Martin Mayiani

Operations Specialist

Martin was born and raised in Lenkisem, Kajiado County, Kenya. He moved to the US in 2013  to attend James Madison University  where he studied Integrated Science and Technology with a concentration in Information and Knowledge Management.

At JMU, Martin worked for the JMU Micro-Computing Labs as a Lab Assistant for his first two years of college and as a Student Manager for his  last two years of college. Martin graduated from JMU in May 2017 and joined the WMRA team in August 2017. 

Martin spends his leisure time playing and watching soccer and volleyball.  Martin is  interested in Data Science and Machine Learning. 



Ways to Connect

Our October Books & Brews features author William Geroux discussing his book The Mathews Men: A  heroic story through the experiences of one extraordinay family whose seven sons (and their neighbors), U.S mercant mariners all, suddenly found themselves squarely in the cross-hairs of the U-boats bearing down on the coastal United States in 1942.  

Get your PR for Public Radio!

Join us on Saturday, July 28 at 7:30 a.m.,   at Darden Towne Park for a PR (Personal Record) for Public Radio 5K race , a flat cinder path that runs above the Rivanna River along the same route that Thomas Jefferson use to ride his horse from Monticello to town. All entrants will receive the first ever "PR for Public Radio 5K" short-sleeve cotton t-shirt. Packet pick up begins at 6:45 a.m.

Proceeds benefit WMRA!

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Our Fall season begins in September with a discussion of the honky-tonk music scene in Winchester that provided Patsy Cline the space to thrive. October focuses on Matthews County, Virginia, where  seven sons (and their neighbors) joined the U.S. merchant mariners and fended of German U-boats during WWII. November gives us an opportunity to clean house,  literally and figuratively. December looks back to the civil war and how two counties divided by the Mason-Dixon Line, Augusta, Virginia, and Franklin, Pennsylvania, experienced the war and the reconstruction that followed.

WMRA’s May Books & Brews features author Allison Garcia discussing her novel, Vivir el Dream, which is about an undocumented college student trying to make her way in the world, exploring her Christian faith, and also coming to terms with why her mother brought her from Mexico.

To listen to the WMRA Daily on your Alexa device;  

Say " Alexa, enable WMRA Daily" which enables the WMRA Daily listening skill. 

"Alexa, What's my Flash Briefing" to start listening. 

"Alexa, pause " to pause the stream.

"Alexa, resume " to resume the stream.

"Alexa, stop " to stop listening.

In order to give you a personalized listening experience, we've developed a set of customized commands you can give to all Amazon Alexa devices. 

To listen to WMRA from your Alexa device;  

Say " Alexa, enable WMRA" which enables the WMRA listening skill. 

"Alexa, play WMRA" to start listening. 

"Alexa, pause " to pause the stream.

"Alexa, resume " to resume the stream.

"Alexa, stop " to stop listening.

Due to inclement weather, Journalist Sam Quinones cannot attend our Bonus Books and Brews event. Storyteller, former LA Times reporter, and author Sam Quinones was scheduled to discuss his most recent book, Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic at a Bonus March Books & Brews. And unfortunately, we will not be able to reschedule this event.

CANCELED - Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 at 6pm, at Pale Fire Brewing Company in Harrisonburg.

With Books & Brews, when you present your WMRA MemberCard, you'll receive a certificate for a complimentary beer.











WMRA’s March Books & Brews features author Sharyn McCrumb discussing her book,The Unquiet Grave, a finely-wrought novel set in 19th Century West Virginia, based on a true story of one of the strangest murder trials in American history- The case of the Greenbrier Ghost.

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 at 7pm, at Pale Fire Brewing Company in Harrisonburg.

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 at 7pm, at Pro Re Nata Farm Brewery in Crozet(This is a new partnership and new location for Books & Brews!)

WMRA's Books & Brews series is sponsored by Union Bank & Trust.

With both Books & Brews locations, when you present your WMRA MemberCard, you'll receive a certificate for a complimentary beer.

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WMRA is pleased to present an afternoon with NPR's Sarah McCammon.

Sarah McCammon will be giving a talk about her own personal background and experiences as a member station reporter, what she and others are doing and how they work with member stations to tell stories about their communities.

She will also touch on her path to NPR mainly focusing on covering the  Trump 2016 campaign. A question and answer session will follow her talk.

This event is free and open to the public.