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
The daughter of legendary West Coast Hip-Hop MC DJ Quik is currently facing murder charges after the violent death of her 2-year-old son. Twenty-one year old Davieanna Marlena Blake and her boyfriend Darnell Moses Alvarez, 24, were arrested in their apartment in Phoenix when police found the couple standing over the body of Blake's dead son.
Sources say an autopsy report showed that the child suffered “lacerated liver, severe internal bleeding and multiple bruising throughout his body, inconsistent with being struck with a belt only.”
The beating started when Alvarez discovered that the young boy had wet the bed. He began beating the child with a belt. Blake told police she didn't interfere because she feared it would upset her boyfriend even more.
Blake then went to work and when she returned the boy had stopped breathing. Blake and Alvarez are both charged with murder.
Source: Black Media Scoop