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.


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!


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

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Sleep Experiments

August 7, 2010 – 10:14 am | 1,480 views
2010-08-07-Sat Show Pics 003 We're please to host Sleep Experiments, a trio who combine acoustic guitars, keyboards and three-part harmony to make beautiful, ambient folk music.

Saturday Stumper

August 6, 2010 – 12:09 pm | 4,725 views
Sam and Charlie join us live on the air to solve our Saturday Stumper.

Mystery Melody-Swing Low Sweet Chariot

August 4, 2010 – 3:11 pm | 1,771 views
2010-08-04 002 Joe calls in to share some history about our Mystery Melody.

University Prep at Pittsburgh Milliones

August 4, 2010 – 10:08 am | 2,914 views
uprep photos 067 This year SLB had the exciting experience of instructing a "Storytelling Through Technology" class at University Prep-Pittsburgh Milliones. Students gained experience with microphones, portable recording devices, and audio editing software. They also learned the art of the interview as well as how audio can be used as a tool to further their understanding of the world around them. During the year students used these acquired skills to interview their teachers and create professional radio pieces.

The Green Compass Season 2

August 2, 2010 – 3:40 pm | 3,085 views
2010 Green Compass Storybox Twenty students about to enter their first year of college created these nine radio documentaries as part of their position as Summer Interns at The Heinz Endowments.

Big Brother John Klinvex and Little Brother DJ

July 31, 2010 – 10:30 am | 2,149 views
2010-07-31-SaturdayShow 003 Meet a "big/little" pair matched by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh and learn how you can make a difference in a child's life. This week, we're joined by Big Brother John Klinvex and Little Brother DJ, along with BBBS Special Services Coordinator Cheryl Jones.

Claire & Elliot Pullen

July 31, 2010 – 10:26 am | 4,124 views
2010-07-31-SaturdayShow 002 This week we're joined by twelve year-old pianist Claire and her eight year-old brother, Elliot Pullen, on classical guitar

The Great Unknown Band

July 31, 2010 – 10:01 am | 2,556 views
2010-07-31-SaturdayShow 004 We're pleased to welcome back Philadelphia's The Great Unknown Band, whose soaring harmonies and acoustic arrangements are sure to please fans of Americana music.

Jamie Bell

July 24, 2010 – 4:48 pm | 2,046 views
2010-07-24-SAT-Show-pics-003 We're pleased to welcome guitarist Jamie Bell, along with clarinetist Rebecca DeStefano McNeil, as they perform their special mix of Brazilian Choro music, live in our studios.

Sophie Claypole

July 24, 2010 – 4:38 pm | 2,122 views
2010-07-24-SAT-Show-pics-002 Young writer and twelve year-old Quaker Valley Middle School student, Sophie Claypole, joins us to read excerpts from some her orignial story, The Problem with Wishes.