Kristine Allen / WPSU-FM Producer

Kristine Allen


The Tunnel of Opression at Penn State Altoona

This is Morning Edition. I’m Mel DeYoung. It’s February, Black History Month. And this afternoon, Penn State Altoona is hosting a homemade journey through diversity. WPSU’s Kristine Allen reports the Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive exhibit, designed to give the viewer greater awareness of prejudice and intolerance.


State College Community Theatre Moves to the State Theatre

State College Community Theatre will present the muiscal Legally Blonde this weekend. WPSU’s Kristine Allen reports as the curtain goes up tonight, a new era begins for the theatre group.


“It Gets Better” Brings a Musical Message of Hope for LGBT Teens

Tonight at Penn State’s Eisenhower Auditorium, an internet project becomes a Musical, starring members of the Gay Men’s Chours of Los Angeles. WPSU’s Kristine Allen reports the show brings a message of hope to teenagers who are bullied because of their sexual orientation.


The Play “Stop Kiss” Raises Diversity Issues

A play that opens in Altoona tonight deals head-on with the issue of same sex relationships, intolerance and violence. But WPSU’s Kristine Allen reports, the play is also a a powerful and touching love story.


Nittany Valley Symphony Performs Musical Mystery by Lemony Snicket

The Nittany Valley Symphony gives a family concert this Sunday afternoon in State College. WPSU’s Krisitne Allen reports the concert includes a mystery story for narrator and orchestra, written by novelist Lemony Snicket.


Pianist Christopher O’Riley Performs at Penn State

Yesterday (Thursday, January 17th), we had a world class pianist, Christopher O’Riley, speaking and performing just outside of WPSU’s studios here in the lobby of the Outreach Building at Penn State! WPSU’s Kristine Allen reports that tonight (Friday, January 18th) O’Riley will give an eclectic concert, with cellist Matt Haimovitz, in Penn State’s Center for the Performing Arts Series.


Corbett Announces Lawsuit against NCAA

On January 2nd, at Penn State’s University Park Campus, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett faced questions about the timing of his lawsuit against the NCAA. WPSU’s Kristine Allen reports.

Robert Drafall leads the State College Area High School Chamber Singers


WINTERFEST 2012 Blends Harp, Choir, Orchestra and a World Premiere

Saturday night, WPSU presents the 2nd annual Winterfest concert, with The Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra, conducted by Douglas Meyer. WPSU’s Kristine Allen reports the orchestra will be joined by an accomplished young choir, and a harpist with a fascinating resume.


Penn State Votes

In 2008, college students played a significant role in electing Barack Obama president. WPSU’s Kristine Allen went to Penn State’s University Park Campus on Election Day to check on turnout.


Kristine has been program director of WPSU-FM since 1995. She also produces feature stories and special programming for WPSU, and serves as an on-air host. She previously worked as program director of KRPS in Pittsburg, KS and as music director of WITF-FM in Harrisburg, PA.

She has received journalism awards from PRNDI (Public Radio News Directors, Inc), the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association, the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, and The Association for Women in Communications.

Kristine has a B.A. in Communication from the University of Notre Dame, where she began her career at public radio station WSND-FM at age 17. She has taken courses in Rhetoric and Meteorology at Penn State. She is also an avid actress, artist, singer and fiddler.