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
(NEWSER) – The three Cleveland women found alive after vanishing a decade ago were found in a home just a few miles away from where they disappeared after one of them apparently managed to escape her captor. Neighbors of suspect Ariel Castro say they heard a woman scream "Help me! Help me!" and found a woman who identified herself as Amanda Berry, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. "I heard screaming," neighbor Charles Ramsey tells the AP. "I'm eating my McDonald's. I come outside. I see this girl going nuts trying to get out of a house." Neighbors say she crawled out—with a child—after they kicked out the bottom of the home's aluminum door, which apparently opened just enough to fit a hand through.