NBC O&O WRC-TV here has formed an innovative news gathering partnership with WTOP-AM, D.C.’s only 24-hour news radio station.

The two stations will share stories and resources. WTOP’s radio reporters will be shown live on TV in the event of a breaking story, while WRC’s reporters will be heard on radio.

Neither station received financial compensation as a result of the deal,and there are no staff layoffs anticipated, per a WRC spokeswoman. WTOP is owned by Evergreen Media in Irving, Texas, and has a news staff of more than 40 people.

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