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!


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Partnering to Remake Learning Across America

May 17, 2018 – 8:27 pm | 25 views
IMG_6065 As part of Remake Learning Days 2018 in Pittsburgh, community leaders from across the country visited the studios of SLB Radio Productions, Inc., to learn about its groundbreaking work with youth and sefl-expression. They also took time to share their thoughts about the meaning of community as well as the opportunities and dreams they have for their regions. Listen to these insights from our kindred spirits in Kentucky, eastern Pennsylvania, Chattanooga, San Francisco, Chicago and North Carolina.

Live Music: Folkfaces

May 12, 2018 – 11:05 am | 19 views
IMG_6004_banner From 05/12/2018: Live music with Buffalo-based quartet Folkfaces

Youth Express: Hope Academy Musicians

May 12, 2018 – 10:35 am | 48 views
IMG_5999 From 05/12/2018: Hope Academy musicians Silas Perry (11, Environmental Charter School), Brianna Caldwell (14, Propel Pitcairn), Katherine Oakley (12, St. Bede), Kyle Moreira (11, O'Hara Elementary), Sebastian Wilburn (10, Sacred Heart), Mateo Wilburn (12, Pittsburgh CAPA), and Jason (12, Shadyside Academy) under the guidance of Ben Barson.

Youth Express: Big Brother, Big Sister of the Month

May 12, 2018 – 10:05 am | 14 views
IMG_5994 From 05/12/2018: Big Sister Alexa Catanzarite and Little Sister Chelly (13, Pittsburgh Classical Academy) sharing their relationship as forged by Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS staff member Kristine Pace.

In Studio Pop-Up: F.I.N.E. Art, Merav Kamel

May 12, 2018 – 9:35 am | 22 views
IMG_5989 From 05/12/2018: F.I.N.E. art educator and Israel-based scholar Merav Kamel on her upcoming workshop at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh along with Zena Ruiz, 5/17 (1 to 3 pm).

In Studio Pop-Up: Ben Opie

May 12, 2018 – 8:35 am | 41 views
IMG_5984 From 05/12/2018: Pittsburgh musician Ben Opie demonstrating the theremin in advance of his performance at the Carnegie Science Center screening of The Day the Earth Stood Still, 5/20 (3 pm)

Special Olympics Unified Track & Field

May 9, 2018 – 4:53 pm | 22 views
20180509_151858 Our microphones were rolling last week at Oliver Citywide Academy for the Special Olympics Unified Track & Field meet! Listen and learn about this incredible event from the athletes, coaches, and administrators.

Woodland Hills Prime Time 2017-2018

May 8, 2018 – 3:15 am | 319 views
wh logo 6th, 7th, and 8th graders at Woodland Hills Jr. High School's Prime Time After School program learn the basics of audio production while expressing and reflecting on their personal experiences. Mother's Day is right around the corner! Scroll down in the embedded player and listen to our Radio Clubbers say a special message to their respective moms!

Live Music: The Damaged Pies

May 5, 2018 – 11:05 am | 68 views
IMG_5974_banner From 05/05/2018: Live music with The Damaged Pies

Youth Express: Chordis Quartet

May 5, 2018 – 10:20 am | 10 views
IMG_5972 From 05/05/2018: From Youth Chamber Connection, the Chordis Quartet featuring Chad Slater (violin, 12th grade, Mt. Lebanon) and Maighraid (cello, 10th grade, Highland Park) along with Mei Hommes (violin, 9th grade, Forest Hills) and Felix Veser (viola, 10th grade, Fox Chapel).