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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.

Friday Night Football: Manatee Hurricanes vs. Apopka Blue Darters in Class 8A State Semifinal

(Sarasota, FL) The Manatee Hurricanes continue their quest for another state title tonight as they travel once again up to the Orlando area to face the Apopka Blue Darters in the Class 8A State Semifinal. Kickoff is at 7:30 PM.

Last week the ‘Canes (12-1) defeated previously undefeated Orlando Dr. Phillips on the road 24-21 on a 39 yard field goal by Nick Null with less than three minutes remaining in the game to advance to tonight’s semifinal.

Apopka (9-4) outscored Jacksonville First Coast 64-48 in a shootout for the right to host Manatee in the final four contest.

The winner will play for the 8A state title next Friday night (December 13) at 7:07 PM in the Citrus Bowl in Orlando against the winner of the Pembroke Pines Flanagan/Miami Columbus game.

WLSS 930 AM will broadcast the game beginning at 7:30 PM. Dave Bristow will call the play-by-play.

Doug Miles Media will provide a video recap of the game posted here at the conclusion of tonight’s game.

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“Book Talk” Guest Sophia A. McClennen “Is Satire Saving Our Nation?”


Is Satire Saving Our Nation?


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WTMY “Artist Spotlight” Guest: Singer Dennis Bono


Dennis Bono
Dennis Bono


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“Sports Talk” with Don Henderson and Doug Miles 12/1/14



Friday Night Football: Manatee Hurricanes travel to Orlando to play Dr. Phillips Panthers in 8A Region 2 Final

(Sarasota, FL) The Manatee Hurricanes, the lone area team in Sarasota or Manatee County still alive in the post-season, travel to Orlando tonight to play the Dr. Phillips Panthers (12-0) in the 8A Region 2 Final of the FHSAA football playoffs.

The Hurricanes (11-1) defeated Vero Beach 47-28 last week at home to advance to the regional final four while Dr. Phillips beat Tampa (Plant) 24-10 in Orlando. The winner will advance to the state championship game in the Citrus Bowl in Orlando next weekend.

The game will be broadcast on WLSS 930 AM at 7:30 PM with Dave Bristow calling the play-by-play.

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“Doug Miles Interview” Guest: Deana Martin


Conversation with the “Queen of Cool”, singer Deana Martin about her upcoming shows, her legendary Dad, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Jerry Lewis, television variety shows, Las Vegas and more.
Deana Martin Doug


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Tampa Bay Rays Thanksmas to return for ninth year

(St. Petersburg, FL) Joe Maddon may have left, but the Tampa Bay Rays will continue to host Thanksmas for the ninth consecutive year, December 15-19, at the Salvation Army Shelters in St. Petersburg, Tampa, Bradenton, the Sallie House in St. Petersburg, the Homeless Emergency Project in Clearwater and the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida in Orlando.

Over the past eight years, Thankmas has served approximately 7,000 individuals in need and provided many with clothing and shoes. The Rays will provide and serve either lunch or dinner to each of the shelters. In 2013, as a result of donations from generous Rays fans and fundraising efforts, Thanksmas also presented more than $20,000 to the Salvation Army centers in St. Petersburg, Tampa and Bradenton, the Sallie House and the Homeless Emergency Project.

Thanksmas kicks off on Monday, December 15 with a return to the Sallie House, a safe haven for children who have been removed from their home because of abuse, neglect or abandonment. This will be the sixth consecutive year that Rays will visit the Sallie House as a part of Thanksmas. The Rays will also visit the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, the largest provider of homeless services in Orlando and Central Florida, for the first time.

Throughout this year’s Thanksmas, current and former Rays players, Rays coaches, broadcasters and front office staff will serve meals to those in need.

For more information, visit raysbaseball.com/thanksmas.

Thanksmas schedule

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