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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