It was a jam-packed Friday edition of What’sUpNewp Radio on AM 1540 WADK Newport.

~ Michael Friedman joined me to chat about this weekend’s inaugural RI Blues Fest in Cranston.
~ When Aretha Franklin celebrated her birthday at Mohegan Sun on March 23rd, Doug Woolverton was among her backing band. Doug joined me today to chat about that and his show at The Narragansett Cafe this Sunday.
~ We, of course, chatted about the latest on the Pawtucket Red Sox and their move to Worcester.
~ We looked ahead at what’s up in and around Newport this busy August weekend.


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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).