Joe Soto will take over the slot previously occupied by the Doug Banks Show. Banks passed away in April at the age of 57. Soto, a 36-year veteran, is most familiar to Chicago listeners as host of <I>The Real Show</I> and <I>Back in the Day</I> on V103. He previously co-hosted mornings on WGCI-FM. Soto has hosted shows in Dallas, Rockford, and for ABC Radio Networks.
iHeart Chicago Director of Urban programming Derrick Brown said, “I’m proud to have Joe Soto take the reins of afternoon drive on V103. I’ve known Joe for over 25 years and worked with him on several occasions, most directly at V103 for almost a decade. He’s a proud son of Chicago, a hilariously talented theatre-of-the-mind entertainer, and die-hard Cubs fan. I’m most impressed with his non-stop commitment to uplifting our community, from our gun turn-in programs to youth baseball camp.”