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.
BREAKING NEWS: I am stunned to hear of the death of Doug Banks. I heard he was not doing well and had failing kidneys. This is just so hard.— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) April 11, 2016
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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