Do you remember the little boy that you used to see running everywhere he went? The little boy who never possessed an "inside voice", and was constantly spilling his drink at the table? That was me. Thank you for having patience while I developed the ability to control my energy.
About me? I love being the mom of JD and Jesse, I’ve loved my husband for more than 30 years, and I honestly struggle with many things. God’s love keeps me alive and strong. My heart beats with Psalm 63:1-8.
Maritza Van Allen
I started in radio at WTLR in August of 2010. Prior to radio, I had the opportunity to work as the registrar at Camp Kanesatake for three summers.
I was born in Bogota, Colombia, went to boarding school in South America, and grew up in Central Florida. For 20+ years I worked for Mickey Mouse.
I was raised in a family of 4 boys, in the town of Wall, PA, familiar to some for being the home of Cornerstone TV. My family attended a Byzantine Catholic Church, where we learned to honor and respect God, but no mention of having a personal faith in the Lord Jesus.
I live in McAlisterville, Juniata County with my wife Diane. We have 2 children, Toby & Heather, who were both involved in track & field during their high school years at East Juniata.
God is good all the time, and all the time . . . God is good! I grew up in State College in a God fearing, Bible believing, two parent family with two older brothers, one older sister, an Irish Setter named Shana, and a cat named Purina. At the tender age of just five, I realized my need for forgiveness and I asked Jesus to live in my heart and be my Savior.
I was born in Altoona, PA in 1943. This makes me the oldest person associated with WTLR. I enjoyed my childhood without the fancy electronics of today, thus spent a lot of time outside climbing trees, playing baseball, making mud pies, and bringing home every stray animal I could find.
I grew up in southern Vermont where the Green Mountains always present a winter wonderland during the winter season. But back in the 1970's, many forecast storms never materialized, leading me into an interest in weather and forecasting.
Michael grew up in a preacher's home and has been involved in music and singing his whole life. As a kid, he sang gospel music with this siblings and carried that stage career into college as an actor and drama team member. As an adult, he is involved in worship at his church and loves public and motivational speaking as well as more mundane endeavors like hunting, four-wheeling and even skydiving.
I am Chaz McCracken. While many of the folks in my home town of Clearfield, PA still know me as "Charlie," Chaz is what most folks have called me for many years, so that's the name I use when I talk with you on Way Truth Life Radio. (My cousin decided to give me the nickname many years ago and it just stuck.)