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.

Home » Archive by Category

Articles in Headline

Jay Hitt

December 5, 2009 – 3:57 pm | 1,956 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 | 4,839 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 | 2,107 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 | 1,915 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 | 4,078 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 | 8,242 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.

Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen

October 10, 2009 – 12:35 pm | 1,822 views
stevecindy Steve and Cindy have been performing together for 20 years, bringing together their love of traditional music and their wealth of original songs. Accompanying themselves with guitar, concertina and banjo, their live performances are known for rich harmony, compelling songs and a good dose of humor. Steve's compositions have been covered by hundreds of artists, including John Denver and Ian & Sylvia. Live on SLB!

The Making of Mister Rogers & Me

September 19, 2009 – 1:29 pm | 1,605 views
Benjamin Wagner joins us to talk about the making of this film and share some of his personal memories of this much beloved Pittsburgh native.

The Green Compass Season 1

July 1, 2009 – 12:38 pm | 3,801 views
The Green Compass 2009 Storybox "Exploring the road to a better Pittsburgh - Where we are and where we are going." 21 students about to enter their first year of college created these eleven radio documentaries as part of their position as Summer Interns at The Heinz Endowments.

Girltalk Radio 2007

January 1, 2008 – 2:24 pm | 2,240 views
GirlTalk Radio 2007 GirlTalk is a youth radio program in which students learn research, interviewing and digital audio editing to create a series of radio broadcasts and podcasts. This after-school and Saturday program was designed for girls ages 11 – 15 and was free of charge thanks to underwriting from PBS’ popular teen science show, DragonFly TV, as well as the joint effort of The Girls Math and Science Partnership and SLB.