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 inauguralRI Blues Festin Cranston.
~ WhenAretha Franklincelebrated her birthday at Mohegan Sun on March 23rd,Doug Woolvertonwas among her backing band. Doug joined me today to chat about that and his show atThe Narragansett Cafethis Sunday.
~ We, of course, chatted about the latest on thePawtucket Red Soxand their move to Worcester.

~ We looked ahead at what’s up in and around Newport this busy August weekend.


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