Former “Doug Banks Show” sidekick, comedian Rudy Rush and former
”Rickey Smiley Show” co-host Ebony Steele have been tapped to head up the revamped “Doug Banks Show” for American Urban Radio Networks. The new “Afternoon Rush with Rudy and Company,” will attempt to fill the void left by the passing of Doug Banks last month. Rush, the former host of “Showtime at the Apollo,” previously worked with Banks for eight years on both his syndicated morning show and afternoon drive show. In 2013, Rush and Banks parted ways and was replaced by comedian George Willborn.
Steele, who left the “Ricky Smiley Morning Show” and “Dish Nation” in 2014 after opting out of her contract, is replacing Dee Renee who was the last co-host to work with Banks.