DeDe McGuire: Leaves “Doug Banks Show” After A Decade
This past Friday, McGuire hosted her final afternoon drive show with Banks and the show gave her an all-star on-air send-off.
“After over 10 wonderful years of working along side of Doug Banks, I have decided to resign from my position as co-host on ‘The Doug Banks Show.’ It was an extremely difficult decision, because we have had so many wonderful years together, but it is time for me to step down and focus on bigger and better things at this point in my career,” McGuire told AlwaysAList.com.
The Seattle, Washington-bred radio talent worked with Banks on both his current afternoon show and his previous syndicated morning radio program, “The Doug Banks Morning Show.”
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“I am truly honored that I have had the opportunity to work along side such a great man who I have learned so much from over the years. I wish Doug and the show the best of luck. I will truly miss them,” added McGuire.
In 2011, McGuire began hosting a morning radio show on Dallas station K104FM called “DeDe in the Morning,” making her one of the few African-American women leading a morning radio show in a major U.S. market. “DeDe in the Morning” is top-rated in Dallas, outperforming morning shows by her male counterparts Tom Joyner, Steve Harvey and Rickey Smiley, according to Arbitron.
A recipient of the 2013 “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the International Black Broadcasters Association (IBBA), McGuire often appears on news networks like CNN and HLN offering pop culture and social commentary.
Additionally, McGuire is a regular guest co-host on “The Broadcast,” which airs on KTXD channel 47 in Dallas, as well as appears on Dallas station Fox 4’s “American Idol” panel.
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