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October 18, 2018


What’sUpNewp Radio – August 24: Magnolia Cajun Band ready for Rhythm & Roots Festival; John Fuzek speaks about Providence Folk Festival

It was all about the music and upcoming music festivals today on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK Newport. Alan and Michelle from Magnolia Cajun Band, “Rhode Island’s Hometown Cajun Band”, joined me to chat about the band’s upcoming performance at next weekend’s Rhythm and Roots Festival in Charlestown. The Providence Folk Festival, a free

What’sUpNewp Radio – August 22nd: RIDOT on Pell Bridge ramp realignment; Comedian and parodist Steve Goodie

Following our show yesterday on the Pell Bridge Ramp realignment project, Jody Richards, RIDOT’s Pell Bridge Ramps Project Manager, joined me for a few minutes on the program to discuss the project. I was then joined by comedian and parodist Steve Goodie before his big show tonight at 7:30 pm at The Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant. Listen

Podcast: A conversation with Darcy Lynch, Hands That Rock

Hands That Rock, a Rhode Island non-profit that uses massage therapy to bring “the magic of music to underserved children,” is holding a fundraiser on Sept. 15, featuring three bands, food, and merchandise signed by many famous bands. Darcy Lynch, the organization’s executive director who also owns Stagehands Massage Therapy that provides massage, chiropractic, and

What’sUpNewp Radio – August 21: Pell Bridge ramp redesign proposals

Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is in the beginning stages of planning the reconfiguring of the Pell Bridge Interchange and is currently seeking the public’s opinion on a variety of designs. On WADK 1540AM today, we chatted about the project, its status, how you can provide concerns and feedback, and the eight proposed designs. Representative Lauren

What’sUpNewp Radio – August 17: RI Blues Fest, Doug Woolverton, PawSox

It was a jam-packed Friday edition of What’sUpNewp Radio on AM 1540 WADK Newport. ~ Michael Friedman joined me to chat about this weekend’s inaugural RI Blues Fest in Cranston. ~ When Aretha Franklin celebrated her birthday at Mohegan Sun on March 23rd, Doug Woolverton was among her backing band. Doug joined me today to chat about that and his show

Podcast: A discussion with Seth Bock and Rob Dupont, Greenleaf Compassion Center of Portsmouth

Among Rhode Island’s newest and fastest growing industries is medical marijuana, with three medical marijuana compassion centers and over 100 licensed growers across the state. Joining Frank Prosnitz and me today on The Open Forum on AM 1540 WADK Newport were Seth Bock, Owner of Greenleaf Compassion Center of Portsmouth, and Rob Dupont, the Center’s

Podcast – August 10: Looking ahead to Rhythm & Roots, Providence Folk Festival and more music with WUN’s Ken Abrams

Ken Abrams, our fabulous music, arts, and entertainment writer, joined me on this edition of What’sUpNewp Radio to chat about life after the Newport festivals. There’s Rhythm & Roots, Providence Folk Festival, and much more music that is sure to keep you busy from now thru Labor Day. We also hit on Ken’s Six Picks for

Podcast: Matt Gray from Ragged Island Brewing Company discusses plans to purchase and preserve Van Hof Nursery in Portsmouth

Matthew Gray, a partner in Ragged Island Brewing Company, joined Frank Prosnitz and I on this edition of What’sUpNewp Radio on AM 1540 WADK Newport to chat about the recent news that the brewing company has entered a purchase and sales agreement to by the Garden Shop building and 37-acre Van Hof Nursery property in Portsmouth.

Podcast: Pell Bridge 50th, Viking Ship, and a convo with Patti Doyle, spokeswoman for Twin River Management Group

Today’s What’sUpNewp Radio ranged from talking about the upcoming visit of the World’s Largest Viking Ship, to Newport Pell Bridge’s 50th Anniversary, to a conversation with Patti Doyle about the future of Newport Grand and the Tiverton Casino. Patti joined me at 1:30 pm (halfway through the program) and chats about the closure of Newport

Podcast – August 1: Newport Bridgefest, Hanos leaves School Committee, Newport Jazz, and more…

WUN’s Frank Prosnitz joined me to chat about a wide variety of topics on Wednesday’s edition of What’sUpNewp Radio on AM 1540 WADK Newport. Topics included the latest on what’s happening with Newport Bridgefest, my appearance on The Rhode Show, what’s ahead for Newport Jazz Festival, and of course, a discussion on Chairman David Hanos resigning

Lois Vaughan

Podcast – August 1: Musician Lois Vaughan

Musician Lois Vaughan joined Frank Prosnitz and I for the first thirty minutes of this edition of The Open Forum on AM 1540 WADK Newport. Lois talks about Newport Bridgefest, her upcoming performances on August 2nd and August 3rd, and more. Listen For more information on Newport Bridgefest, visit www.newportbridgefest.com.  

Podcast – July 31: Musician John Monllos

Musician John Monllos joined me on What’sUpNewp Radio on AM 1540 WADK to chat about his upcoming Newport Bridgefest event, A Night Of Jazz, at Jo’s Bistro. Monllos also performed three songs for us live on the air. Of note, it was also the last show broadcast from WADK’s studio on Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd,

Podcast: A conversation with International Jazz Artist Greg Abate before his August 2nd appearance in Newport

Greg Abate, who is listed in Downbeat Magazine’s latest critics poll as among jazz music’s top rising stars, brings his uptown jazz quintet for a high powered night of music at the Newport Playhouse, Thursday, August 2. Known for his straight-ahead jazz and bee-bop style, Abate’s performance is part of Bridgefest, linking the folk and jazz

Podcast: A conversation with Joe Louis Walker, Blues Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Blues Music Award winner

Joe Louis Walker, a Blues Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Blues Music Award winner celebrates a career that exceeds a half a century. His new album Everybody Wants A Piece cements his legacy as a prolific torchbearer for the blues. Walker joins What’sUpNewp’s Frank Prosnitz on this edition of the Open Forum on AM 1540 WADK

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