Mystery Newsmaker April 20 & 21

Listen to WTOP this Saturday and Sunday morning during the 8am hour for the WTOP Mystery Newsmaker Contest. We’ll play the voice of someone you’ve heard in the news this week on WTOP. 

Be the first caller at 855-885-1035 to correctly identify the mystery newsmaker and win six members hill badges and a parking pass for the 2019 Virginia Gold Cup PLUS a pair of tickets to see Oslo at Round House Theatre.

In 1993, unbeknownst to the rest of the world, an audacious husband-and-wife team of Norwegian bureaucrats assembled a motley band of would-be diplomats from the Middle East to attempt the unimaginable: negotiate peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Operating only through back-channels—in secrecy, and without any official bargaining power—the group struggles to find middle ground as political tensions reach a fever pitch. But at the heart of diplomacy lies empathy, and these peacemakers must rely on the strength of the surprising personal bonds they have forged if they want to succeed. Artistic Director Ryan Rilette helms this thrilling nail biter, based on the true events surrounding the Oslo Peace Accords, that swept the 2016-2017 awards season.

For tickets and more information about Round House Theatre visit

The Virginia Gold Cup has over the past century made steeplechasing one of the most prestigious sports in America.  Former NSA President George Strawbridge calls the Gold Cup’s Great Meadow racecourse, “The crown jewel of American steeplechasing.” This legendary annual event is now run before a sellout crowd of over 60,000 people.

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