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Live Music: Phat Man Dee, Students, and Friends

May 27, 2023 – 11:05 am | 16 views
From 05/27/2023: Cabaret Jazz vocalist Phat Man Dee previewing her seventh studio album A Thousand Miles which will be released on 6/4. Joining her are Jazz vocalists Esai Aliquo, Windafire and Sugar Ray Morrison, as well as guitarist Izzy Arlet. 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.

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Advocacy Day 2023

May 18, 2023 – 4:39 pm | 39 views

On May 2nd, students, staff, and administrators from across Pennsylvania made their way to Harrisburg to advocate for a 70 million dollar budget item to support state-wide after school programming. Our SLB microphones were rolling as we heard from students from Propel Schools, state legislators, and champions of after school and out of school time on the steps of the capitol building.

Advocacy Day 2023 was organized by PSAYDN, the Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network.

From There to Here… 2023

May 1, 2023 – 12:00 pm | 74 views
DSC_0495 As part of their 2023 Social Studies unit, thirty-eight Winchester Thurston School fifth graders interviewed people who came to the Pittsburgh area from other parts of the world. Here are excerpts from these interviews, and the students’ reflections on this project. This collaboration between SLB Radio Productions, Inc. and Winchester Thurston School was funded by the City as Our Campus initiative

LIGHT Initiative Woodland Hills 2023 Summit Reflections

April 20, 2023 – 9:00 am | 29 views

Students from Woodland Hills High School attended the LIGHT (“Leadership through Innovation in Genocide and Human rights Teaching”) 2023 Summit where they exchanged a multitude of ideas concerning our modern society.

They then visited the Saturday Light Brigade radio studio …

Propel East 2023: Radio Club

April 19, 2023 – 4:15 pm | 18 views

Students in grades 3rd through 5th at Propel East 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 …

Propel Northside 2023: Radio Club

April 17, 2023 – 4:15 pm | 24 views

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.…

New Hazlett Theater C.S.A Performance, Painting Lessons

April 5, 2023 – 2:36 pm | 30 views

From March 23rd, 2023: Local high-school students reflect on their experience attending New Hazlett theater‘s Community Supported Art Program.…

New Hazlett Theater C.S.A. Performance: Ignite

March 14, 2023 – 3:33 pm | 14 views

From February 16th, 2023: Local high-school students reflect on their experience attending New Hazlett theater‘s Community Supported Art Program.

Camille, a local high-school student, discusses her experience in attending “Ignite.”…

Environmental Charter School – Climate Action – 2023: Public Service Announcements

March 9, 2023 – 10:00 am | 34 views

On March 9th, 2023, 7th grade students from the Environmental Charter School Middle School visited SLB Radio and the new Youth Media Center to research, write, and record a series of public service announcements.

Listen below!

MACS + SLB: A Conversation with Mayor Ed Gainey

February 24, 2023 – 1:00 pm | 27 views
Election 2021-Mayor Pittsburgh

On Friday, February 24th 2023, Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey visited Manchester Academic Charter School to speak with 7th and 8th grade students about current issues within the city.

PPS King 2023: Radio Club

February 21, 2023 – 10:15 am | 70 views

3rd 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.

Mt. Ararat After School, Spring 2023

February 17, 2023 – 12:48 pm | 28 views
LOGO Our microphones are rolling at Mt. Ararat Community Activity Center! Take a listen to some of the creative thoughts and ideas from these after school students as we record together this spring.