It was a fast paced Monday edition of The Open Forum on 1540 AM WADK Newport today. I was immediately joined by the Rhode Island Blood Center, a Be The Match partner, to discuss the Bone Marrow Drive happening at the Pell School earlier today.

Bonnie Gomes, President of 3G Broadcasting, then joined me to discuss a personal experience that her family has had with the Be The Match system and why everyone should register for the program.

Ray Davis, yes that Ray from Abbey Rhode, then joined me to talk about the great work that he is doing in Portsmouth with the Portsmouth Prevention Coalition. It was a great discussion about what challenges we have with substance abuse on Aquidneck Island and across Rhode Island.

Listen to it all here;

12:30pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

Listen to “The Open Forum with Ryan Belmore” every weekday from 12:30pm – 2pm on 1540 AM WADK Newport and online at

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What'sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

He and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.