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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.

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Guaranteed Irish

February 27, 2010 – 6:28 pm | 1,758 views
Guaranteed Irish Guaranteed Irish have been performing Irish ballads and dance music for over 20 years. Paddy Folan, Bruce Foley and Jimmy Lamb combine button accordion, guitars and uilleann pipes, all the while singing in their own distinctive and energetic way to make a sound that is true to the traditions of Irish music. We're happy to host them live in our studios.

King For a Day: A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

February 22, 2010 – 6:32 pm | 1,902 views
MLKevent 070 Hear the words of Dr. King brought to life in voices from all over Pittsburgh and recordings of Dr. King himself recorded during this five hour tribute at the Children's Museum in Pittsburgh. Hosted by The Saturday Light Brigade.

Dave Eggar and Charles Palmer

February 13, 2010 – 4:52 pm | 1,965 views
Dave Eggar & CharlesPalmer This week we're happy to welcome back the very talented duo of cellist Dave Eggar and percussionist Charles Palmer, live in our studios. The two will also discuss their role in Attack Theatre's latest production, Assemble This.

Beagle Brothers

January 30, 2010 – 4:19 pm | 2,265 views
Beagle Brothers Sometimes known as "Bloomfield's best live band," the Beagle Brothers perform country, old-time and honky-tonk acoustic music with energy, wit and style. We're pleased to host them live in our studios.

Lohio

January 23, 2010 – 4:15 pm | 2,276 views
Lohio Lohio's music shifts between intimate, instrumentally rich folk songs and midwestern infused, Neil Young-esque indie rock. Singer/songwriter Greg Dutton's hushed vocals and the bands knack for tackling a range of genre's draws comparisons to artists such as Sufjan Stevens, Yo La Tengo, and Wilco. We're proud to host them live in our studios.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Storybox

January 19, 2010 – 4:14 pm | 2,686 views
Manchester Elementary - MLK group photo Students in 6th through 8th grade at Pittsburgh Manchester Pre-K-8 took time to reflect on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This StoryBox unit presents the resulting spoken essays about his life as well as through verbal interpretations of specific passages from Dr. King's speeches.

White Noise

January 16, 2010 – 11:17 am | 2,400 views
White Noise We're pleased to host the wonderful a cappella singing group, White Noise, live in our studios. This accomplished group, which has sang with the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, performs standards and original compositions.

Aaron Jentzen

January 11, 2010 – 3:52 pm | 1,706 views
Aaron Jentzen This week we're joined by the very talented Aaron Jenzten and his band, who make beautiful, cinematic pop music. Aaron's voice is deep and soulful, and serves as a wonderful vehicle for his insightful, poetic lyrics.

Live music with the Pittsburgh Songwriters Circle

January 2, 2010 – 4:48 pm | 1,790 views
Pittsburgh Songwriters Cirlce The Pittsburgh Songwriters Circle is an independent program of Calliope: the Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, and is dedicated to exploring, promoting and practicing the art and craft of song writing. This week we're joined by members Bruce Hoffman, Mike Strasser and John Hayes, as they share their original, acoustic music and discuss the newly released, Pittsburgh Songwriters Circle: Collection 2010.

New Years Hopes

December 30, 2009 – 4:10 pm | 2,744 views
During the last week of 2009, SLB opened its studios for children to tell us about their hopes for 2010. Hear what they had to say.