Category Archives: interview

“Artist Spotlight” Jazz Guitarist and Singer John Pizzarelli Talks About His New CD “Better Days Ahead”

Doug Miles talks with the great jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli about his new CD “Better Days Ahead: Solo Guitar Takes on Pat Metheny” on “Talk Across America”. CD link available below:





Remembering the Great NBA Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor who passed away at 86

Remembering the great Elgin Baylor who passed away March 22, 2021 at 86. This interview was recorded July 16, 2018: Doug Miles talks with Alan Eisenstock author “Hang Time, My Life in Basketball” about the great Elgin Baylor on “Talk Across America”. Elgin Baylor passed away at 86 on March 22, 2021.





“Artist Spotlight” Singer Jane Monheit on her new Jazz CD “Come What May”

Doug Miles talks with singer Jane Monheit about her newest CD “Come What May” and her career in show business. Click here for more about Jane.





“Big Band Files” With Doug Miles With Guest Jazz Legend Rob Pronk

On this archived edition of the “Big Band Files” with Doug Miles, international jazz legend Rob Pronk is the guest. Rob was a talented musician and arranger and lead the internationally reknowned Jazz Metropole Orchestra. This show originally aired on WIBQ, now WSRQ radio in Sarasota, FL January 25, 2005. Rob Pronk passed away July 6, 2012.





Remembering Actor Hal Holbrook who passed away at 95

In this archive episode, Doug Miles talks with actor Hal Holbrook about his career and portraying Mark Twain. As aired WSRQ radio Sarasota, FL Feb. 2007. Hal Holbrook passed away at 95 on 2/1/21.





“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.





“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:





“Book Talk” Guest Richard A. Lertzman Author “Deconstructing The Rat Pack: Joey, The Mob and the Summit”

Doug Miles talks with Richard A. Lertzman author “Deconstructing The Rat Pack: Joey, The Mob and the Summit” on “Talk Across America”. Book link available below:





Remembering the great Andy Williams, “Mr. Christmas” on his 93rd birthday today.

I had an opportunity to talk with Andy Williams on my radio show on 12/4/05 on WSRQ in Sarasota, FL when he was in the area for his famous Christmas show. Andy Williams was a class act and a legendary talent. He passed away September 25, 2012.





“Talk Across America” with guest Marlo Thomas

In this archive interview, I talk with actress Marlo Thomas (“That Girl”) about her work with St. Jude Hospital, her Dad, Danny Thomas and her “Thanks and Giving” book and charity. As aired WSRQ radio Sarasota, FL 11/2004.