The Saturday Light Brigade is available free to noncommercial college, community, and public radio stations as a live (6 am to noon Eastern) feed via Barix or IP protocol. Our format clock includes self-contained hour-long segments, thus allowing stations to carry 1 to 6 hours weekly. For details on becoming an affiliate, contact Larry Berger at email@example.com.
We can help! Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with as much information as possible. The date and time you heard it (most important), some of the lyrics, and/or whether it was a vocal (male, femal, group?) or instrumental. We can usually find it!
Our catalog contains thousands of assets that are often good conversation-starters for children, teens, and adults who care about them. Schools, workplaces, and other organizations are welcome to play or link to these materials for educational purposes. Other uses, including but not limited to streaming, broadcasting, re-mixing, re-editing, or incorporation into other works, is prohibited without express permission from SLB.
Logistics for Guests
SLB will call you approximately 5 minutes before your scheduled time. Please be sure to have your radio (or Internet listening device) turned off to avoid hearing yourself in delay. Please try to avoid using a speakerphone as your voice will be clearer if you don’t. While we can’t provide questions in advance, know that the purpose of our interviewing you is to help you and your organization. The conversation will be positive and low-key.
We have a Yamaha Stage Piano that you are welcome to use. Please let us know in advance if you need it so we can have it ready for you.
Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to your scheduled time so you can warm up in our green room and we can provide a proper soundcheck. Parking is available in the museum lots (short-term only, please) and on-street nearby. If you need help unloading, please text us on your arrival (412.200.5975) and we’ll assist as best we can.
We have an elevator (and ramp) for our guests who may need one as well as well as for loading equipment in and out of our studios.
Getting Music on the Air
The Saturday Light Brigade features acoustic music, including traditional and contemporary folk, blues, bluegrass, singer/songwriter, jazz, world music, and occasional novelty songs. We shy away from recordings with excessive production and/or a synthetic sound.While our program is for people of all ages, we also shy away from recordings exclusively targeted at children as we believe that there is plenty of music that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. If you have music (or artist suggestions), please let us know at email@example.com. If you are sending music for consideration, we prefer digital files, wav or mp3 (192 mbps minimum).
We publicize non-profit events and free events, specializing in those that are not as well known or marketed. Our interviews are usually by phone. If you’d like us to help support your event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Saturday Light Brigade features acoustic music, including traditional and contemporary folk, blues, bluegrass, singer/songwriter, jazz, world music, and occasional novelty songs. Live performers usually fit these genres, although we also love to air music from choruses, chamber ensembles, brass bands, and more as well as theater previews.. Additionally, we welcome youth musicians, writers, and panels. If you’re interested in appearing, please send your ideas to email@example.com.