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.


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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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Big Couple Greg and Penny Sabolsky and Little Brother Cameron

June 26, 2010 – 12:04 pm | 1,812 views
Big Couple Greg and Penny Sabolsky and Little Brother Cameron Meet our Big Brother/Big Sister of the month. This segment is created in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh and is made possible with support from SUPERCUTS.

Rachel Tobin’s Cure by Design

June 26, 2010 – 11:52 am | 2,774 views
Rachel Tobin When Rachel Tobin, now a seventeen year-old from Churchill, was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of twelve, she came up with the idea to design and sell bracelets and donate the proceeds to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. To date, she has donated over $29,000 to the charity, starting her own business, Rachel's Cure by Design. She joins us to discuss.

Joy Ike

June 26, 2010 – 11:43 am | 1,784 views
Joy Ike We are proud to welcome the very talented Joy Ike back to our studios. A skillful singer and pianist, Joy's music is sure to please fans of soul, pop and jazz alike.

The Armadillos

June 19, 2010 – 4:25 pm | 1,747 views
2010-06-19-Sat Show pics 005 Local, old-time quartet The Armadillos stop down with accordion, upright bass, mandolin and acoustic guitar to share a little backwoods sing-song with us. Live on SLB!

Lynn & Molly Urbina

June 19, 2010 – 4:12 pm | 2,241 views
2010-06-19-Sat Show pics 001 Two young siblings from Point Breeze, Lynn & Molly Urbina, share their musical talents with us, live on SLB!

Three Rivers Arts Festival

June 16, 2010 – 3:00 pm | 2,310 views
Three rivers Arts Festival3 Thank you to everyone who connected with The Saturday Light Brigade during this year's Three Rivers Arts Festival.

Earl Dingus

June 12, 2010 – 3:43 pm | 1,536 views
Earl Dingus We're pleased to welcome Earl Dingus, Cherokee artist, silversmith, storyteller and flute player, live in our studios.

Center for Young Musicians

June 12, 2010 – 2:39 pm | 1,299 views
This week's installment of our Youth Music Series with the Center for Young Musicians features young and talented CYM guitarists, live on SLB.

The Spark program of the Sprout Fund

June 12, 2010 – 10:14 am | 1,708 views
spark_580 Mac Howison of the Sprout fund joins us, along with fellow project managers, to discuss how Spark unleashes the innovative potential of Southwestern Pennsylvania and transforms our region into one of the best places on earth to be a kid. Spark supports projects that connect technology to the real life experiences of children. Tune in to hear about the exciting new projects underway this summer.

Country music legend Slim Bryant

June 9, 2010 – 1:49 pm | 1,574 views
20020811fbbryant_230 We are extremely lucky to have a bona fide country music "legend" living in Pittsburgh. Centenarian Slim Bryant resides in Dormont and is an historic figure in C&W, who's illustrious career includes having written the Jimmie Rodgers' classic, Mother, the Queen of My Heart. Bryant's Wildcats were a radio staple in the Fifties, with frequent performances on KDKA's "The Farm Show."