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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 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 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.

“In Your Life” CBS Sports to air documentary celebrating Verne Lundquist’s 50 years in broadcasting

(New York, NY) “IN YOUR LIFE”, a one-hour documentary celebrating Verne Lundquist’s 50 years in broadcasting will air Saturday, Nov. 29 (1:30 PM, ET) on the CBS Television Network.

Verne has witnessed and called some of the greatest moments in sports history from Jack Nicklaus’ birdie at the 1986 Masters® to Christian Laettner’s last-second shot to beat Kentucky in the 1992 NCAA Tournament. “IN YOUR LIFE” relives these indelible moments with Verne as the storyteller, and takes you through his incredible career.

The documentary follows Verne over the past year, his 50th as a broadcaster, which included announcing two of the greatest games in college football history – Auburn defeating Georgia (11/16/13) and Auburn beating Alabama in the Iron Bowl (11/30/13) – as well as receiving numerous honors, including the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting and the Blackie Sherrod Lifetime Achievement Award.

The documentary also features interviews with those who were there with Verne during these memorable moments, both announcing and playing, such as Jim Nantz and Grant Hill, as well as other sports broadcasting icons. He made his broadcasting debut on August 31, 1963 at KTBC-TV in Austin, Texas, a station owned by President and Mrs. Lyndon Johnson. Verne joined CBS Sports in 1982 and has called more than 20 different sports for the Network. He is currently the lead college football play-by-play announcer calling the SEC ON CBS and Army-Navy game. He also calls the Masters and PGA Championship and will announce his 31st consecutive NCAA Tournament this year.

Verne Lundquist celebrates 50 years as a broadcaster.
Verne Lundquist celebrates 50 years as a broadcaster.

Some of the memorable sports moments called by Verne:

• 1986 Masters: Jack Nicklaus sinks a birdie putt on the 17th hole – “MAYBE, YES SIR”.
• 1992 NCAA Tournament: Duke beats Kentucky in the East Regional on Christian Laettner’s buzzer beater “THERE’S THE PASS TO LAETTNER. PUTS IT UP. YESSSSS!”
• 2005 Masters: Tiger Woods chips in at the 16th hole – “IN YOUR LIFE”.
• 2006 NCAA Tournament: No. 11-seed George Mason knocks off No. 1-seed Connecticut – “BY GEORGE, THE DREAM IS ALIVE.”
• 2013 Iron Bowl: Auburn defeats Alabama returning a missed field goal with no time remaining – “AN ANSWERED PRAYER.

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Football Thursday 10/02/14 Sarasota Sailors vs. Braden River Pirates

(Sarasota, FL) Football Thursday tonight. Doug Miles Media will cover the Sarasota Sailors (1-3) vs. Braden River Pirates (4-0) at Braden River High School. The live broadcast is available on Ustream.TV and beginning at 7:25 PM. The podcast of the game broadcast will be posted here. I’ll also 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 action in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

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“Book Talk Radio” 9/29/14

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Football Friday 9/26/14 Braden River Pirates vs. Booker Tornadoes

(Sarasota, FL) Football Friday tonight. Doug Miles Media will cover the Braden River Pirates (4-0) taking on the Booker Tornadoes (2-2) at Tornado Alley at Booker High School. The podcast of the game broadcast will be posted here. I’ll also be appearing on Adam Shadoff’s “Friday Football Fever” show on SNN at 11:15 PM for a recap of all the high school football action in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.
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“Book Talk” guest: Richard Whittle “Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution”

“Book Talk Radio” guest Cynthia Copeland “Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me”

Baltimore Orioles Announce 2015 Spring Training Schedule

(Sarasota, FL) The Baltimore Orioles today announced their 2015 Grapefruit League schedule, which opens Tuesday, March 3 with a 1:05 p.m. game in Lakeland against the Detroit Tigers. The Orioles will open their home schedule the next day, with a 1:05 p.m. game against the Tigers on Wednesday, March 4. The 2015 season will mark the sixth consecutive Spring Training for the Orioles in Sarasota, and the fifth in the renovated Ed Smith Stadium.

Baltimore will face 10 different opponents during their 16-game home Grapefruit League campaign. The O’s will host the Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays three times each and the Minnesota Twins and Pittsburgh Pirates twice each. The Orioles will square off with the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, and St. Louis Cardinals once each at Ed Smith Stadium.

The Orioles will play 18 games on the road during the 2015 Grapefruit League schedule. They will make three trips to play the Blue Jays and Twins, two trips to play the Braves, Pirates, Rays, and Tigers, and one trip to play the Cardinals, Phillies, Red Sox, and Yankees.

Fans interested in Season Plans, or those wishing to receive additional Spring Training ticket information, may call the Orioles Spring Training office in Sarasota at 941-893-6300. Additional information on Orioles Spring Training is available at

Single game tickets for all 16 games at Ed Smith Stadium will go on sale January 24, 2015.

O's 2015 Spring Schedule
O’s 2015 Spring Schedule

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“Sports Talk” with Don Henderson and Doug Miles 9/22/14

Check Out Sports Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Doug Miles on BlogTalkRadio

“The NFL On CBS Scores Highest Rated NFL Game of the Weekend

(New York, N.Y.) CBS Sports’ Week 3 national doubleheader coverage of “The NFL On CBS” on Sunday, Sept. 21, highlighted by Super Bowl XLVIII rematch Denver-Seattle in overtime, was the highest-rated NFL game of the weekend on any network earning an average household rating/share of 16.9/32, up 16% from last year’s 14.6/28 (Indianapolis-San Francisco, Buffalo-N.Y. Jets, Jacksonville-Seattle) in the metered markets.

Yesterday’s national game window HH rating/share peaked at 21.0/36 from 7:30-8:00 PM, ET during overtime.

“The NFL On CBS” Week 3 early regional coverage, which included games Houston-N.Y. Giants, Oakland-New England, Baltimore-Cleveland, Indianapolis-Jacksonville, Tennessee-Cincinnati and San Diego-Buffalo earned an average HH rating/share of 11.1/24, up 44% from last year’s 7.7/16 (Houston-Baltimore, Cleveland-Minnesota, San Diego-Tennessee) in the metered markets.

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