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DC flower shop has been U Street staple for generations
November 29, 2023, 2:45 am | Source
When you walk into Lee’s Flower and Card Shop along U Street in Northwest D.C., you immediately get smacked in the face with the unique and delightful smell of fresh flowers.

Gusty winds topple National Christmas Tree near the White House
November 28, 2023, 11:30 pm | Source
The National Christmas Tree in D.C. near the White House is once again upright after strong winds toppled it Tuesday afternoon. 

Pets for presents: What animal advocates say about giving animals as gifts
November 28, 2023, 11:14 pm | Source
According to local animal advocates, there's a lot you should know about giving a pet as a present at the holidays.

Not just books: DC public libraries see big spike in digital items being checked out
November 28, 2023, 9:48 pm | Source
It’s a digital milestone for DC Public Library — the library system checked out it’s 2 millionth digital item earlier this month.

Days after her puppy was stolen, DC woman reunited with French bulldog
November 28, 2023, 9:00 pm | Source
A D.C. woman's puppy that was stolen last weekend has been found, police said Tuesday.

In new challenge to indictment, Trump’s lawyers argue he had good basis to question election results
November 28, 2023, 7:43 pm | Source
A defense motion filed late Monday in federal court in Washington asserts that Trump was not obligated to accept at face value the judgments of government officials who time and again found no widespread fraud in the election.

Amtrak seeks to take DC’s Union Station in eminent domain case
November 28, 2023, 6:23 pm | Source
Amtrak will argue in federal court Tuesday that eminent domain privileges dictate it should be granted full control of historic Union Station in D.C.

Street closures for US Capitol Christmas Tree lighting Tuesday
November 28, 2023, 4:39 pm | Source
The annual Capitol Christmas tree lighting ceremony will take place Tuesday night. In order to prepare for the event, there will be road closures around D.C.

Street closures for Thursday’s National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
November 28, 2023, 11:20 am | Source
In preparation for the National Christmas Tree Lighting on Thursday at D.C.'s President Park, there will be a number of road closures around the District.

WATCH: No Pandas? No problem. DC’s National Zoo shines brighter than ever this season
November 28, 2023, 9:58 am | Source

PHOTOS: First lady Jill Biden unveils White House holiday decorations
November 27, 2023, 8:20 pm | Source

Amid crime surge, DC lawmakers weigh harsher punishments
November 27, 2023, 4:07 pm | Source
As violent crime and property crime continues to surge in the District, the D.C. Council will take a first look at new legislation that's aiming to curb crime.

2 DC natives tackling food insecurity in Philadelphia with a new grocery store
November 27, 2023, 1:42 pm | Source
Two D.C. natives are helping to tackle food insecurity in Philadelphia with a new grocery store, hoping the idea will possibly help people in their hometown.

‘It’s very traumatizing’: DC woman’s French Bulldog stolen months after losing another pup in District Dogs flood
November 27, 2023, 12:45 pm | Source
"I'm keeping my faith and hoping for the best," A woman who lost one dog in the flooding at District Dogs is asking for help after she says an armed robber stole her new puppy on Saturday.

New documentary details the over 30-year legal battle DC’s family services faced
November 27, 2023, 10:25 am | Source
The documentary chronicles decades of work the DC Child and Family Services Agency did to revamp after a lawsuit claimed a 4-year-old was placed in emergency care for more than two years.


WTOP-FM (103.5 FM) – recognized as “WTOP Radio” and “WTOP News” – stands as a dynamic commercial all-news radio broadcaster, holding an official license to cater to the vibrant hub of Washington, D.C. The proprietorship of this radio marvel lies in the capable hands of Hubbard Broadcasting, and its auditory reach blankets the entirety of the Washington metropolitan expanse. This influence stretches even further, propelled by the strategic deployment of two repeater stations: WTLP (103.9 FM) nestled in the scenic embrace of Braddock Heights, Maryland, and WWWT-FM (107.7) serving Manassas, Virginia.

Nestled along Wisconsin Avenue, in the heart of the Chevy Chase suburb of Washington D.C., lie the distinguished WTOP-FM studios, referred to on-air as the “WTOP Glass-Enclosed Nerve Center”. Meanwhile, the very pulse of the station, its transmitter, is located within the sprawling grounds of the American University campus. The station is not limited to conventional airwaves, branching out into the digital realm with the provision of three HD Radio channels, and a strong online presence.

In the evolutionary tale of broadcasting, WTOP-FM takes up the mantle from its forebearer, the original WTOP, an AM station occupying the frequency of 1500 kHz. This moniker, WTOP, graced the airwaves from 1943 until 2006, having embraced the captivating allure of an all-news format back in the vernal days of March 1969.

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