National Urban AC afternoon drive-time host Doug Banks grows his media empire with the launch of Doug Banks Media. Based in Dallas, the company will build on the well-established brand of the radio show as it develops new talent and content for radio, satellite, digital, television and live events. Ed Pearson, former ABC Radio Networks Vice President of Urban Radio, serves as president of Doug Banks Media.
Banks says, “It has been a vision of mine for the last three years to launch this company. Having someone of such high caliber as Ed at my side, it’s now a reality and we’re ready to make some noise!”
“I’ve been fortunate to have worked with some of the best in radio and Doug is certainly at the top of that list,” says Pearson. “I’m looking forward to growing this business and enhancing the Doug Banks brand like never before.”
In addition to serving as president of Doug Banks Media, Pearson continues his work for Esome Media Group, his talent and media management company formed in 2009. His consultation client roster has included Doug Banks, Big Boy, DL Hughley, Ms. Jones, DeDe Maguire, Brian McKnight, AURN, WHUR, Bobby Goldstein Productions (Cheaters) and more.
Previously, while heading up Urbran programming at ABC Radio Networks, he successfully signed such shows as The Michael Baisden Show, Big Boy’s Neighborhood, The Brian McKnight Show, and The Doug Banks Show.