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Radio’s Mark Plotkin leaves WTOP after 10 years

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.

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