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January 27, 2024 – 11:05 am
From 01/27/2024: Morgantown-based fiddler, guitarist and singer/songwriter Gray Buchanan previewing her SongSpace show at First Unitarian with Bertha and the Belles, 1/27 (7:30 pm), Shadyside. 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.


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!


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

Luminari Youth Ambassadors 2023

July 1, 2023 – 2:00 pm
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

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

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

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Propel Montour 2023: Radio Club

June 13, 2023 – 7:54 am

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

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
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.

New Hazlett Theater CSA 2022-2023 Student Reviews

June 8, 2023 – 11:02 am

Local high school students reflect on their experiences visiting this season’s run of shows at the New Hazlett Theater for their Community Supported Art Performance Series. These one-of-a-kind original performances were attended by student reporters from several neighborhoods across Pittsburgh. …

Remake Learning Days Youth Ambassadors 2023

May 31, 2023 – 12:00 pm
Native-Peoples-Celebration2 In Spring of 2023, twelve teens from around the Pittsburgh region joined Remake Learning Days of Southwestern PA to preview, attend, and create reviews of events happening during the festival season, May 4th through May 23rd. Teens created short previews for 23 events, and covered 16 of those events through reviews in the form of videos, audio recordings, and blog posts. Displayed below are their creative works

Advocacy Day 2023

May 18, 2023 – 4:39 pm

On May 2nd, students, staff, and administrators from across Pennsylvania made their way to Harrisburg to advocate for a 70 million dollar budget item to support state-wide after school programming. Our SLB microphones were rolling as we heard from students …

From There to Here… 2023

May 1, 2023 – 12:00 pm
DSC_0495 As part of their 2023 Social Studies unit, thirty-eight Winchester Thurston School fifth graders interviewed people who came to the Pittsburgh area from other parts of the world. Here are excerpts from these interviews, and the students’ reflections on this project. This collaboration between SLB Radio Productions, Inc. and Winchester Thurston School was funded by the City as Our Campus initiative