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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Live music with the Pittsburgh Songwriters Circle

January 2, 2010 – 4:48 pm | 1,657 views
Pittsburgh Songwriters Cirlce The Pittsburgh Songwriters Circle is an independent program of Calliope: the Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, and is dedicated to exploring, promoting and practicing the art and craft of song writing. This week we're joined by members Bruce Hoffman, Mike Strasser and John Hayes, as they share their original, acoustic music and discuss the newly released, Pittsburgh Songwriters Circle: Collection 2010.

New Years Hopes

December 30, 2009 – 4:10 pm | 2,504 views
During the last week of 2009, SLB opened its studios for children to tell us about their hopes for 2010. Hear what they had to say.

Sue Gartland

December 19, 2009 – 2:51 pm | 1,959 views
Sue Gartland We're pleased to be joined by talented singer-songwriter Sue Gartland. Along with Eve Goodman on second guitar and harmony, Sue will perform her lovely folk songs live in our studios.

Rosa Colucci’s Holiday Spectacular

December 12, 2009 – 4:46 pm | 3,091 views
rosa The very talented Rosa Colucci brings her all-star group down to our studios for a live holiday performance. Along with veteran musicians Jay Hitt, Dave Cutler, Bob Banerjee, Steve Fisher and Mike Lazzaro, Rosa will perform seasonal favorites with her band's own unique stylings.

Jay Hitt

December 5, 2009 – 3:57 pm | 1,876 views
jayhitt We are proud to host singer-songwriter Jay Hitt in our studios. Combining vivid storytelling, a down to earth folk style and crisp acoustic melodies. Jay's performance is sure to please listeners of all ages.

Steel City Sing-Along & Postcard to Pete Seeger

November 28, 2009 – 7:52 pm | 4,654 views
newlanders1 Join us live at the Children's Museum on SLB as The Newlanders present a very special Saturday morning sing-along featuring songs about Pittsburgh, the music of legendary Pittsburgh architect and songwriter Robert Schmertz, and a new song about Johnny Appleseed written at the request of Pete Seeger.

Gemini Theatre’s Babes In Toyland

November 28, 2009 – 5:43 pm | 2,021 views
Babes-in-Toyland-Banner-(450x250) The Gemini Theatre produces original, interactive, children's musicals which focus on artistic, cultural and educational themes. We welcome members of the cast of Babes in Toyland as they preview their production of this classic holiday story.

Youth Alive! I’m Thankful

November 25, 2009 – 4:52 pm | 1,817 views

What are you thankful for?   After personal reflection, twenty-three 6th through 8th graders from Pittsburgh Allegheny K-8 outlined, wrote and recorded these short essays during an SLB broadcast workshop as part of the YouthALIVE! afterschool program at the Children’s Museum. 

Live music with Tommy Davis

November 7, 2009 – 4:39 pm | 3,870 views
Tommy Davis in SLB studio We're proud to host singer-songwriter Tommy Davis, live in our studios. A recent graduate of Drew University, Tommy is now embarking on a career as a professional musician in Washington, DC.

Lori Pearce

October 17, 2009 – 5:44 pm | 7,894 views
loripearce Singer-songwriter Lori Pearce has a beautiful voice to compliment her acoustic, dexterous, finger-picking. Her country/folk songs are at once both familiar and unique. And she's got a knack for engaging young children in singalongs. Lori's set includes the debut of her original Halloween composition, Creepy Town.