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.


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!


Audio replays from the hundreds of arts, human services and other non-profit organizations interviewed by SLB each year.

Home » Archive by Category

Articles in Featured

YX: Center for Young Musicians Violins

March 4, 2017 – 10:05 am | 146 views
IMG_3144 From 03/04/2017: Racheal Finke (12, Quaker Valley), Josephine Reiter (13, Pittsburgh CAPA), Alexa Bronkaj (9, Mary Queen of Apostles), and Ava Heinricher (12, Marshall Middle School) of the Center for Young Musicians perform three selections as a violin quartet along with their instructor, Rochelle Agnew.

Preview: Empty Bowls 2017

March 4, 2017 – 8:35 am | 110 views
IMG_3141 From 03/04/2017: Ken Regal of with details on Empty Bowls 2017, benefiting Just Harvest and Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, 3/19 (1:30 to 3:30, 4 to 6 pm), Rodef Shalom, Squirrel Hill.

YX: Abbey and Alena

February 25, 2017 – 10:05 am | 402 views
From 02/25/2017: Abbey Fisher (13, Montour Middle School) and Alena Lach (10, Burkett Elementary) discuss their interests in music and dance.

YX: Big Brother Big Sister of the Month

February 18, 2017 – 10:05 am | 301 views
BBBS_ChaeLyn_Blaise From 02/18/2017: Big sister and BBBS staffer, Blaise, and little sister, Chae'Lyn (10th grade, City High), talk about their relationship forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh.

YX: Fairchild Challenge Honorees

February 11, 2017 – 10:35 am | 278 views
IMG_3085 From 02/11/2017: Isabel Horgan (11th grade, St. Joseph High School),Tali Brobst (7th grade, Trafford Middle School) and Zoe Smith (9th grade), Sabrina Catalano (12th grade) and Kate Polechko (11th grade) all at Penn-Trafford High School discuss their award-winning submissions to the Fairchild Challenge, a national competition fostering environmental awareness in teens and sponsored locally by Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

YX: TEDx Youth @ Steel Plaza

February 11, 2017 – 10:05 am | 193 views
IMG_3078 From 02/11/2017: Youth co-organizers and Pittsburgh CAPA seniors Arwen Kozak and Leah Deflitch with details on the TEDxYouth@SteelPlaza event, 2/18, Pittsburgh CAPA.

YX: Pittsburgh Sci-Tech Academy Poetry

February 4, 2017 – 10:35 am | 293 views
IMG_3061 From 02/04/2017: Original poems from Pittsburgh Sci-Tech Academy sixth graders Kymir Edwards, Tahj Jones, Ella Jones, Namell Scrubbs and Lucy Painter along with instructor Wendy Moore

YX: Center for Young Musicians Duets

February 4, 2017 – 10:05 am | 279 views
IMG_3058 From 02/04/2017: Center for Young Musicians pianists Bob Carey (13, Quaker Valley Middle School), Clara Yuo (10, Providence Heights Alpha School), Abby Bojalad (11), Jayne Miner (11), and Lakshmi Mulgund (12) studying at Sewickley Academy, Sami Alissa (7) and Yazan Alissa (9) studying at Winchester Thurston perform duets along with their instructor, Simmi Tripathi

2017 GRAMMY Nominees for Best Children’s Album

February 4, 2017 – 10:00 am | 300 views
2017_Grammys From 01/30/2016: Music and interviews with five of the artists whose albums have been nominated for this year's GRAMMY Award for Best Children's Album.

YX: Demarre Evans

January 28, 2017 – 10:35 am | 169 views
IMG_3020 From 01/28/2017: Songwriter, guitarist, and Pittsburgh Youth Media reporter Demarre Evans (12th grade, Central Catholic High School).