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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.

Friday Night Football: Manatee Hurricanes travel to Orlando to play Dr. Phillips Panthers in 8A Region 2 Final

(Sarasota, FL) The Manatee Hurricanes, the lone area team in Sarasota or Manatee County still alive in the post-season, travel to Orlando tonight to play the Dr. Phillips Panthers (12-0) in the 8A Region 2 Final of the FHSAA football playoffs.

The Hurricanes (11-1) defeated Vero Beach 47-28 last week at home to advance to the regional final four while Dr. Phillips beat Tampa (Plant) 24-10 in Orlando. The winner will advance to the state championship game in the Citrus Bowl in Orlando next weekend.

The game will be broadcast on WLSS 930 AM at 7:30 PM with Dave Bristow calling the play-by-play.

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“Doug Miles Interview” Guest: Deana Martin


Conversation with the “Queen of Cool”, singer Deana Martin about her upcoming shows, her legendary Dad, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Jerry Lewis, television variety shows, Las Vegas and more.
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Tampa Bay Rays Thanksmas to return for ninth year

(St. Petersburg, FL) Joe Maddon may have left, but the Tampa Bay Rays will continue to host Thanksmas for the ninth consecutive year, December 15-19, at the Salvation Army Shelters in St. Petersburg, Tampa, Bradenton, the Sallie House in St. Petersburg, the Homeless Emergency Project in Clearwater and the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida in Orlando.

Over the past eight years, Thankmas has served approximately 7,000 individuals in need and provided many with clothing and shoes. The Rays will provide and serve either lunch or dinner to each of the shelters. In 2013, as a result of donations from generous Rays fans and fundraising efforts, Thanksmas also presented more than $20,000 to the Salvation Army centers in St. Petersburg, Tampa and Bradenton, the Sallie House and the Homeless Emergency Project.

Thanksmas kicks off on Monday, December 15 with a return to the Sallie House, a safe haven for children who have been removed from their home because of abuse, neglect or abandonment. This will be the sixth consecutive year that Rays will visit the Sallie House as a part of Thanksmas. The Rays will also visit the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, the largest provider of homeless services in Orlando and Central Florida, for the first time.

Throughout this year’s Thanksmas, current and former Rays players, Rays coaches, broadcasters and front office staff will serve meals to those in need.

For more information, visit raysbaseball.com/thanksmas.

Thanksmas schedule

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Baltimore Orioles Reach to Host 5th Annual Birdland Golf Classic in Sarasota

(Sarasota, FL) On Monday, February 23, the Orioles will hold the 5th Annual OriolesREACH Birdland Golf Classic at The Founders Club to benefit the Miracle League of Manasota, an organization dedicated to providing an opportunity for every person to play baseball, regardless of their ability. Registration is now open for golfers and corporate partners.

The event begins with registration and lunch at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start set for 12:30 p.m. The classic will feature a silent auction and the chance to play a round with current and former Orioles players and coaches.

Multiple levels of participation are available for corporate partners, including MVP Sponsor packages which consist of recognition as a presenting sponsor, a foursome with the opportunity to select your Orioles playing partner, four infield box seats to a 2015 Orioles Spring Training game, and more. Since its inception, the Birdland Golf Classic has raised more than $125,000 for the Miracle League of Manasota.

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For the 14,000 school-aged children with disabilities and their adult counterparts in Sarasota and Manatee counties, a synthetically surfaced baseball field with all the requisite amenities was built in 2012 in Longwood Park, 6050 Longwood Run Boulevard, north of University Parkway in Sarasota. Sarasota County committed $500,000 to building the field, with the Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates each contributing $75,000. Since opening in March 2012, the league has played six seasons.

For more information or to register for the golf event, visit www.miracleleaguemanasota.org or contact the Miracle League of Manasota at (941) 225-2966 or info@miracleleaguemanasota.org. The entry deadline is Sunday, February 8.

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Football Friday 11/21/14: Broadcast Outlets for all five-area teams in second round playoff action

(Sarasota, FL) Five area teams are in action tonight in the second round of the FHSAA playoffs and all five games will be broadcast on either radio or television.

The Manatee Hurricanes host the Vero Beach Indians in Bradenton. The game will be broadcast on WLSS 930 AM with Dave Bristow calling the play-by-play.

The Venice Indians are home to play the Armwood Hawks. Rich Spedaliere will call the game on WENG 1530 AM/107.5 FM.

The Braden River Pirates will entertain the East Lake Eagles. Bright House Sports Network will broadcast the game on cable television.

Clearwater Central Catholic visits the Cardinal Mooney Cougars in Sarasota. WSRQ 1220 AM/106.9 FM will broadcast the game.

The Charlotte Tarpons travel to Ft. Myers to face the Green Wave. Jeff Briscoe will call the game on WCCF 1580 AM.

Tonight, I’ll be appearing on Adam Shadoff’s “Friday Football Fever” show on SNN at 11:15 PM Friday for a recap of all the high school football second round playoff action in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

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“Book Talk Radio” guest Tom Cohen author “Dogs with Old Man Faces”


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WTMY “Artist Spotlight” guest Ann Hampton Callaway


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Remembering Mike Nichols


Mike Nichols passed away at the age of 83 Wednesday. Before he was known as an Academy Award winning film director and Tony Award winning stage director, he was part of one of the legendary comedy teams of the the late 1950’s and early 1960’s with Elaine May. Here is one of their classic sketches.

“Book Talk Radio” guest Richard Paul Evans author “The Mistletoe Promise”


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