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


Tom Cohen

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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”


Richard Paul Evans

“Sports Talk” with Don Henderson and Doug Miles 11/17/14

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


Interview with Marc Eliot author “American Titan, Searching for John Wayne”


Marc Eliot American Titan

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“Book Talk Radio” guest Barbara Ann Kipfer author “14000 Things to be Happy About”


(Due to a technical problem, a portion of this interview was lost, however the conversation still provides insight into the book).
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WENG Radio to broadcast Venice Indians Playoff Football

Broadcast colleague Rich Spedialiere tells me that WENG Radio will be carrying all of the playoff games for Venice Indians football on the road to the FHSAA High School Championships at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL beginning this Friday, November 14. Each broadcast will begin with the “Countdown to Kickoff” show 15 minutes prior to scheduled kickoff of each game.

Coverage of Friday’s Venice/Hillsborough game from Powell Davis Stadium in Venice will begin at 7:15 p.m. and can be heard on 107.5 FM, 1530 AM and online at wengradio.com and on your smartphone with the free WENG app.

Rich Spedaliere, the voice of Venice Indians Football.
Rich Spedaliere, the voice of Venice Indians Football.

WENG will also carry “Talking Venice Indians Football” each Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. live from the Daiquiri Deck and Raw Bar in downtown Venice as long as the Indians remain alive. Coach John Peacock and Rich Spedaliere will discuss the previous game and preview the next playoff match-up.

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