SLB has been a Saturday morning mainstay in our lives for more than 25 years. We listened with our two sons regularly. Last year our older adult son, a music professional, played guitar as a guest on SLB. A nice connecting of the dots in our lives.
Thanks to SLB Radio Productions for having Lyra on to play 3 original songs!
We love the support SLB gives to young up and coming musicians!
Saturday Light Brigade has been part of our family for many years. It's a program that kids can listen to. Local musicians come on the show and perform and share stories. SLB radio is a Pittsburgh institution. Pictured are Cherylann Hawk and her daughter, Cheyenne, who performed 'Hey Dogs' on SLB radio show.
We have listened to the Saturday Light Brigade on and off since 1993, it's like hearing a member of the family on the radio. We like the riddles and puzzles. The Birthday Greetings are great , too.
I am writing this on behalf of my husband who never misses this radio program. He gets up extra early every Saturday to listen and participate in the riddles and other challenging trivia. Even when we go out of town, he takes his laptop along, gets up early and tunes in! He has been a faithful follower for years. We both enjoy the unique music selections! Sometimes we solve puzzles together. He has even gotten our grandkids involved while visiting. Saturday Light Brigade is to Saturdays as church is to Sundays at our house! We are listeners and supporters. Thank you for this amazing production!
In an age where parents let devices do the parenting, it's nice to see long running endeavors like The Saturday Light Brigade out to capture kids' attention and challenge their minds. This is a fantastic and creative local resource that has truly become a regional treasure.
Through participating in two different SLB events, my teen daughter connected with students that she'd never have met in our conservative suburban area. SLB programming helps shrink our world and gives a comfortable, safe place for kids to explore exciting aspects of their lives and showcase their abilities.
When my husband and I published our local history book, we were invited to be on SLB and had a wonderful time and discussion! We were so grateful for that opportunity! SLB exceeds listener expectations with every show!!
Been listening to Saturday Light Brigade on and off since it started, back in the stone age. It is Pittsburgh's equivalent of Prairie Home Companion - not exactly the same type of show but an institution. Always delightful, an outlet for good live music, and on-air games & quizzes that are fun for children & adults alike. (My daughter, now living in another city, was a fan of SLB when young.)
Over the years I've also had the chance to get to know Larry Berger a bit in person. One extended visit came when he showed me around SLB's present quarters in the Children's Museum & explained some of the community programming that the org has undertaken, in addition to the Saturday morning show. I haven't had direct contact with that but it seems very worthwhile. Being a media person myself - and having worked with Fred Rogers when he was alive - I must say that Larry is one of the truly nice guys in the business. He reminds me of Fred in many ways ... and one could say that in many ways, he has carried on the Mister Rogers tradition.
This radio show is beloved by generations of my family! We love hearing new folk music, interviews, and fun games. They even broadcast a congratulations to me on my wedding day!
I've been listening to SLB for about 2 years and am so impressed by the variety and talent that each week is presented to the community. Although the programing is just a few short hours on Saturday, (at least I know of) I cannot imagine all the off air hours it takes to put together the program. THANK YOU, Larry, Ricki, (I hope I spelled it correctly.) and the rest of the staff.
The Saturday Light Brigade is truly a shining star!! The work that Larry and Rikki and their folks do in Western Pennsylvania and beyond reminds us that there is so much good going on in the world, so much of it being contributed by young people! Inspiring to see and hear!!
SLB provides unique opportunities for youth to learn the art of audio. It provides an outlet for writers, musicians, and actors to share their talents. It gives a voice to organizations that might not otherwise be heard. I am not aware of anything that operates quite like SLB.
SLB Radio Productions does amazing work, and is a great regional asset. SLB unites the community by giving a variety of people the chance to share their voices and their skills with others via radio, and by being a fun place that people can experience together safely.
A family focused organization that enhances and encourages student involvement and musical expression.
It is great to have a show in Pittsburgh that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Keep it up Larry!!
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.
I loved working with SLB for my summer philanthropy internship! It was so much fun visiting them in Pittsburgh and making a radio doc to help bright light to situations in the area.
SLB radio supported my sons senior project of a bluegrass concert and invited him and his band to perform on the air as part of the project and also to bring awareness to the actual concert. It was an excellent experience for the young musicians of his band and for their families as well. And of course, the concert was a great success.
SLB also regularly promotes our annual bluegrass festival and has been instrumental in its success.