SLB provides on air opportunities for many talented local kids, in a caring and encouraging environment.
For many years the SLB has taken a leading role in the Pittsburgh area to tell the stories of ordinary residents of the city, the stories that would never have been told. In creating this archive of oral histories the SLB has made great connections between all age groups. They have done this in very effective process that shows respect and appreciation of all who take part in their programs. Kudos to all the staff of the SLB in connecting generations, neighborhoods, and child-centered institutions throughout Pittsburgh
SlB Radio produces one of the best radio programs for all members of the community and beyond. I have been listening to the Saturday Light Brigade every Saturday morning for 25 years. Today, more than ever before, I appreciate having this program wherein I can escape the harsh rhetoric and dissention encountered on the news programs and social media. Larry Berger, the host, treats everyone with respect and civility. In addition, SLB Productions supports young people with the various programs it sponsors for them. I can confidently say that there are young people whose lives have been positively impacted by participating in these programs.
The entire team at SLB is exceptional. They are master craftsmen and we are fortunate to have them in our region
SLB is a great program. I've listened to and witnessed their work with kids. Larry and his team are truly committed to area youth. We're fortunate to have this program in Pittsburgh.
My family visited the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh yesterday and found the radio station occupied. My son has special needs and he is obsessed with music. He was so thrilled to check out all the equipment and see how the buttons let him control what happened. The Executive Director was so patient and super nice to Owen. Even at places designed for children, like the children's museum, sometimes it's hard to find things that he can do because of poor fine motor skills and low muscle tone. It was awesome to find something that not only interested Owen but that allowed him to succeed in doing something he enjoys.
This is a gem for Pittsburgh! From provoking kids' laughter to offering teen radio programs to provoking adult inspiration, the SLB team are a blessing to all of us.
SLB does a wonderful job of creating community over the radio. I love the music and the puzzles. I have learned about so many great singers/songwriters and bands I never would have found elsewhere. SLB also provides a great way for nonprofit organizations to share information about their events with the community. Also, I love the oral histories it preserves.
"Saturday Light Brigade" has broadened my horizons by introducing me to music I otherwise would not have heard and community groups and events I otherwise would not have known existed.
The radio show is a wonderful community resource that Pittsburgh is lucky to have, and SLB Radio Productions Inc. also has several programs to help youths learn how to communicate better, which gives them important skills.
SLB does a wonderful job highlighting local musicians, encouraging students in their learning initiatives and supporting other non-profits.
We’ve been listening to SLB for around 30 years . It’s what gets our weekends started. Larry does such a tremendous job of keeping us entertained. We love it
SLB provides an avenue for a variety of talented young musicians to perform before the Greater Pittsburgh audience. No local mass media show allows such a broad swath of young performers to display their talents. It is an invaluable addition to regional radio programming!
Our family of 4 parents of 2 children discovered Saturday Light Brigade at least 30 years ago. We listened, played games solved puzzles and even phoned in answers. SLB is a valuable resource! It was entrenched into our weekend activities.
SLB Radio has been providing upbeat and family-friendly radio programming on Saturday mornings for many years. As one of the few positive non-political talk radio programs available, it is a joyful listen and a breath of fresh air. I and many many others in our community appreciate the work they do. If you have not heard the program, please tune in and discover this gem for yourself!!
SLB is an essential fixture on the western Pennsylvania radio dial. It is community radio at its very best, bringing together adults, children and families for word games, trivia, entertaining stories, local events, live music -- and especially raising up the talents and accomplishments of youth. Larry Berger and SLB are a treasure.
The Saturday Light Brigade (SLB) is part of the warp and weft of the music, education and family scenes in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. Part silly puzzle show, part interview show, part showcase for music and the arts from the live to the obscure, SLB helps to create and enhance healthy & intelligent family community. I can't think of another show like it, except maybe Garrison Kiellor's local radio show that I used to listen to years ago in Minnesota, before A Prarie Home Companion became a national phenomenon. PHC retains some of that flavor, but due to its sheer size it can't match SLB in being a part of a living person-to-person community. SLB is truly a treasure.
I’ve been listening to the Saturday Light Brigade since I was too young to remember! My mom and I always loved participating in the games and puzzles, plus enjoying the awesome music that you wouldn’t typically hear on a radio show. Even after I grew up and moved out of my mom’s house, this show still closes the distance between us as we always listen on SLB on Saturday - it’s the show that gets your weekend off to a great start!
SLB is an important part of our Saturday mornings. We love to play the games along with our kids and we enjoy listening to music, much of which is new to us. Since moving out of state we've been able to hold on to our Pittsburgh roots through such wonderful programming. SLB is a part of our family and always has been.
My parents first started listening to SLB around the time I was born in 1978 and though they didn't participate, we all had fun listening when we could get it tuned in. Since having a family of my own, and the advances of technology, we've been able to listen and participate more with the puzzles and games, even after moving a few states away. We love SLB because, not only do they have quality family programming and a positive impact on the community, but they take the time to give everyone special attention and allow artists, no matter their age, to show their skills and talents. SLB adds a richness to our lives through music that we may have not otherwise known about. They also enhance our children's education through learning about history and community. SLB always gets our weekend off to a great start!