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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.

Remembering actor Roger Moore

Actor Sir Roger Moore passed away at age 89 today. He was an accomplished actor who is best known for two iconic roles, “Simon Templar, The Saint” on television and “James Bond 007” in film.

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Book Talk Guest Ty Tashiro author Awkward: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome

Doug Miles talks with Ty Tashiro author “Awkward: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome” on “Talk Across America”.


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Book Talk Guest Dan Hampton author The Flight: Charles Lindbergh’s 1927 Transatlantic Crossing

Doug Miles talks with Dan Hampton author “The Flight: Charles Lindbergh’s 1927 Transatlantic Crossing” on “Talk Across America”.

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Book Talk Guest Steve Hamilton, author Exit Strategy, A Nick Mason Novel

Doug Miles talks with Steve Hamilton, author “Exit Strategy, A Nick Mason Novel” on “Talk Across America”.


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Sports Talk Preakness Special with Doug Miles and Rich Spitz Spedaliere Thursday 5/18-5/20

Sports Talk host and Triple Crown prognosticator Rich “Spitz” Spedaliere joins me to break down the Preakness Stakes and the chances of Derby Winner Always Winning going on for a chance to win the Triple Crown.

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Book Talk Guest Peter Gethers author My Mother’s Kitchen: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and the Meaning of Life

Doug Miles talks with Peter Gethers author “My Mother’s Kitchen: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and the Meaning of Life” on “Talk Across America”.

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Book Talk Guest Karin Slaughter, author The Kept Woman

Doug Miles talks with Karin Slaughter, author “The Kept Woman” on “Talk Across America”.


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Horse Racing Announcers talk about calling the Kentucky Derby

Great insight into what it takes to be a race caller. Dave Johnson, Larry Collmus, Tom Durkin and Mike Battaglia with Bob Costas.

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Bradenton Marauders To Hold Cancer Awareness Night May 12

(Bradenton, FL) The Bradenton Marauders will raise funds and awareness for the battle against cancer on Friday, May 12. The team has partnered with the Jake Taraska Foundation, a Sarasota-based charity helping those afflicted with pediatric cancer. JTF founder Jake Taraska is a pediatric cancer survivor. The Marauders host the Palm Beach Cardinals at 6:30 p.m. Gates open at 4:30 p.m.

The Jake Taraska Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is committed to provide hope and smiles to all families who are affected with pediatric cancer. The goal of the foundation is to encourage and uplift the children and the family who are going through pediatric cancer. Every dollar that is donated to the Jake Taraska Foundation goes directly to helping kids and their families. Jake Taraska uses his passion for sports to help children take their minds off of their daily struggles with pediatric cancer. JTF has teamed up with the Bradenton Marauders to raise money and awareness to strike out pediatric cancer.

“Baseball is a game near and dear to my heart,” Taraska said. “I’m excited to partner with the Marauders to continue my life’s mission of helping pediatric cancer patients and their families.”

The Marauders will wear white jerseys with purple sleeves symbolic of the fight against pediatric cancer. The letters and numbers on the jerseys will feature the multi-colored ribbons associated with other various forms of cancer. The jerseys will be available for silent auction to raise money for JTF. Winning bidders will be invited onto the field post-game to receive the jersey and have it autographed by the player or coach that wore it.

“Cancer has affected everyone at some time or another,” Marauders General Manager Rachelle Madrigal said. “We all know someone that has had their life altered or tragically cut short because of cancer. We are proud to be partnering with a local charity that has done such tremendous work for children and their families in the fight against pediatric cancer.”

The LECOM Park box office hours are Tuesday-Friday non-gamedays from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. On gamedays the box office will be open on weekdays from 11:00 a.m. until the end of the game and on Saturdays from 3:30 until the end of the game. The box office will open two hours prior to Sunday games and 10:30 a.m. games.

For more information about the Bradenton Marauders, please visit www.BradentonMarauders.com.
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Book Talk Guest Peter Eisner author MacArthur’s Spies: The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II

Doug Miles talks with Peter Eisner author “MacArthur’s Spies: The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II” on “Talk Across America”.


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