News radio station WTOP, a radio and rating powerhouse, is moving its Washington, D.C., headquarters to Chevy Chase in December or January, to accommodate its growing staff,  reports Bethesda magazine, which added:

“We have grown tremendously over the years by serving the D.C. region with at h 24/7 news, traffic and weather operation,” said General Manager Joel Oxley. “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’s current operation is pictured above.)

Meanwhile, WTOP reports that  Fox 5 WTTG-TV, which announced last fall its intent to move to fancy, new Bethesda, Maryland digs, has signed the lease and made the move official. Its relocation is still about three years away.

WTTG and WDCA-TV will occupy 59,172-square-feet at 7272 Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Bethesda in The Wilson, a 360,000-square-foot, 23-story office tower currently under construction, part of a 937,000-square-foot mixed-use project that will include a residential high rise called The Elm, as well as a second, yet-unnamed residential tower.

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