Tune into What’sUpNewp Radio Edition with Ryan Belmore every weekday at 1 pm on AM 1540 WADK. It’s where to get the scoop on what’s happening, new and to do in Newport County and across Rhode Island. Special guests, interviews, entertainment, commentary and more make this a can’t-miss hour of live and local radio.
What's Up Newp Radio Edition
Ryan chats about his trip to Canada. Neil Steinberg, CEO of RI Foundation, joins Ryan at half-way point of program to chat about Together RI. Ryan finishes the show with a trip to the mailbag.
Topic: Free back to school haircuts, local teachers rely on crowdsourcing for the supplies they need in the classroom, and Newport Grand closure.
Guest: John Taylor, Chairman of the Board of Twin River Worldwide Holdings, the owner of Tiverton Casino Hotel, Twin River Casino, and Newport Grand.
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has closed 29 beaches across Rhode Island so far this summer for a total of 111 days due to high bacteria counts. Locally, Third Beach has been closed since August 10th for this reason.
Today on the radio, we chat about beach closures, high bacteria counts, what it all means, what we should be worried about (if anything), and more.
Our Guests Today:
~ Sherry Poucher, Beach Program Coordinator for RI Department of Health
~ Dave McLaughlin, Executive Director of Clean Ocean Access
August 13th - Ryan chats about Victory Day, Washington County Fair, Things To Do This Week, and more.
You'll also hear an interview previously done with Patti Doyle, Chairwoman from Twin River Management Group, about Newport Grand closing on August 28th.
Steve Jones, Co-Founder of Teton Gravity Research and producer of Andy Irons Kissed By God, joins Ryan to chat about the Newport premiere of the film.
Ken Shane, a contributor to What'sUpNewp, also joined Ryan to chat about his review of the film and its relevance today.
Norah Meah from IYRS joins Ryan to chat about Shark Week and a very special event that will take place on July 21st.
Ryan previews some of the items on Newport City Council's July 11th City Council Agenda.
It was officially announced at 10 am this morning that Boston Marathon participants who ran on behalf of more than 260 non-profit organizations raised 36.6 million for charity in 2018, the 122nd year of the historic race.
Ashley Wheeler, program manager for the John Hancock Boston Marathon nonprofit program, joined Ryan Belmore to chat about the fundraising total, the impact it will have, and how it will help charities across Rhode Island.