Chris Boros

Program Director

Chris Boros is WMRA’s Program Director and local host from 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.

He’s been working in public radio for more than 20 years from his first job as a student employee at WKSU to hosting All Things Considered in New Mexico.  Originally from NE Ohio, Chris has worked at five public radio stations and had a short stint in commercial rock radio.  He’s been a production and operations director, music host and programmer, reporter, behind the scenes producer, technical director, and he studied radio/tv production at Kent State University.  His biggest accomplishment is when he created cassette tapes at 7, pretending to be a radio DJ, counting down his favorite songs.  His first official radio gig was as Entertainment Reporter for a High School show at 14.  It’s all about radio and audio for Chris.  In his free time, Chris hangs out with his wife, Genesis, and their two dogs and cats.  He plays guitar, writes songs for fun, and records demos for nobody to hear.  Chris digs b-movies and likes pondering mysteries.  His main passion is music with Celtic, folk, and progressive rock at the top of his list.  Alice Cooper is one of his heroes and he has a secret love affair with the Mellotron.

Ways to Connect

Here’s a description of a typical film festival:  over 100 movies are screened in a few days from countries all over the world from lesser known directors and film companies.  By the end of the event, you’re lucky if you had a chance to even see half of the movies presented and the ones you did see, you may not even remember.  The Super GR8 film festival is nothing like that.  

Emptying the house she grew up in was tough for Marietta McCarty but she also found joy during the process.  She’ll talk about her experience clearing out her childhood home at WMRA’s Books & Brews - Tuesday, November 13 in Harrisonburg at Pale Fire Brewing Co. and November 14 in Crozet at Pro Re Nata Farm Brewery.  WMRA’s Chris Boros spoke with McCarty and asked her about the fi

Progressive roots music will ring out Thursday, November 8, in Harrisonburg at Clementine Café with the Jon Stickley Trio.  WMRA’s Chris Boros spoke with Jon about his music.

Are there certain sounds like calm voices or magazine pages turning slowly that you find deeply relaxing?  If so, you may be experiencing autonomous sensory meridian response or ASMR for short.  Dr.

New York Times best-selling author John Grisham is coming to JMU on Wednesday, October 17, for the first John Grisham Writers Hour event where he’ll hold a conversation with one of his favorite authors, James McBride.  Grisham spoke with WMRA’s Chris Boros.

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Families in Matthews, Virginia, sacrificed much during World War Two when a large group of sea captains from the town were sent to help with the war efforts.  Author William Geroux chronicles the heroic story of one Matthews’ family whose seven merchant mariner sons suddenly found themselves in the cross-hairs of Hitler’s U-boats.  

There’s a honkytonk bar outside of Winchester, VA, that defines rural America, country music, and old time tradition.  It’s called The Troubadour Lounge and was owned by Jim McCoy, a local country music legend who was the first radio DJ to play Patsy Cline on the air.  When author John Lingan went there to find Jim what he found was a town searching for itself.  John’s book

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Our September Books & Brews features author John Lingan discussing his book Homeplace: A Southern Town, a Country Legend, and the Last Days of a Mountaintop Honky-Tonk - an intimate account of country music, social change, and a vanishing way of life as a Shenandoah town collides with the twenty-first century.  The book profiles Jim McCoy and his legendary honky-tonk, The Troubadour.  

WMRA is making some changes to our lineup of shows starting Wednesday, August 1st and Saturday and Sunday, August 4th and 5th. 

To see the new WMRA schedule, click here.

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