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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.

Northside Stories…

August 9, 2018 – 12:22 pm | 103 views
forNV-01 On May 7, 2018,in collaboration with Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, thirty-four 6th graders from Manchester Academic Charter School interviewed people who live and work on the Northside to learn more about its buildings, history and people. This audio contains excerpts from these interviews.This project was made possible with funding support from the McSwigan Family Foundation.

Getting to the Point Season 2

August 6, 2018 – 12:00 pm | 200 views
Getting to the Point
In Summer 2018, eight students created these radio features while taking part in The Heinz Endowments Youth Philanthropy Internship Program. The resulting features cover issues identified by the interns during research and field work conducted throughout the summer. While SLB provided training and coaching, the features presented below were conceived and created entirely by the students. Students also recorded reflections of their summer experience.

Inclined to Care: Lifting the Alleghenies to New Heights, 2018

August 2, 2018 – 4:51 pm | 223 views
IN SUMMER 2018, the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies welcomed ten Youth Philanthropy Interns. This 8-week program was made possible through a grant from The Heinz Endowments and is based on its long-running similar program in Pittsburgh. Throughout their internship, students assessed community needs and developed two opportunities for local non-profits to apply for grants of up to $25,000 to address these needs. In addition to their grantmaking, interns created these radio documentaries with training from SLB Radio Productions in Pittsburgh. SLB will air the features across its 10-station network.

Fountain of Youth Philanthropy, 2018

August 1, 2018 – 5:00 am | 120 views
CFWC Logo In summer of 2018, the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County Youth Philanthropy Internship Program brought together ten high school students and recent graduates as summer interns. The 7-week Youth Philanthropy Internship Program was made possible through a grant from The Heinz Endowments and is based on the successful model of the Heinz Endowments’ own program in Pittsburgh. Throughout the internship’s duration, students assessed community needs and developed funding opportunities for local non-profits to apply for grants of up to $25,000 to address these needs, with a total of $70,000 granted within Westmoreland County. In addition to their grantmaking, interns created these radio documentaries around important community issues.

Summer Reading Extravaganza 2018

June 29, 2018 – 4:57 pm | 40 views
Youth Express microphones were rolling at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's 18 annual Summer Reading Extravaganza!

Propel Schools: Career Exploration

June 28, 2018 – 12:00 pm | 115 views

Sixth through eighth grade students at Propel Schools explore job and career opportunities that interest them. Through career research and interviews with people in the work force, these students gain insights to help inform career decisions.

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Summer Dreamers Academy 2018 – Radio Camp

June 25, 2018 – 12:15 pm | 209 views
The Summer Dreamers Academy's 2018 Radio Camp has officially started! Welcome to our blog, where we’ll document all of our educational adventures and store all of the audio we create. We’ve got an exciting five weeks ahead of us--weeks filled to the brim with unbridled awesomeness.

Special Olympics Unified Track & Field

May 9, 2018 – 4:53 pm | 105 views
20180509_151858 Our microphones were rolling last week at Oliver Citywide Academy for the Special Olympics Unified Track & Field meet! Listen and learn about this incredible event from the athletes, coaches, and administrators.

Woodland Hills Prime Time 2017-2018

May 8, 2018 – 3:15 am | 416 views
wh logo 6th, 7th, and 8th graders at Woodland Hills Jr. High School's Prime Time After School program learn the basics of audio production while expressing and reflecting on their personal experiences.

Heritage Day at Brashear

April 26, 2018 – 4:41 pm | 13 views
20180426_100742 Heritage Day was a celebration full of music and dancing, as Pittsburgh Brashear students shared their unique culture, traditions, and backgrounds with each other.