Doug Banks Age, Death, Family, Education, Career, Wife, Kids, Salary, and Net Worth

Who Is Doug Banks?

Doug Banks (born Calvin Douglas Banks Jr.) was an eminent American Radio Personality and host of The Doug Banks Radio Show.

How Old Is Doug Banks?

Doug was 57 years old at the time of his death on April 11, 2016. He died from complications of diabetes and kidney failure. Having been born on June 9, 1958, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Doug Banks shared his birthdate with celebrities such as;

Doug Banks Family

Who are Doug Banks’s Parents and Siblings?

Doug Banks his secretive nature has shown up in his personal life. He has managed to keep his family background very private. In case there is news regarding Banks’ parents and siblings, we shall update it here as soon as possible.

Doug Banks Education

Information regarding where Doug Banks received his high school/college education still remains private.

Doug Banks Wife

Baks was married to the love of his life, Wendy Banks. They were married from 1993 until Doug’s death in 2016. Doug was also previously married to an unknown woman prior to marrying Wendy.

A Photo of Doug Banks
A Photo of Doug Banks

Doug Banks Kids

Banks has four kids, three daughters and one son. However, his kids’ names are not mentioned on the Internet.

Doug Banks Height – Measurements

Adding to his well-built body, he stood at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.8m) and unknown weight.

Doug Banks Career

Banks began his radio career broadcasting on his high school’s radio station. WDRQ took notice of his talent and offered him a spot as a temporary late-night weekend disc jockey for a country music station. After high school, he successfully turned his temporary trial into a permanent multi-year gig in Los Angeles, California at KDAY. In April 1979, he started at KMJM-Magic 108 as “The Unknown DJ”. Next, he moved on to the LA station KFI, which helped to pave the way to a morning show slot in Las Vegas at KLAV. His next stops were KDIA in Oakland, California, and WBMX (now WVAZ) in Chicago, Illinois.

He then did nights, mornings, and afternoons for WGCI-FM in Chicago from 1986 to 1995. It was at WGCI where he became ghood friends with Tom Joyner and they became known as “Turntable Brothers”. In 1995, the ABC Radio Network offered Doug the opportunity to do a nationally syndicated show of his own. Originally, he started with an afternoon show from the same studio as the “Tom Joyner Morning Show”. In 1997, he wanted a move to a morning show instead, and the studio across the hall from Doug’s was made ready.

The new show hosted by him along with his new sidekick DeDe McGuire rose to become one of the top-rated syndicated urban programs in America. WBLS New York was the flagship station. This era was the high point of his career and included producers Gary Saunders and Eurro Rice. The greatest success came with the combination of Doug Banks, Dede McGuire, and Rudy Rush. In January 2008, the show was canceled, but Doug relaunched the show, this time in the afternoon drive under the new name, The Ride with Doug and DeDe. His next program was aimed at the Urban Adult Contemporary audience, similar to what is played on Joyner’s and Steve Harvey‘s shows.

In 2010, he moved his show to American Urban Radio Networks and renamed it The Doug Banks Show. Dede then resigned to focus exclusively on her own morning show. This was after years of hosting both the morning show for K104 Dallas and cohosting the syndicated afternoon show with Doug. DeDe McGuire was then replaced by DeeDee Renee as co-host. Friday, April 8, 2016, was Doug’s final broadcast when he did his show off from an event in Chicago. Moreover, he hosted some editions of NASCAR Now on ESPN2. Also, he made a guest appearance on the sitcom My Wife and Kids as Tom Miller.

Doug Banks Salary

Banks earned an annual basic salary ranging between $35,000 and $100,000.

Doug Banks’ Net Worth

Doug boasted an estimated net worth ranging between $100,000 to $1 million.