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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 Maia Duerr author “Work That Matters”

Doug Miles talks with Maia Duerr author “Work That Matters Create a Livelihood That Reflects Your Core Intention” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: https://amzn.to/2rEgGle





“Talk Across America” with Doug Miles guest Broadcaster Michael Manning

On this edition of “Talk Across America” Doug Miles talks with broadcaster/writer/producer Michael Manning about his career in media, his new show “America’s Best Neighbors” and the world of radio/TV and digital media.





“Sports Talk” with Don Henderson and Doug Miles 5/12/18

Philadelphia sportscasting legend Don Henderson and Doug Miles talk sports. Topics include: Yanks/Sox, Players Golf, NHL Playoffs, Matt Harvey, Mets out of order, Tampa Bay Rays need to move? Justify better than American Pharoah? and more.





Big Band Files with Doug Miles guest singer Steve Lawrence

Doug Miles talks with singer Steve Lawrence. Steve joins me on this edition of the Big Band Files to talk about his most recent CD, remember Eydie Gorme and his career in show business.





Big Band Files with Doug Miles guest singer Julie Budd

Doug Miles talks with singer Julie Budd. She joins me on this edition of the Big Band Files to talk about her CD of Sinatra songs and her career in show business.





Big Band Files with Doug Miles guest Peter Marshall

Doug Miles talks with Peter Marshall, best known as the Master of the Hollywood Squares, but is also a singer, actor and broadcaster. He joins me on this edition of the Big Band Files to talk about his CD of standards and more.





Book Talk guests Steven Raichlen author Project Fire

Doug Miles talks with Steven Raichlen author “Project Fire, Cutting-Edge Techniques and Sizzling Recipes from the Caveman Porterhouse to Salt Slab Brownie S’mores” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: https://amzn.to/2Imlu8t





Big Band Files with Doug Miles featuring interview with Frank Sinatra Jr.

Big Band Files show featuring an interview with Frank Sinatra Jr. recorded 2008 before his performance in Sarasota, FL.





Sports Talk with Don Henderson and Doug Miles 5/5/18

Don Henderson (Philadelphia sportscasting legend) and Doug Miles talk sports poolside from Sarasota, FL. Topics include: Matt Harvey out in NY, Albert Pujols 3000 hit club member, Yankees red hot, Orioles ice cold, remembering Hal Greer and more.





Book Talk guests Lorenzo Cohen and Alison Jefferies authors Anti-Cancer Living”

Doug Miles talks with Lorenzo Cohen and Alison Jefferies authors “Anti-Cancer Living Transform Your Life and Health with the Mix of Six” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: https://amzn.to/2JSRb6m