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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Doors Open Pgh Open House

May 7, 2022 – 12:00 pm | 102 views
20220507_113912 On Saturday May 7th, self-guided tours of Pittsburgh's Northside from Doors Open Pgh led guests into SLB Radio's youth media center. Listen to recordings from their visit:

Interview: Friendship Flower & Folk Festival, Martha Terry

May 7, 2022 – 8:20 am | 15 views
Friendship-Neighborhood_logo From 05/07/2022: Martha Terry on the Friendship Flower & Folk Festival at Baum Grove (5/7 from 11:00 - 4:00 PM).

Interview: The Manhattans, Gerald Alston

May 7, 2022 – 7:50 am | 16 views
The-Manhattans-feat-Gerald-Alston-600x400-1 From 05/07/2022: Gerald Alston, lead singer of The Manhattans, joined by Joyce Meggerson-Moore on New Horizon Theater Presents The Manhattans (7:30 PM on 5/7 at Kelly Strayhorn Theater). 

Live Music: Halloway Williams

April 30, 2022 – 11:05 am | 20 views
Halloway-Williams_banner From 04/30/2022: Live music and conversation with indie pop singer-songwriter Halloway Williams.

Youth Express: Coloratura Quartet

April 30, 2022 – 10:35 am | 99 views
IMG_2808 From 04/30/2022: Youth Chamber Connection musicians Harry Burton (violin, Winchester Thurston), Sally Tan (violin, Mount Lebanon HS), Alexander Stern (viola, Moon Area HS), and Helayna Baer (cello, Aquinas Academy) play a movement of the Borodin Quartet No. 2.

Interview: Age-Friendly Pittsburgh, Cassandra Masters

April 30, 2022 – 8:20 am | 13 views
Age-Friendly From 04/30/2022: Cassandra Masters from Age Friendly Pittsburgh on their Age-Friendly Neighborhoods Launch Party (1:00 - 3:00 PM on 4/30 at Frick Environmental Center). 

Interview: Maxo Vanka Murals, Anna Doering

April 30, 2022 – 7:50 am | 17 views
Vanka-Mural-Restoration From 04/30/2022: Anna Doering of Vanka Murals on their mission and the TR22 Millvale Stories: Saving Maxo Vanka and Investing in Community tour (4/30 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM at The Westin Pittsburgh, 1000 Penn Ave).

Live Music: Devilish Merry

April 23, 2022 – 11:05 am | 49 views
Devilish-Merry_banner From 04/23/2022: Devilish Merry blends Appalachian and Irish melodies with powerful, ballad-based songs on American history and heritage.

Youth Express: Scholastic Writers-Lyla, Hadley, Josie & Madeira

April 23, 2022 – 10:05 am | 62 views
IMG_2792 From 04/23/2022: Scholastic Writing Awards Regional Honorees Madeira Semins (Shadyside Academy, Grade 10), Lyla Sebeck (Avonworth Middle School, Grade 7), Hadley Kalson (The Ellis School) and Josephine "Josie" Giguere (Fox Chapel, Grade 9).

Interview: Youth Climate Action Summit, Lauren Palamara

April 23, 2022 – 8:20 am | 18 views
PYCASLogo From 04/23/2022: Lauren Palamara of Communitopia on their upcoming Youth Climate Action Summit (April 30 from 9:00 - 3:00 PM at David L. Lawrence Convention Center).