|Doug Banks passed away.|
Urban radio will never be the same knowing that legendary radio host Doug Banks passed away today.
He hosted The Doug Banks Radio Show on many affiliates. Born in Philadelphia, Doug hosted radio shows in many markets but got his big break in the late 1990s when he joined V103 to do his show nationally. From 2-6pm (Central), Doug, George Willborn and Dee Dee Renee would give the take on the latest things going on in hip-hop and R&B.
His previous co-hosts A.J. Parker and Dee Dee McGuire all sent their condolences to their friend and mentor.
|Doug Banks, Dee Dee Renee and George Willborn the producer.|
American Urban Radio Networks released a statement saying that the world has lost a legend. They said that Doug Banks was on a hot streak when illness took him away from this earth.
"We were all deeply saddened to hear the news of Doug’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, his wife Wendy and his daughters Kennede and Kelli. Radio has lost a true legend", said president of AURN, Jerry Lopes.
Many in the radio community also reign in their thoughts to the beloved radio host.
Born in Philadelphia, Banks hosted radio shows at stations in L.A., San Francisco, Las Vegas, Detroit and finally V103, his website says, before signing on to do a nationally syndicated show. His show airs on V103 from 2-6 p.m. on weekdays.
Banks began his broadcasting career on his high school's radio station in Detroit, Michigan. He then moved on to the big time in Motor City radio. Leaving Detroit, Doug became a hit on stations in Los Angeles and San Francisco.