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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Articles in Pittsburgh Youth Radio Corps

Propel Northside: Veteran Oral History Project

July 20, 2017 – 8:00 am | 76 views
In Summer of 2017, SLB Radio Productions, Inc., in partnership with Propel Schools and Leadership Pittsburgh, convened a group of 5th through 8th grade students to conduct interviews with local veterans about their military experiences. While learning about digital audio recording, the students also discussed the importance of storytelling through the oral tradition. With support as needed, students arranged and conducted the interviews.

CLP Woods Run: This Summer…

June 27, 2017 – 11:41 am | 165 views
P1040547 We're two weeks into summer programming at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Woods Run branch - and off to a great start!

Propel Power – Propel Northside Podcast

June 5, 2017 – 5:59 pm | 241 views
P1040507 A group of departing eighth students at Propel Northside came together to record the inaugural episode of the Propel Power Podcast.

Holy Family Academy MiniMester Podcast: The Bitten Apple

June 1, 2017 – 1:00 am | 65 views

 

As part of an end of the year Minimester (three days of classes/workshops proposed by students), five Holy Family Academy students recorded and edited a podcast on a new release by Kali Uchis, the new Transformers movie, depression and …

Perry Community Day

May 16, 2017 – 6:00 pm | 150 views
IMG_0590 On May 16, 2017, Pittsburgh Perry Students Kara Anderson, Chereigna Jones, and Robert Hawkins hosted a live stream from Pittsburgh Perry Community Day, a part of Remake Learning Days.

Pittsburgh Perry Broadcasting Class: Preservation Podcast

May 16, 2017 – 2:33 pm | 377 views
P1040305 During the 2016/2017 school year, students in the broadcasting class at Pittsburgh Perry in association with the Young Preservationist Association and SLB Radio, learned about the history of the Northside, as well as holding discussions about their neighborhoods and communities.

Under the Tent and Around the World

May 16, 2017 – 2:09 pm | 265 views
P1040519 On May 16th 2017, Propel Schools and City of Asylum partnered for "Under the Tent and Around the World", an event hosted at City of Asylum's Sampsonia Way location on the Northside. Students and families were able to create art, taste foods from different cultures, listen to music and authors, and meet people from other countries that now call Pittsburgh home. Youth Express was on hand to talk to those in attendance.

Southwestern PA BotsIQ 2017 Finals

April 29, 2017 – 5:00 pm | 218 views
Baldwin Bot BotsIQ is a manufacturing workforce development program disguised as a high school robotics competition. The Smart Sport is designed to provide high school students with an exciting, hands-on team experience while they learn about the pathways to a rewarding career in manufacturing. Under the expert guidance of their high school teachers and industry mentors, students work in teams during the academic year to design and build 15lb Bots to battle in a gladiator-style competition. Youth Express broadcast live 2017 finals competition.

YMAP Westinghouse Community Clean Up Day!

April 21, 2017 – 3:38 pm | 319 views
P1040467 On Friday, April 21st from 9 to 11 AM, Westinghouse students took to the streets with gloves and garbage bags to clean up the trash around their school. This group of ninth graders were are part of the Youth Media Advocacy Project, a program that encourages students to express themselves and identify issues in their community they wish to change. In this case, students were concerned by the amount of garbage and litter in the neighborhood around their school, and decided to create an event to help change that.

Woodland Hills Prime Time 2017: Our Easter

April 11, 2017 – 3:15 am | 336 views
IMG_4544 7th and 8th graders attending Woodland Hills Prime Time after school program reflected on the upcoming Easter holiday and their family traditions.