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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 John Burgman author “High Drama, The Rise, Fall & Rebirth of American Competition Climbing”

Doug Miles talks to John Burgman author “High Drama, The Rise, Fall & Rebirth of American Competition Climbing” on “Talk Across America” Book available at www.triumphbooks.com






“Big Band Files” with Doug Miles Salutes the “Unsung Singers”

On this special edition of the “Big Band Files” with Doug Miles, we pay tribute to the “Unsung Singers”, great talents that don’t always get the accolades they are due including: Sandy Stewart, Nancy Wilson, Matt Monro, Julie Budd, Johnny Hartman, Jeri Southern, Frances Faye, Frank D’Rone and David Allyn.






“Book Talk” Guest Sophie Egan author “How to be a Conscious Eater”

Doug Miles talks to Sophie Egan author “How to be a Conscious Eater: Making Food Choices That Are Good For You, Others and the Planet” on “Talk Across America” Book link available below:






“Big Band Files” with Doug Miles Artist Spotlight Singer Matt Monro

On this edition of the “Big Band Files” we pay tribute to the great international singer Matt Monro






“Sports Talk” guest Mark Cannizzaro Author “Seven Days in Augusta: Behind the Scenes at the Masters”

Don Henderson and Doug Miles talk with NY Post columnist Mark Cannizzaro about his book “Seven Days in Augusta: Behind the Scenes at the Masters”. Book link available below:






Interview with Jazz Artist John Pizzarelli Sarasota Jazz Festival

Doug Miles talks with jazz artist, singer and musician John Pizzarelli about his upcoming show in Sarasota as part of the 40th Anniversary Jazz Festival.






“Book Talk” Guest Ben Cohen author “The Hot Hand: The Mystery and Science of Streaks”

Doug Miles talks with Wall Street Journal sports reporter Ben Cohen about his book “The Hot Hand: The Mystery and Science of Streaks” on “Talk Across America”. Book link below:






Sarasota Film Festival Announces Full Lineup

(Sarasota, FL) The Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) today announced its full line-up, including its Opening Night, Centerpiece, Closing Night, Spotlight, Narrative Feature Competition, Independent Visions Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, Narrative, Documentary and Short Films. Click here for more information.






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