I'm on my way to college next year, and I've listened to SLB, almost every Saturday, for as long as I can remember!
The music and games are fun, and the host Larry Berger is always full of cheerful energy. It's a great show for the weekend! Whether in winter, summer, spring, or autumn, SLB always offers something exciting to hear about! I hope this show won't ever stop!
I have been a fan of Saturday Light Brigade's programming for many years. I have also been a guest on the show several times. My most recent experience was extremely rewarding. Larry and the SLB crew welcomed me into the studios with 2 of my vocal students. I brought them on the show to perform their own compositions and to promote my monthly, all ages jam session "Tune It! Tuesdays". The students had an amazing experience and we got such wonderful feedback from listeners, family, friends and new fans. I am truly grateful to Saturday Light Brigade for continually focusing listeners on our regions wonderful music and cultural scene. I couldn't image the airwaves without Mr Berger's contributions.
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Phat Man Dee
SLB Radio and Larry Berger helped to bring a new and exciting learning opportunity to my high school students. I attended a podcast workshop at the SLB studio and was so impressed by all of the possibilities for use in an educational setting that I applied for a grant from our district foundation. I was able to purchase 5 sets of audio recorders and our students LOVE having the option to create a podcast to demonstrate their knowledge.
SLB is an invaluable resource and the staff are awesome cheerleaders for the young people in our community. They welcome students to showcase their work and encourage their dreams. Thank you Larry, Rikki, and SLB team
An very valuable organization giving unique music opportunities to so many young people. And led by such a dedicated and ethical man. Kudos!
In addition to their work in the community, SLB provides a weekly opportunity for kids to develop and share a love of music, games and learning with their parents. We have been listening for over 25 years and still enjoy SLB every Saturday.
As a family we listened to SLB every Saturday. We listened to the music and participated in the games and puzzles. My son called in answers and was excited when he was correct. It was a fun activity to do as a family. The show helps to promote curiosity and learning. My son enjoyed when his name was announced on air on his birthday.
In addition, my son called in to the show and played the piano on the air. The hosts were patient, kind and encouraging. I worked with the host to arrange my son's scout troop visit to the radio studio and they learned how the equipment works and how the show is produced.
The hosts agreed to be the Master of Cermonies for the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg's Fall Festival and they did a great job. I have had enjoyable conversations with other parents who I discovered also listen every Saturday. We learned new information and discovered new music we enjoyed. Though my son is grown, I still listen to SLB.
SLB Radio is a unique institution that is deeply respected in the Pittsburgh children's community for providing music, fun and games to a younger audience. It is also a show that adults love for the way it promotes and supports local singer-songwriters in Pittsburgh.
SLB rocks!! Love the content--especially the word games!! Thank you!!♥♥♥
As the SLB tagline states, the weekly program gets Saturdays off to a good start. But the weekend production is only the tip of the iceberg that Larry and his crew have created; there is the vast community work in which SLB is engaged. Although I'm a client served, i.e., listener, I'm also a donor, eager to see the work continued and grow.
I am a regular listener and more so a regular admirer of all that SLB provides to the community. They provide such an important venue to voices that we might not otherwise hear.
Our family band has had the opportunity to perform twice with SLB Radio, and my oldest daughter participated in the SLB Radio summer journalism program. Larry does some amazing work facilitating a rich community for kids and musicians in the Pittsburgh area.
I have interacted with SLB in several ways. I am a longtime listener of the "Saturday Light Brigade" radio show and love the music and the puzzles. Also, the show is a great way to learn about community events. I have gotten several ideas for things to do by listening. On the flip side, the show also is a great way for organizations to provide information about their events and award-winning youths to listeners. I have taken advantage of that as the publicity manager for a local juggling festival and the PR person for a local museum. Also, I am a big fan of the "Crossing Fences" series of oral histories in which African American teens interview the men in their communities. The recordings are really interesting, and the program must provide a great learning experience for the youths involved. This program is just one of several educational opportunities SLB provides for young people. SLB truly is a great nonprofit!
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.
The Saturday Light Brigade provides a forum for people of all ages and backgrounds to join and share thoughts, music, ideas and experiences. The time we spend together with the radio and the terrific podcasts produced by youth broadcasters are some of the best I experience each week!!
I have been a listener since 1978 and have the great pleasure of being friends with Larry and Rikki Berger. The Saturday Light Brigade and SLB Productions provides a welcoming space for people to share songs and stories. Their outreach programs teach young people to use radio and digital platforms to connect with members of their community. SLB is a unique organization.
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.