Meet The Lion Officers
Rainier Lopez – President & General Manager
Rainier Lopez is a senior majoring in Broadcast Journalism. He wants to graduate with a bachelor’s degree and become a sportscaster for a big-time radio or television network. His ultimate dream would be to call the NBA Finals or the Rose Bowl game. Rainier joined The LION as a member of the SportsBlitz in the summer of 2012 and later became the Director of Finance for the Spring 2013 semester. He was elected President of the station in April 2013 and will continue as president until he graduates in the Spring 2014 semester. His passion for sports talk is showcased Thursday nights from 6-7pm on the SportsBlitz! He also has experience doing play-by-play commentary for The LION during Penn State football, basketball, and baseball games. Rainier has internship experience at WOWY 97.1 in State College and at 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia.
Dan Balton - Vice President of Operations
Dan Balton is a junior dual majoring in Film and Marketing with a minor in Theater. He has been the Vice President of Operations at The LION since his freshman year. He has also hosted a variety of shows at the station in different time slots but always revolving around coffee. His current show, Cafe Alta, is on Thursdays from 7-9am.
Dan is also involved with Penn State Network Television (PSNtv). His aspirations after college are to direct multi-camera television. Dan has met Joe Biden, George W. Bush and Tim Gunn twice.
Tyler Ball - Lion Officer and ComRadio Producer, Broadcast Journalism major