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.

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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Articles in Citiparks

14th Annual Alphabet Trail and Tales

September 18, 2013 – 11:44 am | 1,570 views
IMG_1535 SLB was proud to be part of the 14th annual Citiparks Alphabet Trail and Tales, September 14, 2013 at the Frick Park Blue Slide Playground. In addition to providing story boxes and audio devices for children to explore, SLB recorded thoughts from kids and adults on reading and the the importance of literacy during our remote broadcast.

Pittsburgh Langley PreK-8: Achievements

February 26, 2013 – 4:36 pm | 1,524 views
220px-LangleyHighSchool Students in Citiparks’ After School Academy at Pittsburgh Langley K-8 wrote and recorded these pieces about a time they felt proud about something they accomplished.

Pittsburgh King PreK-8: Advice for Younger Kids

February 21, 2013 – 1:47 pm | 4,417 views
IMG_7763 Students in Citiparks’ After School Academy at Pittsburgh King PreK-8 followed up their earlier conversations on what they learned from adults and role models with this discussion, which focused on the advice they would give to younger kids.

Pittsburgh King PreK-8: Teachers and Presidents

February 19, 2013 – 11:52 am | 13,538 views
DSC_15 Students in Citiparks’ After School Academy at Pittsburgh King PreK-8 had an opportunity to listen back all the hard work they've done in this program to date. They had the opportunity to record pieces from a day they missed or to choose their own subjects. Many chose to talk about what they would do if they were in a position of authority, such as a teacher or a president, and others talked about who their favorite role models were.

Pittsburgh Langley K-8: Good Friends

February 18, 2013 – 12:29 pm | 1,379 views
IMG_7992 Students in Citiparks’ After School Academy at Pittsburgh Langley K-8 wrote and recorded three things about the qualities a good friend has. They talked about their best friends and thought about how to best express that in writing and spoken word.

Pittsburgh King PreK-8: Role Models

February 12, 2013 – 3:11 pm | 1,823 views
DSC_10 Students in Citiparks’ After School Academy at Pittsburgh King PreK-8 wrote and recorded these pieces about their role models.

Pittsburgh Langley K-8: Important Issues

February 11, 2013 – 12:19 pm | 1,570 views
IMAG2685 Students in Citiparks’ After School Academy at Pittsburgh Langley K-8 wrote and recorded short stories about something that is important to them. They learned how to engineer these recordings and continue to hone their skills towards producing features for radio.

Pittsburgh King PreK-8: A Gift

February 7, 2013 – 1:42 pm | 1,297 views
IMG_7843 Students in Citiparks’ After School Academy at Pittsburgh King PreK-8 went on a field trip to The Saturday Light Brigade broadcast studios, where they recorded these stories about an important gift they received.

Pittsburgh King PreK-8: Childhood Memories

February 5, 2013 – 12:32 pm | 1,201 views
DSC_5 Students in Citiparks’ After School Academy at Pittsburgh King PreK-8 wrote and recorded these pieces about their favorite childhood memory. The conversation continued in the fashion of an interview, and uncovered some heartfelt topics including death, loss, anger and abandonment.

Pittsburgh Langley K-8: Three Things About Me

February 4, 2013 – 2:39 pm | 1,872 views
KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA Students in Citiparks' After School Academy at Pittsburgh Langley K-8 wrote and recorded three things about themselves. These pieces are a result of the first of seven weekly sessions in which students are learning about the equipment and techniques used in producing features for radio.