When I was reporting regularly for WMRA, where Martha worked for many years, she and I would occasionally meet for lunch and talk shop. During one of these times, I confessed to her that I was supposed to have filed a story that morning but still wasn’t quite done. I hadn’t thought it was a terribly big deal until she cut me down to size.
Accurate, fact-based and independently-presented news matters as local media outlets continue to support and encourage civic engagement, said leaders of four Harrisonburg-area news organizations on Thursday.
Except for the one year he spent at New Hampshire Public radio, WMRA’s general manager, Matt Bingay has been at the station, in one capacity or another, for just shy of 28 years. He started at WMRA as a 10-hour-a-week student part-timer in the Fall of ‘92, went full-time in ’94, became program director in ’97, and since October 2017 has been running the joint.