Doug Banks Posthumously Inducted Into The Illinois Broadcasters Association Hall Of Fame
May 24, 2016 at 7:44 AM (PT)
The late DOUG BANKS (NET NEWS 4/11) was posthumously inducted into the ILLINOIS BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION HALL OF FAME. The announcement was made by former iHEARTMEDIA VP/GM MARV DYSON at the “REMEMBERING DOUG BANKS” public tribute on SATURDAY (5/21).
iHEARTMEDIA/CHICAGO Urban WGCI (107.5), WVAZ (V103), and Inspiration 1390 held the event at the HAROLD WASHINGTON CULTURAL CENTER in BRONZEVILLE on the South Side of CHICAGO. WVAZ personalities JOE SOTO and RAMONSKI LUV served as emcees.
Pres. OBAMA sent an acknowledgement of BANKS’s importance to broadcasting and CHICAGO Mayor RAHM EMANUEL issued a statement of recognition; in addition, the Mayor declared SATURDAY MAY 21st, DOUG BANKS DAY.
- MATT SCARANO - iHEARTMEDIA/CHICAGO Region Pres
- DERRICK BROWN - iHEARTMEDIA/CHICAGO Dir. of Urban Programming
- DEDE MCGUIRE - Former DOUG BANKS SHOW Co-Host
- DEEDEE RENEE - Former DOUG BANKS SHOW Co-Host
- BONNIE DESHONG - Former BANKS & COMPANY Co-Host
- JANET DAVIES - ABC Entertainment Reporter/ Host 190 North/TV colleague
- RUDY RUSH - Former DOUG BANKS SHOW co-Host
- DORTHY TILLMAN - Founder of HAROLD WASHINGTON CULTURAL CENTER
- DARIUS BROOKS - GRACE CENTRAL CHURCH Senior Pastor
Other notable former colleagues and attendees included; IRENE MOJICA, HAROLD LEE RUSH Jr., LOU CANELLIS, ANGELA T. INGRAM, TROI TYLER, HERB KENT, ART SIMS, and GRAY COMMUNICATIONS Pres. TONY GRAY.