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 Performance: Derek Woods Band

February 15, 2020 – 11:05 am | 45 views
IMG_1938_banner From 02/15/2020: Live music with the Derek Woods Band

Youth Express: Seton Center Musicians

February 15, 2020 – 10:05 am | 6 views
IMG_1932 From 02/15/2020: Music from Evan Koepfinger (violin, 17, Achievement House Cyber Charter School), Natalie Zottola (violin, 8, Archangel Gabriel School) and Horacio Ruiz (guitar, 9, St. Bernard’s School), with instructor John Ott of Seton Center School of Music.

Manchester Academic Charter School – Cult. Studio

February 14, 2020 – 2:07 pm | 7 views
As part of a cultural literacy program, students at MACS host a podcast where they reflect on historical topics and literary themes discussed in school.

Manchester Academic Charter School: Black History Month 2020

February 14, 2020 – 1:56 pm | 7 views
In honor of Black History month, students at MACS feature prominent African American Pittsburghers through poetry.

From There to Here… 2019/2020

February 11, 2020 – 3:00 pm | 53 views

As part of their Fall 2019 Social Studies unit, thirty-four Winchester Thurston School fifth graders interviewed people who came to the Pittsburgh area from other parts of the world. Here are excerpts from these interviews, and the students’ reflections on …

Live Performance: Taragápe

February 8, 2020 – 11:05 am | 11 views
IMG_1893_banner From 02/08/2020: Singer/songwriter Jeremy Colbert with a new music project, Taragápe.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Musical Theater

February 8, 2020 – 10:35 am | 31 views
IMG_1890 From 02/08/2020: Charlotte Kinslow (12, Chartiers Valley), Ilyssa Bails (13, Community Day School), Andrew Hall (13, Franklin Regional) and Luca Boudreau (12, Pine-Richland) previewing the Pittsburgh Musical Theater production of Bye Bye Birdie, 2/13 to 2/16, Gargaro Theater, West End

Youth Express: The Spitacio Quartet

February 8, 2020 – 10:05 am | 71 views
IMG_1881 From 02/08/2020: From Youth Chamber Connection, the Spitacio Quartet featuring Hallie Dong on violin (7th grade, Carson Middle School), Pearl Lee on violin (8th grade, Winchester Thurston), Gannon Moore on viola (7th grade, Jefferson Middle School) and Lincoln Baldwin on cello (8th grade, Dorseyville Middle School)

In Studio Pop-up: Lunar New Year, Marian Lien

February 8, 2020 – 8:35 am | 13 views
IMG_1873 From 02/08/2020: Marian Lien of Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition on its Lunar New Year celebrations.

Live Performance: Old Time Music of Southwestern PA

February 1, 2020 – 11:05 am | 30 views
IMG_1867_banner From 02/01/2020: Mark Tamsula, Richard Withers, and Dave Krysty with songs from Rural Valley Melodies, selections from the Bayard Old Time Music of Southwestern PA collection.