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Newport Jazz Festival

PODCAST: Conversation with Danny Melnick, Producer of Newport Jazz Festival

When multiple Grammy-winning bassist Christian McBride was recently named artistic director of the Newport Jazz Festival, it was also announced that Danny Melnick, a 25-year veteran of Wein's organization, would move from Associate Producer...
Discover Newport

PODCAST: Interview with Evan Smith, Executive Director of Discover Newport

Evan Smith, Executive Director of Discover Newport, joined me for his monthly chat on the Monday, March 15th edition of The Open Forum on 1540 AM WADK Newport. Topics today included: What effect the NCAA Tournament...

What’s Up Newp Live Stream: Julio Amaro performs

What's Up Newp will continue our live stream series today at 2 pm with a live performance by Julio Amaro Guitar! Julio usually brings his unique and beautiful...

Podcast: A conversation with International Jazz Artist Greg Abate before his August 2nd appearance...

Greg Abate, who is listed in Downbeat Magazine’s latest critics poll as among jazz music’s top rising stars, brings his uptown jazz quintet for a high powered night of music at the Newport Playhouse, Thursday,...

RI Hospitality Association appoints Charlie Holder to its Board of Directors

The RI Hospitality Association (RIHA) announced today the appointment of Newport resident Charlie Holder to its Board of Directors. Holder, who has nearly 40 years of experience working...

What’sUpNewp Radio – August 28: Goodbye Newport Grand; A convo with John Taylor, Twin...

Newport Grand Casino closes permanently at 11 pm this evening. Tiverton Casino Hotel opens at 10 am on Saturday. John Taylor Jr., Executive Chairman of the Board of Twin River Worldwide Holdings, the owner of Twin...

The Open Forum – June 5th: Mary Murphy and Mary Frances Vesey, ALS caregivers

ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, has long been viewed as among the most devastating conditions for both the afflicted and his or her family. Mary Murphy and Mary Frances...

One-on-WUN: An Interview with Fluke’s new Executive Chef, Eddie Montalvo

This spring, Executive Chef Eddie Montalvo moved from New York City to Newport to join the team at Fluke Newport. Since May, he's been bringing his clean and simple style and 20 years of...

What’sUpNewp Radio Edition – May 24: Tim Towey; John Edwards, Vice Chair of Tiverton...

Tim Towey joined Ryan Belmore today for his weekly co-hosting appearance on What'sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK Newport. Among the variety of topics that Tim and Ryan hit on was the recent news...

Live on WUN: Newport City Council Workshop – COVID-19 Crisis Update (Sept. 2)

Newport, RI - Newport City Council will meet virtually for a workshop on Tuesday, September 2nd at 4:30 pm to receive a COVID-19 crisis update from City Manager Joe Nicholson.

What About Bobby: What Would You Say If You Were Told That You Would...

My Name is Bobby Forster, I Live In Newport and I Have ALS. What would you say if you were told that you would be dead in two to five years? For me, I simply said...

WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Shirley King

Being the blues singing daughter of B.B. King has earned Shirley King the title “Daughter of the Blues,” but she is an outstanding singer and performer in her own right.

VIDEO: Meet The Candidate: Daniel Titus, Middletown Town Council

Daniel Titus, a candidate for Middletown Town Council, joined What's Up Newp on Tuesday, October 13 at 3:30 pm to chat about his campaign, his priorities, and why voters in Middletown should...
Maher Garden Center

PODCAST: Discussion About the Upcoming State Mandated Changes at the Maher Garden Center

The Maher Garden Center in Middletown, operated by the John L. Maher Center, will be closing temporarily at the end of 2015 for their seasonal closing.When it re-opens in the spring, it will have...

What’s Up Newp Live Stream: Governor Raimondo, RIDOH press briefing on COVID-19

Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health will host a press briefing to provide an update on COVID-19 in Rhode Island at 1 pm on Monday, June 29th.

PODCAST: Interview with Mark Gorman of The Playboys

Thursday's edition of "The Open Forum with Ryan Belmore" on 1540 AM WADK Newport featured a great conversation about live music with Mark Gorman, a local musician and writer. Mark and I discussed the area's...

Watch & Recap: Newport City Council Meeting | June 24th

Newport City Council hosted a regular monthly meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. Here's what was on the agenda and how the votes went;
Discover Newport

Podcast #148: Chat About Travel and Tourism with Evan Smith, CEO and President of...

It was that time of the month where we are fortunate to have the opportunity to be joined by Evan Smith, CEO and President of Discover Newport. Among the topics covered in our nearly 90-minute...

Podcast – July 31: Musician John Monllos

Musician John Monllos joined me on What'sUpNewp Radio on AM 1540 WADK to chat about his upcoming Newport Bridgefest event, A Night Of Jazz, at Jo's Bistro. Monllos also performed three songs for us live...

Wooden boat brings adventure, work/life balance to NUWC Division Newport engineer and diver

NEWPORT, R.I. —The appeal of a vintage wooden boat inspired Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport engineer and Navy diver Christian Schumacher to plan a 500-mile, four-day adventure on the ocean,...

WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Lt. Governor Dan McKee

Lt. Governor Dan McKee joins us to chat about the impact COVID-19 has had on small businesses in Rhode Island, to share what resources are available, and much more.
What's Up Podcast | Newport, Rhode Island, & Beyond

What’sUpPodcast: John Longley on Newport, ’83 America’s Cup, Endeavour Replica Project, and more

Fremantle, Western Australia - John Longley AM may just be the most interesting man in the world. John Longley Longley has been involved with sailing...

Tyler’s Two Cents: These Are A Few of My Favorite Things

Tyler’s Two Cents: Thoughts from Behind the Bar is a weekly lifestyle column, written by Tyler Bernadyn, that will appear every week on What’sUpNewp this summer. After a few days off to enjoy my...

What’sUpNewp Radio Edition – June 7th: Dave McLaughlin from Clean Ocean Access chats about...

Ryan Belmore and Tim Towey were joined by Dave McLaughlin, Executive Director of Clean Ocean Access, ahead of his organizations World Oceans Day cleanup and celebration at Easton's Beach. World Oceans Day is celebrated...

Podcast: Discussion with Chris Maxwell, President of Rhode Island Trucking Association

Chris Maxwell, President of the Rhode Island Trucking Association, join me today on AM 1540 WADK to update us about the opposition to the truck only tolls that state officials believe will go into...