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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.

“Big Band Files” Salute to Bing Crosby

In this episode of the “Big Band Files” with Doug Miles, we salute the legendary singer and actor, Bing Crosby with a selection of songs he recorded both as solos and with other artists, The Andrews Sisters, Bob Hope, Fred Astaire, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Rosemary Clooney and Louis Armstrong.

Pallie Deana Martin’s Friday Christmas Show 12-18-20

“Big Band Files” WNEW Style Christmas Show

In this edition of the “Big Band Files with Doug Miles” we salute the late, great New York radio station WNEW 1130 as we re-create it’s style of broadcasting with classic Christmas songs from Judy Garland, Jack Jones, Mel Torme, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Nancy Wilson, Peggy Lee, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Count Basie Orchestra and more.

“Big Band Files” Christmas Show 9

“Big Band Files” with Doug Miles Christmas show featuring artists: Deana Martin, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Artie Shaw Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman Orchestra, Bing Crosby, Mel Torme, Andy Williams and more.

“Artist Spotlight” Singer Deana Martin White Christmas CD 11/28/12

Doug Miles talks with Deana Martin (recorded 11/28/12). Deana is the daughter of the legendary entertainer Dean Martin. She is a singer and author. Deana talks about her Christmas Show now touring throughout the U.S., her “White Christmas” CD, working with Andy Williams and Davy Jones and tells some great stories about her father Dean Martin.

“Big Band Files” Christmas Show Bing and Friends 2

On this edition of the “Big Band Files” with Doug Miles, we feature classic Christmas music with artists: Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, Mel Torme, Nancy Wilson, Fred Travalena, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and more. Originally aired WTMY.

“Book Talk” Guest Steven Blush Author “Bustin’ Balls: World Team Tennis 1974-78 Pro Sports, Pop Culture and Progressive Politics”

Don Henderson joins me to talk with Steven Blush author “Bustin’ Balls: World Team Tennis 1974-78 Pro Sports, Pop Culture and Progressive Politics”. Book link available below:

Cancel Culture’s Wish List to eliminate “offensive” nicknames in baseball

Yankees could offend southerners
Dodgers could offend those who avoided the draft
Mets (Metropolitans) could offend non city dwellers
Red Sox could offend people who wear white sox
Astros could offend space aliens
Braves could offend, what’s the point?
Blue Jays could offend all birds that aren’t blue
Cubs could offend probably some group of people with too much time on their hands
White Sox could offend, see Red Sox
Cardinals could offend, see Blue Jays
Indians could offend, see Braves
Angels could offend atheists
Phillies could offend, see Cubs
Giants could offend short people
Reds could offend communists
Padres could offend, see Angels
Tigers could offend, again see Cubs
Twins could offend, only children
Rays could offend, sun worshippers
Brewers could offend teetotalers
Athletics could offend lazy people
Pirates could offend law abiding citizens
Rangers could offend outlaws
Mariners could offend pirates
Nationals could offend illegal aliens
Orioles could offend, see Blue Jays and Cardinals
Marlins could offend, maybe that one slips through
Royals could offend the rest of us peasants
Diamondbacks could offend snake worshippers
Rockies could offend see Marlins

“Big Band Files” Christmas Show Guest Steve Lawrence

This episode features an interview with Steve Lawrence who talks about his current CD at the time with a few selections from the CD and some Christmas songs. Please keep Steve in your thoughts and prayers. Originally aired WTMY.

“Big Band Files” Christmas Show Guest Jack Jones

Singer Jack Jones joins Doug Miles to talk about his career. Christmas songs and tunes from Jack’s recent CD are included. Originally aired WTMY.