Doug Banks, radio and TV personality, dies

CHICAGO (KABC) -- Doug Banks, who was a radio host at several stations across the U.S. including in Los Angeles, has died. He was 57.

Banks began his broadcasting career on his high school's radio station in Detroit, Michigan. He then moved on to the big time in Motor City radio.

Leaving Detroit, Doug became a hit on stations in Los Angeles -- first at KDAY then at KFI, according to his website.

He then hosted radio shows at stations in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Detroit and finally Chicago's V103, his website says, before signing on to do a nationally syndicated show.

The ABC Radio Network offered Banks the opportunity to do a nationally syndicated show, and Banks' reputation as a radio icon took off.

He is a Philadelphia native but grew up in Detroit.

Banks last appeared on "190 North" in the summer of 2014.

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