Matt Bingay

Assistant General Manager, Programming

Matt Bingay 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.


Public Radio Showcase: State of the RE: Union
10:00 pm
Sun February 16, 2014

Leadership from the Bottom Up

Usually during Black History Month, we remember civil rights icons and reflect on their legacy. But over the past couple of years, SOTRU has met a new generation of African American leaders, people you may not see on TV specials or making nationally acclaimed speeches. Most of these men and women are on the front lines of their communities, rolling up their sleeves and diving in to what can be very unglamorous work.

Listen and learn more here.

4:00 pm
Sat February 15, 2014

Dead Reckoning

From a duel with the world's deadliest disease to a surprising peek into the way doctors think about death, in this hour Radiolab tries to reckon with the grim reaper. And, in the end, we confront the question at the heart of it all — when the time comes to finally leave, how do we want to go? 

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This American Life
3:00 pm
Sat February 15, 2014

Except For That One Thing

Mike Anderson was 36 years old, married, a suburban father of four. He owned a contracting business and built his family’s modest, three-bedroom house in St. Louis from the ground up. He volunteered at church on the weekends and coaches his son’s football team. All pretty normal, right? Except for one thing … which surfaced one day last summer.

Listen and learn more here.

The TED Radio Hour
12:00 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Simply Happy

Is the path to happiness simpler than we realize?

In this hour, finding happiness may be simpler than you think.

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With Good Reason Radio
3:00 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Brow Anxiety

The Canary Murder Case (1929)

During the 1910s and 1920s, the question of whether one was “highbrow” or “lowbrow” became a concern in the minds of modernist Americans. Brooks Hefner (James Madison University) says this “brow anxiety” dominated the career of Willard Huntington Wright, who fancied himself an intellectual aristocrat while secretly writing a series of wildly popular detective stories under the pseudonym S.S. Van Dine. And: When Christopher McGee (Longwood University) first discovered the Hardy Boys books as a child, he had no idea the author, Franklin W.

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Special Broadcast
10:37 am
Mon January 27, 2014

State of the Union Address (Tue 9pm)

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.

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Special Broadcast
4:00 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

MLK Special: Who Is This Man?

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

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December Fundraiser
9:10 am
Wed December 11, 2013

This December, Remember WMRA

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.

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4:00 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

New Weekday Afternoon Schedule on WMRA

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.

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Holiday Specials
5:17 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

WEMC Holiday Specials