The newly launched Doug Banks Media makes its first move with the hiring of George Willborn. George debuts Thursday, April 25 on The Doug Banks Radio Show, joining fellow co-host DeDe McGuire and replacing co-host Rudy Rush. Dubbed comedy’s “Stress Reliever,” Willborn is a well-rounded entertainer with radio, comic, acting and writing chops. He was the co-host of the nationally syndicated Michael Baisden Show for eight years, up until the show’s recent cancellation.
Willborn says, “I grew up with Doug and let me make this perfectly clear – I am now and have always been a fan of his. I’m looking forward to doing whatever I can to bring all of my talent and every one of my fans to compliment the tremendous talent that is Doug Banks.”
On Monday, the new urban AC afternoon drive-time team will participate in “Washington’s Next Big Voice on WHUR 96.3 FM” in D.C. where select radio personalities and/or shows are welcomed to compete for listener votes in the hopes of winning the recently vacated 3-7 p.m. time slot. Willborn has been a fan favorite in the D.C. area for the last decade as a radio personality and comedian.
“I’ve always wanted to work with George,” says Banks. “It was just a matter of timing. This move will take the show to an entirely new level. And how perfect is it that we have him for our Next Big Voice debut? His fans will get to connect with him again, giving us an edge with loyal D.C. listeners.”
President of Doug Banks Media Ed Pearson adds, “George is a rare talent with lots of fans. His addition to The Doug Banks Radio Show will result in even higher ratings and affiliate growth.”