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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.

ATA: 5th Grade Writers, 2019

May 7, 2019 – 3:30 am | 35 views
ATA Allegheny Traditional Academy 5th graders share their thoughts about brain power.

Stand Together Pittsburgh 2019

April 17, 2019 – 10:54 am | 41 views
56640172_1999431983685372_8246595670861938688_n Students and teachers from Allegheny County gather at the Senator John Heinz History Center on April 10th to showcase their works to combat mental health stigma in their schools.

APOST Afterschool Advocacy Day 2019

April 4, 2019 – 12:12 pm | 85 views
DSC_0044 On March 27th, Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time (APOST) brought together Pittsburgh-area students for a trip to Pennsylvania's Capitol in Harrisburg. The students advocated for afterschool activity resources and learned about local government. They also talked with elected officials and recorded reflections on their experience.

Pittsburgh Youth Media 2019

March 6, 2019 – 2:53 pm | 51 views
PYM Logo Update Students from grades 7-12 discuss topics of interest, produce radio documentaries, share creative work and more.

Aliquippa Impact Black History Month Profiles

February 23, 2019 – 4:03 pm | 90 views
i-PgHCpWq-X2 In celebration of Black History Month, with a grant from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, youth from Aliquippa Impact selected important African Americans to research, profile, and present about at the B.F. Jones Memorial Library. Community leaders Mayor Dwan Walker and city administrator Sam Gill were on hand to hear the presentations and talk with the youth.

Emerging Leaders Program 2019

February 22, 2019 – 12:46 pm | 29 views
Human-Services-Center-Mon_Logo Students from the Emerging Leaders Program of Human Services Center Corp. discuss societal standards placed on women, an aging education system, and their experiences in ELP.

From There to Here… 2018/2019

February 8, 2019 – 4:30 pm | 371 views
DSC_0037 As part of their Fall 2018 Social Studies unit, thirty-two 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.

Manchester Academic Charter School Afterschool : MACS FM

February 5, 2019 – 5:46 pm | 101 views
Students in grades 6-8 at Manchester Academic Charter School are working with SLB Radio to prepare and record weekly podcasts and commentaries as part of an afterschool program. These pieces are a result of their weekly sessions in which students will learn about the microphones, mixers and digital recorders used in producing features for radio.

The Obama Eagle 2019

January 31, 2019 – 4:52 pm | 52 views
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Student staff of the Obama Eagle discuss newsworthy topics and areas of interest.


Streaming Justice Webcast 2019: Students Honor MLK

January 21, 2019 – 5:00 pm | 67 views
IMG_7653 On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, high school students hosted Streaming Justice, a live four-hour webcast. From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., participants hosted the live webcast, selected the songs played during their segments and learned about the equipment used in a live broadcast. Discussions covered topics such as civil rights, youth engagement, public education and other matters of justice and equity. Students that participated in Streaming Justice are from area schools including Obama Academy, Oakland Catholic, Penn Hills High School, Nazareth Prep, Environmental Charter School, Sci-Tech, St. Benedict the Moor and Woodland Hills Junior Senior High School.