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.


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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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Propel Braddock Hills Middle School 2017-2018

November 21, 2017 – 12:00 pm | 43 views
Students from Ms. Neal's class at Propel Braddock Hills Middle School share their thoughts, advocate for causes, and edit their own audio in the first trimester of radio club.

Propel Montour Middle School 2017-2018

November 21, 2017 – 12:00 pm | 32 views
IMG_0831 Students from Mr. Pippen's podcast group share their opinions, thoughts and more during radio club.

Believe Brashear 2017

November 20, 2017 – 4:48 pm | 31 views
P1040770 Occurring annually, Believe Brashear is an event the showcases the magnet programs, sports teams, and clubs Brashear has to offer prospective eighth grade students, as they make the important decision of selecting a high school.

Live Music: Samantha Sears

November 18, 2017 – 11:05 am | 44 views
IMG_5025 From 11/18/2017: Live music with Clarion-based singer/songwriter Samantha Sears.

Youth Express: Center for Young Musicians Guitarists

November 18, 2017 – 10:35 am | 81 views
IMG_5020 From 11/18/2017: Youth guitarists Benjamin Solomon (16, Pine-Richland), Julian Drake (13, North Hills), Graham Kunz (10, Bradford Woods Elementary) and Carson Joller (6, Wexford Elementary) from the Center for Young Musicians along with instructor, Mark Marston.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Music Academy Guitarists

November 18, 2017 – 10:05 am | 58 views
IMG_5010 From 11/18/2017: Youth guitarists Dominic Robbins (7, Home schooled), Samarth Donakanti (7, Chartiers Valley), Tyler Kovalcik (9, Bethel Park), Henry Shaw (9, Sacred Heart Elementary) and Anush Desai (11, South Fayette) from the Pittsburgh Music Academy along with their instructor, Jeremy Colbert.

In Studio Pop-up: John Morgan Gallagher

November 18, 2017 – 8:35 am | 93 views
DSC_0001 From 11/18/2017: City of Pittsburgh firefighter and troubadour John Morgan Gallagher performing in advance of Move Mountains for Mike, a benefit for his father and legendary Pittsburgh-based folksinger Mike Gallagher in his fight against cancer, 11/19 (4 pm), Priory Grand Hall

Live Music: Scott and Rosanna

November 11, 2017 – 11:05 am | 24 views
IMG_5001 From 11/11/2017: Live music with singer/songwriter duo Scott & Rosanna.

Youth Express: Phipps Fairchild Challenge

November 11, 2017 – 10:35 am | 41 views
IMG_4997 From 11/11/2017: Melaina Merlo, Morgan Hagan, Joseph Leininger, Isabella Cardimen, Isaac Huang, Clare Mulvay and Olivia Mulvay--all 7th graders at Holy Trinity Catholic School--discuss their participation in the Fairchild Challenge, a national program encouraging teens to connect with the environment, sponsored locally by Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

Youth Express: Big Brother, Big Sister of the Month

November 11, 2017 – 10:05 am | 24 views
IMG_4990 From 11/11/2017: Denise Pilarski and Keyana (17, Urban Pathways Charter School) discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS staffer Erica Strafalace.