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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PBS KIDS GO Write On! Writers Contest 2011

July 7, 2011 – 2:25 pm | 4,345 views
IMG_1498 As part of a partnership between SLB and WQED, winners and runners up of the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest recorded their stories live our studios. Listen to these wonderful stories from regional children, grades K-3.

Grow Pittsburgh and FitWits Family Night

July 5, 2011 – 5:24 pm | 2,174 views
IMG_3461 Children attending the Fitwits Family Night at Propel McKeesport discussed their sensory experiences and relationships with herbs. This project was a collaboration between Fitwits, Grow Pittsburgh,  and the Saturday Light Brigade.

Live Music: Ortner-Roberts

July 2, 2011 – 3:32 pm | 1,397 views
2011-02-12-Sat-Show-Pics-008-300x200 Intensity, virtuosity and an instinctive sense of style characterize the artistic dialogue between the German clarinetist Susanne Ortner-Roberts and the American pianist Tom Roberts. We're pleased to once again host the very talented Ortner-Roberts duo, live on SLB.

The Trainjumpers

June 25, 2011 – 2:41 pm | 2,513 views
2011-06-25-Sat Show Pics 003 Wheeling, WV roots-rock band The Trainjumpers perform live on SLB.

Live music: Bethesda

June 18, 2011 – 12:43 pm | 2,032 views
2011-06-18-Sat Show Pics 010 Kent, Ohio based indie-folk band Bethesda performs live on SLB.

Live music: Cello Fury

June 11, 2011 – 12:29 pm | 3,000 views
Cello Fury is a rarity in the music world: three classically trained cellists and a rock drummer performing high-octane music. Tune in as they perform live in our studios.

Live music: Erik Balkey

June 4, 2011 – 2:02 pm | 2,677 views
2011-06-04-Sat Show Pics 015 New Jersey native Erik Balkey, along with harmony singer Annie Donahue, performs his beautiful folk music live on SLB.

Live music: Jim Avett & Ray Morton

May 28, 2011 – 10:40 am | 2,258 views
2011-05-28-Sat Show Pics 007 Country singer Jim Avett, a talent in his own right as well as father of famed brothers Scott and Seth Avett, performs live on SLB.

Live music: Grand Bon Rien

May 21, 2011 – 2:01 pm | 3,816 views
2011-05-21-Sat Show Pics 006 Tune in to hear live music featuring traditional Cajun Music by Pittsburgh's very own Grand Bon Rien.

Grow Pittsburgh’s ‘Family Cooking Night’

May 9, 2011 – 12:18 pm | 1,884 views
2011-04-12_16-05-59-25_(c)_ryan-sigesmund Grow Pittsburgh's 'Family Cooking Night' event gives children and adults a chance to prepare a large meal together and learn about different culinary styles, methods, and seed-to-table agriculture. Children attending Family Cooking Night at Pittsburgh Montessori discussed their sensory experiences with the herbs that were a part of their recipe for Indian Curry.