Hills Jr. High School's Prime Time After School program learn the basics of audio production while expressing and reflecting on their personal experiences. Listen now to these students and their thoughts on ghosts and the afterlife.

Live Music: Brittney Chantele

December 2, 2017 – 11:05 am | 51 views
Brittney_Chantele From 12/02/2017: Singer-songwriter and spoken-word poet Brittney Chantele.

Youth Express: Seton Center School of Music, Violins

December 2, 2017 – 10:35 am | 33 views
IMG_5037 From 12/02/2017: Young violinists Jason Assaf (21), Evan Koepfinger (14, Achievement House Cyber Charter School), Yanna Mavrogeorgis (10, Brookline Elementary), Rocco Tobul (10, Banksville Elementary) and Ethan von Hedemann (15, Keystone Oaks) from Seton Center School of Music with instructor John Ott.

Youth Express: Big Brother, Big Sister of the Month

December 2, 2017 – 10:05 am | 43 views
IMG_5034 From 12/02/2017: Big Brother Aaron Margo and Little Brother Amari (11, Assumption Catholic) discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS staff member Erica Strafalace

Holy Family Academy 2017

December 1, 2017 – 11:05 am | 43 views
IMG_4825 In Fall 2017, Holy Family Academy students visited the Saturday Light Brigade studios for a weekly class about radio production. These students learned about the background of radio storytelling and developed their skills in interviewing, audio production, and podcasting. Below are some of the works from these students:

Live Music: Dylan Rooke

November 25, 2017 – 11:05 am | 42 views
IMG_5031_banner From 11/25/2017: Live music with Pittsburgh singer-songwriter Dylan Rooke.