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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Brian Ashley Jones

November 21, 2009 – 5:36 pm | 1,688 views
brianashleyjones2 We're pleased to welcome Brian Ashley Jones, a soulful singer, accomplished lead guitarist, and versatile touring Americana songwriter. Originally from South Carolina, Brian is now based out of Music City, USA, otherwise known as Nashville. Tisha Simeral will be joining him live on upright bass.

Rick Bruening

November 7, 2009 – 4:34 pm | 19,334 views
acoustic-guitar-small Acoustic folk picker and storyteller Rick Bruening live in our studios.

St. Thomas’ Episcopal School Pipe Band

November 7, 2009 – 4:07 pm | 3,284 views
stthomasschoolpipeband In anticipation of their Balmoral Classic appearance, the award winning St. Thomas' Episcopal School Pipe Band joins us for a live radio performance. This five-time Junior World Champion band electrifies the audience with traditional and contemporary music performed by pipers and drummers, supplemented with keyboard, percussion, fiddle, and guitar.

My Favorite Dessert

October 24, 2009 – 3:55 pm | 2,319 views
pyrcGreenLogo-01 Students from Manchester Elementary and Greenfield Elementary school's 4th and 5th grade ESW workshops met for the first time this week and lent their voices to a fun piece about their favorite dessert.

Rob Stewart: Transit Authority Figures

October 24, 2009 – 2:18 pm | 2,216 views
robstewartgazettepic Northampton, MA resident and graphic designer Rob Stewart joins us to discuss his very unique project, Transit Authority Figures, in which he develops beautiful, yet hypothetical subway maps for unlikely locales.

Pittsburgh Musical Theater: Les Misérables

October 24, 2009 – 1:35 pm | 2,720 views
PMT2009-10-24 Pittsburgh Musical Theater previews Les Miserable, the timeless story of revolution and love that has touched lives around the world. This production combines the students of PMT's Richard E. Rauh Conservatory with CAPA's 80-piece student orchestra.

Gordon Neidinger Young Mandolin player

October 17, 2009 – 5:05 pm | 4,910 views
gordonneidinger Fourteen-year-old mandolin player, Gordon Neidinger, performs live for us! Gordon is a Ben Avon resident and member of the Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra. He has made guest appearances with The Great American Gypsies. Gordon also studies acoustic guitar. He is enrolled in the PA Cyber Charter School.

Prime Stage Theater: Our Town

October 10, 2009 – 12:05 pm | 1,612 views
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Prime Stage Theater presents an American Classic: Our Town.

Prime Stage’s founder, Wayne Brinda and some cast members, stop by our studio to read a scene from the play. All perforances of Prime Stage’s 2009/10 season are presented at …

Pittsburgh Author Florance W. Biros

October 10, 2009 – 11:59 am | 2,465 views
Author Florence W. Biros discusses her book-turned-movie, "Dogjack". The feature film is the story of a dog from Pittsburgh who became a Civil War hero. "Dogjack" makes its debut during a special screening at Soldiers and Sailors Hall and Museum in Pittsburgh’s Oakland community.

Sleep In For The Homeless

October 3, 2009 – 12:19 pm | 1,352 views
Sleep In For The Homeless David King, volunteer coordinator, stops by to discuss Sleep-In for the Homeless, a fundraising event that assists Pittsburgh's homeless population. David's two sons, Aaron and Austin, are on hand to talk about their experiences from last year's Sleep-In.