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.

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!

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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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Pittsburgh Concert Society’s Young Artist Winner’s Showcase: Trio

March 6, 2010 – 4:15 pm
Pittsburgh Concert Society's Young Artist Winner's Showcase: Trio This week, the very talented violinist Alex Lee, cellist Eleanor Lee and pianist Geoffrey King perform live in our studios.

Pittsburgh Musical Theater previews Once on this Island

February 27, 2010 – 6:19 pm
Pittsburgh Musical Theater This week we'll preview this Caribbean fairy tale told in rousing song and dance. Once on this Island is a joyous marriage of the slick and the folkloric, of the hard-nosed sophistication of Broadway musical theater and the indigenous culture of a tropical isle.

Hanna Kim

February 27, 2010 – 5:46 pm
Hanna Kim We're excited to kick off our latest youth music series, courtesy of the Pittsburgh Concert Society. This week we'll feature talented marimba player Hanna Kim, a sophomore at CAPA, live in our studios!

Young Writer’s Institute

February 20, 2010 – 7:48 pm
YWI Teacher Christine Wolfe, along with a group of aspiring young writers, join us in the second installment of our two part series highlighting the Young Writer's Institute, a program which seeks to enhance writing skills in both students and teachers. This week, students discuss their forays into prose.

Young Writer’s Institute

February 13, 2010 – 12:45 pm
Young Writers Institute

Teacher Victoria Dym and four aspiring writers join us in the first of a two part series highlighting the Young Writer’s Institute, which seeks to enhance writing skills in both students and teachers. This week, student’s will discuss their forays …

Billy Robertson

January 30, 2010 – 1:58 pm
Billy Robertson This week we're pleased to feature young pianist Billy Robertson, a fourth grade student at Donaldson Elementary School in The West Allegheny School District, live in our studios.

Alberto Sewald

January 23, 2010 – 4:06 pm
Alberto Sewald We are pleased to welcome back Alberto Sewald, a 13 year-old Rock Band Academy student who has been playing music since he was in second grade. Listen live as Alberto dazzles with some of his brand new, original acoustic guitar compositions.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Storybox

January 19, 2010 – 4:14 pm
Manchester Elementary - MLK group photo Students in 6th through 8th grade at Pittsburgh Manchester Pre-K-8 took time to reflect on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This StoryBox unit presents the resulting spoken essays about his life as well as through verbal interpretations of specific passages from Dr. King's speeches.

Jacob Klein & Evan Fuhrer of Crossing Boundaries

January 16, 2010 – 11:03 am
Jacob Klein & Evan Fuhrer Teens Jacob and Evan met in high school where they both entered a talent show and discovered a mutual love for The Beatles. From there they started writing songs together, eventually forming the up and coming pop/rock band, Crossing Boundaries. This week, they'll join us live for an acoustic set featuring Jacob on guitar and Evan on piano.

Bartus Family

January 11, 2010 – 4:09 pm
Abby Bartus This week we're joined by three very talented siblings, Hannah, Mark and Abby Bartus. These three teens from the Moon area will be singing and playing piano/violin, live in our studios.