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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Live Music: Leslie Smith & Stephen Cunningham

August 11, 2018 – 11:05 am | 83 views
IMG_6909_banner From 08/11/2018: Live performance with Leslie Smith and Stephen Cunningham along with a preview of Hickory Fest, featuring roots music and crafts honoring the legacy of Sue Cunningham to benefit Relay for Life of Tioga County and the Sue Cunningham Music Scholarship in the Wellsboro School District and Dreyfoos School (8/17 to 8/19)

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Winner, Hannah Ishizaki

August 11, 2018 – 10:35 am | 13 views
IMG_6906 From 08/11/2018: 2018 Pittsburgh Concert Society Winner Hannah Ishizaki (18, Mt. Lebanon) with selections on violin.

Youth Express: Dagny Haglund

August 11, 2018 – 10:05 am | 7 views
IMG_6898 From 08/11/2018: WQED Write on! contest winner Dagny Haglund (11, Environmental Charter School)

Interview: Josh Whiteside, The Education Partnership

August 11, 2018 – 9:20 am | 8 views
IMG_6894 From 08/11/2018: In celebration of Kindergarten, Here I Come! 2018, Josh Whiteside, Executive Director of The Education Partnership shares details on the event.

Northside Stories…

August 9, 2018 – 12:22 pm | 27 views
forNV-01 On May 7, 2018,in collaboration with Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, thirty-four 6th graders from Manchester Academic Charter School interviewed people who live and work on the Northside to learn more about its buildings, history and people. This audio contains excerpts from these interviews.This project was made possible with funding support from the McSwigan Family Foundation.

Getting to the Point Season 2

August 6, 2018 – 12:00 pm | 132 views
Getting to the Point
In Summer 2018, eight students created these radio features while taking part in The Heinz Endowments Youth Philanthropy Internship Program. The resulting features cover issues identified by the interns during research and field work conducted throughout the summer. While SLB provided training and coaching, the features presented below were conceived and created entirely by the students. Students also recorded reflections of their summer experience.

Live Music: Jeremy Caywood

August 4, 2018 – 11:05 am | 9 views
Jeremy-Caywood From 08/04/2018: Live acoustic performance with Jeremy Caywood

Youth Express: Big Brother, Big Sister of the Month

August 4, 2018 – 10:05 am | 12 views
BBBS-Chris-Mike From 08/04/2018: Big Brother Mike Saylor and Little Brother Chris Cameron (10, Bradford Woods Elementary) discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS staff member Kristen Pace.

Interview: Brianna Horan, Rivers of Steel

August 4, 2018 – 8:20 am | 7 views
Courtesy Rivers of Steel From 08/04/2018: Brianna Horan from Rivers of Steel with details on the new "PGH 101: Intro to Innovation" tour aboard the Explorer riverboat.

Inclined to Care: Lifting the Alleghenies to New Heights, 2018

August 2, 2018 – 4:51 pm | 105 views
IN SUMMER 2018, the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies welcomed ten Youth Philanthropy Interns. This 8-week program was made possible through a grant from The Heinz Endowments and is based on its long-running similar program in Pittsburgh. Throughout their internship, students assessed community needs and developed two opportunities for local non-profits to apply for grants of up to $25,000 to address these needs. In addition to their grantmaking, interns created these radio documentaries with training from SLB Radio Productions in Pittsburgh. SLB will air the features across its 10-station network.