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

Starry Nights is a week-long series of events designed to raise awareness about light pollution and the steps we can take to end it in our community.

WMRA's Matt Bingay spoke with Paul Bogard, one of the event organizers, about our modern day problems with light pollution and the solutions our communities might embrace.

WMRA's Warp Speed Fundraising was a great success! We received enough support to eliminate the traditional WMRA spring drive.  And everyone who gave is in the drawing for an iPad Air 2!

Our Island Universe - a 90 second look at new discoveries in our understanding of what lies beyond the horizon and what it means to us here on earth.

State of the Union 2015

Jan 20, 2015

President Obama's State of the Union address.

Live Video Feed

Beginning Thursday, Feb 12 at 3pm, WMRA is offering a second airing of Invisibilia. NPR’s six-part series about the unseen forces that control human behavior.  Invisibilia will also have a rebroadcast on Sunday at 3pm.  It's a second chance for you to hear this amazing new series.

The WMRA December drive ended Saturday at 6pm, with over $60,000 raised.

Thank you very much to all who contributed to help us at the end of 2014.

WEMC Holiday Specials for 2014

WMRA Holiday Specials for 2014

It's the final day of WMRA's December drive, and we discovered that we have one more iPad Air 2 to give to you! Everyone who contributes between 8am and 6pm this evening will be entered into the drawing.

Please give now!

You count on WMRA to help you stay connected to our community, our nation, and the world.

In turn, we count on you to provide the funding that makes it all possible.

Please consider giving monthly.  Your $10, $15 or $20 per month helps sustain this vital service to our community.

As you think back over the year, remember WMRA.

Make a tax-deductible contribution and support another year of stories, conversations and deep analysis.

Thursday at 3pm, WMRA presented a special episode of BackStory... American as Pumpkin Pie: A History of Thanksgiving.

When we sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, we think we know what we’re commemorating. But if an actual Pilgrim were to attend your Thanksgiving, chances are he’d be stunned by what he saw there.

Longwood University is in the process of physically moving the WMLU studio to a new location, and as a result, we were off-the-air in Farmville (91.3fm) for most of the morning. At this point our signal has been restored.

Did you know that every public radio program has a clock? Broadcast clocks are set templates that stations like ours use to track the timing of a show's stories and interviews, newscasts, and funding credits each day.

NPR has changed  a few of their show clocks, and the most obvious change in timing affects Morning Edition. The purpose is to help align the placement of new headlines and stories with the way people listen to radio today.  The new clock also provides WMRA with more flexibility to include the local news and info that's important to you.

NPR Election Coverage

Nov 4, 2014

Due to structural renovations on the WMRY 103.5 tower, we may have to reduce the power of that signal at times during the mid-day period.

The WMRA studio-to-transmitter link has been fully restored and our recent audio drop-outs have ended.

Thank  you very much for supporting WMRA during this Fall Fundraiser!

Keep in mind that while we officially ended Saturday night, it's not too late to contribute.

Total Raised: $146,709

The overall goal was $150,000 and we welcomed 402 new sustaining members.

**Online ticket sales are now closed, but the box office opens for in person sales at 6:30pm and the show starts at 8pm tonight. There are still a few good seats available in the side boxes and in the Choral Balcony. **

This Thursday morning, we have one last iPad Air to giveaway during Morning Edition! Everyone who contributes between 6am and 9am this morning will be entered into the drawing.

Please give now!

You count on WMRA to help you stay connected to our community, our nation, and the world.

In turn, we count on you to provide the funding that makes it all possible.

When you give monthly, your $5, $10, or $20 per month helps keep this vital service to our community alive and strong.

Make the switch. Give monthly. Become a Sustainer today!

2014 Fall Fundraiser Total So Far: $73,619

And we have welcomed 250 new sustaining members since Monday.

Win an iPad Air

Oct 1, 2014

This morning, we are giving away another iPad Air at the end of Morning Edition! Everyone who contributes between 6am and 9am this morning will be entered into the drawing.

Please give now!

You count on WMRA to help you stay connected to our community, our nation, and the world.

In turn, we count on you to provide the funding that makes it all possible.

When you give monthly, your $5, $10, or $20 per month helps keep this vital service to our community alive and strong.

Make the switch. Give monthly. Become a Sustainer today!

2014 Fall Fundraiser Total So Far: $49,148

And we have welcomed 175 new sustaining members since Monday.

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