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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Jeannette Voices

August 3, 2017 – 11:13 am | 49 views
P1040576 In Summer 2017, SLB Radio Productions, Inc., in partnership with Jeannette School District's summer camp, convened a group of students to conduct interviews with Jeannette community members (past and present).

Inclined to Care: Lifting the Alleghenies to New Heights, 2017

August 3, 2017 – 5:55 am | 336 views
IMG_5186 IN SUMMER 2017, the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies welcomed ten Youth Philanthropy Interns. This 8-week program was made possible through a grant from The Heinz Endowments and is based on its long-running similar program in Pittsburgh. Throughout their internship, students assessed community needs and developed two 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 the radio documentaries on this CD with training from SLB Radio Productions in Pittsburgh. SLB will air the features across its 10-station network.

CLP Allegheny – Summer 2017

August 2, 2017 – 4:31 pm | 25 views
CLP Allegheny Our cohort of youth created some fantastic podcasts this summer at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Allegheny branch in the North Side. Topics ranged from bullying to the pros and cons of technology to the benefits of the programs CLP Allegheny offers.

National Night Out at CLP Woods Run

August 1, 2017 – 1:23 pm | 69 views
P1040605 National Night Out is an annual event that happens in communities across the country with the goal of bringing neighbors, public safety workers, and neighborhoods closer together. On August 1st at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Woods Run branch, North Side residents and their families gathered for a parade, activities, music, and camaraderie.

CLP Woods Run – Summer 2017

August 1, 2017 – 11:41 am | 230 views
P1040547 We just wrapped up summer programming at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Woods Run branch! Radio Club members learned about audio and created some great pieces of their own. Also be sure to check out the audio from the National Night Out event which was hosted at CLP Woods Run.

Live Music: Royce

July 29, 2017 – 11:05 am | 77 views
IMG_4314 From 07/29/2017: Rock, Rhythm and Blues with members of Royce.

YX: Rising Voices Youth Choir

July 29, 2017 – 10:35 am | 159 views
IMG_4311 From 07/29/2017: Rising Voices Youth Choir featuring Christopher Roach (6) and Bailey Roach (9) attending St. Benedict the Moor, Zoe Palat (9, Kentucky Avenue School), Saniyah Whitley (10, Pittsburgh Schiller), NaKyah Stribling (11, Pittsburgh CAPA), and Nicola Kramer (13, Pittsburgh Sterrett) along with instructors Elizabeth Chitester and Alex Sabo.

YX: Well-Tempered Trio

July 29, 2017 – 10:05 am | 82 views
IMG_4306 From 07/29/2017: Pittsburgh Concert Society the Well-Tempered Trio featuring pianist Cameron Schepner (18, Hampton), violinist Joseph Comella (17, Murrysville) and cellist Chris Fedor (17, Wexford).

Live Music: Johnny Walylko

July 22, 2017 – 11:05 am | 119 views
IMG_4302 From 07/22/2017: Live music with Johnny Walylko and percussionist Pete Peters.

YX: Pittsburgh Music Academy

July 22, 2017 – 10:35 am | 183 views
IMG_4292_1 From 07/22/2017: Youth musicians of The Pittsburgh Music Academy, Arjin Kairi (6) on flute, Kirk Magleby-Lambert (6) on piano and Eve Magleby-Lambert (8) on violin of Mt. Lebanon Montessori, Hayden Trac (8, Falk Laboratory School) and Max Pruemer (7, Montessori School of Celebration, FL) both on violin along with their instructor, Jennifer Madge.