About Federal News Network

Mission

Federal News Network is the key source of breaking news, information and analysis for the people who support the missions of federal agencies. Federal News Network addresses federal agency managers, policy makers and contractors.

Our mission is to help federal managers meet their mission. Our news coverage is non-partisan, non-political and designed to help executives more clearly understand and make better decisions about issues affecting their agencies and their companies.

Federal News Network broadcasts on 1500 AM throughout the Greater Metropolitan Washington area. FederalNewsNework.com distributes government-to-government and business-to-government news and information worldwide.

Federal News Network features the talents of some of the most respected federal journalists in the community. The Federal Drive with Tom Temin airs weekdays from 6-10 a.m. and 3-7 p.m. Our reporters, Jason Miller, Jared Serbu, Nicole Ogrysko, Scott Maucione , Jory Heckman and Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, make Federal News Network an up-to-the-minute source of news and information.

History

During the late 1990’s, with the rapid growth of the Internet and email, Washington’s all-news station, WTOP 103.5 FM, (then broadcasting on 1500 AM) noticed a tremendous amount of correspondence coming from addresses with .gov and .mil extensions. Many of these emails requested that WTOP cover more federally-focused content. At the same time, the number of companies advertising on WTOP in order to reach federal decision makers was increasing rapidly.

On February 22, 2000, Federal News Network (then called WTOP2), the world’s first, Internet-only, all-news radio station was created. Our focus was, and still is, the federal community. Federal News Network is owned by Hubbard Radio.

In 2004, Federal News Network moved onto the radio airwaves on 1050 AM. In 2008, it moved again to a clear channel1 50,000 watt station on 1500 AM.

In addition to broadcasting on 1500 AM, our radio signal can also be heard live online.

In 2018, Federal News Network became the official name of the news organization.

We’re glad you’re here and we hope you enjoy the site and the radio station. We encourage your feedback. Send us an email, contact us via phone at 1-202-895-5086, or engage with us on Facebook or Twitter


Footnote:

1 Clear channel stations are those that reach a wide geographic area. The Federal Communications Commission considers clear channel stations a protected class of frequencies, which allows them to be heard for hundreds of miles, especially at night.