Today on The Open Forum on WADK 1540AM from 12:30pm to 2pm, I took a day off from politics/issues and talked about all things jazz ahead of International Jazz Day, which is Saturday, April 30th.

Bonnie Gomes, President of 3G Broadcasting (parent company of 1540 AM WADK Newport and Mixx 99.3), joined me to chat about the jazz music returning to 1540 AM every weekend.

Deborah Ross, Director of Education for Newport Festivals Foundation, and  Ben Marcoux, Bandleader for Newport Jazz Festival-NJF Assembly, joined me to chat about Newport Jazz Assembly, the Newport festivals and more.

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).