“Book Talk” guest Duncan White author “Cold Warriors: Writers Who Waged the Literary Cold War”

Doug Miles talks with Duncan White author “Cold Warriors: Writers Who Waged the Literary Cold War” on “Talk Across America”. Book link available below.





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.





Baltimore Orioles Announce 2020 Spring Training Schedule in Sarasota, FL

(Sarasota, FL) The Baltimore Orioles today announced their 2020 Grapefruit League home opener will be on Sunday, February 23 at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla. against the Boston Red Sox. The Orioles will open their Spring slate one day earlier on Saturday, February 22, with a road game in North Port, FL against the Atlanta Braves. The club’s Grapefruit League season, which features 16 home dates, will conclude with a home game on Sunday, March 22, against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report on Tuesday, February 11, while the full-squad report date is set for Sunday, February 16. The 2020 season will mark the Orioles’ 11th consecutive Spring Training season in Sarasota and the club’s 10th at renovated Ed Smith Stadium.

Courtesy Dan Kubus/Baltimore Orioles

The Orioles will face 10 different Major League opponents during the club’s 16-game home schedule. The Orioles will host the following teams twice at Ed Smith Stadium: the Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays, Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, Minnesota Twins, and the Philadelphia Phillies. The Orioles will also square off against the Miami Marlins, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, and the Washington Nationals each once at home.

Eight of the club’s 16 home games will be on either a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Following Sunday home games, all children between the ages of 4-14 will be able to participate in a postgame Kids Run the Bases.

The Orioles will play 16 road games during the Spring Training season, including two trips to visit the Braves, Phillies, Red Sox, Pirates, Rays, and Twins; and one trip each to take on the Nationals, Marlins, Yankees, and Blue Jays.

In the 10 years since the Orioles moved Major League Spring Training to Sarasota, more than one million fans have attended Orioles games at Ed Smith Stadium.





Remembering Broadcast Journalist Jack Perkins who passed away at 85

I got to know Jack when he moved to Sarasota. He was a guest on my radio show several times. A gentleman and a class act all the way.





“Artist Spotlight” Tribute to Doris Day

“Big Band Files with Doug Miles” tribute show to the great Doris Day





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.





“Book Talk” guest Robert Crais author “A Dangerous Man”

Doug Miles talks with Robert Crais author “A Dangerous Man (An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel)” on “Talk Across America”. Book link available below.





Remembering Woodstock 50 Years Ago with WNEW Newsman Mike Eisgrau

Doug Miles talks with with Mike Eisgrau who covered Woodstock 50 years ago for WNEW 1130 AM radio in New York City. Mike describes his harrowing trip to get to the concert and some of the “interesting” people he interviewed. Mike also talks about working for the iconic WNEW 1130 AM radio news department in the heyday of the station.





40th Anniversary of Yankee Captain Thurman Munson’s Death in a Plane Crash

Marty Appel, former PR Director for the NY Yankees talks about his book “Munson the life and death of a Yankee Captain”. Thurman Munson died in a plane crash Aug. 2, 1979.





“Book Talk guest Shari Lapena author “Someone We Know”

Doug Miles talks with best selling author Shari Lapena about her new thriller “Someone We Know” on “Talk Across America”. Book link available below: