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Live Music: Mon Krewe

September 23, 2023 – 11:05 am | 27 views
From 09/23/2023: Traditional Cajun music with Mon Krewe, featuring Chuck Ettensohn (accordion), Dave Dutzik (guitar), Barbara Rosner (bass), and Mark Tamsula (fiddle) Read the full story »
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!

Interviews

Audio replays from the hundreds of arts, human services and other non-profit organizations interviewed by SLB each year.

Pittsburgh Youth Radio Corps »

Mixed Media Workshop; Audio Postcards

September 25, 2023 – 3:23 pm | 6 views

SLB Radio’s Youth Media Center hosts free workshops for teens, like this Mixed Media Workshop; Audio Postcards, in which students write, record, and edit an audio piece about a place and experience that’s meaningful to them. They also create a physical postcard for the place to accompany the audio and host a QR code to access the playlist. Flip through the slide-show to see their postcards as you listen along!

Small Seeds Summer Camp

August 28, 2023 – 5:52 am | 15 views
Untitled design-2 This summer, a new group of young men from Small Seeds Summer Camp visited the Youth Media Center. Over the course of a week, they shared personal goals, reflected on family, made music, and conducted interviews. They practiced crucial listening and public speaking skills while learning about recording fundamentals. These students also flexed their collaborative and creative muscles, participating in our first annual radio olympics at the end of the week.

Gwen’s Girls visiting the YMC Summer 2023

August 26, 2023 – 1:10 pm | 31 views

We welcomed some students from Gwen’s Girls into the studio this summer to talk about their takes on self-care, favorite ways to relax, and how they like to “treat” themselves. They also share the values they’ve been learning during their …

Pittsburgh Youth Media Corps Commentaries 2023

August 5, 2023 – 10:05 am | 59 views
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This summer, members of SLB Radio’s Pittsburgh Youth Media Corps created audio commentaries on a variety of topics. These commentaries were aired on The Saturday Light Brigade radio show on 7/29 and 8/5. Listen to the commentaries below:

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Crossroads Foundation Summer 2023

August 3, 2023 – 4:23 pm | 50 views
Scholars from Crossroads Foundation worked with SLB radio this summer to learn about podcast production and to create their own podcast pilot episodes. Listen to the pilot episodes below:

Luminari Youth Ambassadors 2023

July 1, 2023 – 2:00 pm | 17 views
Our microphones were rolling at Luminari's I Want to be an Ambassador Camp! Listen to culturally curious teens discuss their learning in diplomacy, communication skills, and advice for future youth ambassadors

Summer BOOST 2023

June 26, 2023 – 12:15 pm | 33 views
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Summer BOOST 2023 is underway! 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students from across the district are joining SLB and Youth Express at Pittsburgh King for “Camp Hollywood” where campers will learn the basics of audio production! Join us this summer …

Youth Social Justice Documentary Series 2023

June 14, 2023 – 12:00 pm | 352 views
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Teens from schools and neighborhoods around Pittsburgh joined together to create audio documentaries covering social justice topics of their choosing. Listen to their work below:

Youth Express · Social Justice Documentary Series 2023

This project is made possible with generous

Propel Montour 2023: Radio Club

June 13, 2023 – 7:54 am | 25 views
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Students in 4th and 5th grade at Propel Montour share their thoughts on the world as they develop their authentic voices. Throughout this program, students sharpen their writing and critical thinking skills as they gain hands-on experience with recording equipment …

LPPACS Writing and Publishing Student CNF Essays

June 12, 2023 – 1:58 pm | 41 views
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Writing and Publishing majors from the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter school visited SLB Radio production’s studio to record their creative non-fiction essays in March of 2023.

Abiding Missions 2023: Peacemakers

June 12, 2023 – 10:00 am | 42 views
s67-2023-06-26-000451.344-1 Students at Abiding Missions interviewed first responders in their community. These students learned technical and interviewing skills, putting them to use in a series of conversations with paramedics, police officers, firefighters, and city officials. By asking thoughtful questions, this energetic and civic-minded group of young people built new relationships with helpers and leaders.