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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.

“Sports Talk” guest Basketball Hall of Fame Exec. Pat Williams author “Lead Like Walt”

Doug Miles and Don Henderson talk with basketball Hall of Fame Executive and co-founder of the Orlando Magic Pat Williams about his book “Lead Like Walt: Discover Walt Disney’s Magical Approach to Building Successful Organizations”. Plus, Pat’s proposal to bring baseball to Orlando (Orlando Dreamers). We also hear from Baltimore Orioles Manager Brandon Hyde at spring training in Sarasota and Don meets up with Pete Rose in Las Vegas.






Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Sarasota 2-11-20 Manager Brandon Hyde and GM Mike Elias

The Baltimore Orioles have arrived in Sarasota, FL for spring training. Manager Brandon Hyde and GM Mike Elias met with the media to talk about the team getting ready for training camp and their expectations.






“Big Band Files” with Doug Miles Artist Spotlight: Singer Frank D’Rone

The Big Band Files with Doug Miles pays tribute to one of the best and also most underrated singers of the American Popular Standards and Jazz, Frank D’Rone.






Remembering Actor Robert Conrad

Robert Conrad passed away at 84 on Feb. 8, 2020. He was known for his roles on television in “Hawaiian Eye”, “Wild Wild West”, “Baa Baa Black Sheep” and “A Man Called Sloane” as well as his classic Everyready battery commercials.






Remembering Comedian/Actor Orson Bean

For those who don’t know Orson Bean, please watch his one-man show from a few years ago. He was a great talent. He was tragically killed when hit by a car Feb. 7, 2020 in Venice, CA.






“Book Talk” Guest Kaitlin Ugolik Phillips author “The Future of Feeling”

Doug Miles talks to Kaitlin Ugolik Phillips author The Future of Feeling: Building Empathy in a Tech-Obsessed World“ on “Talk Across America” Book link available below:






“Sports Talk” Guest Sam Carchidi author “The Big 50: Philadelphia Flyers”

Don Henderson and Doug Miles talk with sportswriter Sam Carchidi about his book “The Big 50: Philadelphia Flyers, The Men and Moments that Made the Philadelphia Flyers” (Triumph Books) on “Sports Talk”. We also give some thoughts on the Super Bowl.






“Sports Talk” Guest J.J. Kapp Author “Joe Kapp, The Toughest Chicano”

Doug Miles and Don Henderson talk with J.J. Kapp, the son of legendary Minnesota Vikings Quarterback Joe Kapp about his book “Joe Kapp, The Toughest Chicano”. This is the 50th anniversary of Super Bowl IV where Joe led the Minnesota Vikings against the Kansas City Chiefs. Book link https://www.joekappbook.com/about-the-toughest-chicano






“Sports Talk” with Don Henderson and Doug Miles Big Game Preview Radio Row

Don Henderson and Doug Miles preview the big game in Miami, talk about Derek Jeter in the HOF, Astros and Red Sox cheating, Mets new manager, Australian Open and more.






“Book Talk” Guest Lisa Gardner Author “When You See Me”

Doug Miles talks with best-selling author Lisa Gardner about her new thriller “When You See Me” on “Talk Across America”. Book link available below: