Charmalene joined WCTL in February of 2011 as a weekend announcer and occasionally can be heard filling in during the week. Charmalene earned both her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and her Civic and Community Engagement certificate from Penn State. Charmalene lives in Erie and is married to Rev. Derrick Ulmer. They have three children, Sydonia, Aeryk, and Derrian and one grand-snake, Zendi.
Charmalene is in the weekend rotation and can be heard on some Saturday afternoons and Sunday evenings.
Q&A with Charmalene:
Your favorite scripture?
There are so many. I would say my “go-to” scripture would have to be Isaiah 40:31 because he talks about persevering and holding on to your faith and that God answers prayers and will strengthen you as you go through anything and everything.
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
How did you get into radio?
It’s a privilege to introduce so many people to the love of God through sharing music that relays His message of salvation. I got into radio after hearing my former Sunday School teacher, Dorothy Smith-Frazier, hosting a radio program live on-air. When I asked her if I could learn under her, she informed me that I would need to be at the station by 6am on Sunday morning. Several months passed before she heard from me again. Once I started going, I just fell in love with it.
My most important and most rewarding jobs are those of wife and mother. Outside of those, I work full-time with the Commonwealth of PA within the Department of Labor and Industry and volunteer with Super Soul Saturday Radio Program, CORE (Center for Organ Recovery and Education), CATV (Community Access Television), the Erie Playhouse, and a food pantry.
Favorite TV show from childhood?
The Little Rascals
Your favorite band?
The group I currently sing with, Minister Mike Jones & Intercession.
What are some of your hobbies?
Let’s see - sewing, baking, golfing, planning events...I’m just getting warmed up but I’ll stop there.
Your favorite animated movie?
What do you love about working at WCTL?
I love knowing that I’m a part of a ministry that impacts thousands of people on a daily basis.
What is your perfect day?
A “perfect” day for me would be waking up early enough to get a good workout in, eat a decent breakfast, get a few things done, enjoy my family and friends and know that as the day ends I’ve made a positive difference in someone’s life.
Most embarrassing moment on air?
I was filling in for someone and I called myself by their name!!
Any hidden talents?
I skated with Westminster Figure Skating Club for a few years. I stopped when I was pregnant with our 2nd child and my center of gravity shifted so much that my spins began to look and feel more like wobbles.
Something that our listeners might be surprised to know?
I produce and host an early morning radio program every Saturday on 90.5 WERG. The program is called Morning Glory and airs live from 5am to 8am. You can listen online at www.wergfm.com
Fondest WCTL memory?
Running between phone central and the studio before a song would end during Sharathon. Our volunteers are wonderful people. This is one of the times we get to say “hi” and “thank you” in-person.