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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Jacob Klein & Evan Fuhrer of Crossing Boundaries

January 16, 2010 – 11:03 am | 5,441 views
Jacob Klein & Evan Fuhrer Teens Jacob and Evan met in high school where they both entered a talent show and discovered a mutual love for The Beatles. From there they started writing songs together, eventually forming the up and coming pop/rock band, Crossing Boundaries. This week, they'll join us live for an acoustic set featuring Jacob on guitar and Evan on piano.

Bartus Family

January 11, 2010 – 4:09 pm | 4,133 views
Abby Bartus This week we're joined by three very talented siblings, Hannah, Mark and Abby Bartus. These three teens from the Moon area will be singing and playing piano/violin, live in our studios.

Gemini Theater’s production of Beauty & the Beast

January 2, 2010 – 4:38 pm | 2,212 views
Gemini Theater's production of Beauty & the Beast A LIVE preview performance of the always enchanting play -- Beauty & the Beast!

Seth Corbin & Little Brother Nick

January 2, 2010 – 4:15 pm | 2,157 views
Seth Corbin & Little Brother Nick on SLB

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.

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Sue Powers & Jeff Berman

December 26, 2009 – 6:18 pm | 1,890 views
Jeff Berman We're proud to host the extremely talented duo of Jeff Berman and Sue Powers, whose musical projects include AppalAsia and Devilish Merry. They'll join us live on acoustic guitar, dulcimer and vocals.

Brian O’Neill’s The Paris of Appalachia

December 19, 2009 – 3:46 pm | 3,045 views
BrianOneil We are quite pleased to host acclaimed author and writer Brian O'Neill live in our studios. Mr. O'Neill discusses his new book, "The Paris of Appalachia: Pittsburgh in the Twenty-First Century." An insightful and poetic look at our city, "Paris" is a must read for fans and denizens of the tri-state area.

Fifth Avenue Strings

December 19, 2009 – 3:14 pm | 3,204 views
young-violinist-will-wachter Fresh from an appearance with the Fifth Avenue Strings at the Governor's Mansion, violin duo Jimmy Cunningham (a fifth grader at Pittsburgh Urban Christian School) and Will Wachter (a seventh grader at Sacred Heart) play holiday selections.

Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild Youth & Arts

December 12, 2009 – 4:17 pm | 1,597 views
MCGYouth_180px This week we're joined by Pittsburgh Public School students who participated in the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild after-school Apprenticeship Training Program. Students discuss their experiences working with finger puppetry and giant mask making under the guidance of visiting artists Leat Klingman and Beth Nixon.

Jay Hitt

December 5, 2009 – 3:57 pm | 1,962 views
jayhitt We are proud to host singer-songwriter Jay Hitt in our studios. Combining vivid storytelling, a down to earth folk style and crisp acoustic melodies. Jay's performance is sure to please listeners of all ages.

Collin Ziegler

December 5, 2009 – 3:46 pm | 1,618 views
sax Our Youth Music Showcase features the talented saxophone player Collin Ziegler, a ninth grade student at Shaler High School.