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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 NY Times Bestselling author Clive Cussler talks about his book Assassin


Clive Cussler
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Sports Talk with Don Henderson and Doug Miles 3/9/15




Book Talk guest Amanda Enayati author Seeking Serenity: The 10 Rules for Health and Happiness in the Age of Anxiety


Amanda Enayati
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Baltimore Orioles Select Marie Selby Botanical Gardens as Partner for 2015 Go Green Day, Green Cap Auction

(Sarasota, FL) The Baltimore Orioles have selected Marie Selby Botanical Gardens as the ballclub’s partner for “Go Green” Day on Tuesday, March 17 when the Orioles take on the Minnesota Twins at 1:05 p.m. at Ed Smith Stadium. Selby Gardens, a world-renowned botanical research center and leader in environmental education, will benefit from an online auction of specially-designed, green O’s caps autographed by players. The caps will be worn during the St. Patrick’s Day game.

“The Orioles are proud to partner with Selby Gardens, one of the Sarasota area’s most treasured attractions and a world leader in environmental education, as we celebrate ‘Go Green’ Day at Ed Smith Stadium,” said David Rovine, Vice President of Orioles-Sarasota. “The stadium is a showcase for sustainable building practices, which we demonstrate year-round. This special focus during spring training, along with the auction benefiting a local environmental organization, highlights for our fans the importance of thinking ‘green’ in our everyday lives.”

“This dynamic partnership with the Orioles will benefit our international botanical research, conservation, horticulture displays and educational programs, while attracting new audiences to our breathtaking, bayfront oasis,” said Jennifer O. Rominiecki, CEO and President of Selby Gardens.

More than 130,000 guests visit Selby Gardens annually to relax, learn, explore and experience the plants and educational programs available 364 days a year. Selby Gardens is a 15-acre botanical and children’s rainforest wonderland nestled in an urban setting on the shores of Sarasota Bay. Specializing in epiphytes, it is home to the world’s largest living collection of epiphytes and other tropical plants. Through educational outreach and horticultural displays, Selby Gardens promotes understanding of the natural world and stimulates advocacy for plant habitat conservation.
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Orioles fans and Selby Gardens supporters may bid online for the caps at www.orioles.com/spring from 1:05 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17 through Tuesday, March 24 at 11:59 p.m.

Ed Smith Stadium uses environmentally-friendly practices including recycling, reclaimed water for toilets and irrigation, solar panels and roofing materials that conserve energy, and preferred parking for car pooling and fuel-efficient vehicles. The Orioles also are a partner in Sarasota County’s “Green Business Partnership” program. Additional information on the Orioles’ commitment to the environment at Ed Smith Stadium can be found at www.orioles.com/sarasota.

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Book Talk guest Zac Bissonnette author The Great Beanie Baby Bubble


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Remembering Daniel von Bargen


Daniel von Bargen passed away yesterday at age 64 after a long illness. He was one of the best character actors in the business. He was best known for playing Mr. Kruger in Seinfeld, but he had many dramatic roles over the years in both film and television.

Book Talk guest Ellen Meister author Dorothy Parker Drank Here


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Baltimore Orioles Announce 2015 Spring Training Opening Day Plans for Wednesday March 4th

(Sarasota, FL) The Baltimore Orioles have announced plans for the first home game of their 2015 Spring Training season and their sixth season in Sarasota. The team will face the Detroit Tigers at Ed Smith Stadium this Wednesday, March 4, at 1:05 p.m.

All fans in attendance will receive a 2015 Spring Training schedule magnet, courtesy of Visit Sarasota County, as well as a rally towel provided by the Orioles. The first 1,000 female fans in attendance will also receive a bird of paradise flower, courtesy of Beneva Flowers.

The Sarasota Military Cadet Color Guard will perform prior to the National Anthem, while WWSB ABC7’s Stephanie Roberts will sing the Star-Spangled Banner followed by co-anchor Don Brennan’s ceremonial first pitch.

During a special pre-game ceremony, each club’s on-field personnel will be introduced and recognized along the first and third base foul lines.

International film and opera star, and Maryland native, Richard Troxell will perform God Bless America prior to the seventh inning stretch.

On Wednesday and throughout the season, ballpark gates will open two hours prior to the scheduled first pitch. Season plan holders will be able to access the ballpark 15 minutes early through a dedicated entrance at the Home Plate Gate for all 16 home games, including Opening Day.

OPENING DAY TIMING (GATES OPEN AT 11:05 a.m.; 10:50 a.m. for season plan holders)

10:15-11:30 Orioles Batting Practice
11:30-12:30 Tigers Batting Practice
1:05 Play Ball!

BALLPARK POLICIES

The Orioles have one of the most liberal food policies in professional sports. Outside food and beverages may be brought into Ed Smith Stadium, subject to the following guidelines:

•Soft-sided and paper bags are permitted at Ed Smith Stadium, as long as they fit into a 16” x 16” x 8” container. Hard-sided coolers, thermoses, glass bottles, cans, or alcoholic beverages are not permitted into the ballpark.
•Non-alcoholic beverages in plastic bottles are permitted into the park. All items will be checked at the gates and any beverage which has been opened or partially consumed prior to entry is subject to confiscation if it is thought to contain alcohol. In addition, no plastic or paper cups of beverages are permitted into the park at the entry gates.
•All items permitted into the ballpark will be inspected. No bags or items exceeding the maximum size of 16″ x 16″ x 8″ are allowed into the ballpark.
•No containers or unauthorized items can be left at any park entrance.

No re-entry will be permitted once a fan has entered the ballpark gates. Vehicles transporting guests with special needs or disabilities are permitted to utilize the East Lot for this purpose. No vehicles are permitted to park curbside, nor are people able to stand and wait with vehicles.

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Sports Talk with Don Henderson and Doug Miles 3/2/15




Baltimore Orioles 2015 Spring Training: Buck Showalter Interview


Orioles Manager Buck Showalter talks about the O’s heading into spring training games in Sarasota, FL.