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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Summer Dreamers Academy 2017 – Radio Camp

June 26, 2017 – 11:51 am | 15 views
The Summer Dreamers Academy's Radio Camp has officially started! Welcome to our blog, where we’ll document all of our educational adventures and store all of the audio we create. We’ve got an exciting five weeks ahead of us--weeks filled to the brim with unbridled awesomeness.

Live Music: Jess Klein

June 24, 2017 – 11:05 am | 31 views
IMG_3654 From 06/24/2017: Live music with singer-songwriter, Jess Klein

Youth Express: Girls Write Pittsburgh

June 24, 2017 – 10:35 am | 99 views
IMG_3649 From 06/24/2017: Girls Write Pittsburgh participants Maddy Nolan (14, Upper St. Clair), Nora Hajelsawi and Emma Malkin, both 14 at Pittsburgh Allderdice, read original poetry along with program facilitators Vivian Lee Croft and Andrea Laurion

Youth Express: Leah DeFlitch, Large Print

June 24, 2017 – 10:05 am | 31 views
IMG_3643 From 06/24/2017: Pittsburgh CAPA graduate Leah DeFlitch on her role as editor of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's semiannual teen literary journal Large Print.

In-Studio Pop Up: Pittsburgh Festival Opera

June 24, 2017 – 8:35 am | 59 views
IMG_3638 From 06/24/2017: Anqwenique Wingfield and Lori Carrau perform a duet, with piano accompanist, Anthony Gray, for the Pittsburgh Festival Opera production of Hansel and Gretel, Winchester Thurston School, Oakland (7/1, 7/8 and 7/15 at 11 am)

Live Music: Mike Berginc, As Ladders

June 17, 2017 – 11:05 am | 196 views
IMG_3633 From 06/17/2017: Live music with local singer-songwriter Mike Berginc from As Ladders.

Youth Express: Big Brother Big Sister of the Month

June 17, 2017 – 10:35 am | 95 views
IMG_3630 From 06/17/2017: Big Sister and BBBS staff member Briana D’Alesandro and her little sister T’Yanna discussing their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Winner, Eric Wang

June 17, 2017 – 10:05 am | 119 views
IMG_3629 From 06/17/2017: Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Winner Eric Wang (13) of Ingomar Middle School with selections on piano.

Live Music: Mitch Littler

June 10, 2017 – 11:05 am | 248 views
IMG_3572 From 06/10/2017: Blues writer and performer, Mitch Littler, with original and classic blues songs.

Youth Express: Center for Young Musicians, Pianists

June 10, 2017 – 10:35 am | 138 views
IMG_3565 From 06/10/2017: Center for Young Musicians pianists Kenzie Bucchi (5, Montessori), Andrew Li (11, Haine Middle School), Ben Capozzi, Carson Jacob, and Oleg Hartman (13, Providence Heights Alpha) with instructor Sonia Tripathi.