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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Pittsburgh Musical Theater: Les Misérables

October 24, 2009 – 1:35 pm | 2,848 views
PMT2009-10-24 Pittsburgh Musical Theater previews Les Miserable, the timeless story of revolution and love that has touched lives around the world. This production combines the students of PMT's Richard E. Rauh Conservatory with CAPA's 80-piece student orchestra.

Gordon Neidinger Young Mandolin player

October 17, 2009 – 5:05 pm | 5,124 views
gordonneidinger Fourteen-year-old mandolin player, Gordon Neidinger, performs live for us!Gordon is a Ben Avon resident and member of the Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra. He has made guest appearances with The Great American Gypsies. Gordon also studies acoustic guitar. He is enrolled in the PA Cyber Charter School.

Prime Stage Theater: Our Town

October 10, 2009 – 12:05 pm | 1,721 views
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Prime Stage Theater presents an American Classic: Our Town.

Prime Stage’s founder, Wayne Brinda and some cast members, stop by our studio to read a scene from the play. All perforances of Prime Stage’s 2009/10 season are presented at …

Pittsburgh Author Florance W. Biros

October 10, 2009 – 11:59 am | 2,582 views
Author Florence W. Biros discusses her book-turned-movie, "Dogjack". The feature film is the story of a dog from Pittsburgh who became a Civil War hero. "Dogjack" makes its debut during a special screening at Soldiers and Sailors Hall and Museum in Pittsburgh’s Oakland community.

Sleep In For The Homeless

October 3, 2009 – 12:19 pm | 1,446 views
Sleep In For The Homeless David King, volunteer coordinator, stops by to discuss Sleep-In for the Homeless, a fundraising event that assists Pittsburgh's homeless population. David's two sons, Aaron and Austin, are on hand to talk about their experiences from last year's Sleep-In.

Three Rivers Youth: The Hub

September 26, 2009 – 1:05 pm | 2,361 views
ThreeRiversYouthLogo Myrna Powell, Director of Three Rivers Youth's The Hub, is accompanied by some past and present clients to share experiences and highlight services for at-risk and runaway youth. The Three Rivers Youth and Hub House has been offering shelter, food and direction for young people since the late 1800s.

City Theater’s Young Playwrights Festival

September 19, 2009 – 1:42 pm | 1,693 views

Kristen Link (director of education) joins us along with youth playwrights, Hannah Tobin, John Marabello, Isabel D’Angelo and Hannah Newman whose scripts are being produced by City Theater this season.

City Theater actors, Erik Gaden, Coty Warn and Kelly McKenna …

If I Were Mayor

September 15, 2009 – 2:28 pm | 2,702 views
Pittsburgh Public Schools

In partnership with Pittsburgh Public Schools, SLB is leading workshops as part of the ELECT Student Works afterschool programs conducted at Greenfield, Lincoln, Manchester, Miller, Roosevelt and Sunnyside schools.

During the 2007-2008 school year, SLB will visit these K-through-8 schools …

Pittsburgh Youth Radio Corps – Let’s Get Engaged

May 14, 2009 – 3:44 pm | 2,748 views
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 concern resulting

ATA StoryBox!

May 4, 2009 – 2:46 pm | 2,442 views

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 …