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February 26, 2010

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February 26, 2010

The Saturday Light Brigade radio program and youth programming has built on the compassion and experience of it's founders and staff over three decades to meet the needs of children and families.

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

were the founders and current technical staff. They present a perfect blend of compassion and experience.

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

Saturday Light Brigade is, first and foremost, run but some of the most caring and intelligent individuals I have had the pleasure to meet in Pittsburgh. They are sweet and smart, and are really talented when it comes to interviewing----anyone from professional adults with professional demanors to 2 year olds too shy to speak (at first). Hearing the show is always a delight, with a focus on the community unlike any other public radio station in the region. I may get news from NPR stations and the like, but I can tell how my community is really functioning when i hear the youth orchestra, a short theatrical preview, short interviews with students about their aspirations, or a talented local band performing in the studio, which happens to be located in the fabulous Children's Museum. Combine the weekly show with the amount of work they put into teaching elementary school students the art of radio and sound recording, and give those students the experience to express themselves on air, and there is no reason not to adore the people behind it all. Much love, SLB.

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

nothing short of amazing--kind, talented, smart, and calm. Anytime someone new joins the team I am extremely happy for them and maybe a teeny bit jealous.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 26, 2010

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February 26, 2010

This radio program is the best in Pittsburgh and most likely in the whole United States. I found it while on my way to work one Saturday...about 15 years ago, and Ive been hooked ever since! This is a great way for families to connect and spend time with each other! The interviews are great and the music and games are wonderful for all ages! I cant imagine a Saturday without the Saturday Light Brigade

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

hearing the stories of families and individuals who cant start their weekend without listening to some or all of the Saturday Light Brigade radio program!

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

find a radio station with more power and range to be able to communicate with a much larger area.

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

their all-inclusive approach to both the young and old, families and singles and casual listener and steady listener alike.

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

all wonderful down to earth people! Their enthusiasm for the Saturday Light Brigade is contagious and wonderful to see.

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

broadcast more locally, nationally and internationally so that the whole world could be entertained and educated!

Ways to make it better...

this radio program could be on more stations throughout the area. It is not always easy to get reception in all of the Pittsburgh area.

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

the financial constraints of independent radio stations.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Larry Berger and his wife Rikki are the heart and soul of the show and are truly committed to this wonderful radio program!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 25, 2010

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February 25, 2010

I coordinator exhibitions at the Society for Contemporary Craft. SLB Radio had me on their morning show to talk about some of the exciting programing we were offering that week with our new exhibition. It is a wonderful thing that the SBL introduces children and their parents to all of Pittsburgh's amazing cultural places and activities!!

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

increased audience awareness for our organization.

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

Very friendly and easy-going.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 24, 2010

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February 24, 2010

Saturday Light Brigade, their radio show, their crew, and their educational programs are an amazing asset for our community that often goes under appreciated. Larry Berger's passion for education, for community building, and for showcasing young talent and family friendly entertainment is phenomenal, and it reveals itself in the quality of all of Saturday Light Brigade's productions. Though I did not have the benefit of growing up with the Saturday Light Brigade as a tradition in my family as I was raised in an area outside of its broadcasting range, I still listen to it regularly as an adult for the unique, uplifting music and the amazing live talent that it features. I also have dozens of friends who grew up listening to SLB as a child and still regularly tune in to get their weekend off to a great start!

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

its live radio production, the communities where they orchestrate educational programs, and in the music community.

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

the work that they do with underprivileged children with sound production and storytelling.

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

all passionate about sound production, the arts, education, and community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 24, 2010

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February 24, 2010

SLB Radio was introduced to us by WIUP FM host Jim Rogers. Jim thought Julia and Alex would be a good fit for entertaining in the youth radio hour. Jeff Baron from SLB contacted us and set everything up. Jeff was extremely helpful with all the details of the performance, from the directions and where to park, to what pickup we would need to put on Julia's violin. Julia and Alex have played for two SLB radio shows, and also for last years Solar Summer Concert Series. The Solar concert was a really fun and a neat learning experience for us and also for the visitors of the Childrens Museum. Each time we had the privilidge of playing for SLB Radio, the staff was very professional and helpful during setup. The rain prevented our playing outside for the Solar Concert, but Jeff and the crew had a "plan B" and they set us up near a big window inside and the show went on. SLB Radio has a great variety of programing and is very family oriented. They give opportunities to all ages and I think that makes it interesting to the museum visitors who are watching the show being done. When Julia and Alex were playing, there were families with small kids watching them play and hopefully being inspired! We really appreciated everyone at SLB and hope to play there again.

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

helping young artists have the chance to perform on live radio.

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

the great people we met and got to work with. Also the chance to see the studio and all that goes into making a live radio show.

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

all knowledgable and helpful.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 23, 2010

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February 23, 2010

We at Animal Friends are so grateful to the staff at SLB. They welcome our non-profit onto the air to introduce adoptable pets and news from our animal shelter. We are able to reach families who can provide loving, lifelong homes to animals that deserve a second chance. We can also deliver news to families about our camps and classes and other opportunities for kids to come learn at Animal Friends. SLB is a great resource to our community and we are grateful for the relationship.

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

kind, thoughtful, and diligent in making sure we are prepared.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 23, 2010

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February 23, 2010

Saturday Light Brigade has greatly assisted Pittsburgh International Children's Theater in the promotion of the family series by scheduling on-air interviews with cast and creative staff on the Saturday morning program.

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

the staff dedication to helping promote children's events in the area.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 23, 2010

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February 23, 2010

We have been working with SLB Radio for about a decade. Every time our organization is interviewed or plays a live broadcast, the SLB staff goes above and beyond to ensure a positive experience for our artists. Many of our performers are from out of town and are only here for a few weeks out of the year for our performances - but the highlight of their trip to Pittsburgh is often getting to play on SLB's show because of the exposure and friendliness of people they meet when they go. We look forward to working with SLB every chance we get. Their programming not only benefits arts organizations like ours, but families, children, and communities across the state. Thanks, SLB.

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

friendly, caring, motivated, passionate, and most importantly, committed to their jobs and the community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 23, 2010

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February 23, 2010

My experience with SLB is always positive. Larry Berger and his staff are so easy to work with. I've had the pleasure of working with them several times with our after school program students, and our summer volunteer high school students. They're all very professional, friendly and able to make the students feel very comfortable. I've seen them bring to life an otherwise, quite and shy student. They're the BEST!

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

creating Story Boxes with students in my after school program.

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

They're flexibility, kindness and putting the students at ease.

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

Always professional and easy to work with.

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

Reach out to as many youth as possible. Help to give them a voice.

Ways to make it better...

We could have more time.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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