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WTOP chief Joel Oxley (whom we snapped at lunch today at Café Deluxe in DC) may be in his 17th year as GM, and WTOP may be in its 46th year as all-news, but they're pikers. Joel tells us their Capitol Hill correspondent, Dave McConnell, celebrates his 50th anniversary with the station later this month. Something else they'll be celebrating soon: all the new eateries coming to Buzutto's Cathedral Commons adjacent to their office. Like Barcelona Restaurant and Wine Bar, although if it's anything like its first location in Logan Circle, even WTOP'ers on deadline will need reservations.