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.

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Tom DuVal Retires

Jun 25, 2013

Tom Duval, retires after a 17 year career with WMRA.

Tom has carried the station forward through a turbulent time in the media world.  Some of his accomplishments include:

Back to the Basics

May 23, 2013

The Spark is taking a vacation this week, but will be back next week.  In the meantime, we're presenting State of the Re:Union - Back to the Basics.

$30,000 Dash

May 13, 2013

The WMRA $30,000 Dash is a success!  At 6pm Wednesday 5/22, we reached the goal.

The Spark will return next week, but while it's still on vacation, we're presenting State of the RE:Union - With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility.

While The Spark is on holiday this week and next... we're presenting State of the RE:Union Internet Communities – Virtual Reality.

Spring Fundraiser

Apr 10, 2013

The WMRA Spring Fundraiser ended at noon Saturday, April 6.  Thanks to your generosity, together we raised over $90,000.

Pete Souza

Tuesday night at 9pm, WMRA presents live coverage of President Obama's State of the Union Address. Join Melissa Block for in-depth analysis... and reaction from members of Congress. You'll also hear the Republicans' response to the President's speech.

Inauguration Coverage

Jan 20, 2013
Pete Souza

WMRA will carry special coverage of the Inauguration beginning at 11am. Steve Inskeep and Audie Cornish will host live from the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Building, where the Inaugural ceremony will take place. They will be joined there by White House Correspondents Ari Shapiro and Scott Horsley. This special coverage will include President Obama's Inaugural Address, which is expected to occur at some point after 11:30am.

In addition to our live coverage in the morning, Neal Conan will host a special Talk of the Nation, focused on listener reactions to the day's events.

Attorney Tim MacDonnell says his clinic’s clients are some of the hardest working, most dedicated people he has ever met. And MacDonnell says, it is because of that dedication that those people are now, "dying by inches."

Radiolab: Colors

Jul 27, 2012
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Coming Up Saturday, July 28th at 4pm on the next Radiolab.

To what extent is color a physical thing in the physical world, and to what extent is it created in our minds?

Landov

NPR is gearing up for the Summer Games in London!

The Opening Ceremony isn't until July 27th, but our coverage on the preparations is underway, from London, the U.S., and around the world.

We're profiling athletes, talking with coaches and visiting with the competitors' families and supporters. And once the games begin, you'll get all the action in London. Morning Edition and All Things Considered will continue to follow the latest trends and hottest controversies, and meet people whose stories bring the triumph and heartbreak of the games to life.

Stochasticity

Jul 13, 2012
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Coming up Saturday, July 14th at 4pm on the next Radiolab.

Stochasticity (a wonderfully slippery and smarty-pants word for randomness), may be at the very foundation of our lives.

NPR's TED Radio Hour presents:Africa: The Next Chapter

In the early days of our nation, July Fourth wasn’t an official holiday at all. In fact, it wasn’t until 1938 that it became a paid day-off. So how did the Fourth become the holiest day on our secular calendar?

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