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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Gemini Theater Previews Aladdin

September 12, 2009 – 2:59 pm

The cast of Aladdin, now at The Gemini Theater, are LIVE in the SLB studio for a sneak-peek of opening night and this season’s other upcoming productions.

Cast members on-hand are: Jay Regalado – Aladdin, Jessica Nola – Ensemble, Lauren …

Young Author Hassan Howze

September 5, 2009 – 3:09 pm
Newly published young author, Hassan Howze, stops by to talk about his book: "Life Tips: Everything a Child Should Know." Hassan is a freshman at City High Charter School and lives in Pittsburgh's Hill District.

Scoped Airchecks

September 1, 2009 – 4:15 pm
Picture 003 The Saturday Light Brigade airs live from 6 am to noon Eastern on Saturday mornings. SLB is available to non-commercial radio stations in weekly free-standing increments of one to six hours for live or time-delayed broadcast. A variety of program distribution technologies are available.

Dinwiddie Community Alliance Essay Winners

August 29, 2009 – 4:26 pm
Tashaya Brown, Ny'Azsha Eyth and Kennedy Rainey will read their winning essays and talk about why they participated in Dinwiddie Community Alliance "Who is Your Hero Essay Contest". Marlene L. Jackson also joins us.

Hip Hop on L.O.C.K.

August 8, 2009 – 11:40 am
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Rory McCarthy (Hazelwood YMCA), Sara Dora (Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood Branch) and Beth Snyder (Hip Hop on L.O.C.K.) preview their upcoming Youth Voices Poetry Slam.

Hip Hop On L.O.C.K. [audio:http://archived.slbradio.org/mp3/interviews/2009-08-08-Hip-Hop-On-Lock.mp3]

The Green Compass Season 1

July 1, 2009 – 12:38 pm
The Green Compass 2009 Storybox "Exploring the road to a better Pittsburgh - Where we are and where we are going." 21 students about to enter their first year of college created these eleven radio documentaries as part of their position as Summer Interns at The Heinz Endowments.

Manchester Academic Charter School Graduation 2009

June 3, 2009 – 11:47 am
grad class SLB helps 8th graders prepare audio essays on their reflections as they leave Manchester Academic Charter School in a project funded by the Dominion Foundation.

Pittsburgh Youth Radio Corps – Let’s Get Engaged

May 14, 2009 – 3:44 pm
Pittsburgh Youth Radio Corps

Ten seventh grade students from Manchester Academic Charter School took part in a a fast-paced course in audio production from May 11-20, 2009.

 

 

On Day 1:
Students participated in a roundtable discussion to identify community issues of

Eddie Batcho & Little Brother Raekwon

May 4, 2009 – 5:00 pm
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh

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.

Listen to the segments as they appeared on The Saturday …

ATA StoryBox!

May 4, 2009 – 2:46 pm

These personal narratives 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 stories, and recorded them in The Saturday Light Brigade studios in …