It was a jam-packed edition of What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WDK on Wednesday.

Joining Ryan Belmore and Frank Prosnitz for the first 30 minutes was historian, author and former Belcourt Castle owner and resident, Harle Tinney. Here we heard all about what Harle has been working on and get a few details on what’s to come with Newport Castle, a movie project she has been working on.

Rhode Island-based Rent Sons looks a lot like the Uber of odd jobs, yet has the heart of the Peace Corps. They see a lot of divide in the world today and have taken on odd jobs as a way for us all to get to know each other better. Uniting communities, growing young adults, all while scaling at a San Francisco startup rate. Pat Brown, CEO of Rent Sons and a Little Compton resident, joined Ryan and Frank for the second half of the show to chat more about his company, living life to the fullest, and more.

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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 -

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 and 401-662-1653.