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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Youth Express: WPCTE Flash Fiction, Binney, Calia & Linda

January 13, 2024 – 10:05 am
IMG_6738 From 01/13/2024: The Western Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English (WPCTE) Flash Fiction Contest honorees Binney Soudi (3rd grade, The Ellis School), Calia Sherbondy (6th grade, Kiski Area Upper Elementary School) and Linda Kong (11th grade, North Allegheny High School).

Interview: Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Wayne Brinda

January 13, 2024 – 8:20 am
rosa_parks2 From 01/13/2024: Wayne Brinda discussing the Prime Stage Sprouts production Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, New Hazlett Theater 1/19 to 1/28, Northside.

Interview: January Ice Jam, Amy George

January 13, 2024 – 7:50 am
BRFLogo From 01/13/2024: Amy George with information on the Bluegrass Relief Fund January Ice Jam, 1/19 to 1/20, Beaver Falls.

Live Music: Outside Eliza

January 6, 2024 – 11:05 am
Outside-Eliza-Banner From 01/06/2024: Music and conversation with alt-country band Outside Eliza, featuring David Powell (vocals, acoustic guitar), Ian Cain (electric guitar), Evan Lybrand (bass), and Brenden Beaver (drums).

Youth Express: Persaya Williams

January 6, 2024 – 10:05 am
Persaya-Williams From 01/06/2024: Persaya Williams (16, Sewickley Academy) talking about Death by Social Media, a radio piece she created in late 2023 at SLB's Youth Media Center as part of our Social Justice Documentary series, made possible with support from The Heinz Endowments.

Interview: Music & Memories, Connie Portis

January 6, 2024 – 8:20 am
Park_Place_AME4 From 01/06/2024: Connie Portis on Music & Memories, an event honoring the contributions of Homestead music trailblazers curated by the Battle of Homestead Foundation and Park Place AME Church, 1/13 (10 am), Homestead.

Fall Intern 2023 – Charlie Rarick

January 5, 2024 – 2:10 pm

From September through December of 2023 Charlie, 17 and a senior from City high Charter school, interned with SLB Radio. Throughout this time he created audio projects that vary in topic, style, tone, and production. This playlist features the array …

Live Music: The Wayward Companions

December 30, 2023 – 11:05 am
The-Wayward-Companions_banner From 12/30/2023: The Wayward Companions with music from the 18th and 19th centuries, featuring William Lockard (violin, mandolin, mandola), Laura Lockard (flute, whistle), Tom Crytzer (guitar), Tiffany Apan (drums), and Andriy Lassowsky (cello, flute, recorder).

Youth Express: Savanah Cannon

December 30, 2023 – 10:35 am
Savanah-Cannon From 12/30/2023: Savanah Cannon (12th grade, City Charter High School) discussing her Senior Grad Project on youth activism.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Musical Theater, Pirates! 2 The Hidden Treasure

December 30, 2023 – 10:05 am
IMG_6384 From 12/30/2023: Burgess Lychack (10th grade, Pittsburgh CAPA), Jayden Greening (10th grade, Pittsburgh CAPA), Ilyssa Bails (11th grade, Pittsburgh Allderdice), Tessa Chandler (10th grade, West Allegheny High School), and Eli Fisher (12th grade, Thomas Jefferson High School) from Pittsburgh Musical Theater's Tales and Treats production of Pirates! 2 The Hidden Treasure at the Gargaro Theater, 1/6 (12:30 and 6 pm), West End.