WVPE is welcoming two new hires to our on-air staff.
Kent Fulmer has joined WVPE to take on one of the station's most high profile roles as the local host of Morning Edition. Kent comes to WVPE with more than 20 years of experience in radio in the Michiana area. During his career, Kent has had a variety of roles including DJ, reporter and newscaster, as well as several behind-the-scenes positions. Kent and his wife, Donna, are celebrating their 32nd wedding anniversary and have lived in Elkhart County for almost 20 years. They have two adult daughters, Sarah and Rebecca. When not working, Kent is active as a musician, playing trumpet and flugelhorn. He has performed with a number of area bands. Currently he performs with the Phat Tuesday Dixieland Band and Jazz Assemblage, as well as his church's praise band. As a member of Jazz Assemblage, Kent has appeared at the Elkhart Jazz Festival several times. He also volunteers with Bugles Across America. You can expect to start hearing him on the air on 88.1 WVPE later on in the month of September.
You can reach Kent with story ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gemma DiCarlo is joining the WVPE staff as a reporter. She comes to Indiana by way of Athens, Georgia. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 2020 with a degree in Journalism and certificates in New Media and Sustainability. She has radio experience from her time as an associate producer of Athens News Matters, the flagship public affairs program at WUGA-FM. Gemma is originally from Harrisburg, Oregon, and is looking forward to covering all things Michiana.