The Philadelphia-born, Detroit-raised Doug Banks began his radio career as an on-air personality for his high school’s radio station. A local top 40 station took note of his talent and hired him for a temporary late-night weekend disc jockey spot. Even though he was the youngest DJ, he quickly earned a permanent position. After high school, Doug turned a six-week trial into a multi-year position at KDAY in
His next LA stop was KFI, which was the stepping-stone to his first Morning show slot in
The Doug Banks Show aired in the Afternoon for two years before moving up to Mornings. Now firmly established in the hearts and minds of fans across the nation, Doug recently celebrated his 16th year as a syndicated radio host. Millions tune in each week and experience some of the most creative and innovative programming on the airwaves today. In 2008, Doug launched his new afternoon show on V103 and has been top-rated ever since.
The recipient of numerous radio awards, Doug was honored in November 2005 at the 12th Annual Living Legends Foundation Gala in
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Rapper Rick Ross has noted in lyrics that he's often "Talkin' to the Holy Ghost in my Bugatti," but early this morning, he was more likely praying inside his Rolls-Royce.
Ross, a.k.a. William Leonard Roberts, was at the center of a shooting and crash this morning after celebrating his 37th birthday at the Miami nightclub LIV. Unknown assailants fired "dozens" of rounds at a Rolls-Royce he was driving just outside the city, Fort Lauderdale police said.
In attempting to get away, Ross crashed into an apartment building, police said, adding that neither Ross nor his passenger, Shateria L. Moragne-el, was injured. However, according to authorities, the pair at first tried to keep their names out of news reports for fear of future attacks.
Police are still looking for the gunman or gunmen, who fled the area before officers arrived.
It's been a busy year for Ross and his nemeses. Ross had to cancel several concerts recently after the Gangster Disciples threatened to crash the gates at two North Carolina shows in reprisal for him allegedly appropriating the gang's logo for his mixtape "Black Bar Mitzvah" and comparing himself to GD's imprisoned founder, Larry Hoover. Other GD chapters, including Florida's, have made explicit threats to him via YouTube.
Last year, Ross made news when a body was found outside a Miami Gardens, Fla., home that he owned, but Ross claimed he didn't live there at the time. He's also repeatedly suffered from seizures and other heath problems in the last year.