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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Youth Express: Pittsburgh Youth Media Corps, Fall/Winter 2023-24

December 5, 2023 – 1:45 pm | 3 views
IMG_6934 This fall, members of SLB Radio’s Pittsburgh Youth Media Corps are creating a variety of audio projects at the Youth Media Center. New pieces appear here regularly.

Live Music: The Tamburitzans, Bratya Balkana

December 2, 2023 – 11:05 am | 68 views
Tamburitzans_Balkan-Brothers From 12/02/2023: Folk music with The Tamburitzans group, Bratya Balkana, featuring Dimitri Bushunow (viola), Charles Cubelic (bass), Zach Brkovich (guitar), and Alexei Blagonadezhdin (accordion).

Youth Express: Labsy Awardee, Brodie Bard

December 2, 2023 – 10:35 am | 3 views
IMG_6112 From 12/02/2023: Photographer Brodie Bard (17, Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy) on Justice Burns his award-winning entry in the Labsy Awards Teen Media Awards sponsored by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Youth Express: Youth Civic Leadership Academy, Precious, Alayah & Emmanuel

December 2, 2023 – 10:05 am | 22 views
IMG_6109 From 10/02/2023: Precious Magembe (9th grade, Pittsburgh Obama), Emmanuel Bose (11th grade, Westinghouse Academy), and Alayah Mallory (12th grade, Penn Hills) discussing their projects as a part of the City of Pittsburgh Youth Civic Leadership Academy (YCLA).

Interview: CSA Performance Series, One Log Bridge

December 2, 2023 – 8:35 am | 19 views
One-Log-Bridge From 12/02/2023: Yan Pang (playwright), Jin Pang (erhu), Jason Noer (choreographer), Amanda Sun (vocals), and AJ DePetris (musical director, pianist), with a preview of One Log Bridge, running 12/7 (8 pm) and 12/8 (10 am and 8 pm) as part of the New Hazlett Theater Community Supported Art Performance Series.

Interview: Foster Love Project, Kelly Hughes

December 2, 2023 – 8:20 am | 4 views
Angel-tree From 12/02/2023: Kelly Hughes from the Foster Love Project, providing clothing, hygiene products, and support for youth in foster and kinship care as well as an annual Angel Tree Holiday Gift Program.

Interview: City of Asylum, Taras Filenko

December 2, 2023 – 7:50 am | 4 views
12042023-Taras-Filenko From 12/02/2023: Pianist Taras Filenko discussing his show Spotlight on Ukrainian Culture at City of Asylum, showcasing Ukrainian music, poetry, and visual elements, 12/4 (7 pm), Northside.

Interview: Foundation of HOPE, Keith Kondrich

December 2, 2023 – 7:20 am | 7 views
Foundation-of-Hope_Breakfast-with_Santa From 12/02/2023: Keith Kondrich from Foundation of HOPE with information about its Breakfast with Santa, 12/9 (9 am), Penn Brewery.

Live Music: Renaissance City Choir

November 25, 2023 – 11:05 am | 108 views
Renaissance-City-Choir-Banner From 11/25/2023: Renaissance City Choir previewing their holiday concert Fire and Ice, 12/9, (7:30 pm), East Liberty Presbyterian Church. 

Youth Express: Language Roundtable Discussion

November 25, 2023 – 10:35 am | 24 views
Selena-Roundtable From 11/25/2023: SLB Interns Selena Xiao, Heather McIntyre, Alaa Afra, Aahna Sinha, and SLB staffer, Alexa Bocek, with a roundtable discussion on language learning and being multilingual.