Matt Bingay

Interim General Manager

Matt Bingay is the Interim General Manager WMRA and WEMC.

Matt began working for WMRA as a student at James Madison University in 1992.  Except for a brief year at New Hampshire Public Radio in the mid 90's in Concord, Matt has spent the majority of his public radio career at WMRA.

Over his 20+ years with the station, Matt has hosted every shift, produced numerous programs, assisted with national productions, hired and trained many producers and announcers, and works closely with every department 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

Pete Souza

Join WMRA and NPR for live special coverage of President Obama's State of the Union address. The address will begin at 9pm this Tuesday night and our coverage will include the Republican response.

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, WMRA presents State of the Re:Union - Who Is This Man? at 3pm, Monday, January 20th.

This December, as you remember and think back over the year, remember WMRA. Your support is needed to help us bring you another year of stories, conversations and deep analysis.

NPR's Here & Now is now on at 1pm weekdays, allowing us to present the full 2-hour program from 1pm - 3pm, Monday through Thursday, and a single hour at 1pm Friday.

Giving Thanks

Nov 28, 2013
Fedorov Oleksiy

With music and stories for Thanksgiving, it's Giving Thanks.

After eight years and about 2,000 stories broadcast, The Story is off the air.

Early Tuesday morning, Virginia Senator Creigh Deeds was involved in an altercation with his son Austin, and the Senator was stabbed at his house in Bath County.  Senator Deeds was seriously wounded, but is reported to be alert and in fair condition at UVA Medical Center.

First responders to the house found Austin, whose nickname was Gus, suffering from life-threatening injuries associated with a gunshot wound. He died at the scene.

On Friday, November 22, 2013, WMRA hosted an evening with Neda Ulaby.

The WMRA Fall Fundraiser raised over $200,000!

Tuesday, September 10th, the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative needed to conduct some power equipment replacement near our main transmitter site. This affected our signal between 9:30am and 12:10pm on that day. In the future, if our signal becomes hard to hear, please keep in mind that you can always listen online.

We are back on the air in Lexington at 89.9, with a new transmitter in place.

Thank you for you patience while we switched out the old one.

WMRA is brings The Takeaway to Virginia.

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