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WTOP Adds ‘To Your Health’ Hourly Segment

WTOP today announced 24+ minutes per day of new health and fitness programming. ”To Your Health” will air every hour at the 22 minute mark as a one to three minute segment.

“Every day we find ourselves with an abundance of great health stories that are interesting to men and women of all ages,” said Laurie Cantillo, WTOP program director. “Now, WTOP listeners will know they can count on getting the latest health news at a predictable time, every hour of every day.”

In celebration of its September 15 launch, Dr. Drew Pinsky will join WTOP at 1:20 pm on Monday to discuss prostate cancer detection and prevention.

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Crappy Commute Stories Return to WTOP

Time again to turn all that road rage into a reward.

For the second time, WTOP is rewarding listeners for their miserable morning commutes with “Commuter Idle,” a competition to see who has the worst trek from home to work.

WTOP launched the contest this time last year. The winner then was surprisingly not one of D.C.’s garbage men, who literally have to put up with shit while commuting. It was Brenda Wells, a single mother of three who travels by car (on toll roads), MARC train, Metro train and Metro bus to get from Sparrows Point, Md. to her office at the State Department. As the winner, Wells received a $1,000 cash prize and a one-day limo ride to and from work. This year’s winner receives the same prize.

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(A Sprinkling of Things we Think you Ought to Know…)

FLOTUS-In-Training – ABC News did a profile on both Ann Romney and Callista Gingrich last night. (It took me a full five minutes before I realized I wasn’t watching The Walking Dead.) They pulled out this gem of a quote from Newt Gingrich on how his wife views herself: “She actually describes herself as being a cross between Nancy Reagan and Laura Bush with just a slight bit of Jackie Kennedy tossed in.” Wow. We were going to say a cross between Tammy Faye Baker and The Joker, but that’s just us.

NEW PD for WTOP – Washington, D.C. powerhouse radio station, WTOP, added to its lineup today as they announced Laurie Cantillo will join them as their Program Director. Cantillo most recently worked for talk radio station WABC in New York City. This marks a major change in the way that WTOP will operate. Up until this decision, VP of News and Programming, Jim Farley, has always called the shots at station. WTOP created the position of Program Director just for Cantillo. This is a move that will put Farley in charge of the station’s efforts to evolve and grow on the mobile medium.

Twitter TroubleRoll Call’s Harvard fellow Christina Bellantoni shook up the Twitterverse with this message last night:

Could it be? Were Republicans ready to throw Christine O’Donnell into the primary? Not even close. After shockwaves rippled through Bellantoni’s Twitter, she quickly corrected herself to say: