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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 Sandra Butler co-author It Never Ends, Mothering Middle-aged Daughters

Doug Miles talks with Sandra Butler author “It Never Ends, Mothering Middle-aged Daughters” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: http://amzn.to/2zasWMk


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Book Talk guest Steven Johnson author Wonderland, How Play Made the Modern World

Doug Miles talks with Steven Johnson author “Wonderland, How Play Made the Modern World” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: http://amzn.to/2z97S8S


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Book Talk guest Shawn Askinosie author Meaningful Work

Doug Miles talks with Shawn Askinosie author “Meaningful Work, A Quest to Do Great Business, Find Your Calling and Feed Your Soul” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here http://amzn.to/2zp5yyw.


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Book Talk guest Nancy Van Dyken author Everyday Narcissism Yours Mine and Ours

Doug Miles talks with Nancy Van Dyken author “Everyday Narcissism, Yours, Mine and Ours on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: http://amzn.to/2hXeDDU.


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Baltimore Orioles Reach to Host 8th Annual Birdland Golf Classic in Lakewood Ranch

(Sarasota, FL) On Tuesday, February 13, the Baltimore Orioles will hold the Eighth Annual OriolesREACH Birdland Golf Classic at the Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club in Lakewood Ranch, FL. to benefit the Miracle League of Manasota, an organization dedicated to providing an opportunity for every person to play baseball, regardless of their ability. Registration is now open for golfers and corporate partners.

The event begins with registration and lunch at 11:00 a.m., with a shotgun start set for 1:00 p.m. The classic will feature a silent auction and the chance to play a round with current and former Orioles players and coaches. Following the event, the Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club will host a dinner for participating golfers, as well as Orioles players and coaches.

“The Orioles have hosted the Classic since 2011 to raise funds and awareness for the Miracle League of Manasota – an organization which makes it possible for those challenged by disability to enjoy the excitement of our national pastime,” said David Rovine, Vice President, Orioles-Sarasota.

Several levels of participation are available for corporate partners, including MVP Sponsor packages which consist of recognition as a presenting sponsor, a foursome with the opportunity to select your Orioles playing partner, four infield box seats to a 2018 Orioles Spring Training game, and more. Since its inception, the Birdland Golf Classic has raised more than $240,000 for the Miracle League of Manasota.

For the 14,000 school-aged children and countless adults with disabilities in Sarasota and Manatee counties, the Miracle League of Manasota raised funds to build a synthetically-surfaced baseball field at a location that serves participants from both counties. Sarasota County committed $500,000 to building the field, with the Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates each contributing $75,000. Located at Longwood Park north of University Parkway in Sarasota, the field opened in March 2012. Since then, more than 600 players have participated in the league’s 12 seasons.

“The Orioles’ support through the Birdland Golf Classic allows the Miracle League of Manasota to continue providing a team experience for children and adults who would otherwise be unable to participate,” said Max Levine, a Miracle League Board Member and Birdland Golf Tournament Chairman. “The Orioles embraced our organization when we were just a dream, and we are grateful for the ballclub’s ongoing commitment.”

For registration and additional information, visit https://birdeasepro.com/birdlandclassic or contact the Miracle League of Manasota at (941) 225-2966 or info@miracleleaguemanasota.org. The registration deadline is Friday, January 26, and the event is limited to the first 84 golfers.
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Book Talk guest Daniel Shumski author How to Instant Pot

Doug Miles talks with Daniel Shumski author “How To Instant Pot: Mastering all the Functions of the One Pot that will Change the Way You Cook” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: http://amzn.to/2xW5Rfn.


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Baltimore Orioles Team Up With Mayors’ Feed The Hungry Program To Fight Hunger in Sarasota

(Sarasota, FL) The Baltimore Orioles and the Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Program are teaming up again this year to collect and distribute food to help people in need in Sarasota. The Orioles will collect non-perishable food items at Ed Smith Stadium beginning on Monday, November 6, and will host the charity’s Thanksgiving Sorting Day at the ballpark on Friday, November 17.

Non-perishable food items may be dropped off at Ed Smith Stadium, located at 2700 12th Street, on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The collection station is located inside Café 54 on Euclid Avenue. The stadium will be closed on Friday, November 10, in observance of Veterans Day.

Additionally, volunteers are needed to sort food collected from locations throughout the community on Friday, November 17. Sorting will take place in the ballpark’s East Lot between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Volunteers do not need to sign up in advance.

“Partnering with the Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Program has become an important tradition for our organization, which has a long-standing commitment to fighting hunger, not just locally in Sarasota but also regionally throughout the Mid-Atlantic and internationally through a variety of partnerships,” said David Rovine, Vice President, Orioles-Sarasota. “We encourage local residents to participate in this important program by bringing non-perishable food items to Ed Smith Stadium and by volunteering to help sort donations. Together, we can help improve the lives of families in need throughout the Sarasota area.”

The Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Program is a nonprofit organization that has collected and distributed more than 200 tons of food and more than $3.5 million in food gift cards given to the hungry in Sarasota and Manatee counties since 1987. The organization’s Thanksgiving food drive collects more than 46 tons of non-perishable food items annually. Food is distributed through charitable groups, religious institutions, and service agencies. Mayors’ Feed the Hungry also uses cash donations to distribute food gift cards.

“Mayors’ Feed the Hungry is thrilled to team up with the Orioles again this year,” said Joel Swallow, chair of the Mayors’ Feed the Hungry program. “The Orioles very graciously open their Sarasota home to host our annual food drive, demonstrating their commitment to giving back to the community.”
The program is endorsed by the mayors of Sarasota, Bradenton, Palmetto, Venice, Longboat Key, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria, and North Port, as well as the chairs of the Sarasota County and Manatee County Commissions. More information can be found at www.mayorsfeedthehungry.org.
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Book Talk guest Dr. Susan Blum, author Healing Arthritis

Doug Miles talks with Dr. Susan Blum about her book “Healing Arthritis: Your 3-Step Guide to Conquering Arthritis Naturally” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: http://amzn.to/2xLa99k.


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Book Talk guest Daniel Golden author Spy Schools

Doug Miles talks with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Daniel Golden about his book “Spy Schools: How the CIA, FBI and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America’s Universities” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: http://amzn.to/2z8HTCe


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Book Talk guest Sean Avery former NHL player, author Ice Capades: A Memoir of Fast Living and Tough Hockey

Doug Miles talks with former NHL player Sean Avery about his book “Ice Capades: A Memoir of Fast Living and Tough Hockey” on “Talk Across America”. (www.dougmilesmedia.com). Book available here: http://amzn.to/2i6DhkO.


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