Giles grew up in nearby Plant City and began his broadcasting career with the Armed Forces Radio Network in the mid 1950’s. He also worked as a news correspondent for the ABC Contemporary Network in New York before returning to WTSP-TV to work as a reporter in the mid 1980’s.
Giles switched back to radio as an anchor with WFLA 970 AM in 1985.
New USF Bulls head football coach Willie Taggart will be honored at a reception in his home county of Manatee at the Bradenton Area Convention Center in Palmetto on March 4 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Light snacks and beverages will be served. RSVP by March 1 to the USF Bulls Club at (813)-974-6729 or email BullsClub@admin.usf.edu.
Taggart, who was hired in December from Western Kentucky University, played high school football at Manatee High School where he was a first team all-state and all-conference selection as a senior after guiding the Hurricanes to the state 5A Championship game. He led the Hurricanes to the state title his junior season and helped the school post a 26-4 record during that two-year span, while recording more than 3,000 yards passing and 975 yards on the ground.
The first of our Grapefruit League reports with N.Y. Mets correspondent Kevin “KC” Canessa from Port St. Lucie, remembering Dr. Jerry Buss as one of the best sports owners and Danica Patrick’s attempt to make history at the Daytona 500 were among the topics on “Sports Talk” with Don Henderson and myself Monday night. Click here to listen to the podcast.
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