WTOP brings you the latest local news, traffic and weather impacting Virginia, Maryland and DC. Quickly read articles. Get customized breaking news and traffic alerts based on your location. Create a personalized newsfeed. Listen live to WTOP Radio.

*Sign up for alerts: breaking news; weather; traffic; mass transit; closings & delays; also get special contest, promotion & event alerts now through the app.
*Use myWTOP to create a personalized news feed. Select the topics you are most interested in and WTOP will customize a list of articles to appear in the myWTOP section of the app.
*Use the “Report to WTOP” function to submit photos, video and audio to WTOP.
*Set an in-app alarm and “Wake Up to WTOP.” After your alarm goes off, WTOP Radio turns on to get you ready for the day.
*Save important articles.
*Share articles easily via email and social media.
*Read exclusive stories from the award-winning staff of WTOP reporters.

*Sign up for “My Traffic” alerts to receive audio/text notifications direct from the WTOP Traffic Center when something major will impact YOUR commute. My Traffic alerts are the most custom traffic alerts available in the Washington D.C. region.
*Report a traffic incident via phone, Twitter, voice memo or email.
*Miss a traffic report on the radio? Our latest reports can be heard on-demand in the app.
*Where is traffic the worst? View our map powered by the WTOP Traffic Center and Google Maps.
*List of the latest Metro incidents and delays, as well as easy access to a Metro map.
*View the latest tweets from @WTOPtraffic.

*Bookmark your favorite locations for easy access to weather conditions in these areas.
*Sign up to receive weather alerts.
*Hourly and 10-day forecasts.
*Radar map.
*Closings and Delays information.

*Listen live to WTOP Radio.
*Stream major press conferences and news events live.
*Subscribe to and download podcasts from the WTOP Podcast Center.
*Listen to any audio while browsing the rest of the app.

*Fast, streamlined and clean design created with you in mind.
*View photo galleries and videos with ease.
*Search for articles you hear on the radio as well as the top news of the day.
*Easily contact WTOP via phone or email.

Please note: This app features Nielsen’s audience measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research, such as Nielsen’s Audio Measurement.
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* Apple is in no way affiliated with or responsible for any contests/rewards presented with this app.

This app is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.

What’s New

Version 2.27.9

We update our app regularly so we can make it a better experience for you. This version includes minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Nerk Twin ,

All commercials all the time

Around the DC metro area this radio station is jokingly known as the “all commercial, occasional content all the time”. They stick a commercial in every nook and cranny - And the same lame low end commercials over and over again. The commercials are mostly for overpriced roofers, window installers, plumbers and “clinics” for erectile disfunction or any other disease, or fake disease a hypochondriac could imagine. Basically, if you hear a commercial on this station (and that’s mostly what you’ll hear) you want to avoid that company like the plague. I have had this app for a few years and throughout the day I would check in at the top of the hour for news updates or for weather updates or until the commercials drove me away. But the recent version of the app started sticking in a commercial every time you start or pause the app. That’s a new low and the last straw for me. It’s ridiculous to force feed so many commercials, especially at a time when people are fleeing commercial driven media for on-demand services. I know the station is owned by some greedy media conglomerate that couldn’t care less about quality, but the listening experience on this app (and station) has become intolerable. Unless you love endless bad commercials from lame companies, don’t waste you time with WTOP.

Developer Response ,

Hi there, we just released a new version of the app, 2.23.2. Would you mind downloading the new version and letting us know if the problem still persists? Thanks! Julia Ziegler, News Director, WTOP

Acousticaperture ,

Unwarranted Notification Spam

The overhauled WTOP app seems to run much smoother as far as reading news is concerned, however listening to the audio stream doesn't work half the time, and then there are the notifications! As soon as the overhauled version released, now the app sends multiple political notifications throughout the day, every day, and there is no way to adjust or disable this outside of blocking the app from notifications in iOS! Thr only setting available in Settings is your weather location... this app seems half baked. The web News side has been fixed, but everything else is really poor.

PGene45 ,

Unstable app

I was born in DC and grew up listening to the station. I cannot successfully stream for more than 5-10 minutes. It just stops. It also does not pay attention to the other lPhone sound controls - like PLDespite your latest update it still fails in the exact same way and I still have to reboot the phone. Please fix this.

I have complained to you for years about your app going completely non-functional. Despite multiple updates to your latest version it has not changed. New iPhone. New IOS. New download of all apps. There’s not a lot for me to do except just completely forgetting you guys exist. So much for big stations and big money.

Developer Response ,

Hi there! We just released a completely new WTOP app. I would love for you to update to the new version, 2.23.2, and let us know what you think! -- Julia Ziegler, News Director, WTOP


Hubbard Radio, LLC
62.6 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes


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