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.
To learn more about our digital audience measurement products and your choices in regard to them, please visit for more information.

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

What’s New

Version 2.26.1

Update map data source.

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
46 Ratings
46 Ratings
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

Checker King in VA ,

Streaming audio Inconsistent

I agree with the other reviewer, that the app does not allow streaming audio 50% of the time-even if you’re outside with good reception.
I haven’t been hit with a blitz of ads yet.

When the streaming audio does work, you can hear the news anchors repeatedly give out the wrong time (sometimes hours off) it makes you think they have a problem reading a clock. I also noticed the news anchors give a teaser storyline, cut to a commercial and completely forget the teaser story that they tempted you to stay tuned for.
Wished WTOP app developers read these reviews and implemented fixes-and someone should buy the newsroom a large digital clock!


Hubbard Radio, LLC
92.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
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