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Live Music: Pittsburgh Savoyards

March 9, 2019 – 11:05 am | 39 views
The Pittsburgh Savoyards with a preview of The Gondoliers, 3/15 to 3/17 and 3/21 to 3/24, Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, PA 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 »

Pittsburgh Youth Media 2019

March 6, 2019 – 2:53 pm | 8 views

Students from grades 7-12 discuss topics of interest, produce radio documentaries, share creative work and more.

Emerging Leaders Program 2019

February 22, 2019 – 12:46 pm | 7 views
Human-Services-Center-Mon_Logo Students from the Emerging Leaders Program of Human Services Center Corp. discuss societal standards placed on women, an aging education system, and their experiences in ELP.

From There to Here… 2018/2019

February 8, 2019 – 4:30 pm | 55 views
DSC_0037 As part of their Fall 2018 Social Studies unit, thirty-two 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.

Manchester Academic Charter School Afterschool : MACS FM

February 5, 2019 – 5:46 pm | 24 views
Students in grades 6-8 at Manchester Academic Charter School are working with SLB Radio to prepare and record weekly podcasts and commentaries as part of an afterschool program. These pieces are a result of their weekly sessions in which students will learn about the microphones, mixers and digital recorders used in producing features for radio.

The Obama Eagle 2019

January 31, 2019 – 4:52 pm | 21 views
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Student staff of the Obama Eagle discuss newsworthy topics and areas of interest.


Streaming Justice Webcast 2019: Students Honor MLK

January 21, 2019 – 5:00 pm | 23 views
IMG_7653 On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, high school students hosted Streaming Justice, a live four-hour webcast. From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., participants hosted the live webcast, selected the songs played during their segments and learned about the equipment used in a live broadcast. Discussions covered topics such as civil rights, youth engagement, public education and other matters of justice and equity. Students that participated in Streaming Justice are from area schools including Obama Academy, Oakland Catholic, Penn Hills High School, Nazareth Prep, Environmental Charter School, Sci-Tech, St. Benedict the Moor and Woodland Hills Junior Senior High School.

Martin Luther King, Jr Day Celebration

January 21, 2019 – 12:04 pm | 18 views
IMG_7599 The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh offered a day of special programming for youth and families to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr; including live webcasting, collaborative artwork, music, and more.

South Fayette High School Podcasts

January 16, 2019 – 6:49 pm | 48 views
IMG_7568 South Fayette High School students in Ms. Reed's broadcast journalism class create podcasts on topics of their choosing. Listen to these podcasts below as well as promos for the episodes.

2019 WQED Writer’s Contest Promos

January 15, 2019 – 4:28 pm | 21 views
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Check out these promos for the 2019 WQED PBS Kids Writer’s Contest recorded by past winners! To submit your own original illustrated story – or for more details on the contest – visit www.WriteOnKids.org!

Community Library of Allegheny Valley

December 27, 2018 – 11:10 am | 21 views
20181227_141705 SLB traveled north to the Community Library of Allegheny Valley in Natrona Heights for a great workshop with area youth in the teen reading lounge! Take a listen and learn about this group's ambitions and resolutions for 2019 -- as well as some interesting facts about the region. After recording, students also learned the basics of audio editing.

Crossing Fences: 2018 Hazelwood II

December 5, 2018 – 6:00 pm | 58 views
Haz-Cletus2 Hazelwood Voices Vol. II features first-person reflections from ten men as collected by ten boys. Project activities were conducted in collaboration with Center of Life. Listen below for each man's story as well as reflections from the interviewers.