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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 Joseph Finder author “House On Fire”

Doug Miles talks to Joseph Finder author “House On Fire, a Nick Heller novel” on “Talk Across America” Book link available below:






“Book Talk” Guest Eric Nuzum Author “Make Noise, A Creator’s Guide to Podcasting”

Doug Miles talks with Eric Nuzum author “Make Noise, A Creator’s Guide to Podcasting and Great Audio Storytelling” on “Talk Across America”. Book link available below:






Remembering Frank Sinatra Jr today on what would’ve been his 76th birthday

Frank Sinatra Jr. was my guest on this edition of “The Big Band Files with Doug Miles” radio show. He tells stories of working with his Dad. Recorded March 2008 prior to Frank’s appearance at the Van Wezel Hall in Sarasota, FL.






“Book Talk” Guest Dr. Anisha Patel author “Half the Sugar, All the Love”

Doug Miles talks to Dr. Anisha Patel author “Half the Sugar, All the Love: 100 Easy, Low-Sugar Recipes for Every Meal of the Day” on “Talk Across America” Book link available below.






Remembering Jazz Musician and Singer George Carroll

Composer, band leader, singer George Carroll was a longtime jazz stalwart based in Sarasota, FL. He was a frequent guest on my radio show at WSRQ. He passed away in 2019 of Alzheimer’s Disease. George was a class act and a good man.






Tribute to Jazz Great Kenny Soderblom

An interview with jazz great Kenny Soderblom who passed away in 2019. He talks about his career in jazz, as a musician contractor for such legends as Tony Bennett and Nancy Wilson and working on thousands of commercials. Originally aired WIBQ, now WSRQ radio in Sarasota, FL in 2005.






“Big Band Files with Doug Miles 2019 New Year’s Eve Party Show






“Big Band Files” with Doug Miles Christmas Show Featuring Singer Jack Jones

This episode of the “Big Band Files” with Doug Miles features an interview with the great Jack Jones and him singing some of his hits and Christmas songs.






“Big Band Files” with Doug Miles Featuring Singer Steve Lawrence

An interview with singer Steve Lawrence and songs from his most recent CD and Christmas songs are featured in this edition of the “Big Band Files” with Doug Miles. Keep Steve in your thoughts and prayers as he is battling Alzheimer’s.






USF Football Signs Eight on First Day of Early Signing Period

(Tampa, FL) New head coach Jeff Scott welcomed the first members of his first recruiting class at USF Wednesday as eight student-athletes committed to join the South Florida football program during the first day of the NCAA Early Signing Period, which ends Friday.

“We are really excited about the young men that became Bulls today and will be a big part of the program we are building at USF,” Scott said. “We added a lot of speed, athleticism and explosiveness to our team today and we’ll look to add even more in the late signing period in February.

“I am working hard to complete my coaching staff and then we are going to hit the ground running in recruiting in January. We will look to complete a strong class in February and then hit the field for spring football. It’s an exciting time to be a Bull and we’re just getting started.”

On Wednesday, the first of three days in the early signing period, USF received commitments from eight student-athletes, including welcoming FBS transfer running back Darrian Felix (Oregon).
Six of the new Bulls hail from the state of Florida, while one is from South Carolina and one is from Hawaii.

The Bulls added three players on the offensive side of the ball on Wednesday, including two running backs and a wide receiver.

Felix (Fort Myers, Fla./Fort Myers HS) was rated the No. 8 all-purpose running back in Florida by 247Sports in the Class of 2017. He spent three seasons at Oregon, redshirting in 2018 after a season-ending injury, and totaled 379 yards and three touchdowns rushing for the Ducks. He racked up 1,808 all-purpose yards and 23 touchdowns in his senior season at Fort Myers High School. Fellow running back Brian Battie (Sarasota, Fla./Sarasota HS) ran for 4,542 yards and 62 touchdowns in his final three prep seasons, including 1,182 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior. Wide receiver Omarion Dollison (Columbia, S.C./Gray Collegiate Academy) led his team to a 10-3 record and logged 86 receptions for 1,621 yards and 21 touchdowns, while running nine times for 118 yards in his senior campaign.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Bulls added five players, four in the secondary and one on the defensive line. Cornerbacks AJ Hamilton (Dunnellon, Fla./Dunnellon HS), Ben Knox (DeLand, Fla./DeLand HS) and Christopher Townsel (Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach HS) joined safety Mac Harris (The Villages, Fla./The Villages Charter School) as the newest Bulls in the secondary while Sione Tuitupou (Kailua, Hawaii/Kalaheo HS/East LA College) joins the defensive line.

Hamilton led his team to a 9-2 record, posting 17 tackles and six pass breakups along with 276 rushing and 181 receiving yards and four total touchdowns as a senior. Harris led his team to an 8-3 record and posted 86 tackles, four interceptions and four forced fumbles as a senior. Knox led his team to a 7-3 record and totaled 25 tackles, seven passes defended, two forced fumbles and an interception as a senior. Townsel led his team to a 10-4 mark and the state semifinals, posting 45 tackles, two interceptions and a fumble recovery as a senior.

Tuitupou spent the 2019 season at East Los Angeles College, where he posted 22 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and blocked two kicks in eight games. The Hawaii native first attended Garden City Community College after leaving Kalaheo High School in Honolulu.