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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.

Baltimore Orioles Announce Change to Spring Training Radio Broadcast Schedule

(Sarasota, FL) The Baltimore Orioles and CBS RADIO’s 105.7 The Fan (WJZ-FM), the flagship station of the Orioles Radio Network, have announced a change in the spring training radio broadcast schedule. The Sunday, March 8 game against the Minnesota Twins at 1:05 p.m. will replace the Saturday, March 14 game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The March 14 game will still be televised by MASN as part of their seven-game television broadcast schedule.

The complete schedule of spring training games to be carried live on 105.7 The Fan is below (all times ET).

Wednesday, March 4 Detroit Tigers 1:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 7 Boston Red Sox 1:05 p.m.
Sunday, March 8 at Minnesota Twins 1:05 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11 Toronto Blue Jays 1:05 p.m.
Sunday, March 15 at Pittsburgh Pirates 1:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 21 at Minnesota Twins 1:05 p.m.
Sunday, March 22 St. Louis Cardinals 1:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 28 at New York Yankees 1:05 p.m.
Sunday, March 29 Minnesota Twins 1:05 p.m.
Wednesday, April 1 Pittsburgh Pirates 7:05 p.m.*
Friday, April 3 Atlanta Braves 6:05 p.m.*
Saturday, April 4 at Atlanta Braves 3:05 p.m.*

*Includes 30-minute pre- and post-game shows.
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Pittsburgh Pirates to Host Senior and Caregiver Expo at McKechnie Field March 13th

(Bradenton, FL) The Pittsburgh Pirates will host the fourth annual Senior and Caregiver Expo at McKechnie Field on Friday, March 13. The expo will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., coinciding with the Pirates Spring Training game against the Minnesota Twins. The game begins at 1:05 p.m.

The expo is open to all fans attending the game. There is no additional cost. The event is presented by Manatee Memorial Hospital and Humana. Local businesses and non-profits that provide services to senior citizens will have exhibitor tables at the event. The first 2,500 fans will receive a free Pirates eco-friendly bag courtesy of the event sponsors.

The Pirates are still accepting exhibitors for the 2015 expo. Registration costs $250. Exhibitors interested in providing complimentary health and wellness screenings are encouraged to attend. To register a booth at the expo, call 941-747-3031. All Pirates Spring Training tabling guidelines apply to expo exhibitors.

For more information about the Senior and Caregiver Expo, call 941-747-3031 or visit www.BradentonMarauders.com. To purchase tickets to the game call 877-893-2827 or visit the McKechnie Field Ticket Office on weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.Pirates.com.

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Remembering Gary Owens


Gary Owens, who passed away this weekend, was one of the cast members of Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In in the late 1960’s and early 70’s. He was a legendary disk jockey in the Los Angeles radio market and one of the great voice-over artists in show business.

Oriole Bird to Help Open Youth Baseball Seasons Across Sarasota County Beginning Saturday Feb. 14

(Sarasota, FL) Attending youth baseball openers for local teams has been a tradition since the Baltimore Orioles arrived in Sarasota for Major League Spring Training in 2010. This season, the Oriole Bird will make three stops to help open youth baseball leagues. On Saturday, February 14, the Oriole Bird will participate in Opening Day ceremonies for Venice Little League, followed by Sarasota Little League on February 21, and the Miracle League of Manasota on March 14.

The Oriole Bird will open the Venice Little League season with an appearance this Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to noon at 250 Fort Street in Venice. The Bird will fly into the Sarasota Little League season’s commencement at Twin Lakes Park at 6700 Clark Road from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 21.
Oriole Bird
On Saturday, March 14, the Oriole Bird will help launch the Miracle League of Manasota’s 2015 spring season with an appearance from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. at Longwood Run Park at 6050 Longwood Run Boulevard in Sarasota. The Orioles were a founding sponsor of the league’s specially designed ballpark, which makes it possible for everyone to play baseball, regardless of their abilities. In 2014, the Orioles made an additional contribution to the league in honor of retiring Major Leaguer Derek Jeter.

Each year, the Orioles also host the OriolesREACH Birdland Golf Classic, a tournament that benefits the Miracle League of Manasota. This year’s event, which features Orioles players and coaches participating with members of the public, is scheduled for February 23 at The Founders Club in Sarasota.

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Baltimore Orioles Announce 2015 Spring Training Promotions & Special Events Schedule

(Sarasota, FL) The Orioles today announced their 2015 spring training promotions and special events schedule featuring many fun-filled promotional giveaways and events for fans to enjoy at Ed Smith Stadium.

On Wednesday, March 4, all fans will receive an orange rally towel as well as a spring training magnet schedule, presented by Visit Sarasota County, as the Orioles celebrate their spring training Opening Day and sixth season at Ed Smith Stadium. In addition, the first 1,000 women will receive a Bird of Paradise flower, presented by Beneva Flowers.

The giveaways continue on March 5 when the first 3,000 fans 15 and over to enter the ballpark will receive an Orioles Clothing Hanger, presented by Hung-By. On March 11, SRQ Airport will sponsor an Orioles Luggage Tag to be presented to the first 3,000 fans 15 and over. The final item, a Plush Cow presented by Chick-fil-A, will be given to the first 3,000 fans on March 14.

In addition to the giveaways, fans will enjoy several special events at Ed Smith Stadium throughout spring training including Kids Run the Bases, presented by Schofield, Hand & Bright Orthopaedics, on March 14 (for all fans 14 and under) and Seniors Run the Bases on March 25 (for fans aged 55 and over). The Orioles will also host Go Green Day, presented by Waste Pro, on March 17; a pre-game parade for Youth Baseball Day, presented by The Sarasota YMCA, on March 29; and the All Faiths Food Drive on March 31, when volunteers will collect food and monetary donations at the gates. Fireworks Night, presented by Coast Cadillac, will follow the spring training finale at Ed Smith Stadium on April 3.

The list of 2015 spring training promotions and special events follows. To purchase tickets, or for more information, call 1-941-893-6300 or visit www.orioles.com/spring.

2015 ORIOLES PROMOTIONS

03/04 DET Rally Towel All Fans
Magnet Schedule Visit Sarasota County All Fans
Bird of Paradise Flower Beneva Flowers 1st 1,000 women
03/05 TOR Orioles Clothing Hanger Hung-By 1st 3,000 fans 15 & over
03/11 TOR Orioles Luggage Tag SRQ Airport 1st 3,000 fans 15 & over
03/14 TB Kids Run the Bases Schofield, All fans 14 & under, post-game

Plush Cow Chick-fil-A 1st 3,000 fans
03/17 MIN Go Green Day Waste Pro
03/25 TOR Seniors Run the Bases All fans 55 & over, post-game
03/29 MIN Youth Baseball Day The Sarasota YMCA Pre-game parade for pre-registered youth

03/31 TB All Faiths Food Drive
04/03 ATL Fireworks Night Coast Cadillac Post-game

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WENG Radio to Broadcast FHSAA Boys Playoff Basketball Games

My broadcast colleague Rich “Spitz” Spedaliere will be calling North Port Bobcat’s playoff basketball games on WENG radio. Details below:

(Englewood, FL) After a very successful first season of bringing Hometown Hoops to listeners in Englewood, Venice, and North Port, WENG Radio is proud to announce that we will be following the North Port Bobcats on the road to Lakeland. We will have the Seminole at North Port game live Thursday night beginning at 6:50. If the Bobcats win, we will carry the next game on Tuesday night at 6:50. If victorious, we will follow the Bobcats on Saturday, February 21st also beginning at 6:50.

Rich Spedaliere, the voice of Hometown Hoops on WENG Radio
Rich Spedaliere, the voice of Hometown Hoops on WENG Radio

For those outside of our terrestrial signal area, you can listen online at wengradio.com as well as on your smartphone with the free WENG app.

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Book Talk guest Steve Levine author The Powerhouse Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World


Steve Levine Powerhouse
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