DCRTV.com was founded in the early days of the internet in 1997 by Dave Hughes, a radio enthusiast with a passion for broadcasting.

The website emerged as a hub for news, gossip, and insider information about the world of radio and television in the Washington, D.C and Baltimore areas.

Hughes recognized the need for a platform where industry professionals and enthusiasts could gather to discuss and dissect the latest developments in the rapidly changing landscape of media.

DCRTV.com became a trusted source for both industry insiders and everyday listeners and viewers.

With its comprehensive coverage of local radio and television stations, including ratings, format changes, and personnel shifts, the website provided a valuable service to the community, offering insight and analysis that couldn’t be found anywhere else.

Dave Hughes passed away unexpectedly at age 63 on December 27, 2021.

DCRTV went offline shortly after with Dave’s passing.

Dan Lane, a former broadcaster in the DC area, and a huge fan of Dave Hughes missed DCRTV and wanted to bring it back.

Lane acquired the domain name and brought DCRTV.com back to life on April 5, 2024.

Lane plans to bring back the news, gossip, and the mailbag that made DCRTV famous.

He has also launched the DCRTV Podcast where he interviews current and former DC/MD/VA personalities to talk about the inner workings of local radio and TV and to celebrate the history of the region’s broadcasters.

As the media landscape continues to evolve with the rise of streaming services, podcasts, and social media, DCRTV.com will remain a relevant and vital resource for anyone interested in the world of broadcasting in the DC/Baltimore region.