Category Archives: radio

“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 Tampa Bay Radio Legend Tedd Webb Who Passed Away 3-30-21

Tedd Webb was a legendary broadcaster in Tampa Bay, FL. He could do all formats from Top 40 to News, Sports to Interview shows. He passed away 3-30-21 after a long illness. He was a class act all the way.





“Big Band Files” Salute to St. Patrick’s Day

The Big Band Files with Doug Miles salutes St. Patrick’s Day with some of the great Irish songs and singers including Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Dennis Day, Gene Kelly, Carmel Quinn, John Gary, the comedy of Irish comedian Hal Roach and Benny Goodman’s Band.





“Artist Spotlight” Legendary WNEW 1130 Radio Personality Jim Lowe

Doug Miles presents a segment of Jim Lowe’s “Music Hall” as aired on the late, great WNEW 1130 AM in New York City on 11-11-81. WNEW was a legendary station that inspired me to do the “Big Band Files” radio show. The station played songs from the great American Songbook and had a lineup of radio personalities that was second to none in broadcasting.





“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.





“Big Band Files” With Guest Singer Carmel Quinn

On this edition of the “Big Band Files” with Doug Miles, singer Carmel Quinn is the guest. This show originally aired on WIBQ, now WSRQ radio in Sarasota, FL 2/23/21.





Remembering The Great Shelley Berman on What Would’ve Been His 96th Birthday

Radio interview with legendary comedian Shelley Berman. He talks about working on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Boston Legal and Don’t Mess with Zohan and improvisation and his poetry. WSLR Radio Sarasota, FL. Recorded 7/31/09. Shelley passed away in Sept. 2017.





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.





Remembering Radio Colleague Scott Hayes

Scott Hayes passed away this week after a long battle with diabetes. He was part of the long running “Scott and Jake” Sports show that aired on WAMR and WSRQ in Sarasota/Bradenton, FL during the late 90’s through mid 2000’s.





“Big Band Files” Salute to 15 Top TV Theme Songs

On this edition of the “Big Band Files” with Doug Miles, we salute 15 of the top TV theme songs of all time.