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
(TMZ)Whitney Houston's sister-in-law Pat Houston was moments from taking her own life ... or several family members thought when they called 911 -- only to discover it was a huge misunderstanding.
TMZ has learned cops and paramedics rushed to Pat's home in Alpharetta, GA today -- after receiving calls from people close to her who thought Pat had tried to commit suicide.
Here's what happened ... hours earlier Pat had posted on her Facebook page, "Sometimes you just feel like giving up on life and its many challenges. And for the first time in my life…I’m tired…and I want to finally rest. I love you guys."
Sources tell us several family members saw the post and were immediately concerned ... they began calling and texting Pat but got no answer. Then they went to her house, found her passed out in bed next to a pill bottle ... and decided to call 911.
We're told as soon as cops arrived, Pat woke up and explained she had simply taken pain medication for her back, turned off her phone and then gone to sleep -- unaware so many people were trying to contact her.
We're told Pat informed everyone ... she was never suicidal, the Facebook post was a result of stress.
Law enforcement tells us, Pat was taken to the hospital -- as a preventative measure -- and released a short time later.