Austin Lawrence Perkins, recipient of the 2018-19 Michael D. Walsh Student Broadcasters Trustee Scholarship, writes the letter below to thank alumni for their support of his undergraduate experience: May 1, 2019 Dear Donors of the Michael D. Walsh Student Broadcasters Trustee Scholarship, I am sincerely honored to have been selected as the recipient of the […]
“Matt and Matt,” who did “The Nooner” show in the 2010ish era on The LION 90.7fm, visited the station in November 2018. They provided instrumental engineering and technical development during their time at the station. They heard Sister Sylvie on the air as they were driving in and decided to visit.
When visiting Penn State at the start of this fall semester, we sat in on The LION 90.7fm’s first all-staff meeting of the academic year. Ross Michael, the station’s president and general manager, mentioned that they would be celebrating the station’s 23rd birthday sometime in October, as the present incarnation of the larger Penn State […]
The LION 90.7fm’s first All-Staff meeting of the Fall 2018 semester took place on August 27th. Ross Michael, President/General Manager of The LION 90.7fm, spoke along with other student leadership for about an hour on plans for the year and semester, ambitions, and struggles. The LION 90.7fm’s facilities are located in the HUB-Robeson Center, but only […]
A brief visit to Penn State for the weekend led to a pit stop at The LION 90.7fm studio. No one was on air, but these scenes capture a bit of the feeling of this still new-feeling space.
Bob Hanna recently shared his memories from Penn State and WDFM in the late 1960s: I arrived at University Park as a freshman for fall term 1967, already knowing that I wanted to get involved with WDFM. I was trained on the equipment and began doing “board ops” for some shows where the announcers didn’t […]
10/12/17 I am writing to express my enormous gratitude at receiving the Student Broadcasters Trustee Scholarship. I already feel incredibly rewarded being involved with The LION 90.7fm, and this news is more of a blessing than I could ever dream of. I am currently a freshman enrolled in the Electrical Engineering program—after working in the […]
By Tom Shakely I wrote earlier this year soliciting audio, memories, items, etc. from Penn State’s student broadcasting alumni for a growing permanent archive, and more recently on the news of Penn State’s “Student Broadcasting” historical marker placed in from of Pattee/Paterno Library just before the start of the fall semester. I also visited the […]
WOW! Do I remember WDFM. I started out at 7:00 PM on Friday my first year and the following year, WMAJ asked to move my show, “Marquis Memories” to 8:00 PM for a simulcast on both stations. What an honor! My scripts got better because now I was in the big time. I would go […]
My time at WDFM was a growing experience in broadcasting. It was during a time of turmoil on the PSU campus in the late 60s and early 70s. Anti-war demonstrations, strained race relations, and dealing with the “culture shock” of leaving a H.S. graduating class of 250 to a full-size major college campus with more […]