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WTOP, Washington, DC Debuts New Morning Team

All-news WTOP-FM, Washington, DC unveils its new morning drive anchor team as Michelle Basch and John Aaron begin hosting the program that airs from 5:00 am to 10:00 am. Basch and Aaron take over for Bruce Alan and Joan Jones, who exited the station after taking the voluntary buyout from owner Hubbard BroadcastingBasch has been with the station since joining in 2006 as a reporter, and Aaron started his career with WTOP in 2007. Basch comments, “After years of working as part of WTOP’s wonderful night crew, I am so lucky to get the opportunity to help Washingtonians wake up and get informed every weekday morning. The fact that I’m teaming up with John – a really nice guy whose work I’ve always admired – makes it even more exciting!” Aaron adds, “It’s truly surreal to now be anchoring weekday mornings for the station I grew up listening to. I look forward to spending more mornings with our listeners, bringing them the important news of the day and having some fun along the way.” WTOP director of news and programming Julia Ziegler states, “Michelle and John bring years of experience and incredible news judgment to mornings. They are both so excited to bring their passion for news to morning drive. Our listeners are in good hands with John and Michelle.”