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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.

“Book Talk” guest Justin Lee author “Talking Across the Divide”

Book Talk guest Justin Lee author “Talking Across the Divide, How to Communicate with People You Disagree with and Maybe Even Change the World” on “Talk Across America” Book available here: https://amzn.to/2B5yo8v





“Book Talk” guest Flynn Berry author “A Double Life”

Doug Miles talks with Flynn Berry author “A Double Life” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: https://amzn.to/2MGhrCW





“Book Talk” guest Shari Lapena author “An Unwanted Guest”

Doug Miles talks with NY Times Bestselling author Shari Lapena about her new novel “An Unwanted Guest” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: https://amzn.to/2vkJUHP





“Book Talk” guest Maeve Higgins author “Maeve in America, Essays by a Girl from Somewhere Else”

Book Talk guest comedienne Maeve Higgins author “Maeve in America, Essays by a Girl from Somewhere Else” on “Talk Across America” Book available here: https://amzn.to/2LY4M1d





“Sports Talk” with Don Henderson and Doug Miles Yanks/Sox/Urban Meyer

Philadelphia sportscasting legend Don Henderson and Doug Miles talk sports. Topics include: Urban Meyer situation, Yanks getting swept in Boston, NFL Hall of Fame no show TO, WGC Golf and more.





“Book Talk” guest Jeremy James author “The Younger Next Year Back Book”

Doug Miles talks with Jeremy James author “The Younger Next Year Back Book, The Whole-Body Plan to Conquer Back Pain Forever” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: https://amzn.to/2KsCOpv





“Book Talk” guest Amy Kaufman author “Bachelor Nation”

Doug Miles talks with Amy Kaufman author “Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America’s Favorite Guilty Pleasure” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: https://amzn.to/2Lmb8Yz





“Sports Talk” with Don Henderson and Doug Miles

Philadelphia sportscasting legend Don Henderson and Doug Miles talk sports. Topics include: Daily News cuts sports staff, Gary Sanchez rough game in Tampa, Manny Machado, WFAN troubles, Johnny Manziel, Remembering Tony Sparano, British Open and more.





“Book Talk” guest Linwood Barclay author “A Noise Downstairs”

Doug Miles talks with Linwood Barclay author “A Noise Downstairs” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: https://amzn.to/2LmrjVJ





“Book Talk” guest Bill Press author “From the Left: A Life in the Crossfire”

Doug Miles talks with radio/TV talk show host, political pundit and journalist Bill Press about his book “From the Left: A Life in the Crossfire” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: https://amzn.to/2mtqKuz