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WAMU's ''The Kojo Nnamdi Show'' to End After 23 Years


Kojo Nnamdi
Kojo Nnamdi

News/Talk WAMU/Washington, DC has announced that "The Kojo Nnamdi Show" will end on April 1 after 23 years. Nnamdi, 76, will continue hosting the weekly "The Politics Hour" on Fridays. He'll also serve as a station ambassador with his "Kojo In Our Community" event series. WNYC Studios' "The Takeaway" will now air in Nnamdi's noon-1pm on Monday through Thursdays, while a new local program is in development.

"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," said Nnamdi. "That role owed a great deal to WAMU's commitments to understanding the Washington region across racial lines -- the lines which too often divide us. That commitment continues, and I will continue to be a part of it as host of The Politics Hour and as a frequent broadcast presence in our community through the Kojo In Our Community events."

"We're so grateful to Kojo for all of his contributions to WAMU and the legacy of outstanding local journalism that he and his team have created with The Kojo Nnamdi Show," said Chief Content Officer Monna Kashfi. "He has been an essential and powerful voice for our local communities for the past 23 years, and I'm delighted that he'll stay connected to the station and the community both on-air and through the upcoming event series."

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