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November 26, 2012

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November 26, 2012

The Bergers have been supportive of many community endeavors throughout the years. Not only through their own show but also through promotion of worthwhile community events.

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How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Likely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

February 28, 2010

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February 28, 2010

First, as a listener to this wonderful, family-friendly interactive program. Then, as the community relations person for a small non-profit cultural organization, who has always found in SLB a ready ear (and voice) for our programs and projects.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

finding a welcome in the studio as a representative of the St. David's Society, a small cultural group promoting awareness and appreciation of Welsh history and culture. SLB is a great boon to small organizations like ours.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Larry has been generous with airtime for our programs, and projects, especially our sponsorship of the Welsh classroom in the Cathedral of Learning on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Larry Berger (host) and Rikki Berger (producer)

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Be much better known in the community, build its music library, and maybe have more support staff. Rikki is a multitasker par excellence!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 28, 2010

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February 28, 2010

For the past ten years SLB Radio has helped promote fundraising efforts for the homeless shelter at which I work. St. Joseph House of Hospitality has a yearly bluegrass benefit concert and SLB radio has had musicians from that concert perform on the Saturday morning prior to that concert. Not only does this help promote the concert, but it also keeps the issue of homelessness and efforts to alleviate homelessness in the public's awareness. Also, as a musician who has performed on SLB, the opportunity to perform on live radio is an experience that is truly unique and gratifying. SLB Radio is a real asset to our community in its promotion of social awareness and promotion of the performing arts.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

members of the public stating they heard about our concert on the radio.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the ability to promote a benefit concert and the opportunity to play music on live radio.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

excellent in their professionalism and their concern for our work with the homeless.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

revolutionize local mass media due to the positive effect SLB Radio would have on the community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 28, 2010

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February 28, 2010

My 7th and 8th grade students have worked with the Saturday Light Brigade (SLB) for past two years on an outstanding project entitled Allegheny Voices. This entire project came into being after a casual conversation I had with Larry Berger and Jeff Barron of SLB. I was mistaken that our conversation was casual. A few weeks later, Larry and Jeff presented an outlined plan which included the core ideas of our conversation and proposed how we can expand upon it by working with the Andy Warhol Museum. I was blown away. SLB spearheaded the task of organizing this project and provided a variety of training and technical resources to our students throughout the process. The trainings included everything from interviewing techniques, to proper use the digital equipment and to editing digital media, just to name a few. They also opened the doors of SLB for our students to conduct their interviews in the studio. What I found most amazing was that while SLB was working with our students on the Allegheny Voices project, they were concurrently facilitating other unique educational projects throughout the city. The magnitude of opportunities SLB provides our community to expose our youth to new experiences, does not seem possible with such a small full-time staff. But after working with them, these past two years I can attest that their dedication and enthusiasm to provide unique opportunities to children is contagious… which makes it possible for them to impact so many.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching them bridge the gap between generations.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

thier flexibility with our schedule.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

sincere and dedicated to their mission.

Ways to make it better...

we could've had the technology at our school to align with the software they trained our students to use.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 27, 2010

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February 27, 2010

Committed listener and occasional caller. I like personal, local approach and the interesting local music groups that are featured. Great music all around.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

exposure to new music groups and community events.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 27, 2010

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February 27, 2010

To interact in person & on the radio, for over 10 yrs., with all three of our children. This is the most family freindly, iteractive media source, that educates the masses, thru fun games,music,conversation, and caring about people!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the enjoyment they bring my children and me,when they aknowledge them on the radio.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

always polite,kind , and genuinely happy to talk to us.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

buy a stronger transmitter and entertain and educate people in 30 states and parts of Canada!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 27, 2010

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February 27, 2010

The Saturday Light Brigade connects the Pittsburgh community in countless ways. It provides a venue for fledgling performers and quality programming for families of young children who can "go there" physically or virtually via their radios, computers, or TV's. It also creates novel educational programs for children in the city of Pittsburgh, especially when kids need extra reasons to care about learning, or to revel in their heritage across generations.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

visits to the Pittsburgh Chidren's Museum.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their regular communication.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

caring people driven by creative thinking and a desire to make a difference.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand its programs to even more students beyond the Pittsburgh region.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 27, 2010

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February 27, 2010

When our children were young, we discovered SLB radio while on our way to visit their grandparents. We loved the games and we made it a family competion to come up with the correct answers. We soon were looking forward to the amusing tunes and games each weekend. Finally someone decided to join in and call in our answers. On one occasion, our correct answer gave us tickets to a viewing of a movie hosted by SLB, at the Oaks theatre in Oakmont Pa. Everyone there were SLB winners and we all got to meet the host, Larry! This event was an opportune to introduce friends to SLB. When SLB could be connected to through the internet, I informed out of state, family members to tune in on Saturday mornings. SLB is now listened to, shared and enjoyed around the globe. It's great to hear the up and coming young talent of school children, while they learn about radio.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping to bring our family closer through sharing songs and on air requests and call ins.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

ask SLB how it could improve on a such great thing!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that they are so in touch with keeping radio alive and viable for everyone!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

open minded, caring and sharing.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand into the future.

Ways to make it better...

everyone would tune in and listen.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 26, 2010

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February 26, 2010

My wife and I have been listening to the Saturday Light Brigade for more that 25 years. As host, Larry Berger brightens Saturday mornings with guests, jokes, games and anecdotes in a wonderfully entertaining mix of local color.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Expansion of the programming and increased public outreach to the children of Pittsburgh and the rest of the US.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Broadcast it on one of the major radio stations in Pittsburgh so that it could more easily reach a larger audience.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The wonderful shows and great attitude.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Cheerful, knowledgeable, creative and fun, and always had the best interests of children in mind.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Teach others how to establish such great children's programming.

Ways to make it better...

It didn't just broadcast on small, low-wattage radio stations. It is saved by it internet broadcasting.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 26, 2010

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February 26, 2010

SLB Radio makes a difference in the lives of children, families and within their community. Mr. Larry Berger is easy to work with in arranging programs that educate and entertain. The children I brought to the station enjoyed their visit, enjoyed being on-air and appreciated to the opportunity to have some hands on training on the equipment. I am grateful that I have had the chance to work with SLB Radio. That they have freely given thirty years or so of their life to help children learn and to bring people and families together is a blessing for this community. Larry's warmth and skill at interacting with children is a gift that I hope he will able to share for years to come.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

devewloping community parterships with educational institutions and lother non profits. These partnerships benefit both organizations and keep costs down.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The care and concern the staff took in making our program successful. The opportunity to observe their ability to interact with children with patience and warmth that keeps them engaged in the learning and fun.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand its audience and offer additional educational, entertainment and community service programs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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