People

  • Executive Director

    Al Bartholet was named Executive Director of WMRA/WEMC Public Radio on July 1, 2013. Previously, Al was Executive Director and General Manager of WKSU, Kent State University’s public radio station.  He was promoted to that position in 1999...

  • Freelance Reporter

    Amy Loeffler is a Virginia-based videographer, writer, and reporter.  She covers food, lifestyle, and agriculture trends throughout the commonwealth.  Prior to reporting for WMRA she worked on freelance projects for print and online media...

  • Part-Time Announcer
  • Freelance Reporter

    Andrew Jenner is a journalist who lives in Harrisonburg. He worked on the staff of two newspapers in the Shenandoah Valley before going freelance more than five years ago. Andrew has written for Modern Farmer, The Christian Science...

  • Director of Engineering
  • News Director / Morning Edition Host

    Bob Leweke is WMRA's News Director and Morning Edition host.

    Before coming to public radio in 2003, Bob had worked for The Roanoke Times as a circulation manager and writer.  He later became a member of the...

  • Bob's Record Shelf Host (Volunteer)
  • Operations Coordinator

    Dan Easley was born just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio–and into radio. Dan grew up actively engaged in his father’s livelihood–public broadcasting–which meant traveling distances ranging from Ohio to Virginia, Pennsylvania to Alaska. His...

  • Part-Time Announcer and Freelance Reporter

    David Doremus recently relocated to the Shenandoah Valley from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He brings several decades of experience as a corporate communications and media relations practitioner, and as a reporter and editor for both print and...

  • Assistant General Manager, Development & Business Administration

    Contact Diane for information on Leadership Circle (major giving), membership, sustainers, corporate support, vehicle donations, bequests and stock gifts.  Diane has worked in both public radio and public television, for over 20 years.  Before...

  • Dick's Friday Classics Host (Volunteer)
  • Blues Valley Host (Volunteer)

    Greg Versen was born and reared in Vicksburg, Mississippi, which is located on the Mississippi River at the southern end of the Mississippi Delta. The Mississippi Delta is reputed to have its beginning in the lobby of the Peabody Hotel, Memphis...

  • Director of Corporate and Foundation Support

    Ivette is an Account Executive for WMRA and WEMC.

    (540) 568-5327 or (800) 677-9672 
    WMRA-WEMC Public Radio, 983 Reservoir Street
    Harrisonburg, VA 22801

  • Jan's Jamboree Host (Volunteer)
  • Freelance Reporter

  • Mostly Mennonite, Mostly Accapella Host (Volunteer)
  • Freelance Reporter

  • Freelance Reporter

    Luanne Austin is a freelance writer who lives in Mount Sidney. She was on staff at the Daily News-Record for 16 years and continues to write a weekly column for the paper. She also writes and edits film scripts, web content, educational...

  • Freelance Reporter

  • The Spark Host
  • Assistant General Manager, Programming / All Things Considered Host

    Matt Bingay is Assistant General Manager for Programming on WMRA and WEMC and the local host for All Things Considered.

    Matt began working for WMRA as a student at James Madison University in 1992.  And except for a brief year at New...

  • Business Manager

    Meghann is a graduate of the University of Virginia and has been with WMRA since May 2013, first as Development Associate and currently as Business Manager.  Meghann has responsibility for Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable for WMRA and...

  • Mel's Songbag Host (Volunteer)
  • Saturday Morning Announcer

    An alumnus of University of Louisiana, Mike Mehling began his career pursuing television, but eventually found radio more fulfilling.  He started on-the-air as a part-time disc jockey at 93QID, in Louisiana, but landed his big break with the...

  • Freelance Reporter

  • Part-Time Announcer and Freelance Reporter

    Scott Lowe is our Sunday morning host, and a freelance reporter for WMRA.

  • Freelance Reporter

    Sefe Emokpae is a May 2013 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she majored in broadcast journalism. At UNC, Sefe was an active leader in the journalism community and has covered stories ranging from Michelle Obama...

  • Acoustic Cafe Host & Music Director
  • Producer (Airplay)
  • Freelance Reporter

    Bill Funk's areas of expertise include endangered species and habitat preservation, federal lands management, climate change, environmental law, sustainability, and hunting and fishing.  He's a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists...