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.


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!


Audio replays from the hundreds of arts, human services and other non-profit organizations interviewed by SLB each year.

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Mystery Melody-Swing Low Sweet Chariot

August 4, 2010 – 3:11 pm | 1,746 views
2010-08-04 002 Joe calls in to share some history about our Mystery Melody.

University Prep at Pittsburgh Milliones

August 4, 2010 – 10:08 am | 2,864 views
uprep photos 067 This year SLB had the exciting experience of instructing a "Storytelling Through Technology" class at University Prep-Pittsburgh Milliones. Students gained experience with microphones, portable recording devices, and audio editing software. They also learned the art of the interview as well as how audio can be used as a tool to further their understanding of the world around them. During the year students used these acquired skills to interview their teachers and create professional radio pieces.

Big Brother John Klinvex and Little Brother DJ

July 31, 2010 – 10:30 am | 2,123 views
2010-07-31-SaturdayShow 003 Meet a "big/little" pair matched by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh and learn how you can make a difference in a child's life. This week, we're joined by Big Brother John Klinvex and Little Brother DJ, along with BBBS Special Services Coordinator Cheryl Jones.

Claire & Elliot Pullen

July 31, 2010 – 10:26 am | 3,992 views
2010-07-31-SaturdayShow 002 This week we're joined by twelve year-old pianist Claire and her eight year-old brother, Elliot Pullen, on classical guitar

Sophie Claypole

July 24, 2010 – 4:38 pm | 2,032 views
2010-07-24-SAT-Show-pics-002 Young writer and twelve year-old Quaker Valley Middle School student, Sophie Claypole, joins us to read excerpts from some her orignial story, The Problem with Wishes.


July 24, 2010 – 4:21 pm | 3,727 views
2010-07-24-SAT-Show-pics-001 NC State sophomore and Upper St. Clair High School grad Brian Gaudio, along with friends, join us to discuss their unique organization, Shoemanity, which aims to design sustainable solutions that improve quality of life in the rural Dominican Republic and Haiti, through the lens of cultural collaboration.

John & Macy Gotthardt

July 17, 2010 – 9:55 am | 2,095 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 | 3,833 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.

Coach Holder & The Stingrays

July 10, 2010 – 11:14 am | 4,946 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 | 1,924 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.