Jazz music and Newport, they go together like “peas and carrots”.

Bonnie Gomes, President of 3G Broadcasting, announced earlier this week on The Open Forum with Ryan Belmore that WADK 1540 AM would be rolling out new weekend programming on the station beginning on Saturday, April 30th.

Listen To The Announcement


WADK 1540 AM has been Newport’s Hometown Information Station since 1948 and has a long history of playing jazz music and broadcasting the Newport Jazz Festival, the new weekend lineup sees jazz music return on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm to “Newport’s original home for jazz music”.

Starting on International Jazz Day (April 30th), Steve Conti, Bobb Angel and Doug Woolverton will bring you the best and most interesting jazz music and interviews that you can find on 1540 AM.

New Weekend Lineup


  • 7AM-7:30AM ABC’s World News This Week
  • 7:30-8:30AM Senior Safe Money Strategies with Bill Kelly
  • 8:30-9AM Christian Science Sentinel
  • 9AM-10AM Dining Out with Bruce Newbury
  • 10AM-6PM Jazz 


  • 7AM-8AM Art & Company
  • 8AM-9AM The Irish Hour with Rick Kelly
  • 10AM – 6PM Jazz kicks off with Sunday Swingtime hosted by Bobb Angel

WADK 1540 AM can be listened to on 1540 AM on the radio dial, streamed on wadk.com and on the Tune-In Radio App.

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.