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By Kenny Day 

Quick DC media lesson. WTOP call letters were once used by a TV station (1950-1978) and are still being used by local radio station (1943-present). The all-news format went into effect in 1960’s. WTOP TV became WDVM, which became WUSA 9. You follow? Well, back in 1976 TV reporters were journalists, not “talent”. Do you think Mike Buchanan, Pat Collins or Davey Marlin-Jones ever dreamed of aggregating content to drive traffic? Probably not. Observe the true masters:

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