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: Big Brother, Big Sister of the Month

December 2, 2017 – 10:05 am | 121 views
IMG_5034 From 12/02/2017: Big Brother Aaron Margo and Little Brother Amari (11, Assumption Catholic) discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS staff member Erica Strafalace

Youth Express: Center for Young Musicians Guitarists

November 18, 2017 – 10:35 am | 438 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 | 115 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 | 138 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

Youth Express: Phipps Fairchild Challenge

November 11, 2017 – 10:35 am | 84 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 | 65 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.

Interview: Western Pa. Model Railroad Museum

November 11, 2017 – 7:50 am | 70 views
WPMRM From 11/11/2017: Bill Humphrey of the Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum with details on its upcoming holiday show, Nov. 11 to Jan. 14

Youth Express: Nadav Gilboa, TEDx Youth

November 4, 2017 – 10:35 am | 84 views
IMG_4983 From 11/04/2017: Nadav Gilboa (8th grade, Communtiy Day School) with details on TEDxYouth @Blue Slide Park a youth-organized event featuring young innovators and enterprenuers, 11/19 (noon to 5), Repair the World, 6022 Broad Street, East Liberty

Youth Express: ELBA

November 4, 2017 – 10:05 am | 191 views
IMG_4980 From 11/04/2017: Live music with 1Hood Media singer/songwriter Elba (19, Duquesne University).

In Studio Pop-up: Tom Roberts, Rhapsody in Blue

November 4, 2017 – 8:35 am | 46 views
IMG_4976 From 11/04/2017: Pianist Tom Roberts with a preview of his performance of Rhapsody In Blue with the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra, 11/4, 7:30 pm, Upper St. Clair High School Theater