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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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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Youth Express: Center for Young Musicians, Guitarists

May 5, 2018 – 10:05 am | 48 views
IMG_5965 From 05/05/2018: Center for Young Musician guitarists Ayan Ganesh (8) and Nico Clavijo (10) from Winchester Thurston School, Libby Laman (7) and Josh Laman (9) from Shadyside Academy and Shu Nakajima (7, Franklin Elementary) along with instructor Erich Riebe.

Live Music: Sam Stucky

April 28, 2018 – 11:05 am | 10 views
DSC_0023_banner From 04/28/2018: Live music with Sam Stucky.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Promise Scholars

April 28, 2018 – 10:35 am | 39 views
DSC_0011 From 04/28/2018: Pittsburgh Promise scholars Calvin Ecker (18, Carrick), Jeff Martin (18), Sarah Jackson (17) and Austin Taylor (18) from Allderdice, Bridgette O’Neill (18) and Rebecca Richardson (18) from Brashear, and Isabella Victoria (17, CAPA).

Youth Express: Mercurial Quintet

April 28, 2018 – 10:05 am | 35 views
DSC_0006 From 04/28/2018: Youth Chamber Connections, the Mercurial Quintet featuring Zach Lakkis (violin, 11th grade), Felix Veser (viola, 10th grade) and Noah Hertzman (cello, 10th grade), Charlie Burton (violin, 10th grade) and Rowan Belt (piano, 10th grade)

Spartan Express 2017 – 2018

April 23, 2018 – 5:01 pm | 201 views
20171219_111557 Check out some of the great new tracks on the Spartan Express playlist! These student-produced pieces cover lots of topics like the Montour musical, Record Store Day - even news pieces on some of the school's new initiatives. 

Live Music: Fern Hollow

April 21, 2018 – 11:05 am | 51 views
IMG_5851_banner From 04/21/2018: Bluegrass with Fern Hollow, one of the performers at the 20th Annual Bluegrass Benefit Concert for St. Joseph House of Hospitality, 4/27 (7 pm), Synod Hall, Oakland

Youth Express: Lincoln Park Performing Arts, Big Fish

April 21, 2018 – 10:40 am | 63 views
IMG_5847 From 04/21/2018: Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School students Matthew Fedorek (11th grade), Jordyn Walker (12th grade), and Nic Hermick (12th grade) preview their upcoming production of Big Fish at the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, Fridays through Sundays, 4/20 to 5/6

Youth Express: Strong Women Strong Girls

April 21, 2018 – 10:20 am | 38 views
IMG_5846 From 04/21/2018: A celebration of the power and joy of mentoring with Strong Women, Strong Girls, featuring Shalia Cope (4th grade, Propel Hazelwood) and Ashanti McCormick (senior, University of Pittsburgh)

Youth Express: Big Brother, Big Sister of the Month

April 21, 2018 – 10:05 am | 24 views
IMG_5839 From 04/21/2018: Little Sister Masiyah Roberts (10th grade, Brashear High School) and Big Sister Endia Vereen discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS staff Kayla Kadar.

Live Music: Curtis McMurtry

April 14, 2018 – 11:05 am | 29 views
IMG_5837-banner From 04/14/2018: Live music with Austin singer-songwriter, Curtis McMurtry