Doug Banks, who was a radio host at several stations, including Chicago’s V103, and appeared on ABC7’s ”190 North,” has died. Banks was in his late 50s and had suffered from kidney failure.
Banks was a “190 North” contributor for over a decade.
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.
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.
Chicago had him from 1986 – 1994 both at WVAZ and WGCI.
The ABC Radio Network offered Banks the opportunity to do a nationally syndicated show and Banks’ reputation as a radio icon took off.
He is a Philadelphia native but grew up in Detroit.
Banks last appeared on “190 North” in the summer of 2014.