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WTOP Headquarters To Relocate to Chevy Chase

Radio station needs more space, general manager says

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Gov. Larry Hogan in the current WTOP studio in July.

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News radio station WTOP is moving its Washington, D.C., headquarters to Chevy Chase in December or January, General Manager Joel Oxley confirmed Monday.

Oxley said the broadcaster requires more space to accommodate its growing staff.

“We have grown tremendously over the years by serving the D.C. region with a 24/7 news, traffic and weather operation,” Oxley said. “Whether it is in digital, federal or broadcasting, our moving to a bigger space, with completely new state-of-the-art technology, will only help us grow more.”

WTOP’s new offices will be based at 5425 Wisconsin Ave. between Clyde’s of Chevy Chase and Giant Food on Wisconsin Circle near the intersection of Wisconsin and Western avenues—a dividing line between Maryland and the District.

More than 200 employees will occupy more than 30,000 square feet on the building’s fifth floor, and the number of employees is expected to grow, Oxley said.

WTOP is owned by Hubbard Broadcasting. Since 1989, the company has been based on Idaho Avenue in the Cathedral Commons area of Northwest Washington, 2 miles away from its new home.

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