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.


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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Live Music: Scott and Rosanna

November 11, 2017 – 11:05 am | 17 views
IMG_5001 From 11/11/2017: Live music with singer/songwriter duo Scott & Rosanna.

Youth Express: Phipps Fairchild Challenge

November 11, 2017 – 10:35 am | 27 views
IMG_4997 From 11/11/2017: Melaina Merlo, Morgan Hagan, Joseph Leininger, Isabella Cardimen, Isaac Huang, Clare Mulvay and Olivia Mulvay--all 7th graders at Holy Trinity Catholic School--discuss their participation in the Fairchild Challenge, a national program encouraging teens to connect with the environment, sponsored locally by Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

Youth Express: Big Brother, Big Sister of the Month

November 11, 2017 – 10:05 am | 20 views
IMG_4990 From 11/11/2017: Denise Pilarski and Keyana (17, Urban Pathways Charter School) discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS staffer Erica Strafalace.

Interview: Western Pa. Model Railroad Museum

November 11, 2017 – 7:50 am | 21 views
WPMRM From 11/11/2017: Bill Humphrey of the Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum with details on its upcoming holiday show, Nov. 11 to Jan. 14

Veteran’s Appreciation Luncheon at Brashear

November 9, 2017 – 3:59 pm | 8 views

On Thursday, November 9th, Brashear students welcomed local veterans to the school’s library for lunch, conversation, and recognition of their service. The event was organized by members of The Future is Mine club.

Live Music: Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards

November 4, 2017 – 11:05 am | 16 views
IMG_4988_web From 11/04/2017: Live music with Massachusetts multi-instrumentalists Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards the morning after their Friday night Mt. Lebanon house concert

Youth Express: Nadav Gilboa, TEDx Youth

November 4, 2017 – 10:35 am | 37 views
IMG_4983 From 11/04/2017: Nadav Gilboa (8th grade, Communtiy Day School) with details on TEDxYouth @Blue Slide Park a youth-organized event featuring young innovators and enterprenuers, 11/19 (noon to 5), Repair the World, 6022 Broad Street, East Liberty

Youth Express: ELBA

November 4, 2017 – 10:05 am | 137 views
IMG_4980 From 11/04/2017: Live music with 1Hood Media singer/songwriter Elba (19, Duquesne University).

In Studio Pop-up: Tom Roberts, Rhapsody in Blue

November 4, 2017 – 8:35 am | 12 views
IMG_4976 From 11/04/2017: Pianist Tom Roberts with a preview of his performance of Rhapsody In Blue with the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra, 11/4, 7:30 pm, Upper St. Clair High School Theater

Holy Family Academy 2017

October 30, 2017 – 11:04 am | 18 views
IMG_4825 In Fall 2017, Holy Family Academy students visited the Saturday Light Brigade studios for a weekly class about radio production. These students learned about the background of radio storytelling and developed their skills in interviewing, audio production, and podcasting. Below are some of the works from these students: