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Doug was bitten with the broadcasting bug as a kid listening to Knick and Ranger games on the radio. That led to him and his friend Pete announcing the play-by-play while playing Bobby Hull table hockey in the basement and street hockey in the driveway. Doug got behind his first radio mike at WBAU 90.3FM, Adelphi University's radio station doing top of the hour newscasts. In his first week on the air, President Reagan was shot and Doug spent the next four hours anchoring the events of that historic day. At WBAU Doug did play-by-play of Adelphi Panther Basketball, Baseball, Soccer and Lacrosse, interview programs and brought the Big Band Sound to Long Island on his weekly show. After graduation, Doug continued working in radio at WHLI, WKJY and WGBB doing sports, news and providing reports for both of New York City's all-news outlets, WINS and WCBS. Moving to the Tampa Bay area, he hosted a weekly Jazz program at WUSF-FM as well as a national sports-talk show on the Sun Broadcasting Network. Doug also worked at St. Petersburg's WLFF as a copy writer, newscaster as well as hosting a Big Band show. When WFNS became Tampa Bay's first all-sports station out of Plant City, Doug moved there as anchor, reporter and talk-show host. Doug hosted an oldies program on WAMR and a Hot Country show on WCTQ in Sarasota. He also worked at WUSF's Radio Reading Service, a special frequency for blind and incapacitated listeners reading the daily newspapers over the air. Doug served as Station Manager at WSRQ in Sarasota, FL. He created the "Suncoast Magazine" where he interviewed over 7000 celebrities, authors, politicians, athletes and newsmakers. He also created "The Big Band Files" featuring the best in American Popular music and interviews with the artists and singers which has also aired on WSLR 96.5FM in Sarasota and WTMY 1280 AM. Doug has created and hosted "NFL Magazine" and "Sports Forum" and has done play-by-play for local high school football, pro-football and boxing matches. He has covered the Tampa Bay Lightning and Tampa Bay Rays and is a fixture at all the Bay area sporting events. Doug has been the media coordinator for the Sarasota Millionaires Football Team, one of the most successful minor league football teams in the country. He has just completed his 7th season as the team’s play-by-play announcer for both radio and podcast broadcasts. He has also covered the team by writing stories for the team and league websites. In 2010 Doug began his Tampa Bay Media column for www.examiner.com. He has been the play-by-play announcer for high school football calling games for several schools in the Sarasota/Bradenton area as well as covering the FHSAA playoffs and championships at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando. He has produced campaign videos for Senator Bob Smith who ran for the 2010 Florida Senate Seat. Doug has been a panelist on "Talking Sports" and "It's All About Health" which aired on Comcast Cable Television throughout southwest Florida. He created and hosts "Political Roundtable" featuring interviews with newsmakers and journalists covering the political arena. He hosted “Florida Watch” on METV in Manatee County. Doug hosts a sports show on BlogTalkRadio.com with legendary Philadelphia sports announcer Don Henderson. He produces and hosts a weekly internet show on hockey called “The Puck Stops Here” which can be seen on multiple platforms including YouTube. He produces and hosts “Book Talk” featuring interviews with authors on BlogTalkRadio. Doug also serves as Master of Ceremonies at various events such as the Sarasota Jazz Festival. In addition to radio, Doug has worked in the Information Technology field as a technical writer and website developer as well as owning a video production business. When not on the air, Doug enjoys tennis, golf and digital photography.

Sports Talk with Don Henderson and Doug Miles guest Howie Karpin author So You Think You’re A New York Yankees Fan 4/24/17 7:05 PM EDT

Sports Talk with Don Henderson and Doug Miles guest Howie Karpin author “So You Think You’re A New York Yankees Fan”. Howie is the official scorer for the NY Yankees and can also be heard doing sports updates on Sirius/XM radio.

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Book Talk Guest Dr. W. Chris Winter author The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix It

Doug Miles talks with Dr. W. Chris Winter author “The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix It” on “Talk Across America”.


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Book Talk Guest Kitty Ferguson author Lost Science, Incredible Stories From Forgotten Frontiers

Doug Miles talks with Kitty Ferguson author “Lost Science, Incredible Stories From Forgotten Frontiers” on “Talk Across America”.


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Book Talk Guest Sara Paretsky author Fallout, a V.I. Warshawski Novel

Doug Miles talks with Sara Paretsky author “Fallout”, a V.I. Warshawski Novel on “Talk Across America”.


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Sports Talk with Don Henderson and Doug Miles guest Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Ira Berkow 4/17/17

Pulitzer Prize winning author and former columnist for the N.Y. Times Ira Berkow joins us to talk about his book “It Happens Every Spring, DiMaggio, Mays, The Splendid Splinter and a Lifetime at the Ballpark”.

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Book Talk Guest Don Nunley, author “Steve McQueen: LeMans in the Rearview Mirror

Doug Miles talks with Don Nunley, author “Steve McQueen: LeMans in the Rearview Mirror” on “Talk Across America”.


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Outstanding new Patriotic song, America United by DeDe Wedekind

Outstanding new Patriotic song, America United by DeDe Wedekind.

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Big Band Files with Doug Miles guest singer Jack Jones 4/12/17

In this classic Big Band Files show, Doug Miles talks with legendary singer Jack Jones. Originally aired on WIBQ, now WSRQ radio in Sarasota, FL.

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Baltimore Orioles Announce Remaining Extended Spring Training Home Games in Sarasota

(Sarasota, FL) The Baltimore Orioles announced their remaining Extended Spring Training home games following Monday’s season opener. The public is invited to watch Orioles minor league players in action in Sarasota during Extended Spring Training during the months of April, May, and June. There is no charge to attend the games, which will be held on Field 4 at the Ed Smith Stadium complex. Gates open 30 minutes before game time. Free parking is available in the East Lot. Please note that game times and locations are subject to change without notice due to weather and field conditions.

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Book Talk Guest Daniel Shumski author Will It Skillet?: 53 Irresistible and Unexpected Recipes to Make in a Cast-Iron Skillet

Doug Miles talks with Daniel Shumski author “Will It Skillet?: 53 Irresistible and Unexpected Recipes to Make in a Cast-Iron Skillet” on “Talk Across America”.


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