Ryan Belmore sat in and hosted The Open Forum (12 pm to 1 pm) and What’sUpNewp Radio Edition (1 pm to 2 pm) on AM 1540 WADK Newport on Tuesday, May 22nd.

From about 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm; Evan Smith, CEO & President of Discover Newport, and Brad Read, Executive Director of Sail Newport, joined Ryan to recap the 2018 Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover. Hear all about the Stopover, what has to happen for it to come back, and more about the 12 day event that took over The-City-By-The-Sea.

Jill Davidson, Festival Director for Newport Festivals Foundation, joined Ryan at 1:30 pm to discuss the 2018 Newport Bridgefest, their call for artists, and more.

The Open Forum


What’sUpNewp Radio Editon


Ryan Belmore is the Owner and 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.