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WMRA News
6:23 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Lexington's Michael Smitka on NPR

In an article quoting U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, NPR's "All Things Considered" also included the voice of a Washington & Lee University professor of economics. 

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WMRA News
2:23 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

MLK Street-Rename Opponents (And A Typo?)

Harrisonburg city officials have decided to rename Cantrell Avenue in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., but the decision was not without controversy.

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WMRA News
4:10 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Lexington Gets a New Transmitter

WMRA News (tw)

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 News
6:25 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Skyline Literacy and International Literacy Day

WMRA News (tw)

Since 1987, Skyline Literacy, based in Harrisonburg, has been working with adults who need help with reading and writing skills, applying for their GEDs, and even helping immigrants apply for citizenship.

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WMRA
6:21 am
Tue September 3, 2013

The Takeaway, New to WMRA and to Virginia

WMRA is brings The Takeaway to Virginia.

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WMRA
8:46 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Tom DuVal Retires

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:

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A Fundraising Day in May
5:00 am
Mon May 13, 2013

$30,000 Dash

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

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Area Runner's Insight
5:42 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Jack Marmorstein on Boston Marathon Bombing

Finish line before the bombing. Photo credit: Flickr user Hahatango

A WMRA-area runner was in the 2013 Boston Marathon, and much to friends' relief, he promptly said on Facebook: "I'm fine."   He's familiar with the finish line area and his modestly self-described "little sliver of insight" about the attack has gone national.  

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Couple Hours of Web-Oddity
12:40 am
Tue April 16, 2013

NPR.org Hacked

Archival screencap by WMRA News /tw

On Monday night, public radio station websites from New England to the deep South briefly showed odd web "news" articles saying only, "Syrian Electronic Army Was Here" (see examples in our slideshow).  Apparently NPR.org was hacked, and many local affiliates who show the official NPR newsfeed on their own websites thus showed SEA's cybergraffiti. 

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Spring Fundraiser
5:00 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Spring Fundraiser

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

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