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

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. Take a glimpse into a world you can’t see with Invisibilia , a new program on WMRA about the unseen forces that shape human behavior - ideas, beliefs,...

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. In this episode, historian James McWilliams discusses why the Puritans would have turned up their noses at our “traditional” Thanksgiving foods. Religion scholar Anne Blue...

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...

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.

2014 Fall Fundraiser

Sep 29, 2014

WMRA's 2014 Fall Fundraiser is underway! Please Give Now and support the news, music and information you rely on.

Saturday September 20th, WMRA is celebrating A Prairie Home Companion's 40th anniversary season with a live videocast at Blue Sprocket Sound , 44 Miller circle in Harrisonburg . The event is SOLD OUT. The party begins at 5:30pm and our evening includes light refreshments as well as giveaways. “We wanted to provide a special opportunity to celebrate the 40th season with our listeners,” said WMRA's Exectuive Director, Al Bartholet. “This is a fun way for us to recognize the impact...

WMRA - Back on the Air

Aug 12, 2014

Due to a power failure at our main transmitter site (WMRA 90.7) we were off the air from 11:45am to 12:05pm in the valley at 90.7fm, and in Winchester at 94.5fm. Power crews needed to replace components in a power substation.

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