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.

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The Green Compass Season 5

August 8, 2013 – 2:41 pm
IMG_0478 Where we are and where we are going... In July 2013, twenty-eight recent high-school graduates created these radio features while serving as Summer Interns at The Heinz Endowments. The resulting features cover a range of community issues. While SLB provided training and coaching, the features presented here were conceived and created entirely by the students in a single week.

Inclined to Care: Lifting the Alleghenies to New Heights, 2013

July 31, 2013 – 5:06 pm
_RUC2581 In Summer 2013, the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies welcomed five students as its inaugural Youth Philanthropy Interns. This eight-week program was made possible through a grant from The Heinz Endowments and is based on its long-running similar program in the Pittsburgh area. Throughout the course of their internship, students assessed community needs through research, site visits and interviews. They determined that the region would benefit from a stronger educational program aimed at preparing students for jobs in Bedford, Cambria and Somerset counties and – with $25,000 to award -- issued a request for proposals to build a program that will connect students, parents and businesses to meet this objective in a cohesive, sustainable and measurable way.

YES: Nate Hurrell

July 13, 2013 – 12:05 pm
4_Elements From 7/13/13: Nate Hurrellin showcasing talents developed as part of a Hip Hop On. L.O.C.K. program called @Memes, Music and Language

YES: Winners of 2013 Gilda’s Club Teen Writing and Art Contest

June 1, 2013 – 11:36 am
Gilda's Club Teen Writing and Art Winners From 06/01/2013: The 4th Annual Gilda's Club Teen Writing and Art Contest serves as a venue for teens who have personal experiences with cancer to express themselves through stories, poetry and art. We're pleased to have this talented and inspiring group of individuals in our studios, live on SLB. Gilda’s Club is a warm and welcoming place where men, women, teens, and children diagnosed with cancer, and family and friends, join with others to build social, emotional and informational support as a supplement to medical care.

YES: Winners from the Fairchild Challenge #6 at Phipps

June 1, 2013 – 11:27 am
Fairchild Winners From 6/1/2013: In this Challenge #6, Publicity Campaign: Plants in Your Life, all participants were asked to create a publicity campaign that encourages everyday people to incorporate more plants in their lives. Listen as winners from area middle schools discuss their designs and processes, live on SLB.

Live Music: Phil Lee

June 1, 2013 – 10:26 am
Phil Lee From 6/1/13: Phil Lee is a left-of-center troubadour. He recently released his latest album, The Fall and Further Decline of The Mighty King of Love.