On the Thursday, February 18th edition of The Open Forum on 1540 AM WADK Newport, Ryan spoke about local issues involving police worn cameras as well as a resolution to add cameras to Downtown Newport.

I was joined at 12:45pm by Lesley Muir, Special Events Manager for Norman Bird Sanctuary, who discussed upcoming events that the Middletown non-profit has coming up.

At 1pm, I was joined by local musician Justin Pomfret. We took a few minutes to reflect by on the Station Nightclub Fire and it’s upcoming anniversary. We also discussed Justin’s upcoming gigs, musical career and his new album. For more information, visit www.justingpomfret.com.

Listen – 12:30pm – 1pm

http://wadk.com/assets/podcaster/459/2016_02_18_459_42103_4013.mp3

Listen – 1pm – 2pm

http://wadk.com/assets/podcaster/459/2016_02_18_459_42102_4013.mp3

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

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore 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 previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

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

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.