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Live Music: Phat Man Dee + Deanna Witkowski

January 15, 2022 – 11:05 am | 22 views
From 01/15/2022: Live music and conversation with cosmic jazz cabaret vocalist, Phat Man Dee and jazz pianist, author, Deanna Witkowski. 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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Manchester Academic Charter School: Mastery Through Media, 2021-22

October 19, 2021 – 10:33 am | 75 views

This year, the middle school students of Manchester Academic Charter School are working with SLB Radio to show their mastery through media creation! Listen & learn throughout the 2021-22 school year as students share their expertise through audio shorts, podcasts, interviews, and more. 

Intros: Students took some time to learn the ropes of the SLB studio by writing and recording their own introductions. Listen in to meet the students and learn about their favorite school subjects!

Learning Shorts: Students wrote and recorded audio lessons to share what they’ve been learning in math, science, and cultural literacy. Remember, it’s never too late to learn something new!

Gratitude Reflection: Students in 6th and 7th grade took a moment to reflect upon what they’re most thankful for: their family, their friends, and so much more!

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Youth Places Summer Camp 2021: Podcasting With SLB Radio

August 16, 2021 – 2:10 pm | 81 views
IMG_1341 Chanessa teaches Noah, 11, how to use a mixer.

In Summer 2021, Youth Places campers took part in a podcasting class taught by SLB Radio. Participating students learned to use microphones, digital recorders and mixers while sharpening speaking, listening, writing …

Youth Express: Rishi Mukherjee

August 14, 2021 – 10:05 am | 92 views
IMG_2245 hi Mukherjee on his award-winning National History Day project: Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty – The Iron Curtain Isn't Soundproof

Clairton Summer School 2021

August 10, 2021 – 2:19 pm | 74 views

Youth Express microphones were rolling at Clairton Summer School! Students in grades 5 – 8 shared their voices and perspectives on a wide variety of topics—and even conducted a few very cool interviews with Clairton’s mayor, Rich Lattanzi, and a wilderness …

Woodland Hills – Opportunity Camp 2021

July 16, 2021 – 4:43 pm | 60 views

Students attending the Woodland Hills Opportunity Camp at Dickson STEAM Academy are learning the basics of audio production with us at “Youth Express: You’re On The Air!”, a Summer workshop dedicated to the amplification of youth voice.

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Crossroads Foundation Summer 2021

July 15, 2021 – 5:31 pm | 111 views
Crossroads-foundation Crossroads scholars worked together to conduct interviews with Crossroads staff members and to reflect on hopes for their own futures.

PPS BOOST: Pittsburgh Minadeo

July 9, 2021 – 11:58 am | 106 views

Summer BOOST 2021 is underway! Rising 3rd and 4th grade students at PPS Minadeo are attending ‘Youth Express: You’re On The Air!’, a radio-focused camp were they will learn the basics of audio recording and technology and record their own …

Luminari Youth Ambassadors 2021

July 2, 2021 – 12:38 pm | 94 views
Luminari_inspiration Our microphones were rolling at Luminari's I Want to be an Ambassador Camp! Listen to culturally curious teens discuss their learning in diplomacy, communication skills, and look forward to a trip to Washington D.C.


June 28, 2021 – 3:59 pm | 104 views

The PPS Summer BOOST Program 2021 is officially underway!

Welcome to the Sci-Tech BOOST Blog. Join us as we discuss and document new perspectives while ensuring a good laugh! The next few weeks are bound to be entertaining as we …

PPS BOOST: South Hills

June 28, 2021 – 3:56 pm | 56 views

Summer BOOST 2021 is underway! At South Hills Middle School, 5th through 7th grade students from across the district are joining SLB and Youth Express. Students will learn how to tell their stories through the basics of audio recording, electricity …

Future Readiness Lab 2021

June 23, 2021 – 11:52 am | 56 views

The Future Readiness Lab is a pilot project designed to prepare students both for their post-secondary pathway and career choices, as well as for community engagement. To do so, the Lab supports them in deep exploration of five questions:

Who …