The industry has had several shocks this year with the deaths of many notable icons in the music realm and a true icon in the radio arena Doug Banks’ passing was a shock to everyone. At this point as the old adage goes, “The show must go on” the question is with who?
We have heard that Wendy Williams wants to get back into radio and whether you like her or not, she certainly deserves a space and syndication could take her much further than urban radio. American Urban Radio Networks, the company that syndicated the Doug Banks show, could certainly use someone like Wendy.
DeDe McGuire resigned from the show with Banks in 2014 but she would also be a great candidate since the audience is most familiar with her and it could work well if she could syndicate her current morning show in Dallas at KKDA as a replacement. How about Guy Black who had been filling in for Doug, Rick Party? We’d like to know your thoughts?
We have not heard any other names at this point but it will be interesting to see who it is. Perhaps a new talent? When we know you will too. Feel free to comment.