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Local Radio Favorite Kojo Nnamdi Broadcasts Final Show

On Thursday, after 23 years, “The Kojo Nnamdi Show” aired its final show.

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 for one hour beginning at noon on WAMU 88.5, the NPR member-station in the District.

Kojo, a longtime D.C. resident and native of Guyana, continues to host The Politics Hour with Kojo Nnamdi each Friday from noon to 1 p.m. with resident analyst Tom Sherwood, leading discussions about the policies and politics affecting the people of D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Denise Rolark Barnes, publisher of The Washington Informer, described Kojo as “an institution in Washington, D.C. and someone who made local news important news for those who live in the DMV.”

WAMU will honor Kojo Nnamdi on Wednesday, April 28 at 7 p.m. during an event sponsored by AARP Maryland and AARP District of Columbia, WAMU’s Morning Edition Host Esther Ciammachilli will moderate the event.

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Dominic Kevin McNeir is an award-winning journalist with more than 25 years of service for the Black Press (NNPA). Prior to moving East to assist his aging parents, the native Detroiter engineered a transformation of The Miami Times resulting in its being named the NNPA’s “Publication of the Year” in 2011 – just one of several dozen industry-related awards he’s earned in his career. He currently serves as senior editor for The Washington Informer. There, in the heart of the U.S. Capitol, he displays a keen insight for developing front-page news as it unfolds within the greater Washington area, capturing the crucial facts and facets of today’s intriguing, political arena. He has degrees from The University of Michigan, Emory University and Princeton Theological Seminary. In 2020, he received First Place for Weekly Newspaper, Commentary & Criticism, Society of Professional Journalists, Washington, D.C. Pro Chapter. Learn more about him at www.dkevinmcneir.com, Facebook – Kevin McNeir, Twitter - @mcneirdk, Linkedin – D. Kevin McNeir or email: mcneirdk@washingtoninformer.com.

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