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Mollenbeck was clearly not cut out to be a physician.
Around age 5, he got a toy doctor's kit, complete with a stethoscope. But instead of
using it as any normal child might, he used the stethoscope as a microphone and
headphones to announce things around the house. So it began.
While still in high school in small-town Iowa, he started working part time at the
local radio station (KLMJ). By the time he graduated from Biola University in
Southern California, he had worked or interned on both coasts, including WHO in Des
Moines, KOGO in San Diego and WTOP/WFED in Washington.
After three and a half years reporting for KNX in Los Angeles, Mollenbeck returned
to WTOP in May of 2010.
He loves travel, Spanish and neckties.
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Just a week removed from a regional row over encrypted radio channels, fire chiefs from across the region met to smooth out concerns and make plans for mutual responses.
Thursday - 09/18/2014, 04:18pm EDT
One year after the Navy Yard shooting rampage—ending in 12 dead and four injured—those most closely touched by the massacre reflect on the victims and their own journeys through the darkest days. For one family, the difficult times finally took a turn in the form of a rescued dog that had been through some traumatic experiences of its own.
Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 07:08am EDT
When the Blue Angels are doing their diamond rolls and delta break-outs, they can't afford distractions.
Friday - 09/12/2014, 03:10pm EDT
The response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 exposed communications limitations and vulnerabilities. Agencies had trouble speaking to each other. Regional leaders would later demand improvements and interoperability.
Thursday - 09/11/2014, 07:03am EDT
Some big names are on board to pitch the Capital region as host for the Summer 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Thursday - 09/04/2014, 07:22am EDT
Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have crossed the southern U.S. border; many have ended up in Virginia.
Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 08:50pm EDT
Any long-suffering golfer can relate to the urge to violently fling a club.
Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 07:01am EDT
The end of summer vacation may be just the time to shop for -- well, a vacation.
Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 04:49am EDT
While mourners gathered for Michael Brown's funeral, school teachers 800 miles to the east prepared for the first day of class and, almost certainly, conversations about the shooting death of the unarmed black teenager.
Monday - 08/25/2014, 03:26pm EDT
Power players come and go in this town, but few ascend so quickly — and convincingly — as a little panda cub already known the world over.
Saturday - 08/23/2014, 01:44pm EDT
The District has asked for more time to sort out its gun laws and consider an
appeal following a judge's overturning of the handgun ban in public.
Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 07:10pm EDT
The owner of one of the cars parked in a flooded lot at BWI arrived at the airport to find her vehicle moved, water in beverage cups and engines that wouldn't turn over after record rainfall deluged the area.
Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 05:15pm EDT
Dozens of cars parked in BWI's long-term lot were submerged in
water on Tuesday after record flooding in the region.
Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 09:17am EDT
Scammers are peddling SmarTrip cards near Metro stations and online, and some deal-hungry buyers are left with useless plastic once cards are flagged for deactivation.
Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 03:51am EDT
D.C. Council member Marion Barry is back in the Department of
Vehicles' good graces.
Wednesday - 08/06/2014, 04:08pm EDT
A day earlier, his Twitter had some pretty harsh words for the cops.
Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 08:32pm EDT
The Washington area has become one of the most popular destinations for unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border with about 15 percent of those children headed here.
Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 02:15pm EDT
The tap water coming from the faucets looked about like wheatgrass juice -- undrinkable.
Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 04:48am EDT
The former D.C. mayor claims he's being attacked.
Monday - 08/04/2014, 05:21pm EDT
Fresh off a row with Virginia, Uber has warned customers in
Maryland that possible regulations would dramatically alter service in the Free
Friday - 08/01/2014, 02:07pm EDT