I don't like running early on Saturday mornings but often do to run with friends. What helps get me out of bed is listening to SLB. I love the puzzles and really love the music they play which includes folk songs not heard on any other station. They also always end up teaching me something about history.
My daughter was just talking the other day about her two seperate experiences w slb and how empowering each is. It's been years tbh I'm surprised she remembered but she brought it up from nowhere. I wish I had recorded it. It was great. My response was similar as my own experiences being on slb have been very memorable and it is one of the unique treasures that will always make Pittsburgh special. Thanx slb! Love joy
This amazing family and community centered radio program has been a Pittsburgh staple for decades! A hot cup of tea and the Saturday Light Brigade are the way I start my weekend!
SLB host their annual New Years Eve Countdown to Noon for children and the Children's Museum. I have taken my grandson for the last four years. This is an awesome event for the children and the parents. It allows children to acknowledge and celebrate the incoming New Year with their family and friends. The event is always pack to the gills with children and families. They get to make their own noise makers and other fun activities, before going into the garage for the countdown to 12 noon, to live music and a live broadcast with Larry Berger and the SLB crew!!
SLB is a great non-profit radio station. its good clean entertainment . We've been listening for so many years its hard to believe. My granddaughter was born in 1993 and we were listening then and I think even before. Its a great feel good radio station. Love it
My grandson and I spent many hours travelling to Saturday morning youth football games. I would turn on SLB and we would solve the puzzles and laugh at the sillier songs like "mom is not a napkin". One Saturday he got the answer to a puzzle, called in and got to hear himself on the radio! I love SLB!
This nonprofit is the reason I got to see a Theremin for the first time.
I had no idea what it would look like- and was amazed when I finally saw it.
I also got to see someone play a saw, and see a whole brass band fit their huge sound into this nonprofit's tiny studio.
I spent a lot of Saturdays watching this nonprofit work, from the stairs outside their window.
I listened to a lot of their stories, and took a lot of their advice.
This nonprofit taught me about sound, and how to make it for others. When I was working at the nonprofit next door, they were always running out to fix my contraptions, so that I could make even more sound after their shows, for the people that hung around.
(I think they probably helped replace a lot of microphones, too, because of me. :))
This nonprofit introduced to me to a thousand new things. Thousands of new people, and millions upon millions of sounds.
I moved away, but knowing this nonprofit, and its people, was a highlight of my life.
And of course, thanks to radio- I can still feel like I am sitting outside their studio, on the stairs; watching them craft a wonder current of real, live, sounds.
With decades of experience connecting communities, Saturday Light Brigade has become one of the most essential resources for learning of cultural, arts, and regionally historical opportunities in the Pittsburgh area. Presenting the information in an educational and entertaining way, Larry and Ricki Berger and the rest of the crew open up new worlds each and every Saturday morning in a way that feels like you're part of a greater family. We are so lucky to have Saturday Light Brigade here.
SLB does amazing work giving Students opportunities to create meaningful media that elevates the collective youth voice.
Slb has been a part of my Saturday Morning for almost 15 years. I enjoy the word games and musical choices. I went down to the studio to hear peter, from peter Paul and Mary. Got to be in the studio when he played. Very inspiring. I often check out pittsburgh events after hearing about them in the am.
I'm a grandfather in my 60s. I have been listening to the Saturday Light brigade for what seems like decades. I remember turning it on when my children were young and after the first week the ask "Can we listen to that radio show we listened to last week?" My grandchildren are of the age to start listen with "pap pap" and the tradition will be carried on.
I honestly don't recall the exact first time I listened in, but I was thrilled to find it online when I did. There's a lot to be said for quality radio programs and I know as I was in radio for 40 years as a DJ, Program Director, General manager and owner with various formats mixed into my career. The Saturday Light Brigade is, year after year, one of the finest programs I have listened to and ranks with "Prairie Home Companion," "What Do you Know," "Wait Don't Tell Me" and others of that ilk when it comes to originality and content. Well done!
Larry and his crew do a wonderful job to help promote youth arts in the Pgh area!!! I had a group of my young guitar students to play on Sat Ligt Brigade and they had a wonderful time- One of the best kids/arts non-profits in the city- Thanks Larry!
SLB Radio Productions, Inc., through a partnership with the Heinz Endowments of Pittsburgh and the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies of Johnstown, has been providing training and support to the Foundation's youth philanthropy interns for five years. Through SLB, interns have completed a number of radio documentaries that range in content from highlighting local community development to investigating the issues of our time as they pertain to communities in Western Pennsylvania. Apart from the professional development benefits of this partnership, SLB's mission to educate and inform the next generation of citizens, leaders, and doers has impacted me personally, as well as countless other young people in the Pittsburgh and Johnstown regions. Because of my experiences with Larry and Chanessa at SLB, I have become an increasingly empathetic listener and a more engaged member of my community - both critical components of their programming that are so desperately needed in our nation's communities.
A jewel of community radio! SLB has produced quality programming for nearly four decades, notably providing local youth a chance to display their talent to the Tri-State area. Larry Berger is to be commended for his decades-long commitment to SLB!
Have you listened to this show on Saturday mornings? Really, it's a joy, and enjoyable for all ages, and is community-focused and gentle and smart and caring.
People talk about specific music being the soundtrack of their lives. Saturday Light Brigade is that for me. The sound track of my Saturdays every week for more years than I can keep count of.
Larry Berger and the incredible folks at SLB have changed the lives of young people in the Pittsburgh area. I first got envolved with SLB almost 4 years ago the opportunities that they have granted me have opened so many doors for as I went onto college.
SLB cares about young voices, ideas and talents. The radio show is an asset to the Pittsburgh community.
This is such a wonderful community asset. The radio program they do is unique, high quality, and great for the whole family.
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Hello! My name is Campey McKee. I'm putting together my first charity event and being that this is my first one, that makes me new to this. I'm writing this because I would love to have whatever help possible for the biggest outcome possible. All proceeds for this event will be donated to St Judes Children's Research Hospital. Please reach out to me as soon as possible if you would like to help. My email is CampeyMckee@gmail.com