WASHINGTON — WTOP Radio says it is canceling Mark Plotkin’s politics show, and the longtime commentator and advocate for District of Columbia statehood is leaving the all-news station.
Jim Farley, WTOP’s vice president of news, says Plotkin has parted ways with the Washington area’s top-rated radio station. He says the parting was “without rancor on either side.” But Farley would not say why Plotkin was leaving because it’s a personnel issue.
A telephone call to a number listed for Plotkin was not immediately returned. He joined WTOP in 2002.
Farley says Plotkin’s “Friday Politics Program” will be replaced with an hour-long news show.
Previously, Plotkin worked at public radio station WAMU for two decades as a commentator and political host.