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D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray issued a proclamation declaring Nov. 1, 2013, as Kojo Nnamdi Day in the District of Columbia. The announcement celebrates Kojo's 15 years broadcasting on WAMU 88.5.
Kojo Nnamdi was born Rex Orville Montague Paul on January 8, 1945 in Guyana, is an American radio journalist. He is the host of The Kojo Nnamdi Show, and The Politics Hour on WAMU, and the Evening Exchange broadcast on WHUT-TV in the Washington DC Metropolitan area.
Gray hailed Kojo, "on behalf of 632,000 people in the District of Columbia, many, many of whom -- and I mean this quite seriously -- admire you greatly and appreciate what you do and have done for so many years."
The proclamation states: "Kojo Nnamdi has been a fixture on radio and television in the District of Columbia for four decades and has set a standard for conversations about important political and economic issues in this city."
Kojo has been a major influence on the D.C. community, with insightful and provocative dialogue. For 15 years, he has been bringing the world to Washington through his own unique perspective on The Kojo Nnamdi Show and The Politics Hour.