The People of Chicago Have Spoken!

By Popular Demand 'The Doug Bank's Morning Show' Moves to Power 92 WVJM-92.3FM



Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Miles Ahead Entertainment

    DALLAS, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The people of Chicago, the third largest
 radio market in America, have spoken and radio executives have listened.  By
 popular demand, veteran radio jock Doug Banks returns to Chicago this spring
 with his top-rated nationally syndicated morning show on the newly revamped
 Power 92, WVJM (92.3-FM.)
     Beginning April 30th, "The Doug Banks Morning Show" will air in Chicago on
 Crawford Broadcasting's WVJM, a 50,000 watt station, which is being
 reformatted from gospel contemporary to urban contemporary R&B.  Targeting the
 coveted 18-34 demographic and going up against Clear Channel's top-ranked
 urban station, WGCI-FM, Crawford Broadcasting intends to be a fierce
 competitor for this treasured demo, chiefly due to the popularity of Banks and
 co-host DeDe McGuire.
     Another Crawford-owned Chicago station, WYBA currently airs "The Doug
 Banks Morning Show," but area listeners' persistent requests demanded Crawford
 add the program to its more powerful station so that listeners could hear the
 show clearly throughout the market.
     "I have been a loyal listener and supporter of Doug Banks since the early
 1980's, never once envisioning an opportunity to work with him directly with
 one of Crawford Broadcasting stations.  Amazing how God works and dreams can
 come true.  Welcome to the family, Doug, both with our radio network and your
 Chicagoland family," says WVJM general manager Taft Harris.
     Banks, who started his professional radio career while still in high
 school, ruled Chicago's radio listenership for over twelve years before
 joining ABC Radio Networks to host his signature radio program.  Banks, in
 fact, gained his initial notoriety in the early nineties, while a staple
 member of the on-air staff of WGCI-FM, Power 92's chief rival.
 
     ABC Radio Networks has more than 4,600 affiliate radio stations reaching
 126 million persons age 12 and older each week.  ABC broadcasts six
 full-service News Networks, "Paul Harvey News and Comment" and "The Rest of
 the Story," Radio Disney, ESPN Radio, "The Tom Joyner Morning Show" and "The
 Doug Banks Morning Show," "American Country Countdown with Bob Kingsley," 12
 ABC Radio 24-hour music formats, ABC Sports, and an extensive line-up of music
 and talk programming.
 
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    DALLAS, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The people of Chicago, the third largest
 radio market in America, have spoken and radio executives have listened.  By
 popular demand, veteran radio jock Doug Banks returns to Chicago this spring
 with his top-rated nationally syndicated morning show on the newly revamped
 Power 92, WVJM (92.3-FM.)
     Beginning April 30th, "The Doug Banks Morning Show" will air in Chicago on
 Crawford Broadcasting's WVJM, a 50,000 watt station, which is being
 reformatted from gospel contemporary to urban contemporary R&B.  Targeting the
 coveted 18-34 demographic and going up against Clear Channel's top-ranked
 urban station, WGCI-FM, Crawford Broadcasting intends to be a fierce
 competitor for this treasured demo, chiefly due to the popularity of Banks and
 co-host DeDe McGuire.
     Another Crawford-owned Chicago station, WYBA currently airs "The Doug
 Banks Morning Show," but area listeners' persistent requests demanded Crawford
 add the program to its more powerful station so that listeners could hear the
 show clearly throughout the market.
     "I have been a loyal listener and supporter of Doug Banks since the early
 1980's, never once envisioning an opportunity to work with him directly with
 one of Crawford Broadcasting stations.  Amazing how God works and dreams can
 come true.  Welcome to the family, Doug, both with our radio network and your
 Chicagoland family," says WVJM general manager Taft Harris.
     Banks, who started his professional radio career while still in high
 school, ruled Chicago's radio listenership for over twelve years before
 joining ABC Radio Networks to host his signature radio program.  Banks, in
 fact, gained his initial notoriety in the early nineties, while a staple
 member of the on-air staff of WGCI-FM, Power 92's chief rival.
 
     ABC Radio Networks has more than 4,600 affiliate radio stations reaching
 126 million persons age 12 and older each week.  ABC broadcasts six
 full-service News Networks, "Paul Harvey News and Comment" and "The Rest of
 the Story," Radio Disney, ESPN Radio, "The Tom Joyner Morning Show" and "The
 Doug Banks Morning Show," "American Country Countdown with Bob Kingsley," 12
 ABC Radio 24-hour music formats, ABC Sports, and an extensive line-up of music
 and talk programming.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -- Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X97524474
 
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