Doug Banks, who was a radio host at several stations, including Chicago’s V103 and WGCI, and appeared on ABC7’s ”190 North,” has died from complications with diabetes. He was 57.

Banks was a “190 North” contributor for over a decade.

Born in Philadelphia, Banks hosted radio shows at stations in L.A., San Francisco, Las Vegas, Detroit and finally V103, his website says, before signing on to do a nationally syndicated show. His show airs on V103 from 2-6 p.m. on weekdays.

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 and San Francisco.

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Here’s another WGCI FM Chicago commercial featuring Tom Joyner and Doug Banks. Yep Yep!

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