Tour our studios

SLB has offered studio tours to children and adults for over 25 years.   There are several options.

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For individuals and families

We are open to the public virtually every Saturday morning during the 10 am to noon portion of our live broadcasts.  You can watch, listen and observe without making a prior reservation.
FREE

We also are open to the public for free, regularly-scheduled walk-up tours made possible by a grant from the A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation with additional support from PNC Foundation and Dominion Foundation.  Hours are announced on the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh daily schedule and no reservation is required.
FREE

For scout and school groups

We offer a hands-on workshop (60 to 90 minutes) where the students  learn about mixers, microphones, digital editing and other broadcast technologies as well as record a take-home CD for the group.  This program also includes a cloth patch for each student.  Workshops are typically scheduled Saturdays (12:30 p.m. or later) with weekdays also available.  Fees are $15/student and reservations may be made through Robert Gray via robert at slbradio dot org or 412.586.6300 x7.
FEE APPLIES. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED (Minimum of 5 students).

We offer a simple, brief visit while we are live on the air followed by a short Q-and-A session after our broadcast.  These run from 11:30 am  to 12:15 pm on  Saturdays with advanced registration required by contacting Robert Gray at robert at slbradio dot org or 412.586.8300 x7.
FREE

SLB also can come to you for a school/after school program or remote broadcast/appearance. Please note that our studios are located in the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh on the North Side.  Our studio tours do not include admission to the museum itself (nor is admission needed for our tours), but if you wish to combine the studio tour with a visit to the full museum, discounts and meal packages are available.  Parking is available in the museum lots at $4 for members and $6 for non-members.

    The Saturday Light Brigade

    Our programs are made possible with support from local and national foundations, corporations, government agencies, businesses and individuals who believe in the power of radio to build community, amplify marginalized voices and provide a platform for project-based learning. For information about supporting our work, please contact Dayna Sear, Manager of Development at dayna@slbradio.org.