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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.

Football Friday 10/31/14: Southeast Seminoles vs. Booker Tornadoes District Game Broadcast

(Sarasota, FL) Football Friday tonight. Doug Miles Media will broadcast the Southeast Seminoles vs. Booker Tornadoes district football game tonight from Booker High School in Sarasota, FL. The live broadcast is available on Ustream.TV and dougmilesmedia.com beginning at 7:30 PM. 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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Mike Madden author “Blue Warrior” a Troy Pearce Novel on “Book Talk Radio”


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“Sports Talk” with Don Henderson and Doug Miles 10/28/14

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Football Friday 10/24/14: Palmetto Tigers vs. Sarasota Sailors District Game Broadcast

(Sarasota, FL) Football Friday tonight. Doug Miles Media will broadcast the Palmetto Tigers vs. Sarasota Sailors 7A-10 District football game tonight from Sarasota High School. The live broadcast is available on Ustream.TV and dougmilesmedia.com beginning at 7:30 PM. 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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Sarasota Millionaires to take 2015 season off; Plan to return in 2016

(Sarasota, FL) The Sarasota Millionaires minor league football team released an announcement Wednesday that it will not play in the 2015 season. The team, which had been part of the Florida Football Alliance last year, plans to resume play in 2016. The following announcement was posted on the team’s Facebook page:

The Sarasota Millionaires Organization has decided to take the year off from “Football”. All other operations will continue (ex. community activities, mentoring, voluntary work outs, etc.)

Co owner of the Millionaires Calvin Williams has accepted the role of Commissioner for the Florida Football Alliance this upcoming 2015 season.

As for the role of commissioner and team co owner, it was decided and best for both roles not to be involved within one person.

“I am happy about spending more time with my family. I am motivated to enhancing minor league football with my new position as the commissioner of Florida Football Alliance. I am excited about the direction of new ownership for the program. (details to follow) The Sarasota Millionaires has been proven to be one of the greater organizations in the state of Florida and will continue to be even greater in the near future”, said Calvin Williams.

To all the players, fans, and supporters Thank You for All the awesome memories!

This is only a pause and not a fold… SARASOTA MILLIONAIRES FOR LIFE!!!

The Millionaires will return to all their football operations for the 2016 season under new ownership.

For those still interested in playing football this season, please feel free to visit our cross-town rivals The Southwest Florida Gladiators in Bradenton. (Formerly known as the Bradenton Gladiators) http://www.southwestfloridagladiators.org.

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Local School Orchestras To Perform At McKechnie Field On Saturday, November 15

(Bradenton, FL) The Pittsburgh Pirates and Bradenton Marauders will present “Concert in the Park” at McKechnie Field on Saturday, November 15. Orchestras from Braden River High School, Lakewood Ranch High School, Manatee High School, Palmetto High School, and Southeast High School will participate. Middle school orchestras from Braden River Middle School, Buffalo Creek Middle School, Haile Middle School, King Middle School, Lee Middle School, and Nolan Middle School will participate as well. Gates will open at 5:00 p.m., and the music will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets for “Concert in the Park” at McKechnie Field cost $10 per family. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or in advance at any of the participating schools. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Manatee County Schools’ Orchestra Program.
“It’s a great opportunity for all of the schools to hear everyone else perform,” David Pope, Manatee High School director of orchestras, said. “It’s a great collaborative effort where all the middle schools can hear each other perform, and hear how the high schools perform and can aspire to that.”

Nearly 600 students will be performing among the 11 orchestras. The money raised will help purchase new music, cover the cost of acquiring and maintaining instruments, and create extra musical opportunities for students. In addition to traditional orchestral pieces, performances will include renditions of such famous songs as “Paint it Black” by the Rolling Stones, Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger”, and “Viva la Vida” from Coldplay, as well as music from the hit movies Madagascar and Pirates of the Caribbean.

For more information about “Concert in the Park”, please contact David Pope at 941-714-7300, ext. 2186.

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

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“Sports Talk” with Don Henderson and Doug Miles 10/20/14

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