Category Archives: sportscasters

“Sports Talk” Guest College Football Analyst Jeffrey Payne

Jeffrey Payne joins Don Henderson and Doug Miles to talk college football and NHL preview on “Sports Talk”.





Remembering Broadcast Legends Jack Whitaker and Jack Perkins

Doug Miles and Don Henderson remember sportscaster Jack Whitaker who passed away at 95 and newsman Jack Perkins who passed away at 85 last week. Don worked with Jack Whitaker in Philadelphia. Jack Perkins was a frequent guest with us on radio in Sarasota.





Don Henderson to be Inducted Into Philadelphia Broadcasters Hall of Fame

(Sarasota, FL) Congratulations to my broadcast colleague here in Sarasota, Don Henderson, who will be inducted into the Philadelphia Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame at their annual Hall of Fame Banquet November 22, 2019 at Hilton City Avenue, 4200 City Avenue in Philadelphia. Don continues to have a great career in broadcasting. Some of the highlights are listed in the following biography as posted on the Broadcast Pioneers website.

Broadcast Pioneers member Don Henderson was born in Trenton, NJ where he graduated from Trenton High School in 1952. While at Trenton High, he was a member of the Eastern States Swimming and Diving Championship Teams in 1950, 1951 and 1952. He was also a member of the NJ State Championship teams in the same years. He was selected by the National Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Coaches Association as an All American. In 1952 Don went to the University of Texas on a swimming scholarship. He also played baseball at Texas University.

From 1957 until 1960, Don broadcast on WBUD in Trenton. He did the daily sports show and a two-way telephone show, 2 hours a day, Monday through Friday. During that time he also covered High School football, basketball and also did Eastern Professional Basketball and college basketball.

From 1960 to 1964, Don moved to WTTM in Trenton where he broadcast football and basketball as well as a 2-way talk radio show. At that time, he also broadcast boxing from Madison Square Garden.

During the 1960s, Don had a 2-hour Jazz show which aired from the Club Fifty in Trenton, which he owned with his brothers. The show featured Doc Severinsen, Coleman Hawkins, Clark Terry, Jerome Richardson, Herbie Green and The Art Farmer Quintet. The house band members included Johnny Coates Jr, Tony Di Nicola and John Ellis.

In 1967, Don moved to Channel 29 in Philadelphia to create a new show. It was part of a news block which consisted of two newscasts, 6 pm and 11 pm. He worked with Taylor Grant, Alan Scott, who did the news and Carol Henderson, who did the weather. While at Channel 29, Don created the first two-way talk television show in Philadelphia. He broadcast major college basketball games and interviewed major sports personalities from the Phillies, Sixers, Eagles and the Flyers. He also created the Notre Dame pre-game show with Eagle quarterback Norm Snead. He also did the wrap up show. Don also worked for Channel 17 covering indoor soccer.

At WCAU Radio (now WPHT) Don did two-way talk shows, the Phillies General Manager Show, Pre and Post Phillies game shows, play by play by the Philadelphia Sixers, The Buddy Ryan Show, from the Ribbet and the Mike Schmidt Show. While at WWDB, he did 76’ers basketball and morning sports news. While at WIP, he covered Temple football.

For 16 years he broadcast Temple basketball plus the NCAA Tournament games and the NIT for Temple University. On Prism TV, he broadcast 76’ers basketball play by play and Philadelphia Inquirer Track and Field.

While at Philadelphia Park Race Track along with Hugh Gannon, Don created simulcast betting on TV and he also interviewed the owners, jockeys and trainers.

In Don’s retirement, he worked in Sarasota, Florida for Comcast, Channel 19 and WSRQ 1220, and WTMY radio covering sports and entertainment. Currently Don does a two-hour talk Internet blog show once a week on the Fighting Network from Sarasota covering all sports.





“Sports Talk” Guest Baseball Writer Danny Knobler author “Unwritten”

“Sports Talk” with Don Henderson and Doug Miles talk to baseball writer Danny Knobler author “Unwritten: Bat Flips, the Fun Police, and Baseball’s New Future”. Plus we remember Bill Buckner.





1969 Mets Outfielder Art Shamsky Interview “After the Miracle”

Doug Miles talks to Art Shamsky about his book on the 1969 Mets “After the Miracle, The Lasting Brotherhood of the ’69 Mets”. You may order the book below in the Amazon box.





Sports Talk with Don Henderson and Doug Miles 4-6-19

Don Henderson and Doug Miles recap the first week of major league baseball, preview the NHL playoffs and Masters.





Joe Garagiola Interview with Doug Miles WSRQ Radio 2008

As the major league baseball season gets underway, a look back at one of the great broadcasters of the game, Joe Garagiola. This interview is from 2008.





“Sports Talk” guest Orlando Magic VP Pat Williams author “Character Carved in Stone”

Doug Miles and Don Henderson talk with Orlando Magic Sr. VP Pat Williams about his newest book “Character Carved in Stone: The 12 Core Virtues of West Point That Build Leaders and Produce Success” as aired on “Sports Talk” in Sarasota, FL. Book can be ordered in the Amazon box below:





Spring Training Report Sarasota: Orioles Yankees Red Sox Bryce Harper Tom Seaver

Don Henderson and Doug Miles broadcast from Sarasota and recap the week in spring training. Topics include the Orioles, Yankees, Red Sox, Bryce Harper, Tom Seaver and Joe Angel.





“Sports Talk” with Don Henderson and Doug Miles guest WCHE Sports Talk host Bill Werndl

Philadelphia sportscasting legend Don Henderson and Doug Miles talks with WCHE radio sports talk host Bill Werndl about the NFL, MLB and more.