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.


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!


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Inclusive Innovation Feature on Youth Express

April 4, 2018 – 2:00 pm | 41 views
IMG_5645 On 4/4, SLB Radio was proud to partner with the City of Pittsburgh for its third annual Inclusive Innovation Week. Here are excerpts from our live Youth Express webcast during which we welcomed children, youth and adults to our studios to talk with each other about play, pastimes and more. Special thanks to Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative, Age-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh, CLP Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse and Fine Art Miracles, Inc. for collaborating on this multigenerational project project.

Digital Storytelling – Podcasts, Radio, and More

February 21, 2018 – 8:30 am | 92 views
AlleghenyIntermediateUnit On February 21, 2018, SLB welcomed eleven teachers from multiple districts for a half-day workshop focused on creating and publishing radio and audio programs and classroom applications. This audio montage is culled from our icebreaker activity and features participants reflecting on their careers in teaching.

CMP: Countdown to Noon

December 31, 2016 – 12:05 pm | 662 views
Countdown-to-Noon-02 From 12/31/2016: A live broadcast from the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh early-bird New Year's Eve party with live jazz from Lee Robinson & ISKA, interviews with kids and adults, actor Tim Hartman and the museum's annual Countdown to Noon.

Crossing Fences: 2016 Garfield

December 1, 2016 – 3:13 pm | 1,650 views
coach-garth_300x200 Garfield Voices features first-person reflections from eleven men as collected by fifteen boys. Project activities were conducted in collaboration with Brothers and Sisters Emerging. Listen below for each man's story as well as reflections from the interviewers.

Crossing Fences: 2016 Northview Heights

November 23, 2016 – 12:21 pm | 1,796 views
steve_glover_300x200 Northview Heights Voices features first-person reflections from ten men as collected by twelve boys. Project activities were conducted in collaboration with YouthPlaces. Listen below for each man's story as well as reflections from the interviewers.

Crossing Fences: 2016 Penn Hills

November 23, 2016 – 12:16 pm | 1,677 views
coach-craig_300x200 Penn Hills Voices features first-person reflections from ten men as collected by fourteen boys. Project activities were conducted in collaboration with Penn Hills Varsity Football, Penn Hills Midget Football League, and the Penn Hills YMCA. Listen below for each man's story as well as reflections from the interviewers.

Interview: Remake Learning Days

May 7, 2016 – 9:00 am | 840 views
Remake Learning Days 2016 From 05/07/2016: Ryan Coon of The Sprout Fund preview's Remake Learning Days, 5/9-5/15 city-wide.

Interview: EQT Children’s Theater Festival

May 7, 2016 – 8:30 am | 772 views
EQT Childrens Festival From 05/07/2016: Pam Komar with a preview of the EQT Children's Theater Festival in the Cultural District, 5/12-5/15.

Streaming Justice Webcast 2016: Students Honor MLK

January 18, 2016 – 8:00 pm | 763 views
20160118_140038 On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, high school students hosted Streaming Justice, a live five-hour webcast. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., participants hosted the live webcast, selected the songs played during their segments and learned about the equipment used in a live broadcast. Discussions covered topics such as civil rights, youth engagement, public education and other matters of justice and equity. Students that participated in Streaming Justice are from area high schools including Barack Obama Academy, City Charter, North Allegheny, Oakland Catholic, Pittsburgh Allderdice, Pittsburgh CAPA, Propel Braddock Hills, Westinghouse and Woodland Hills Academy.

Interview: Singin’ with Santa

November 28, 2015 – 12:45 pm | 936 views
SinginWithSanta_press_photo From: 11/28/2015: Susan Medley, Music Director of the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale, calls in to talk about Singin' with Santa, Dec. 12 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, and other Pittsburgh Concert Chorale events.