Matt Bingay

Executive Director and General Manager

Matt Bingay is the Executive Director and General Manager for 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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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?

Plan B Broadway is presenting a benefit concert for WMRA, Friday, July 27, 4pm to 11pm.

The benefit concert currently includes artists Doug Alan Wilcox, Jeremy Staubus, Eileen EdmondsLaura K. Balke and Chatham Street.

Ghost Stories

Jun 25, 2012
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Coming Up Saturday, June 30th at 4p.

Ghosts, ghouls, shades from the past ... in this episode of Radiolab, real-life people try to pin down, and make peace with, mysterious figures that haunt them, prod them, and fade out of existence.

When Brains Attack!

Jun 23, 2012

In this episode of Radiolab, strange stories of brains that lead their owners astray, knock them off balance, and, sometimes, propel them to do amazing things.

WMRA is offering some exciting new weekend programs.

Guts

Jun 11, 2012

This hour of Radiolab dives into the messy mystery in the middle of us.  What's going on down there?   We stick our hand in a cow stomach, get a window into our core through the story of a human science experiment, listen in on the surprising back-and-forth between our gut and our brain, and talk to a man who kind of went out of his mind when a medical procedure left him (for a little while) gutless.  

Escape

Jun 9, 2012
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The walls are closing in, you've got no way out...and then, suddenly, you escape!

The Bad Show

Jun 2, 2012

Cruelty, violence, badness...

Patient Zero

May 26, 2012

The greatest mysteries all have a shadowy figure at the center-someone who sets things in motion and holds the key to how the rest of the story unfolds.

In epidemiology, this central character is known as Patient Zero-the case at the heart of an outbreak.

Loops

May 19, 2012

So much of life is organized by cycles-seasons, biological rhythms, even our ideas of consciousness.

Here is a list of all the songs the WMRA staff selected to use during Pet Day (Tuesday, May 15, 2012).

Enjoy!
 

And Your Bird Can Sing (Beatles)

Animal (R.E.M.)

Old Blue (The Byrds)

Birdhouse in Your Soul (They Might Be Giants)

Black Eyed Dog (Nick Drake)

Cat Scratch Fever (Ted Nugent)

Disco Duck (Rick Dees)

Dixie Chicken (Little Feat)

Dogs (Pink Floyd)

Eye of the Tiger (Survivor)

Get Along Little Doggies (Roy Rogers)

Hamster Dance

Bird Dog (Everly Brothers)

Games

May 12, 2012
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A good game... whether it's a pro football playoff, or a family showdown on the kitchen table... can make you feel, at least for a little while, like your whole life hangs in the balance.

Talking to Machines

May 5, 2012
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Radiolab attempts to figure out what machines can tell us about being human.

Coming Up Saturday, April 28th at 4pm.

NPR presents an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate about the polarizing effect the internet may have on politics.

It is the fundamental issue of our time: Energy; where we get it; how we use it; what happens then. It powers our homes and our economy; it creates troubled alliances and disturbing divisions; it empowers and impoverishes; it enables almost all that we do and now threatens all that we have become.

Iran and the Bomb

Apr 14, 2012

A nuclear Iran could lead to a Middle Eastern arms race and destabilize the world’s oil market.

Some say blood is thicker than water. Maybe, maybe not. On this special presentation of Snap Judgment, we explore the different ways people create the special alchemy of family.

NPR presents an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate about capitalism in America and China.

Essay: Rebooting the Occupy Movement

Mar 30, 2012

On WMRA's occasional series, The Civic Soapbox, Denise Zito shares her thoughts about the Occupy Movement and it's future.

NPR presents an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate about obesity in the US.

Across the Arab world, the new power brokers are Islamist movements with a sweeping electoral mandate.

It is the fundamental issue of our time: Energy; where we get it; how we use it; what happens then. It powers our homes and our economy; it creates troubled alliances and disturbing divisions; it empowers and impoverishes; it enables almost all that we do and now threatens all that we have become.

The death of Kim Jong-il last December - and the appointment of his unknown and untested twenty-something son Kim Jong-un as his successor - has left the world on the edge of its seat – and with plenty of questions.

The US, South Korea, and North Korea’s neighbors are watching closely to see what comes next.

With American troops out of Iraq and leaving Afghanistan – what will America’s ‘strong presence’ in the region look like?

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