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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.

Bradenton Marauders host St. Lucie Mets and Tampa Yankees this week at McKechnie Field

(Bradenton, FL) The Bradenton Marauders host the St. Lucie Mets (New York Mets) and Tampa Yankees (New York Yankees) during a five-game home stand this week at McKechnie Field. The home stand starts on Tuesday, July 8 and continues through Saturday, July 12. All five games begin at 6:30 p.m., with gates opening at 5:30 p.m.

Marty Claus will bring the holiday spirit to McKechnie Field on Tuesday, July 8. The Marauders are celebrating Christmas in July. Marty Claus will be available for pictures with children on the outfield boardwalk during the game. Baseball Bingo and PLS Print will be played. Children will be able to run the bases after the game in the Kids Fun Run.

The Marauders and Mets play the middle game of their three-game set on Wednesday, July 9, then finish the series on Thursday, July 10. July 10 is Evan Chambers night. The Marauders will honor the memory of Chambers, a former Marauders player who passed away suddenly last December. The first 500 fans will receive Evan Chambers #53 t-shirts. Chambers was a dedicated volunteer with the Foundation for Dreams, and the Marauders will hold a silent auction at the game to raise money for the charity. Additionally, a portion of the night’s launch-a-ball proceeds will be donated to the Foundation for Dreams. All second half long, the Marauders will be donating $1 for each game program sold to Foundation for Dreams.

July 10 is also a Thirsty Thursday. Sodas and select draft beers cost just $1.

Friday, July 11 is Military Appreciation Night and a Free Shirt Friday. Admission is free with a valid military ID. The first 500 fans will receive a Marauders camouflage t-shirt.

Every Friday home game is also a Happy Hour Friday. Between 5:30 and 6:30, 500 free hot dogs will be given away and there will be great drink specials from Kayem and Cheney Brothers.

Saturday, July 12 is Go Fly a Kite Night. The first 500 fans will receive a free Marauders Kite. Fans will be invited onto the field after the game to fly kites in the outfield. Baseball Bingo and will be played during the game.

July 12 is the fourth installment of Bark in the Park. Bark badges for dog admission cost just $2, with proceeds benefitting the Humane Society of Manatee County.

For more information about the Bradenton Marauders please visit www.BradentonMarauders.com.

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Bradenton Marauders to Hold Evan Chambers Night at McKechnie Field July 10

(Bradenton, FL) The Bradenton Marauders will hold Evan Chambers Night on Thursday, July 10, to pay tribute to the former outfielder who passed away suddenly last December. Chambers played with the team in 2011 and 2012, appearing in the third most games of any Marauder in franchise history. The first 500 fans at the game will receive an Evan Chambers T-shirt with his jersey number, 53, on the back.

Chambers was dedicated to community service in the cities he played in, and as a native of nearby Lakeland, he was especially dedicated in the Bradenton area. One of Chambers’ favorite places to volunteer was at Dream Oaks Camp, a camp for children with special needs, chronic illnesses, and terminal illnesses. Dream Oaks Camp is funded and operated by Foundation for Dreams, Inc. For every copy of “The Marauders Magazine”, the official game day program of the Marauders, sold at McKechnie Field in the second half of the season, one dollar will be donated to the Foundation for Dreams. Additionally, the Marauders will hold a silent auction featuring memorabilia and game day experiences at the July 10 game to benefit the charity. One half of the night’s Launch-a-Ball proceeds will go to the Foundation of Dreams as well.

Evan Chambers Night at McKechnie Field July 10
Evan Chambers Night at McKechnie Field July 10

The players and coaches of the Marauders will wear an “EC” patch on their caps for the game in memory of Chambers. The team will also wear the Evan Chambers t-shirts for a pregame ceremony, with every member of the team lining up as number 53. Children from Dream Oaks Camp will take the field with the Marauders as baseball buddies.

For more information, please visit www.BradentonMarauders.com, or call 877-893-2827.

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CBS Sports Network adds Doug Gottlieb radio show to simulcast schedule beginning August 25

(New York, N.Y.) CBS Sports Network, the 24-hour home of CBS Sports, will expand its live weekday studio programming with the addition of “The Doug Gottlieb Show.” The afternoon show broadcast nationally on CBS Sports Radio will be simulcast on CBS Sports Network beginning Monday, August 25. The three-hour program is hosted by Doug Gottlieb live Monday-Friday from 3:00-6:00 PM, ET.

“The Doug Gottlieb Show” debuted on January 2, 2013, and features national sports talk, headlines, and interviews with current and former sports icons, as well as newsmakers from the sports world and listener phone calls. The CBS Sports Network show will originate from the CBS Sports Radio studios in New York City.

“Adding The Doug Gottlieb Show greatly strengthens our afternoon line-up adding three hours of live and relevant content each day,” said Dan Weinberg, Senior Vice President, Programming, CBS Sports. “Doug’s show is high-energy, insightful and entertaining and we are excited to extend the reach of his radio show to the CBS Sports Network television audience.”

Eric Spitz, Director of Programming for CBS Sports Radio commented, “Doug is a cornerstone talent of CBS Sports Radio. To be able to expand the exposure of his program through CBS Sports Network is a win for everyone involved. I have no doubt Doug’s boundless energy, strong opinions and great passion will play well to a national television audience.”

Gottlieb currently serves as a studio and game analyst for CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network’s coverage of college basketball, in addition to his hosting duties of “The Doug Gottlieb Show” on CBS Sports Radio. Additionally, he serves as an anchor of “CBS Sports Minute,” a 60-second commentary related to the hot topics in sports.

Doug Gottlieb radio show to be simulcast on CBS Sports Network
Doug Gottlieb radio show to be simulcast on CBS Sports Network

CBS Sports Network is available on most Tampa Bay area cable systems usually as part of a sports tier package. For more information, including a full programming schedule, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.

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“Sports Talk” with Don Henderson and Doug Miles 6/30/14 Guests: Ira Berkow “Counter Punch” and Phillip Von Borries “Racelens”


Bradenton Marauders Open July with Homestand and Celebration of America on Thursday Night

(Bradenton, FL) The Bradenton Marauders will host the Fort Myers Miracle (Minnesota Twins) at McKechnie Field for a three-game series from July 1-3. All three games will begin at 6:30 p.m. with gates opening at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 1 is a First Mates Kids Club Night. Baseball Bingo will be played. Children 12 and younger will have the opportunity to run the bases after the game. Additionally, the remaining “The Designated Hitter Does Not Participate in Baseball Bingo” t-shirts for the rained out game on June 27 will be given away when gates open at 5:30 p.m.

The series continues on Wednesday, July 2 and concludes on Thursday, July 3. The Marauders will don red, white, and blue patriotic jerseys on July 3 that will be available for silent auction bidding during the game. Winning bidders will be invited onto the field after the game to receive their jersey and have it autographed by the player or coach that wore it. Thirsty Thursday specials will be in effect, meaning sodas and select draft beers will cost just $1.

A spectacular postgame fireworks display presented by Zambelli Fireworks will light up the sky over McKechnie Field. After the fireworks, hang out in the Fan Plaza for a concert by Nuthin’ Fancy a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band.

For more information about the Bradenton Marauders please visit www.BradentonMarauders.com, or email MaraudersInfo@Pirates.com.

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“Book Talk” with Doug Miles 6/29/14

Guests on this edition:

Lynn Sherr, former ABC News Journalist talks about her book “Sally Ride, America’s First Woman in Space”

Cynthia Myers “A Word From Our Sponsor” about early radio advertising

Sherry Brooks-Vinton “The Put’em Up Preserve Answer Book”

Tribute to America with Fred Travalena singing “Spirit of America”


The Jazz Club of Sarasota to present Grammy Award Winning Jazz Pianist Shelly Berg in Concert August 23

(Sarasota, FL) Grammy Award Winning Jazz Pianist Shelly Berg will perform in concert with an all-star college jazz group at the Riverview High School Performing Arts Center in Sarasota on Saturday, August 23rd at 7:30 p.m.

Berg, who has performed with the legendary Dick Hyman, returns this year with an all-star jazz group from the Frost School of Music. He is the Dean at University of Miami music school and is a multi-Grammy Award winner, who arranged and recorded with Arturo Sandoval on the Grammy winning CD “Dear Diz”. Dave Brubeck said, “Shelly Berg is a great pianist”. Johnny Mandel called Berg’s orchestrating “magnificent …. incredible”. From the LA Times…”bits of Art Tatum, Fats Waller, Bud Powell and Oscar Peterson could be heard… all held together by Berg’s boundless enthusiasm.”

Shelly Berg has recorded and performed with and arranged for many top jazz artists including Patti Austin, Nancy Wilson, Dionne Warwick, Kurt Elling and Tierney Sutton among others. Berg’s TV credits include producing and performing at the 2013 National Tree Lighting ceremony at the White House and a recent PBS special with Gloria Estefan. He has also contributed music to numerous TV series and composed and arranged music for feature films on the big screen.

Jazz pianist Shelly Berg
Jazz pianist Shelly Berg

Tickets are $10 dollars for general admission. Preferred seating tickets are $15. Students are free with a valid ID. Visit http://brownpapertickets.com/event/744580 to order tickets online.

The Riverview High School Performing Arts Center is located at 1 Ram Way in Sarasota.

For more information contact: Jazz Club of Sarasota, 330 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL, www.jazzclubsarasota.org
or call (941) 366-1552 (Wed – Fri 9 am – 5 pm).

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Baltimore Orioles to host Dream Week in Sarasota January 25-31, 2015

(Sarasota, FL) Baltimore Orioles fans of a variety of ages and abilities will enjoy a week filled with once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the team’s 2015 Dream Week. Held at the Orioles’ two-site complex in Sarasota, Florida (Ed Smith Stadium and the Buck O’Neil Baseball Complex) from January 25-31, 2015, Dream Week offers participants the full major league treatment, playing daily doubleheader intra-squad games and receiving instruction from former Orioles including Hall of Famer Jim Palmer, Mike Boddicker, Al Bumbry, Rick Dempsey, Mike Devereaux, Chris Hoiles, Scott McGregor.

In addition to on-field play, participants will enjoy luxurious beachfront accommodations on Lido Key in Sarasota; a personalized home uniform and road batting practice jersey and hat; daily breakfast and lunch at the ballpark; evening social events throughout the week, including a Q&A and autograph session with former players in attendance; and a reunion game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore during the 2015 regular season.

Dream Week is open to men and women 30 years of age or older. Fans of all skill and ability levels attend the camp each year, and are able to participate in as many or few of the games as they wish. There is no prerequisite of experience or physical ability required to attend. Other amenities provided during the week include a clubhouse locker, treatment by Orioles athletic trainers and laundry service by clubhouse attendants. Participants will play doubleheader games each day at the Buck O’Neil Baseball Complex at Twin Lakes Park. The championship game will be played at Ed Smith Stadium. Team and pro staff photos, in addition to a Dream Week Video produced by the Orioles award-winning video productions staff, are included to help campers savor their memories.

Dream Week is $4,125 plus Florida sales tax and includes round-trip airfare from Baltimore to Tampa; ground transfers to and from the airport to the team hotel and six-night, seven-day hotel accommodations (double occupancy, private rooms are available) at the Lido Beach Resort. Discounts are available to Orioles Season Plan Holders and former Dream Week participants. Separate week and weekend packages are available for Dream Week guests.

Fans interested in participating in Dream Week should visit www.orioles.com/dreamweek, call 410-547-6063, or e-mail dreamweek@orioles.com to register or to receive more information.

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