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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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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Live Music: Snappin’ Bug String Band

May 21, 2022 – 11:05 am | 7 views
Neighbors-in-the-Cloud-Lands_banner From 05/21/2022: Old time music of Southwestern Pennsylvania with the Snappin' Bug String Band.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Concert Society’s Juliana Matteo

May 21, 2022 – 10:35 am | 7 views
20220521_105136 From 05/21/2022: Juliana Matteo, winner of Pittsburgh Concert Society March 2022 auditions, performs selections on harp.

Youth Express: The Amazing Lemonade Girl, Prime Stage Theatre

May 21, 2022 – 10:05 am | 11 views
20220521_102933 From 05/21/2022: Prime Stage Theatre cast members Rayna Akin, Cameron Tino, and Kayla Zhu preview The Amazing Lemonade Girl (June 16 - 18 at New Hazlett Theater). 

Live Music: Howling Mob

May 14, 2022 – 11:05 am | 15 views
Howling-Mob-Banner From 05/14/2022: Live mountain music and conversation with trio Howling Mob.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Concert Society’s Rebecca Mack

May 14, 2022 – 10:35 am | 14 views
IMG_2828 From 05/14/2022: Rebecca "Becky" Mack, winner of Pittsburgh Concert Society March 2022 auditions, performs selections on oboe.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Girls Choir, Via

May 14, 2022 – 10:05 am | 52 views
IMG_2822 From 05/14/2022: A live performance and interviews with Via from Pittsburgh Girls Choir featuring Lily Butler, Weverly Cohen, Maren Fitzgerald, Molly Frontz, Freya Gordon, Jessie Liu, Lucia Pelling, Eliza Sider-Rose, Orli Trumbull, and Vivienne Volek

Interview: Prime Stage Sprouts, Wayne Brinda

May 14, 2022 – 8:20 am | 21 views
From 05/14/2022: Wayne Brinda details Prime Stage Theatre's new program, Prime Stage Sprouts.

Interview: CROSSINGS, Anita Levels

May 14, 2022 – 7:50 am | 16 views
AkinLowmanCROSSINGS From 05/14/2022: Vocal and spoken word soloist Anita Levels previews the youth premiere of CROSSINGS,a choral ballet co-presented by The Pittsburgh Youth Chorus & Hill Dance Academy Theatre (5/15 at 2:30 at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater).

Interview: Folktale Fight, Kathy Maron-Wood

May 14, 2022 – 7:50 am | 12 views
Folktale-Fight-Semis From 05/14/2022: Kathy Maron-Wood of TELL Pittsburgh on their Folktale Fight (5/19 at 7:00 PM on Zoom).

From There to Here… 2022

May 10, 2022 – 9:00 am | 48 views

As part of their 2022 Social Studies unit, thirty-eight Winchester Thurston School fifth graders interviewed people who came to …