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!


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

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Propel East – Radio and Journalism Class – 7th and 8th Grade

November 18, 2011 – 7:41 am | 1,663 views
IMG_2446 In Fall 2011, 7th and 8th grade students at Propel East in Turtle Creek took part in a Radio Journalism class taught by SLB Radio Productions as part of their Creative Arts curriculum. Participating students learned to use microphones, digital recorders and mixers while also sharpening speaking and interviewing skills. During their time in class, students used these acquired skills to interview their peers and teachers and write creatively in order to produce professional radio pieces.

Live Music: Jeff & Vida

November 12, 2011 – 5:12 pm | 1,593 views
2011-11-12-Sat Show Pics 012 Joining us, music duo Jeff & Vida, performing original bluegrass, folk, country and rockabilly songs with impressive musicianship, live on SLB.

Live music: The Big Swan Kings

October 29, 2011 – 4:44 pm | 2,264 views
2011-10-29-Sat Show Pics 004 Joining us, The Big Swan Kings, a Pittsburgh-based acoustic trio performing insightful original songs, catchy folk rock and early American music, live on SLB.

Live music: Christopher Jones

October 22, 2011 – 1:09 pm | 1,649 views
2011-10-22-Sat Show Pics 007 Joining us, singer-songwriter Christoper Jones, along w/David Hart, performing original songs descirbed as "country and blues-infected American narratives," live on SLB.

Feature: E. May

October 15, 2011 – 12:25 pm | 1,425 views
IMG_2416 Joining us, E. May, a singer-songwriter talented in a number of instruments including vocals, guitar, keys, accordion, doumbek and riq.

Live music: Tommy Womack

October 8, 2011 – 1:38 pm | 1,308 views
2011-10-08-Sat Show Pics 002 Known for his lyricism and perspective, Tommy Womack joins us with his classic approach to folk and rock, live on SLB.

Thanks for your support…

October 5, 2011 – 9:03 pm | 1,421 views
Pittsburgh Gives Day was a huge success! Working together, donor by donor, people in Pittsburgh and beyond contributed $4.4 million. With The Pittsburgh Foundation pro-rated match, this means the approximately 600 participating nonprofits will share $5.1 million! We'll let you know the total amount raised by SLB as soon as we know. If you participated, thanks! If you missed the opportunity, please feel free to make an instant contribution at a time that's best for you. And if you're not in a position to contribute, please know that your belief and participation in what we do means the world to us!

From There to Here…

August 24, 2011 – 10:24 am | 3,105 views
WinchesterThurston-TheretoHere As part of their Spring 2011 Social Studies unit, thirty-one Winchester Thurston School fifth graders interviewed people who came to the U.S. from other countries. Here are excerpts from these interviews, and the students' reflections on this project. This collaboration between SLB Radio Productions, Inc. and Winchester Thurston School and was funded by the City as Our Campus initiative. .

Live music: Rick Hornyak

August 20, 2011 – 1:00 pm | 3,080 views
2011-08-20-Sat Show Pics 005 Austin, TX based Rick Hornyak performs his Americana styled folk music live on SLB.

The Green Compass Season 3

August 2, 2011 – 3:34 pm | 4,707 views
2011-07-23-Heinz Week 2 012 Twenty-six students about to enter their first year of college (and two older college students) created these radio features as Summer Interns at The Heinz Endowments. Because the Summer 2011 internship program focused on issues of sustainability, the resulting features cover a range of community and environmental issues. While SLB provided training and coaching, the features presented here were conceived and created entirely by the students in a single week.