Cosmic Ray Cromie, In Memoriam

“Cosmic” Ray Cromie, a legendary stalwart of the Nittany Valley’s airwaves known and loved by generations of student broadcasters, townsfolk, and listeners from all over the globe, passed away on June 28, 2021. Immediately recognizable by his distinctive appearance and voice, and equally renowned for his eclectic tastes in experimental music that skirted the very …

Endowing the Michael D. Walsh Student Broadcasters Trustee Scholarship

Penn State News covers our successful campaign to endow the Michael D. Walsh Student Broadcasters Trustee Scholarship, which wrapped up in June 2019: As a student programmed-and-operated radio station, The LION is integral to the Penn State experience and provides a voice for the student body. The LION has been a platform for many students …

Austin Lawrence Perkins thanks Alumni for Michael D. Walsh Student Broadcasters Trustee Scholarship

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 …

Penn State student broadcasting marks its 105th year

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 Fall 2018 first All-Staff meeting

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 …