After 23 years, The Kojo Nnamdi Show aired its final show on April 1, 2021. The live magazine program highlighted news, political issues and social trends of the day and includes listener’s calls, emails and tweets. It aired Monday through Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. (ET) on WAMU 88.5, the NPR member-station in Washington, D.C.
Kojo continues to host The Politics Hour with Kojo Nnamdi each Friday from noon to 1 p.m. ET with resident analyst Tom Sherwood, maintaining a vital forum for the public to engage with and hold elected public officials accountable. They host frank, lively discussions about the policies and politics affecting the people of D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
A longtime D.C. resident, Kojo Nnamdi is a native of Guyana who brings a global perspective and deep knowledge of the region to the news and politics of the day. “Maybe the best interviewer in town,” according to The Washington Post, Kojo’s inviting on-air style encourages guests and callers to discover new points of view, embrace controversy and spark new ideas, with listeners invited to participate in the show.
The Kojo Nnamdi Show debuted in 1991 as The Derek McGinty Show and was renamed Public Interest when McGinty left the program in January 1998. Nnamdi became host in August 1998 and the name was changed to The Kojo Nnamdi Show in September 2002.