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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 author Katja Pantzar “The Finnish Way”

Doug Miles talks with Katja Pantzar author “The Finnish Way, Finding Courage, Wellness and Happiness Through the Power of Sisu” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: https://amzn.to/2IpUDEu





Sports Betting coming to the Meadowlands on “Sports Talk Across America”

Boston area sportscaster Rich “Spitz” Spedaliere joins Philadelphia sportscasting legend Don Henderson and Doug Miles to recap the weekend in sports and talk about sports betting around the United States and where it will take off first. Other topics include: Rays sweep the Yankees, Jameis Winston suspension, Barry Trotz to the Islanders and more.





Book Talk guest Deborah Reber author “Differently Wired”

Doug Miles talks with Deborah Reber author “Differently Wired, Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: https://amzn.to/2M73EEX





Book Talk guest Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace authors “The Ambition Decisions”

Doug Miles talks with Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace authors “The Ambition Decisions, What Women Know About Work, Family and the Path to Building a Life” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: https://amzn.to/2JOE370





Baltimore Orioles Announce Plans for 2019 Dream Week in Sarasota, FL

(Sarasota, FL) Baltimore Orioles fans will once again be able to enjoy a week filled with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities at the club’s 2019 Dream Week, from January 27-February 2, 2019 in Sarasota, Florida. Open to adults, regardless of ability, Dream Week provides fans with an opportunity to play at the Orioles’ year-round baseball facilities in Sarasota at Ed Smith Stadium and the Buck O’Neil Baseball Complex.

Dream Week offers participants the full major league treatment — playing daily doubleheader intra-squad games and receiving instruction from National Baseball Hall of Famer and Orioles Legend Jim Palmer and former Orioles Al Bumbry, Rick Dempsey, Mike Devereaux, Chris Hoiles, Scott McGregor, Gregg and many more. In addition to on-field play, participants will enjoy beachfront accommodations on Lido Key; a personalized home uniform, alternate jersey, and cap; a personalized clubhouse locker; access to Orioles athletic trainers and clubhouse staff; daily breakfast and lunch at the ballpark; evening social events throughout the week, including a Q&A and autograph session with the pros; and a reunion game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore during the 2019 regular season.

In addition to receiving daily instruction, participants will play doubleheader games each day at the Buck O’Neil Baseball Complex at Twin Lakes Park, and each team will get to play a game at Ed Smith Stadium. Special events throughout the week will include an Opening Night Reception, mid-week barbecue at Ed Smith Stadium, and a Closing Night Awards Banquet. Campers can look back on their unforgettable Dream Week moments with team and pro staff photos, a personalized baseball card, and a Dream Week video produced by the Orioles’ award-winning video productions staff. During the 2019 season, there will also be a Reunion Game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards for campers to reconnect with their Dream Week teammates.

Men and women age 30 or older are eligible to participate in Dream Week. All skill and ability levels are welcome to the camp each year, and campers can play in as many or as few of the games as they wish. There is no prerequisite of experience or physical ability required to attend.

Dream Week costs $4,601 (including Florida Sales Tax) and includes roundtrip airfare from Baltimore to Tampa, ground transfers to and from the airport to the hotel, transportation to and from the hotel to the ballpark each day, and six-night, seven-day hotel accommodations (double occupancy, private rooms are available for an additional charge) at the Lido Beach Resort Hotel. Breakfast and lunch each day at the ballpark is included in the cost, as well. Discounts are available to Orioles Season Plan Members and former Dream Week participants. Separate week and weekend packages are available for Dream Week guests.

Fans interested in participating in Dream Week should visit www.orioles.com/dreamweek, call 410-547-6063, or e-mail dreamweek@orioles.com to register or to receive more information.





Pete “The Prophet” Belmont Stakes Recap & Sports Betting in New Jersey

Don Henderson and Doug Miles talk with Horse racing Handicapper Pete “The Prophet” about Justify’s winning the Triple Crown. Where will he race next? Other topics include: Sports Betting legal in New Jersey, U.S. Open preview at Shinnecock Hills on Long Island and more.





Legendary L.A. Kings Announcer Bob Miller Interview with Doug Miles

In this archived episode, Doug Miles talks with legendary L.A. Kings play-by-play announcer Bob Miller about his career in broadcasting and the book he had written about calling the L.A. Kings games for more than 40 years. As aired WSRQ radio 12/2006.





Big Band Files Salute to Dean Martin

The “Big Band Files” with Doug Miles salutes Dean Martin on his 101st birthday this month with some of his classic songs.





Pete “The Prophet” Belmont Stakes Picks and Preview “Sports Talk”

Don Henderson and Doug Miles talk with Horse racing Handicapper Pete “The Prophet” about this Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. Will Justify win the Triple Crown or has he run out of gas? Who are the best challengers. Other topics: Stanley Cup Finals, Bryan Colangelo and more.





Book Talk guest Sheba Turk author “Off Air, My Journey to the Anchor Desk”

Doug Miles talks with Sheba Turk author “Off Air, My Journey to the Anchor Desk” on “Talk Across America”. Sheba is the Morning News Anchor and host of “The 504” on WWL-TV New Orleans. Book available here: https://amzn.to/2LsSoCe