“The Kojo Nnamdi Show” will end production on April 1, WAMU announced.
The magazine-style radio program is a Washington and regionally focused program well regarded in public radio circles. Nnamdi is a native of Guyana who immigrated to the United States in 1968. He joined WAMU in 1998 and hosted “Public Interest.” The show was renamed for its host in 2002.
Prior to WAMU Nnamdi had worked as a news editor and director, and hosted a TV public affairs show.
He’ll continue to host “The Politics Hour” on Fridays and “continue to serve as an ambassador for the station through his revamped ‘Kojo In Our Community’ event series,” the station announced.
Nnamdi thanked his producers and also mentioned colleagues Diane Rehm, Mark Plotkin and Steve Martin for helping him along the way.
He said his 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.”
WAMU plans a new regionally focused show that is yet to be announced.