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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Justin Andrew Band

July 17, 2010 – 10:36 am | 2,574 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 | 2,367 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 | 3,918 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 | 4,982 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.

Doo Dah Days

July 3, 2010 – 4:00 pm | 1,772 views
Doo Dah Days Daniel Simkins joins us to preview Doo Dah Days, a festival highlighting the music and heritage of Stephen Foster. Performances, discussions and cemetery tours via trolley will be held in Allegheny Cemetery. See the website from complete details.

ATA Storybox 2

June 29, 2010 – 3:31 pm | 3,099 views
Ata Storybox 2

These original compositions were written by the Pittsburgh Allegheny K-5 Young Writers’ Club. Participating 3rd and 4th graders met after school on a regular basis, wrote and polished their projects, and recorded them in their classroom using portable recorders.

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GirlTalk Radio PPG Edition

June 28, 2010 – 4:26 pm | 3,468 views
cds GirlTalk Radio is a youth radio program in which students learn research, interviewing and digital audio editing to create a series of radio broadcasts and podcasts. Girl Talk Radio PPG Edition features two teams from Manchester Academic Charter School interviewing two women with outstanding careers in science and technology at PPG Industries.