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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 Ken Blanchard author Self-Leadership and the One Minute Manager

Doug Miles talks with best-selling author Ken Blanchard about his newest book “Self-Leadership and the One Minute Manager” on “Talk Across America”. You may order the book by clicking here: http://amzn.to/2zAc6Xy


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Remembering former NY TV News Anchor Michele Marsh

Michele Marsh, who anchored the news in New York City at WCBS Channel 2 and later WNBC Channel 4, passed away Wednesday at age 63 after a long battle with breast cancer. She was one of the brightest stars in the news business for many years after landing a job in the #1 media market at WCBS in 1979 at age 25. She hadn’t been on television news since 2003. She is survived by her son, daughter-in-law and husband.
Below is a video of one of her newscasts on WCBS-TV Channel 2 from August 9, 1993.

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Book Talk guest Ella Morton author Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide

Doug Miles talks with Ella Morton co-author “Atlas Obscura An Explorer’s Guide on “Talk Across America” Book link: http://amzn.to/2gtOT4T


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Book Talk guest Dr. Kate K. Lund author Bounce

Doug Miles talks with Dr. Kate K. Lund author “Bounce: Help Your Child Build Resilience and Thrive in School, Sports and Life”. Book link: http://amzn.to/2xO6as6


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Baltimore Orioles Announce 2018 Spring Training Home Schedule in Sarasota, FL

The Baltimore Orioles announced their 2018 Grapefruit League home schedule, which opens on Friday, February 23 when they host the Tampa Bay Rays at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, FL at 1:05 p.m. ET. The club will wrap up its Grapefruit League home schedule on Saturday, March 24, when the Orioles host the Minnesota Twins at 6:05 p.m.

Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report on Tuesday, February 13, while the full-squad report date is set for Sunday, February 18. The 2018 season will mark the Orioles’ ninth consecutive Spring Training season in Sarasota and the club’s eighth at renovated Ed Smith Stadium.

The Orioles will face 10 different Major League opponents during the club’s 16-game home schedule. The Orioles will play the Tampa Bay Rays three times at Ed Smith Stadium and the Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Toronto Blue Jays twice each. The Orioles will also square off against the Detroit Tigers, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, and St. Louis Cardinals each once at home.

The Orioles will also play four evening games at Ed Smith Stadium, February 24, and March 11, 20, and 24, with all night games beginning at 6:05 p.m.
Single game tickets for all 16 games at Ed Smith Stadium will go on sale Saturday, January 13, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. Fans interested in Season Plans, or those wishing to receive additional Spring Training ticket information, may call the Orioles Spring Training office in Sarasota at 941-893-6300. Fans interested in suite rentals or pregame party facilities should call 941-893-6317. More information regarding Orioles Spring Training in Sarasota is available at www.orioles.com/spring.

In the eight years since the Orioles moved Major League Spring Training to Sarasota, more than 885,000 fans have enjoyed Orioles games at Ed Smith Stadium.

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Book Talk guest Kevin Cook author Electric October about the 1947 World Series

Doug Miles talks with Kevin Cook author “Electric October, Seven World Series Games, Six Live, Five Minutes of Fame That Lasted Forever” about the 1947 World Series between the Brooklyn Dodgers and NY Yankees. “Talk Across America”. You may order the book by clicking here: http://amzn.to/2ylORlF


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Book Talk guest Morra Aarons-Mele author Hiding in the Bathroom

Doug Miles talks with Morra Aarons-Mele author “Hiding in the Bathroom, An Introvert’s Roadmap to Getting Out There When You’d Rather Stay Home” on “Talk Across America”. You may order the book by clicking the following link: http://amzn.to/2hDouxQ


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Book Talk guest Patrice Banks author Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide

Doug Miles talks with Patrice Banks author “Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide” on “Talk Across America”

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Baltimore Orioles to Host Fall Instructional League in Sarasota

(Sarasota, FL) The Baltimore Orioles will host the team’s Fall Instructional League at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota with games that are free and open to the public from September 25 through October 10.

The Instructional League program focuses on specific individual development while providing additional playing time to accelerate a player’s progress through the minor league system.

Games are played on the Main Field, with parking available in the East Lot at no charge. Spectators may enter the ballpark through the Left Field Gate. The full Instructional League season schedule is listed below, and is also available online at www.orioles.com/sarasota. Additional games are expected to be added at a later date. The roster of players participating in this year’s Instructional League is attached.

ORIOLES INSTRUCTIONAL LEAGUE GAME SCHEDULE

Book Talk guest Dr. Robert H. Lustig author The Hacking of the American Mind

Doug Miles talks with Dr. Robert H. Lustig author “The Hacking of the American Mind, The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains” on “Talk Across America”. You may order the book by clicking here:


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