Radio Veteran Doug Banks Dies at 57

Doug Banks
Doug Banks

Radio and television veteran Doug Banks has died at the age of 57. Although the cause of death hasn't been released, many have speculated that his death was due to diabetes complications.

The Philadelphia-born, Detroit-raised Banks got his start doing local radio but was soon hosting his own syndicated show, The Doug Banks Morning Show, which Banks hosted along with DeDe McGuire. 

In 2010, Banks' show was relaunched on WVAZ in Chicago and could be heard in several different markets.

Outside of radio, Banks was active in his community. In 2006 he launched the Doug Banks Literacy & Scholarship Initiative.

Many of Banks' fellow radio personalities shared their condolences on social media.


Rest in peace.

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