Open Studio at the YMC

What is Open Studio at the YMC? 

Open Studio at the Youth Media Center (YMC) is a free after school program for teens interested in podcasting and media creation. If you are a teenage student in grade 6 – 12, then you are eligible to participate! 

SLB Radio’s Youth Media Center is a state-of-the-art media center equipped with recording studios, recording equipment, media stations, books, games, and more – including friendly & knowledgeable staff. During Open Studio times, the YMC and all of its resources are open and free for you to use! 

Open Studio at the YMC is a drop-in style program, which means you can attend any Open Studio you wish – there is no long-term commitment or attendance requirement. Interested students simply need to fill out the Open Studio Registration Form before their first session. 

What can you do during Open Studio hours?

During Open Studio, you can…

  • Create a podcast of your own.
  • Learn more about writing, recording, editing, and more.  
  • Use the YMC resources & equipment for school projects/homework.
  • Be a part of the YMC community! Play a game, have a conversation, make a new friend.

…and so much more! Our specialty is audio, but the YMC is a place where creativity of all kinds can thrive.

When does Open Studio at the YMC take place? 

Check our Google Calendar for official Open Studio dates. In general, we are open five days a week as follows: 

DayTimeArrival Cut-OffDeparture
Monday – Thursday3 – 7 pmStudents must be on-site by 5 pm.*  Students must leave/be picked up by 7 pm. We suggest scheduling pick-ups for 6:30 pm. 
Saturday1 – 5 pmStudents must be on-site by 3 pm.*Students must leave/be picked up by 5 pm. We suggest scheduling pick-ups for 4:30 pm.

*Don’t be late! If no students arrive by arrival cut-off time, that day’s session will close and SLB staff will depart. 

SLB Radio’s Youth Media Center is co-located in the Children’s Museum on Pittsburgh’s North Side (10 Children’s Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212).     

Interested? 

Fill out the registration form, and we’ll send you complete information on how to attend your first Open Studio session. 

Questions? 

Send an email to Deanna Baringer, Director of Programs: deanna@slbradio.org