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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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

CLP Allegheny – Summer 2017

August 2, 2017 – 4:31 pm | 139 views
CLP Allegheny Our cohort of youth created some fantastic podcasts this summer at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Allegheny branch in the North Side. Topics ranged from bullying to the pros and cons of technology to the benefits of the programs CLP Allegheny offers.

CLP Woods Run – Summer 2017

August 1, 2017 – 11:41 am | 334 views
P1040547 We just wrapped up summer programming at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Woods Run branch! Radio Club members learned about audio and created some great pieces of their own. Also be sure to check out the audio from the National Night Out event which was hosted at CLP Woods Run.

Propel Northside: Veteran Oral History Project

July 20, 2017 – 8:00 am | 269 views
IMG_3736 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.

BJWL: Hawkins Village Radio Camp 2017

June 22, 2017 – 5:00 pm | 119 views
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During the summer of 2017, SLB Radio Productions conducted a weekly radio camp at BJWL Hawkins Village (Rankin,PA) with elementary and middle-school students. Recordings include advice on how to be a good friend, custom commercials, and a heart-felt discussion on …

Propel Power – Propel Northside Podcast

June 5, 2017 – 5:59 pm | 362 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 | 170 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 …

Brashear After School 2016-17

May 24, 2017 – 4:55 pm | 454 views
P1040335 Brashear High School students celebrated International Women's Day (and Women's History Month!) by talking about special women in their lives.

Perry Community Day

May 16, 2017 – 6:00 pm | 240 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 | 489 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 | 351 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.