Rush Hour: Comedian Rudy Rush Replacing Doug Banks

Comedian Rudy Rush has been tapped to replace the late Doug Banks on afternoon radio. reported on April 11 that Banks died from after a long battle with Diabetes at age 57.

Now Rush, the former host of “Showtime at the Apollo,” will take over the time period for the syndication company American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) according to Radio Facts. AURN and its partner Superadio have not formally announced the deal.

Rudy Rush, DeDe McGuire & Doug Banks

Rudy Rush, DeDe McGuire & Doug Banks

The 42-year-old funny man previously worked with Banks for eight years on both his syndicated morning show and afternoon drive show.

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In 2013, Rush and Banks parted ways and he was replaced on the afternoon show by comedian George Willborn.

Dee Dee Renee

Dee Dee Renee

Currently, Rush hosts a successful afternoon radio show from 2pm to 6pm CT in Houston on The Beat 93.7FM.

Rush will co-host the new afternoon show with Banks’ last co-host Dee Dee Renee.

One of Banks’ previous affiliates, Chicago’s V103 has decided not to air the new syndicated show and has already brought on a local radio personality to host the time slot.

Rudy Rush hosting "Showtime at the Apollo"

Rudy Rush hosting “Showtime at the Apollo”

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