Discover Newport

Tune in to The Open Forum with Ryan Belmore every weekday from 12:30pm to 2pm on WADK 1540 AM.

Evan Smith, CEO and President of Discover Newport, stopped by the studio today for his monthly chat with me about travel and tourism. Among the topics discussed were cruise ships, ferry service to New York/Providence, craft beer scene, upcoming events/season, World Match Racing, probable discovery of the Endeavour in Newport Harbor and thoughts on whether we’ll ever see the America’s Cup return.

Listen 12:30pm to 1pm

http://wadk.com/assets/podcaster/459/2016_05_09_459_44681_4013.mp3

Listen 1pm to 2pm

http://wadk.com/assets/podcaster/459/2016_05_09_459_44680_4013.mp3

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.