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 is survived by two college aged daughters and two adult children.
born in Philadelphia and raised in Detroit, according his radio station website. He got his start in radio at his high school station.
His career took off with gigs in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco, before he settled in Chicago in the 1980s.
A fixture in urban radio for three decades, Banks is often mentioned alongside other format heavyweights like Tom Joyner and Steve Harvey.
Joyner and Banks worked together in the Windy City at WGCI -- Joyner on morning drive and Banks in the afternoon.
"Doug Banks wasn't just my Turntable Brother, he was my other brother!" Joyner said on Instagram. "See you on the other side Doug."