Evan Smith, Executive Director of Discover Newport, joined me for his monthly chat on the Monday, March 15th edition of The Open Forum on 1540 AM WADK Newport.

Topics today included:

  • What effect the NCAA Tournament in Providence has on our region.
  • The 2016 Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
  • Rhode Island will celebrate Quahog Week starting on March 21st.
  • An Ultimate Frisbee tournament is coming to Rhode Island.
  • Reaction regarding the recent news that the National Truckers Association has decided to move their event from Newport, RI to Maine due to RhodeWorks.
  • Upcoming events and more…

Listen: 12:30pm – 1pm


Listen: 1pm – 2pm


Listen to The Open Forum with Ryan Belmore every weekday from 12:30pm – 1pm on 1540 AM and online on www.wadk.com.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).