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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Youth Express: ARYSE Academy

September 23, 2017 – 10:35 am | 55 views
IMG_4778 From 09/23/2017: ARYSE (Alliance for Refugee Youth Support and Education) Congolese students Deborah Mwadi (15) and Shaelida Mujinga (19) at Brashear High School with poetry and conversation along with ARYSE interns Varsha Ramasubramanian and Isabelle Ouyang and executive director, Jenna Baron.

Youth Express: The Queen’s Gambit Chess Institute

September 23, 2017 – 10:05 am | 54 views
IMG_4775 From 09/23/2017: Ashley Lynn Priore (12th grade, The Ellis School) with details on The Queen's Gambit Chess Institute, a new initiative to help chess reach more young people throughout the region.

ProjectArt Launches in Pittsburgh

September 20, 2017 – 2:22 pm | 18 views
20170920_172751 The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh welcomes ProjectArt: a national arts education nonprofit organization that provides free after school programming.

YX: The Electric Army

September 16, 2017 – 10:35 am | 173 views
IMG_4768 From 09/16/2017: Live music with local teen rock band The Electric Army, featuring Mason Miller (16, Winchester Thurston), Zack Wolynn (14, St. Edmunds), Shane Cranor (16, Pittsburgh Sci-Tech) and brothers Finn and Riley Deringor (13 and 16), Pittsburgh Sci-Tech.

YX: Big Brother, Big Sister of the Month

September 16, 2017 – 10:05 am | 257 views
IMG_4765 From 09/16/2017: Big Brother John Poglinco and Little Brother Vinny (12, Natrona Heights) discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh.

The Neighborhood Academy 2017: Future Vision Podcast

September 13, 2017 – 12:00 pm | 102 views
NeighborhoodAcademy Students from The Neighborhood Academy, in collaboration with the Saturday Light Brigade, learn about interviewing, digital audio recording, and editing in preparation for the creation of their podcast series.

RADio: Asset Spotlights from SLB

September 12, 2017 – 12:00 pm | 109 views
RAD_logo2 The Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) funds regional assets from one-half of the proceeds of the 1% Allegheny County Sales and Use Tax. RADical Days is an annual event celebrating these assets with free admission, musical and dance performances and family activities offered by arts and culture organizations, parks and recreation, and sports and regional attractions that are funded by RAD.

Woodland Hills Prime Time 2017-2018

September 12, 2017 – 3:15 am | 102 views
wh logo 6th & 7th 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. A new year of Radio Club has begun! Come and meet our new students through their first audio recordings!  

Live Music: Ryan Hoffman and the Pioneers

September 9, 2017 – 11:05 am | 170 views
a From 09/09/2017: Live music with members of Ryan Hoffman and the Pioneers.

Youth Express: The Golden Quintet

September 9, 2017 – 10:35 am | 170 views
IMG_4690 From 09/09/2017: The Golden Quintet featuring saxophonists Luke Will (14, Peters High School), Dante Compagni (13, Ringgold Middle School), Matthias Feitt (11, McMurray Elementary) and Brenden Stilwell (16, Canonsburg Middle School) along with David's Music House instructor, Ben Barson.