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.

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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.

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.

Black Lung and the Law

Dec 13, 2012

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."

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