Kristine Allen / WPSU-FM Producer

Kristine Allen


Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.


Debo Band Brings Ethiopian Music to Juniata College in Huntingdon.

In case you were wondering what Ethiopian Pop music of the 60’s & 70’s would sound like blended with jazz and funk - . wonder no more! WPSU’s Kristine Allen says the answer can be found when Debo Band plays a concert in the Juniata Presents Series at Juniata College in Huntingdon.


Eric Barron Named Penn State’s Next President

On February 17th, President’s Day, the Penn State Board of Trustees elected a new president for the university. WPSU’s Kristine Allen reports.


Sustainable Farming and Integrative Medicine, with Dr. Daphne Miller

Dr. Daphne Miller is a family physician who sees a link between sustainable farming and integrative medicine. Her latest book is titled “Farmacology: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us About Health and Healing.” WPSU’s Kristine Allen spoke with her after her appearance at a conference of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture in State College.

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Take Note: The Connection Between Farming and Health and the New Food Safety Law

Daphne Miller is an family physician who practices integrative medicine and an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Univeristy of California. Her most recent book is “Farmocology: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us about Health and Healing." It shows how lessons from sustainable farming can be applied to medical practice. And we talk with Brian…


Pennsylvania Music Makers: The Allegheny Ukulele Kollective

As part of our occasional series, Pennsylvania Music Makers, WPSU’s Kristine Allen visits a group of folks in Altoona who get a lot of joy out of four little strings.


Pianist Jeremy Denk Makes Penn State Concert Debut

(photo above by Michael Wilson) Pianist Jeremy Denk won a MacArthur Fellowship, sometimes called a “genius grant” this past fall. on Wednesday, January 29th, he makes his Penn State concert debut with a program of solo piano music at Schwab Auditorium on the University Park Campus, as part of the Center for the Performing Arts series. WPSU’s Kristine Allen speaks…


WINTERFEST 2013 with Essence of Joy

This Sunday afternoon, Penn State’s Essence of Joy will give a concert that will be broadcast live here on WPSU-FM. WPSU’s Kristine Allen reports it will feature the world premiere of a piece written especially for the choir by Raymond Wise. (Photo above: Women from Essence of Joy at rehearsal.)


WPSU-FM’s 60th Anniversary: Two Former Station Managers Reminisce

The station you know as WPSU-FM signed on the air 60 years ago, on December 6, 1953. WPSU’s Kristine Allen speaks with two former Station Managers, Joe Krushinstky and Dave Dzikowski about how student radio station WDFM became your NPR station. (In photo above: Joe Krushinsky, PSU class of ‘85; Dennis Gouran of the Penn State faculty; and Joe Martellaro,…


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.