Archive for January, 2010

Past Shows

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Coming Up This Week

Posted by slbradio January - 21 - 2010 - Thursday Comments Off on Coming Up This Week
September 22, 2018
6:05am Early Bird Puzzle
6:35am Historiddle
7:05am Afterthoughts
7:35am Brigade Charade
8:05am Crossword Puzzle of the Air
8:35am One-of-A-Kind Wonder Word
9:05am Guess Who!
10:05am Youth Express: Alexis Batchelder
10:35am Youth Express: 2018 PCS Winner
11:00am Crossing Fences: Quincy Kofi Swatson
11:05am Live Music: The Rough and Tumble
September 29, 2018
7:50am Martin Swinger: Friendship House Concert
8:35am In Studio Pop-up: Steel City Shakespeare
8:35am One-of-A-Kind Wonder Word
October 6, 2018
8:35am In Studio Pop-up: Pittsburgh Savoyards
10:05am Youth Express: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh
11:05am Live Music: Sweaty Already String Band



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Perform on the air

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SLB has been featuring live performance for over 30 years and currently has three weekly opportunities for your involvement:

  • Youth Expression Showcase (10:05 and 10:35 a.m. Eastern), during which soloists, ensembles, instrumentalists, singers, poets, writers, artists, actors and other youth in Grades K – 12 perform and discuss their work in virtually any genre, including those beyond our typical featured music.  This segment is not limited to the “best of the best” but is rather a celebration of individual achievement and devotion to craft.  Segments typically are 15 minutes long (including interview) and may be scheduled by teachers, parents or youth.
  • Live at Eleven (11:05 a.m. Eastern), during which professional touring musicians and regional musicians play live in our studios in a mix of performance and interview.

These segments are typically booked 8 to 10 weeks in advance.  Additional information is available from Jon Bindley at  jon at slbradio dot org.

Submit music

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We primarily play acoustic music with minimal studio production in acoustic genres including traditional and contemporary:

  • Folk
  • Bluegrass
  • Jazz
  • Swing
  • Blues
  • Singer/songwriter
  • Vocal
  • Novelty
  • Children’s

We welcome music from record labels as well as independent artists.  CDs should be sent by mail to SLB, P.O. Box 100092, Pittsburgh, PA 15233.  Digital music may be submitted by emailing slb at slbradio dot org with a link to a site where the files are located.  Please do not send the actual digital files.

We review everything we receive but cannot return recordings sent to us.  Due to the volume of music submitted, we cannot always respond to every inquiry personally.


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For directions, click on the red marker point,  select the “View on Google Maps” link, now type your address in the “Starting Point” textbox. Choose the button labeled “Directions” and Google maps will display the route options to our studios.

Once you’re at the museum, we are located in the Theatre on the lower level.

Admission to the theatre is free!
After visiting our studios feel free to tour the rest of the museum by purchasing a wristband at the front desk near the entry of the museum.

    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