Matt Bingay

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 Hampshire Public Radio in Concord, Matt has spent the majority of his public radio career at WMRA.

Matt is also an amateur violist and guitarist, has played soccer since grade school (and still plays today), is always reading something (fiction and non-fiction), has a few marathons under his belt and loves living in the Shenandoah Valley.

Ways to Connect

Recently, The Staunton Downtown Development Association and the Staunton Creative Community Fund received grants to pursue the creation of a single location designed to help foster entrepreneurial ideas and the creation of new businesses in downtown Staunton.

WMRA and WEMC Holiday Specials for 2016

Blues Valley Art Show

Nov 28, 2016
Greg Versen

Wednesday, December 7, you are invited to an all "Blues" art show featuring the photography of our own Professah' Blues.

Small Business Saturday

Nov 25, 2016

In honor of Small Business Saturday, WMRA would like to thank the following businesses for their ongoing support.

Join us December 6th, as we end 2016 with former poet laureate Rita Dove, for our next Books & Brews at Pale Fire Brewing Company.

WMRA and the Furious Flower Poetry Center at JMU, are pleased to present author, playwright and poet Rita Dove, reading from her works and answering your questions. And as always, you can enjoy a complimentary beer with your WMRA Membercard.

Alan Grossman

Join us as we celebrate Professah' Blues (Greg Versen) and his 32 years of dedication to WMRA and to playing the Blues!

On November 1st, the Tuesday before the election, we welcomed author Chuck McCutcheon to Pale Fire Brewing Company for our Books & Brews series.

Author and political reporter Chuck McCutcheon shared stories and insights into the jargon, slang and bluster of our American politics. 

Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

The Mountain Stage broadcast of the Forbes Center performance with the Steel Wheels aired on WMRA Sunday October 16th... listen now.

Fully annotated transcript of the second Presidential debate, created by NPR's politics team.

Fully annotated transcript of the Vice Presidential debate, created by NPR's politics team.

Fully annotated transcript of the first Presidential debate, created by NPR's politics team.

Our October 2016 Books & Brews featured Rebecca Kauffman discussing her debut novel, "Another Place You've Never Been."

Season two of Books & Brews, the collaboration between WMRA Public Radio and Pale Fire Brewing Company kicked off on Tuesday, September 6th, with Alan Taylor, Pulitzer Prize winning historian, talking with us about his new book, "American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804."

Bob's Record Shelf is now on WEMC.

Long time classical host Bob Satterwhite can now be heard on the Valley's Home for Classical Music, WEMC 91.7fm, every Monday night from 7pm - 10pm.  Bob's Record Shelf showcases a wide range of composers for the classical music lover.

The Chicago Symphony broadcasts, which were featured on Monday nights on WEMC, have been moved to Friday evenings from 8pm-10pm.  

WMRA has added some new programs to our evening lineup, plus we've given you a second chance to hear Fresh Air and On Point. Sunday also has some new programs in the mix.

To see the new WMRA schedule, click here.

WMRA is partnering with the Forbes Center to bring Mountain Stage live to the Valley.

WMRA is sponsoring the 8th Annual Shenandoah Valley Blues & Brews Festival, and the day's festivities will have a very special emcee, our own Greg Versen a.k.a "The Professah", host of Blues Valley.

This is Greg's final year as the host of Blues Valley on WMRA and his final broadcast will be Saturday, December 31st. As part of our farewell festivities, we are partnering with the 2016 Blues & Brews festival, this Saturday, August 6th, in downtown Staunton, to give him a proper send off.

Invisibilia - Season 2

Jun 14, 2016

Back for another summer of riveting stories and hidden truths, Invisibilia debuts on WMRA Sunday, June  19th at 10pm and repeats Thursday, June 23rd at 3pm. This is a 7 episode season and will run each Sunday night at 10pm and Thursday afternoon at 3pm.

Saturday June 25th, WMRA is celebrating Garrison Keillor's final season as host of A Prairie Home Companion with a live videocast at Blue Sprocket Sound, 44 Miller circle in Harrisonburg.

Our May 2016 Books & Brews featured journalist and visiting senior research scholar at the University of Richmond, Stephen Nash. Nash is also the author of Virginia Climate Fever: How Global Warming Will Transform our Cities, Shorelines and Forests, a very readable book that brings the timely subject of global warming home to our own Virginia backyards. He explored both the science and the economics of climate change in our state, as well as introducing us to the people actively involved in formulating the discussion about it. 

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