August 7, 2009

Doug Banks on ABC 7 at the Bud Billiken Parade

A Chicago summer tradition since 1929 continues when ABC 7 (WLS-TV) broadcasts the 80th annual Bud Billiken Parade, live and in HD, Saturday, August 8, 10:00 am until 12:30 pm.

ABC 7's 190 North and V103 (WVAZ)radio host Doug Banks will be a part of the festivities, checking out the action along the parade route.

With more than a million people in attendance, the Bud Billiken Parade is the largest African-American parade and the second largest parade overall in the country. Recognized as a day of family fun and celebration, the parade has become an anticipated event in Chicago each August. The Bud Billiken Parade makes its way down Martin Luther King Drive from 39th Street to Washington Park.

ABC7's broadcast of the Bud Billiken Parade will be available on-demand at starting Saturday evening.

In addition, the Bud Billiken Parade will broadcast across the country live on WGN America at 10 a.m. CT and rebroadcast Saturday afternoon on TV One.

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