Thursday, January 14, 2021

D-C Radio: Kojo Nnamdi Show Ending On WAMU

After 23 years delivering vital, regional news programming to the D.C. region, The Kojo Nnamdi Show will end production this spring. WAMU announced today that the final live show will air on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Host Kojo Nnamdi approached WAMU over a year ago with his desire to step back from his daily duties on the mic but still stay engaged with the community. With his four-decades-long commitment to journalism, he will continue to host the popular The Politics Hour on Fridays.

The Politics Hour, featuring resident analyst Tom Sherwood, provides a valuable community service by creating a forum for the public to engage with and hold accountable their elected public officials. As 2021 presents statewide and legislative elections in Virginia, continuing to hold these conversations is vital to WAMU’s mission as a public media organization and to serving the needs of the Washington, D.C., metro region.

Additionally, Kojo will continue to serve as an ambassador for the station through his revamped “Kojo In Our Community” event series. These events — about six per year — will stay true to the original format, allowing Kojo to convene conversations in communities across the region on topics that are urgent and top-of-mind for those residents. Each event will be recorded and offered to our on-air listeners as “WAMU Presents” special programming.

“My relationship with WAMU started with me as a listener, was strengthened through my friendship with Diane Rehm, and was bonded when Mark Plotkin, Steve Martin and Diane convinced me that I could play a significant role at WAMU,” says Kojo Nnamdi.

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