Pittsburgh, PA-American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) and Doug Banks Media have reached agreement to continue syndicating the Doug Banks Radio Show which airs Monday through Friday from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. ET.  Under the terms of the new contract, AURN will distribute, market and sell the show, one of the longest running urban programs, through 2015.

“The Doug Banks Radio Show has been entertaining urban adult audiences for a long time and with his extraordinarily talented sidekick DeDe McGuire and newly added comedian George Willborn, we expect he’ll be entertaining audiences for many years to come” said Jerry Lopes, President of Program Operations and Affiliations.  Lopes says, “Given the most recent landscape changes, we expect more and more stations to turn to the PPM tried and tested Doug Banks Radio Show.”

“Doug Banks Media has an aggressive growth strategy to expand the Doug Banks brand and introduce new and innovative media platforms to radio and beyond. Over the past few years, AURN has proven to be a solid and committed partner to the Doug Banks Radio Show, and we feel they’re the best fit to be our radio syndication and distribution partner as we move into the future” said Ed Pearson, President of Doug Banks Media.

“I’m excited to have AURN as our network partner. With their history and relationships with radio stations and groups around the country, we look forward to continued strong affiliate growth through the life of this partnership,” according to Doug Banks.

AURN has distributed the Doug Banks Radio Show since July of 2010.  “We’ve seen significant advertiser support and audience growth since that time” said Howard Eisen, AURN President of Sales.  “Doug and DeDe are great pitch spokespersons and our clients love them” Eisen said.

About The Doug Banks Radio Show
The Doug Banks Radio Show is nationally syndicated by American Urban Radio Networks on nearly 30 stations, including its flagship WVAZ-FM in Chicago. The show airs Monday-Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET.

 About American Urban Radio Networks
American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) is the only African-American owned radio network company in the United States. It is the largest network reaching Urban America with nearly 20 million listeners each week. Through four programming networks and its marketing division, American Urban Radio Networks reaches more African-Americans than any other medium in America and produces more programming than all other broadcasting companies combined. American Urban Radio Networks broadcasts 200 weekly news, entertainment, sports and information programs to more than 300 radio stations nationwide. It is the only African-American broadcaster with a bureau in the White House. AURN has offices and bureaus in New York, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.


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