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.

Callers

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.

Performance

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!

Interviews

Audio replays from the hundreds of arts, human services and other non-profit organizations interviewed by SLB each year.

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St. Thomas’ Episcopal School Pipe Band

November 7, 2009 – 4:07 pm | 3,525 views
stthomasschoolpipeband In anticipation of their Balmoral Classic appearance, the award winning St. Thomas' Episcopal School Pipe Band joins us for a live radio performance. This five-time Junior World Champion band electrifies the audience with traditional and contemporary music performed by pipers and drummers, supplemented with keyboard, percussion, fiddle, and guitar.

Lincoln Elementary: Favorite Desserts

November 4, 2009 – 2:59 pm | 1,707 views
Pittsburgh Lincoln K-8 students go into delicious detail about their favorite desserts!

My Favorite Dessert

October 24, 2009 – 3:55 pm | 2,511 views
pyrcGreenLogo-01 Students from Manchester Elementary and Greenfield Elementary school's 4th and 5th grade ESW workshops met for the first time this week and lent their voices to a fun piece about their favorite dessert.

Rob Stewart: Transit Authority Figures

October 24, 2009 – 2:18 pm | 2,382 views
robstewartgazettepic Northampton, MA resident and graphic designer Rob Stewart joins us to discuss his very unique project, Transit Authority Figures, in which he develops beautiful, yet hypothetical subway maps for unlikely locales.

Gemini Theater: Legend of Sleepy Hollow

October 24, 2009 – 1:45 pm | 2,262 views
Sleepy-Hollow-Banner Gemini Theater produces original, interactive, children's musicals which focus on artistic, cultural and educational themes. This week we welcome members of the cast of Legend of Sleepy Hollow as they preview their production of this classic, spooky tale.

Pittsburgh Musical Theater: Les Misérables

October 24, 2009 – 1:35 pm | 3,051 views
PMT2009-10-24 Pittsburgh Musical Theater previews Les Miserable, the timeless story of revolution and love that has touched lives around the world. This production combines the students of PMT's Richard E. Rauh Conservatory with CAPA's 80-piece student orchestra.

Ernie Hawkins

October 24, 2009 – 1:14 pm | 2,597 views
ErnieHawkins0024 Listen as we host legendary blues guitarist Ernie Hawkins, along with the very talented Marc Reisman on harmonica and Roger Day on tuba. Hear one of Pittsburgh's' greatest musicians, live on SLB.

Lori Pearce

October 17, 2009 – 5:44 pm | 8,403 views
loripearce Singer-songwriter Lori Pearce has a beautiful voice to compliment her acoustic, dexterous, finger-picking. Her country/folk songs are at once both familiar and unique. And she's got a knack for engaging young children in singalongs. Lori's set includes the debut of her original Halloween composition, Creepy Town.

Gordon Neidinger Young Mandolin player

October 17, 2009 – 5:05 pm | 5,224 views
gordonneidinger Fourteen-year-old mandolin player, Gordon Neidinger, performs live for us! Gordon is a Ben Avon resident and member of the Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra. He has made guest appearances with The Great American Gypsies. Gordon also studies acoustic guitar. He is enrolled in the PA Cyber Charter School.

Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen

October 10, 2009 – 12:35 pm | 1,864 views
stevecindy Steve and Cindy have been performing together for 20 years, bringing together their love of traditional music and their wealth of original songs. Accompanying themselves with guitar, concertina and banjo, their live performances are known for rich harmony, compelling songs and a good dose of humor. Steve's compositions have been covered by hundreds of artists, including John Denver and Ian & Sylvia. Live on SLB!