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Live Music: Gray Buchanan

January 27, 2024 – 11:05 am
From 01/27/2024: Morgantown-based fiddler, guitarist and singer/songwriter Gray Buchanan previewing her SongSpace show at First Unitarian with Bertha and the Belles, 1/27 (7:30 pm), Shadyside. Read the full story »
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.


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.


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!


Audio replays from the hundreds of arts, human services and other non-profit organizations interviewed by SLB each year.

Pittsburgh Youth Radio Corps »

Fall Intern 2023 – Charlie Rarick

January 5, 2024 – 2:10 pm

From September through December of 2023 Charlie, 17 and a senior from City high Charter school, interned with SLB Radio. Throughout this time he created audio projects that vary in topic, style, tone, and production. This playlist features the array of different pieces Charlie completed, ranging from an informative PSA, an interview with a local business owner, creative writing, storytelling and more!

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Youth Media Corps, Fall/Winter 2023-24

December 5, 2023 – 1:45 pm
IMG_6934 This fall, members of SLB Radio’s Pittsburgh Youth Media Corps are creating a variety of audio projects at the Youth Media Center. New pieces appear here regularly.

New Hazlett Theater CSA 2023-2024 Student Reviews

November 17, 2023 – 4:09 pm
New Hazlett Theater CSA

Students from SLB Radio’s Youth Media center after school program share their reviews of the New Hazlett Theater’s CSA productions for the 2023-2024 season.

As the CSA season progresses at the New Hazlett, reviews for the following shows will be …

Propel Northside 2023-24: Radio Club

November 14, 2023 – 4:15 pm

Students in grades 4th-5th at Propel Northside share their thoughts on the world as they develop their authentic voices. Throughout this program, students sharpen their writing and critical thinking skills as they gain hands-on experience with recording equipment and technology.Scroll …

Youth Express: MACS Autumn Reflections

October 28, 2023 – 10:00 am
Autumn From 10/28/2023: Students from Manchester Academic Charter School talk about their favorite moments of fall.

PPS King 2023-24, “Youth Express: You’re On the Air!”

October 10, 2023 – 10:30 am

4th grade students at PPS King PreK-8 are learning the ins and outs of audio production! Scroll down to listen to their original written and recorded work.

Mixed Media Workshop; Audio Postcards

September 25, 2023 – 3:23 pm

SLB Radio’s Youth Media Center hosts free workshops for teens, like this Mixed Media Workshop; Audio Postcards, in which students write, record, and edit an audio piece about a place and experience that’s meaningful to them. They also create a …

Small Seeds Summer Camp

August 28, 2023 – 5:52 am
Untitled design-2 This summer, a new group of young men from Small Seeds Summer Camp visited the Youth Media Center. Over the course of a week, they shared personal goals, reflected on family, made music, and conducted interviews. They practiced crucial listening and public speaking skills while learning about recording fundamentals. These students also flexed their collaborative and creative muscles, participating in our first annual radio olympics at the end of the week.

Gwen’s Girls visiting the YMC Summer 2023

August 26, 2023 – 1:10 pm

We welcomed some students from Gwen’s Girls into the studio this summer to talk about their takes on self-care, favorite ways to relax, and how they like to “treat” themselves. They also share the values they’ve been learning during their …

Pittsburgh Youth Media Corps Commentaries 2023

August 5, 2023 – 10:05 am

This summer, members of SLB Radio’s Pittsburgh Youth Media Corps created audio commentaries on a variety of topics. These commentaries were aired on The Saturday Light Brigade radio show on 7/29 and 8/5. Listen to the commentaries below:

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Crossroads Foundation Summer 2023

August 3, 2023 – 4:23 pm
Scholars from Crossroads Foundation worked with SLB radio this summer to learn about podcast production and to create their own podcast pilot episodes. Listen to the pilot episodes below: