After 23 Years on the Air, ‘The Kojo Nnamdi Show’ Will End in April

Photo courtesy: WAMU

“The Kojo Nnamdi Show,” hosted by the eponymous Washington radio legend, is ending production this spring after 23 years. The last show will air April 1, WAMU announced Wednesday.

Despite stepping back from his daily duties, Nnamdi will still host “The Politics Hour” on Fridays. He will also continue the “Kojo in the Community” series with about six events a year.

The 76-year-old said in a statement that he’s grateful for his decades-long career at WAMU and looks forward to what’s next for him at the station:

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. 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. … I’m grateful to all of the amazing producers and support staff who contributed to my impact over the years — and hopeful they never reveal that they do most of the work — and I am very much looking forward to this next chapter in my relationship with WAMU.

In February 2019, Nnamdi hosted a town hall on diversity and the racial achievement gap in Montgomery County Public Schools. And in October 2018, he moderated a county executive forum at Montgomery Community Media’s studio in Rockville.

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Bryan Gallion

About Bryan Gallion

Bryan Gallion is a freelance reporter for Montgomery Community Media. He previously interned with MCM in the spring of 2019. Bryan recently earned a master's degree in journalism at the University of Maryland. He can be reached at bgallion@mymcmedia.org.

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