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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Pittsburgh Musical Theatre presents A Lyrical Christmas Carol

December 12, 2009 – 3:29 pm | 3,004 views
PittsburghMusicalTheater Pittsburgh Musical Theatre previews A Lyrical Christmas Carol, a "fun and scary" musical version of Dickens' classic tale of redemption. Created in 1991 by Ken and Jane Gargaro, Scrooge continues to delight audiences every year with a wealth of emotion and humor.

Jay Hitt

December 5, 2009 – 3:57 pm | 2,147 views
jayhitt We are proud to host singer-songwriter Jay Hitt in our studios. Combining vivid storytelling, a down to earth folk style and crisp acoustic melodies. Jay's performance is sure to please listeners of all ages.

Collin Ziegler

December 5, 2009 – 3:46 pm | 1,648 views
sax Our Youth Music Showcase features the talented saxophone player Collin Ziegler, a ninth grade student at Shaler High School.


December 5, 2009 – 3:35 pm | 2,161 views
main Sto-Rox students join us to discuss their participation in BotsIQ, a workforce development program designed to educate young people in the fields of engineering and manufacturing.

Urban Youth Action

December 4, 2009 – 5:45 pm | 1,671 views
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In December 2009, SLB worked with 15 teens at Urban Youth Action, a youth education and development program based in Pittsburgh that has been inspiring youth since 1966. Our workshops involved self-reflection and included student creation of these audio pieces. …

Pittsburgh Miller Pre-K-5: Future Careers

December 3, 2009 – 10:39 am | 1,682 views
eswmillerelementary2 What did you want to be when you grew up? A fire fighter? A cop? The bearded lady at a carnival? Students at Pittsburgh Miller PreK-5 share with us their career choices for the future.

Lincoln Elementary: One Safe Place – Grade 4

December 2, 2009 – 3:07 pm | 2,475 views
4th graders at Pittsburgh Lincoln K-8 discuss their need for a safe place, and how they create their own.

Pittsburgh Stevens Pre-K-8: What Makes Me Angry?

December 1, 2009 – 4:00 pm | 2,060 views
Anger is a strong emotion which we all experience. Pittsburgh Stevens Pre-K-8 students in 4th and 5th grade share with us what makes them angry and why.

Steel City Sing-Along & Postcard to Pete Seeger

November 28, 2009 – 7:52 pm | 4,931 views
newlanders1 Join us live at the Children's Museum on SLB as The Newlanders present a very special Saturday morning sing-along featuring songs about Pittsburgh, the music of legendary Pittsburgh architect and songwriter Robert Schmertz, and a new song about Johnny Appleseed written at the request of Pete Seeger.

Gemini Theatre’s Babes In Toyland

November 28, 2009 – 5:43 pm | 2,129 views
Babes-in-Toyland-Banner-(450x250) The Gemini Theatre produces original, interactive, children's musicals which focus on artistic, cultural and educational themes. We welcome members of the cast of Babes in Toyland as they preview their production of this classic holiday story.