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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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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Live Performance: Castle of Ink

December 14, 2019 – 11:05 am | 12 views
IMG_1400_banner From 12/14/2019 - Live music with Castle of Ink

Youth Express: Flute Studio Pittsburgh

December 14, 2019 – 10:05 am | 64 views
IMG_1293 From 12/14/2019 - Phoebe Chen (10th grade, Upper St. Clair), Maria Giarrusso (11th grade, Mt Lebanon), Dabria Dicenso (12th grade, Peters Township) and Alexa Drecnik (graduate, Upper St. Clair) from Flute Studio Pittsburgh along with instructor Julie McGough

Live Performance: Alexis Thompson

December 7, 2019 – 11:05 am | 52 views
IMG_1272_banner From 12/07/2019: Folk musician Alexis Marie Thompson

Live Performance: Dan Whitaker & the Shinebenders

November 30, 2019 – 11:05 am | 18 views
Dan Whitaker Banner From 11/30/2019 - Live music with Chicago-based rockabilly band Dan Whitaker & the Shinebenders

In Studio Pop-Up: Christopher Mark Jones

November 30, 2019 – 9:35 am | 14 views
IMG_1054 From 11/30/2019 - Singer-songwriter Christopher Mark Jones in advance of his 11/30 show at Club Cafe

Live Music: Mustard’s Retreat

November 23, 2019 – 11:05 am | 14 views
Banner_Mustards Retreat From 11/23/2019 - Live music with SLB favorites Mustard's Retreat as the Michigan-based trio visits Pittsburgh for an 11/23 pm house concert

Youth Express: Mia Naccarato

November 23, 2019 – 10:35 am | 28 views
IMG_1008 From 11/23/2019 - Mia Naccarato (11th grade, North Allegheny) sharing original writing.

Youth Express: The Rejoice Ensemble

November 23, 2019 – 10:05 am | 26 views
IMG_0993 From 11/23/2019 - -- The Rejoice Ensemble featuring Tianyue "Joyce" Yan (2nd grade, Colfax Elementary), Rebecca Dorneich (3rd grade, O'Hara Elementary,) and Joshua and Jessica Tang (1st and 4th grade, McKnight Elementary) performing Chinese Pipa music under the instruction of Yang Jin

Live Music: Essential Machine

November 16, 2019 – 11:05 am | 36 views
Essential Machine_Banner From 11/16/2019: Live performance with Essential Machine.

Live Music: The Mixus Brothers

November 2, 2019 – 11:05 am | 84 views
IMG_0862_banner From 11/02/2019: Live music with The Mixus Brothers.