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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Shoemanity

July 24, 2010 – 4:21 pm | 3,889 views
2010-07-24-SAT-Show-pics-001 NC State sophomore and Upper St. Clair High School grad Brian Gaudio, along with friends, join us to discuss their unique organization, Shoemanity, which aims to design sustainable solutions that improve quality of life in the rural Dominican Republic and Haiti, through the lens of cultural collaboration.

Sound Effects and Foley

July 20, 2010 – 4:01 pm | 435 views
SDA 012 Today, campers had to solve a sound effects puzzle: match the prop with the desired sound effect to discover crackling fire, horses galloping, and even a sword fight! Next we wrote small radio plays using the sound effects. The grand finale was a full blown presentation by Bricolage Theater's Tami Dixon, who brought in a ton of props and goodies, and had the whole class take part in a great train robbery!

Radio Plays and Sound Effects: Part 1

July 19, 2010 – 4:21 pm | 507 views
SDA 002 Today, campers were introduced to radio plays and how sound effects are used to enhance a story. We listened to Ray Bradbury's "Zero Hour", a sci-fi tale about an alien invasion. With the scripts present, we were able to see the instructions for sound effects while listening to the results in the audio. Tomorrow, we'll make our own sound effects and receive a demonstration from Bricolage Theater's Tami Dixon.

Justin Andrew Band

July 17, 2010 – 10:36 am | 2,572 views
2010-07-17-Sat Show pics 005 We're pleased to welcome the very talented Justin Andrew and his band, who create tasteful, folk-pop music. Mr. Andrew's thoughtful lyrics are delivered via beautiful melody lines, interwoven with pedal steel guitar, drums and bass.

John & Macy Gotthardt

July 17, 2010 – 9:55 am | 2,366 views
2010-07-17-Sat Show pics 001 Long time friends John and Macy Gotthardt join us in our studios to discuss their current adventures.

CRY America and Akshay Hari

July 17, 2010 – 9:50 am | 3,915 views
2010-07-17-Sat Show pics 002 Child Rights and You America is a nonprofit organization that raises funds in support of projects in India aimed toward restoring basic rights to children from marginalized communities. 19 year-old Indian singer Akshay Hari, along with CRY local chapter chair Adam McGregor, join us to preview their Festival in the Park fundraiser.

Heather Kropf

July 10, 2010 – 3:50 pm | 2,060 views
2010-07-10-Sat Show pics 004 Pittsburgh-based singer-songwriter Heather Kropf’s music is a blend of piano-driven folk, soul, and pop. She'll be joined by guitarist Keith Hershberger.

Coach Holder & The Stingrays

July 10, 2010 – 11:14 am | 4,980 views
2010-07-10-Sat Show pics We're pleased to welcome the legendary swimming coach, Hosea Holder, who has been inspiring and creating opportunities for kids ages 6-18 to learn to swim and compete for over 40 years. His team, The Stingrays, are a year-round, competitive program based at the Kingsley Center, East Liberty. Coach will be joined by a few of his past and present students, live on SLB.

A Generous Act

July 10, 2010 – 10:13 am | 1,961 views
2010-07-10-Sat Show pics 003 A Generous Act is an exciting and innovative project conceived by artist Mark Garry, in which a talented group of international musicians will collaborate over a period of 16 days at the Mattress Factory museum, whose 4th floor has been converted into a recording studio. The residency will culminate in a performance at the museum. We're pleased to welcome a few of the performers, live in our studios. See website below for complete details.

Sue Powers & Jeff Berman

July 3, 2010 – 4:21 pm | 1,430 views
Sue Powers & Jeff Berman We're pleased to welcome this very talented duo on our program with a blend of old-time folk music on dulcimer and banjo.