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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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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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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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 Summer Dreamers Academy

Radio Camp 2016 – Day 3 – Animal Stories

June 29, 2016 – 11:07 am | 800 views
IMG_3008 On our third day, campers were inspired by Naveah's impromptu animal story to write and record their own versions.

Radio Camp 2016 – Day 2 – “A Letter to My Future Self”

June 28, 2016 – 10:25 am | 739 views
IMG_2985 On their second day of Summer Dreamer's Academy, radio campers wrote and recorded a letter to their future selves!

Radio Camp 2016 – Day 1 – Introductions & “Three Things About Me”

June 27, 2016 – 9:48 am | 852 views
IMG_2949 And so begins a new summer of Radio Camp! Our first day was jam packed with fun activities; we met our campers, introduced them to the basics of audio production and then recorded them, asking: "What are three (or more) unique, crazy, awesome things about you?"

Radio Camp 2015 – Day 28 – CD Release Party

August 5, 2015 – 11:40 am | 1,426 views
And so Radio Camp 2015 comes to an end. Radio Campers experienced a sendoff loaded with snacks, drinks and good vibes. After receiving a CD with all of their recorded audio, they then watched a slideshow of photos taken over the whole 28 days of camp. It was a fantastic ride, made all the more awesomely perfect by the campers we met and worked with!

Radio Camp 2015 – Day 27 – Voice Changer and Microphone Testing

August 4, 2015 – 11:31 am | 980 views
After putting the finishing touches on their DIY microphones, radio campers then got to test them using a mixer, alligator clips and a deep, bellowing voice. Campers then got a chance to play with a "Voice Changer," singing songs as Darth Vader or rapping as Alvin and the Chipmunks!

Radio Camp 2015 – Microphone Building

July 28, 2015 – 11:18 am | 1,011 views
Radio Campers at Summer Dreamer's Academy learned how they worked, then go to build their very own microphone out of household materials! Using just two magnets, a length of copper wire, three washers, a nut, a bolt, a plastic straw and a cup, campers created an amazing piece of technology!

Radio Camp 2015 – Day 20 – “My Favorite Things About Summer Dreamer’s Academy”

July 27, 2015 – 11:12 am | 933 views
On our twentieth day, campers were asked "What are some of your favorite things about Summer Dreamer's Academy?" Answers varied from: "RADIO CAMP!" to "EVERYTHING!"

Radio Camp 2015 – Makey Makey and Circuits

July 22, 2015 – 10:55 am | 970 views
After having to make some educated guesses about electricity, campers not only got to learn about electrons, circuits and conductivity, they experienced these things first hand thanks to the "Makey Makey," an invention kit created by JoyLabz LLC that turns everyday objects into buttons for computers. From becoming a human piano to playing Pong on oranges, students experimented with basic circuit building.

Radio Camp 2015 – Day 16 – Electricity

July 21, 2015 – 10:52 am | 914 views
On our fourteenth day we asked our Radio Campers what they knew about electricity. They were also given the opportunity to write a "silly" explanation of this shocking phenomenon.

Radio Camp 2015 – Day 15 – More H1 Fun

July 20, 2015 – 3:28 pm | 929 views
Campers were so enamored with our handheld digital recorders from the early days of camp that we decided to bring them back! But, instead of just interviewing, they conducted a professional recording session as well as recording the various environmental sounds surrounding them.