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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 Jim Steinmeyer author “The Secret History of Magic”

Doug Miles talks with Ace Atkins author “The Sinners, A Quinn Colson Novel” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: https://amzn.to/2KUKkyk





Alan Eisenstock author “Hang Time My Life in Basketball, Elgin Baylor” on “Sports Talk”

Doug Miles talks with Alan Eisenstock author “Hang Time, My Life in Basketball” about the great Elgin Baylor on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: https://amzn.to/2Nkz7nH





Book Talk guest “Ace Atkins” author “The Sinners, a Quinn Colson Novel”

Doug Miles talks with Ace Atkins author “The Sinners, A Quinn Colson Novel” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: https://amzn.to/2KUKkyk





Book Talk guest David Allen author “Getting Things Done for Teens”

Book Talk guest David Allen author “Getting Things Done for Teens, Take Control of Your Life in a Distracting World” on “Talk Across America” Book available here: https://amzn.to/2NHmKTu





Book Talk guest “Dale Peterson” author “The Ghosts of Gombe”

Doug Miles talks with Dale Peterson author “The Ghosts of Gombe, A True Story of Love and Death in an African Wilderness” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: https://amzn.to/2L4a2Q4





Book Talk guest Richard Ratay author “Don’t Make Me Pull Over!”

Book Talk guest Richard Ratay author “Don’t Make Me Pull Over! An Informal History of the Family Road Trip” on “Talk Across America” Book available here: https://amzn.to/2N28tPY





Singer Steve March Torme on “Sports Talk”

Singer, musician and fellow radio guy Steve March Torme joins Don Henderson and Doug Miles to talk about his famous Dad, Mel Torme and Step-Dad Hal March and their careers in show-business as well as some sports in this special edition of “Sports Talk”.





Book Talk guest “Cristina Alger” author “The Banker’s Wife”

Doug Miles talks with Cristina Alger author “The Banker’s Wife” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: https://amzn.to/2zedK5h





Book Talk guest author William Turner “Death Comes for the President”

Doug Miles talks with William Turner author “Death Comes for the President” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: https://amzn.to/2KMCJhr





Book Talk guest “Lisa Reinicke” author “Football Flyboy”

Doug Miles talks with Lisa Reinicke author “Football Flyboy, First Lt. Bill Cannon, Piloting More than His Own Aircraft” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: https://amzn.to/2lRf44q