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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!


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Youth Events: Art As Liberation

June 23, 2022 – 4:54 pm | 68 views
On Saturday June 18, SLB Radio youth reporters Jules Smalis and Lance Wilhelm covered Art As Liberation, an outdoor celebration to honor Juneteenth. The event was a collaboration of 1Hood Media, Mikael Owunna Studios, The Redd Studio, and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Listen to their coverage of the event.

Pittsburgh Westinghouse Visits the YMC

June 23, 2022 – 4:15 pm | 62 views

On June 1st, we welcomed a group of Pittsburgh Westinghouse 9th graders to our newly expanded Youth Media Center! Students recorded round table discussions, podcasts, and were even able to interview notable Westinghouse alumni. Take a listen to all the …

Jeannette Seniors 2022

June 16, 2022 – 2:22 pm | 36 views

Six seniors from Jeannette Senior High School discuss a variety of topics; the qualities that make a great teacher, advice for upcoming seniors, and what makes being a Jayhawk so special.

Also — two young men were recently celebrated with …

Manchester Academic Charter School: Interview with Melvin Hubbard El and Chrisarah Johnson

June 2, 2022 – 2:27 pm | 76 views

On Tuesday, May 17, SLB Radio welcomed visitors from the Office of the Mayor to the Youth Media Center: Melvin Hubbard El, Community Advisor to the Mayor, and Chrisarah Johnson, Community Liaison for Neighborhood Services. Melvin and Chrisarah were interviewed …

Advocacy Day 2022!

April 4, 2022 – 4:45 pm | 131 views

SLB microphones were rolling on Tuesday March 29th at Advocacy Day in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. We joined members of the Propel Schools Student Action Team, as they spoke with state representatives to advocate for new legislation that could provide $50 million …

Remake Learning Days 2022 Youth Ambassadors

March 31, 2022 – 4:58 pm | 215 views
Meet the Remake Learning Days youth ambassadors for 2022's festival season

Manchester Academic Charter School: Mastery Through Media, 2021-22

October 19, 2021 – 10:33 am | 159 views

This year, the middle school students of Manchester Academic Charter School are working with SLB Radio to show their mastery through media creation! Listen & learn throughout the 2021-22 school year as students share their expertise through audio shorts, podcasts, …

Youth Places Summer Camp 2021: Podcasting With SLB Radio

August 16, 2021 – 2:10 pm | 144 views
IMG_1341 Chanessa teaches Noah, 11, how to use a mixer.

In Summer 2021, Youth Places campers took part in a podcasting class taught by SLB Radio. Participating students learned to use microphones, digital recorders and mixers while sharpening speaking, listening, writing …

Youth Express: Rishi Mukherjee

August 14, 2021 – 10:05 am | 191 views
IMG_2245 hi Mukherjee on his award-winning National History Day project: Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty – The Iron Curtain Isn't Soundproof

Clairton Summer School 2021

August 10, 2021 – 2:19 pm | 134 views

Youth Express microphones were rolling at Clairton Summer School! Students in grades 5 – 8 shared their voices and perspectives on a wide variety of topics—and even conducted a few very cool interviews with Clairton’s mayor, Rich Lattanzi, and a wilderness …