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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 Team Up With Mayors’ Feed The Hungry Program To Fight Hunger in Sarasota

(Sarasota, FL) The Baltimore Orioles and the Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Program are teaming up again this year to collect and distribute food to help people in need in Sarasota. The Orioles will collect non-perishable food items at Ed Smith Stadium beginning on Monday, November 6, and will host the charity’s Thanksgiving Sorting Day at the ballpark on Friday, November 17.

Non-perishable food items may be dropped off at Ed Smith Stadium, located at 2700 12th Street, on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The collection station is located inside Café 54 on Euclid Avenue. The stadium will be closed on Friday, November 10, in observance of Veterans Day.

Additionally, volunteers are needed to sort food collected from locations throughout the community on Friday, November 17. Sorting will take place in the ballpark’s East Lot between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Volunteers do not need to sign up in advance.

“Partnering with the Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Program has become an important tradition for our organization, which has a long-standing commitment to fighting hunger, not just locally in Sarasota but also regionally throughout the Mid-Atlantic and internationally through a variety of partnerships,” said David Rovine, Vice President, Orioles-Sarasota. “We encourage local residents to participate in this important program by bringing non-perishable food items to Ed Smith Stadium and by volunteering to help sort donations. Together, we can help improve the lives of families in need throughout the Sarasota area.”

The Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Program is a nonprofit organization that has collected and distributed more than 200 tons of food and more than $3.5 million in food gift cards given to the hungry in Sarasota and Manatee counties since 1987. The organization’s Thanksgiving food drive collects more than 46 tons of non-perishable food items annually. Food is distributed through charitable groups, religious institutions, and service agencies. Mayors’ Feed the Hungry also uses cash donations to distribute food gift cards.

“Mayors’ Feed the Hungry is thrilled to team up with the Orioles again this year,” said Joel Swallow, chair of the Mayors’ Feed the Hungry program. “The Orioles very graciously open their Sarasota home to host our annual food drive, demonstrating their commitment to giving back to the community.”
The program is endorsed by the mayors of Sarasota, Bradenton, Palmetto, Venice, Longboat Key, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria, and North Port, as well as the chairs of the Sarasota County and Manatee County Commissions. More information can be found at www.mayorsfeedthehungry.org.
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Book Talk guest Dr. Susan Blum, author Healing Arthritis

Doug Miles talks with Dr. Susan Blum about her book “Healing Arthritis: Your 3-Step Guide to Conquering Arthritis Naturally” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: http://amzn.to/2xLa99k.


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Book Talk guest Daniel Golden author Spy Schools

Doug Miles talks with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Daniel Golden about his book “Spy Schools: How the CIA, FBI and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America’s Universities” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: http://amzn.to/2z8HTCe


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Book Talk guest Sean Avery former NHL player, author Ice Capades: A Memoir of Fast Living and Tough Hockey

Doug Miles talks with former NHL player Sean Avery about his book “Ice Capades: A Memoir of Fast Living and Tough Hockey” on “Talk Across America”. (www.dougmilesmedia.com). Book available here: http://amzn.to/2i6DhkO.


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Book Talk guest Jennifer Valoppi co-author The Way It Was: My Life with Frank Sinatra

Doug Miles talks with journalist Jennifer Valoppi co-author “The Way It Was: My Life with Frank Sinatra” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: http://amzn.to/2h5Q5bw


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Book Talk guest Sean Connolly author The Book of Massively Epic Engineering Disasters

Doug Miles talks with Sean Connolly author “The Book of Massively Epic Engineering Disasters: 33 Thrilling Experiments Based on History’s Greatest Blunders” on “Talk Across America”. You may order the book by clicking here: http://amzn.to/2gGllBc


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Book Talk guest Ken Blanchard author Self-Leadership and the One Minute Manager

Doug Miles talks with best-selling author Ken Blanchard about his newest book “Self-Leadership and the One Minute Manager” on “Talk Across America”. You may order the book by clicking here: http://amzn.to/2zAc6Xy


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Remembering former NY TV News Anchor Michele Marsh

Michele Marsh, who anchored the news in New York City at WCBS Channel 2 and later WNBC Channel 4, passed away Wednesday at age 63 after a long battle with breast cancer. She was one of the brightest stars in the news business for many years after landing a job in the #1 media market at WCBS in 1979 at age 25. She hadn’t been on television news since 2003. She is survived by her son, daughter-in-law and husband.
Below is a video of one of her newscasts on WCBS-TV Channel 2 from August 9, 1993.

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Book Talk guest Ella Morton author Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide

Doug Miles talks with Ella Morton co-author “Atlas Obscura An Explorer’s Guide on “Talk Across America” Book link: http://amzn.to/2gtOT4T


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Book Talk guest Dr. Kate K. Lund author Bounce

Doug Miles talks with Dr. Kate K. Lund author “Bounce: Help Your Child Build Resilience and Thrive in School, Sports and Life”. Book link: http://amzn.to/2xO6as6


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