Pittsburgh Penguins Donate Jersey to SLB

Posted by slbradio April - 22 - 2011 - Friday Comments Off on Pittsburgh Penguins Donate Jersey to SLB

Thanks to The Pittsburgh Penguins, SLB has an Official NHL Winter Classic Jersey autographed by Sydney Crosby along with a certificate of authenticity. While we love the Penguins and the team’s generosity, we’d love even more to find a great home for this jersey and use the proceeds to fund our free programs for youth and families. Love the Pens? Place a bid and cheer us on to the Stanley Cup in style!



The HearMe Project

Posted by slbradio January - 17 - 2011 - Monday Comments Off on The HearMe Project

SLB is proud to be a major partner in Hear Me, an initiative that engages children in creative conversations about their lives using technology and media to broadcast their stories throughout our region.


An initiative of the CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon University, Hear Me brings together classroom learning, creative expression, technology and community engagement to empower kids of all ages and backgrounds to document and share their experiences with adults and with one another.


Hear Me is made possible with generous support from:
The Grable Foundation, The Benedum Foundation,
The Held Fund, the H. John Heinz III Fund,
the Melinda Morrow Hicks Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation and an anonymous foundation.


Board of Directors & Advisory Board

Posted by slbradio September - 13 - 2010 - Monday Comments Off on Board of Directors & Advisory Board

Board Of Directors

Lawrence M. Berger
Host and Founder of The Saturday Light Brigade — Involved in public broadcasting since 1975 and active in the development and leadership of four noncommercial radio facilities in southwestern Pennsylvania, Mr. Berger has served as the Executive Director of SLB Radio Productions, Inc., since its formation in April 2000 and has done so without compensation. Under his direction, The Saturday Light Brigade has been honored with 10 local, state and national awards in the past 10 years. With degrees in engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University and 20 years of experience as a project engineer and manager for local industry, he also understands critical business principles and has been responsible for managing departments and projects with budgets on the order of $500,000. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater and has been on the board of three other non-profit organizations.
Rikki L. Berger
SLB producer for 15 years and registered nurse. In her volunteer role at SLB, Mrs. Berger answers 100-plus telephone calls from SLB listeners each week and prepares callers for on-air appearances. As a nurse, she specializes in care of elderly patients in a community health setting.
Ken Doyno
AIA, Principal, Rothschild Doyno Architects, a community and design-oriented architecture firm. Mr. Doyno currently teaches in the Urban Lab at Carnegie Mellon University and serves on the Land Use Committee of the Allegheny Conference for Community Development and on the Board of Calliope, the Pittsburgh Folk Music Society. Mr. Doyno is also a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh class XVIII and was selected by PUMP and Pittsburgh Magazine as one of 2003’s “40 under 40”. Mr.. Doyno served First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh as Board President and as Capital Campaign Co-chair. Ken is also an active musician and songwriter.
Jeff Heasley
Executive Vice President, Private Wealth Advisors, Inc.  Mr. Heasley is the former treasurer for the Board of Directors of the Community College of Beaver County Foundation and has served on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross of the Beaver/Lawrence County Chapter.  Currently, he is a member of the Board of Trustees for Scottish Rite, New Castle and is a member of, and serves as the Investment Committee Chairman for, the Trinity Lutheran Church of New Brighton.  He is also a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.  Jeff resides in Beaver, PA and enjoys spending time with his family.
Mark R. Kuczinski
Director of Finance
Assistant Controller, Pittsburgh Penguins
Carol McCague
Venture Capital & Private Equity
Gretchen Smathers
Systems Analyst, UPMC
Marlissa Goldsmith
Anchor/Reporter, WPXI-TV Channel 11
Jonas Chaney
Public Affairs Director, WPXI-TV Channel 11


SLB Wins State Award

Posted by slbradio May - 14 - 2010 - Friday Comments Off on SLB Wins State Award

Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters has honored SLB to receive its 2011 Excellence in Broadcasting Award for our weekly Youth Expression Showcase. This special award is given to radio programming of exceptional merit that go beyond typical programming formats or styles.


Make a keepsake Father’s Day card (6/5 to 6/19…

Posted by slbradio April - 2 - 2010 - Friday Comments Off on Make a keepsake Father’s Day card (6/5 to 6/19…

Our studios in the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh will again be open for children to make Audio CD Cards for Father’s Day.   Larry Berger, Jeff Baron or Liz Adams will conduct personal interviews about the person the card is for and record it on an audio CD that can be decorated, affixed to a special card, and brought home that day as a Father’s Day gift that will be cherished for a lifetime. Kids and adults can record alone or together and also can choose to instead record a special song or poem. Studio hours are 1 to 4 pm,  6/5 through 6/19. No appointment is necessary.


Purchase of a CD Creation Card Kit from the Museum Store is required with proceeds benefiting SLB programs for youth and families.



This project is made possible with support from:

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Posted by slbradio February - 2 - 2010 - Tuesday Comments Off on History

Award Winning Public Radio for Kids & Adults

Posted by slbradio December - 2 - 2009 - Wednesday Comments Off on Award Winning Public Radio for Kids & Adults

Broadcasting from Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, The Saturday Light Brigade is a radio program featuring acoustic music and family fun. Broadcast since 1978, it is one of the longest-running public radio programs in the United. States. Quality music, on-air telephone calls from kids and adults, innovative participatory puzzles and games, and interesting guests have made The Saturday Light Brigade a family radio tradition for tens of thousands of people. Kids listen with adults, adults listen with kids, and everyone has fun listening to the radio together!

    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.