About Us
Radio Program

“Carla has been a global pioneer in the Pittsburgh radio scene with her tireless work to produce the long running Brazilian Radio Show. The program has become a well known and greatly appreciated cultural fixture in the Pittsburgh Community. I've enjoyed it for many years. Pittsburgh is a better place as a result of Carla's creative talents and contributions."  Bill Bates, August 2011.

"Cantinho Brasileiro no Radio" is a one hour weekly radio program that celebrates Brazilian culture with a bilingual broadcast! The show is a vehicle of communications of the Arrepia, Brasil! community. With artfully created playlists, news and special interviews, listeners get to hear not only emerging artists from Brazil, but also from the United States. From Bossa Nova to Xote, the program brings a variety of genres within Brazilian music that will surprise even the most musically educated ears.

When:  Every Friday, from 6 to 7 pm
Radio Dial: WRCT 88.3 FM
Live Webcastwww.wrct.org
Past Webcastshttp://eleven.wrct.org/~program/rec/brazil/


In 1999, the Brazilian Hour, created by Carla Leininger, was a monthly hourly program and part of the Latin American Radio Magazine. In 2004, it grew to a weekly independent show. The program is broadcast in English and Portuguese every Friday at 6:00 pm and serves Pittsburgh by bringing Brazilian music as well as unique themes, news, event information, promotions and special interviews. Some important names that have appeared on the show include former Brazilian President Jose Sarney and artists such as  Gilberto Gil, The Brothers of Brazil, Os Mutantes, Luisa Maita, Jorge Ben Jor, Daniela Mercury, Daniel Jobim, Ivan Lins, Beth Carvalho, Almir Guineto, Margareth Menezes, Araketu, Terra Samba, the Mosquitos, Angelique Kidjo, Plena Libre and many more. The program collaborates with organizations such as the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh City Theater, Guitar Society of Fine Arts and the Latin American Cultural Union (LACU) in promoting events, artists and music. The staff of volunteers include Carla Leininger, Leila Mandel, Fred Schroyer and Ana Paula Carvalho.

We welcome new volunteers! Opportunities are available as news analyst, on-air talent, guest for interviews, music and theme selection. It’s a great way to improve your speaking and presentation skills! Email Carla 

Em 1999, a “Brazilian Hour,” criado por Carla Leininger, era apenas um segmento do programa “Latin American Radio Magazine”, o qual era apresentado mensalmente, durante apenas 1 uma hora. Em 2004, graças à sua audiência crescente, o programa tornou-se independente e passou a ser apresentado todas as semanas. O programa vai ao ar em Inglês e Português todas as sextas-feiras às 6 da tarde e atende a comunidade de Pittsburgh trazendo musica brasileira assim como temas importantes, notícias, informações sobre eventos, promoções e entrevistas especiais. Alguns nomes importantes que já apareceram no show incluem o ex-Presidente brasileiro José Sarney e artistas tais como Gilberto Gil,  The Brothers of Brazil, Os Mutantes, Luisa Maita,Jorge Ben Jor, Daniela Mercury, Daniel Jobim, Ivan Lins, Beth Carvalho, Bacilos, Ivan Lins, Araketu, Almir Guineto, Margareth Menezes, Terra Samba, The Mosquitos, Angelique Kidjo, Plena Libre e muitos outros. O programa colabora com organizações tais como o “Pittsburgh Cultural Trust”, Pittsburgh City Theater, Guitar Society of Fine Arts e a Latin American Cultural Union (LACU)”, promovendo eventos, artistas e música. A equipe de voluntarios inclui Carla Leininger, Leila Mandel, Fred Schroyer e Ana Paula Carvalho.

Brazilian Radio Show Podcasts
Cantinho Brasileiro no Radio/ Brazilian Radio Hour 
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Carla Leininger interviews Jorge Ben Jor at the Brazilian Press Awards in 2007
Kenia and her band join the Brazilian Radio Hour for the debut of "Simply Kenia."
Leila and Fred, 2012
Carla and Patricia in 2009
Carla Leininger introduces Gilberto Gil at Byham Theater, 2012