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
After five painful years, 48-year-old Wesley Warren, Jr. caught the attention of a California surgeon specializing in scrotal lymphedema, an accumulation of lymphatic fluid inside the scrotum.
"It's very disabling condition because the patient can't work, and if they can't work they often don't have insurance or the money to pay for care," said Dr. Joel Gelman, director of the University of California, Irvine's Center for Reconstructive Urology, who ultimately diagnosed and treated Warren for the condition. "He said he didn't have any money to pay for anything, so we did it for free."
Warren used money from "The Howard Stern Show" listeners to travel from Las Vegas to Irvine, Calif., where on April 8 Gelman removed the 134-pound mass in a 13-hour surgery.