Beach Talk Radio

Beach Talk Radio

Ed and Kim Ryan host Beach Talk Radio live every Saturday morning at 9:00 from Fort Myers Beach. Our goal is to inform residents about the latest beach news and entertain them with our sarcastic family humor.

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May 16, 2021 93 min
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Ralph Nudi tells us about his new TV show called Nudi on The Beach. Lighting expert Jim Hockett, who's also a member of the Estero Boulevard stakeholders committee, gives us his thoughts on amber lights versus LED. And, more Fort Myers Beach trivia from Mr. FMB History Lee Melsek.
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It's Turtle season in Florida. Eve Haverfield from Turtle Time and Kelly Sloan joined us to tell us all about how their organizations are taking care of the nests, what the hundreds of volunteers do during turtle season and how long it takes for the turtle to swim from Southwest Florida to the Keys. And, Jamie Kouba is the new Vice President for Save The Arches. Jamie updated us on the fundraising effort to reconstruct the arch...
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April 25, 2021 75 min
Lee County Homeless Coalition Executive Director Janet Bartos discusses all the programs available for the homeless in the county. Brian Nagle from Shuckers tells us about his May event at the restaurant to help the Beach School raise money. Ed and Kim review the situation with the town targeting the show.
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United States Congressman Byron Donalds joined us for the entire hour. We asked him about the attack on the Capitol building, the crisis on the border, gun control, and how he's helping keep the water in Southwest Florida clean.
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The owner of Matanzas Doug Speirn Smith joined us to talk about the mooring field issue. Kelly Jones-Smith and Sandy Sandness unveiled The Community Foundation cookbook. Ben Duva froml Tunaskin fills us in on their May 15 fishing tournament.
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It was all about water safety on Episode 159 with Golisano Childrens Hospital Safe Kids Coordinator Sally Kreuscher, Dan Eaton from the United States Coast Guard and Paul Demello who lost his 14 month old twins in a drowning incident.
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Neil Newton and Chase Huessey from Paradise Parasail tell us all about their 40-year old business on the beach and Charlie Whitehead talks Little League, community issues and why he opposes Myerside.
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Nancy Bouchard updates the Community Foundation virtual fundraiser. Marine Resources Task Force members Steve Johnson and Jennifer Rusk detail the committee's new pop-up education booths. Popeye has a new business called Bike Billboards. Scott Allan is hosting a fundraiser at the mancaves.
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Shelby Sites tells about the booth set up in Times Square for what would hae been the 2021 Shrimp Festival weekend. Tara Taggart from the Florida League of Cities explains the vacation bill moving through the Florida Legislature. Len Lemmer from Nervous Nellies and attorney Mike Chianopolis discuss why the town of Fort Myers Beach is targeting local businesses.
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Congressman Brian Mast has a message for the Army Corps of Engineers, Lou Daviau wants to ride his motorized bike on the beach, and, Beverly Milligan and Rolland Weinmann, owners of Myerside Resort need a zoning change to expand.
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Calusa Waterkeeper John Cassani gives us a big picture look at water quality. Daniel Clarkston tells us when he believe his hotel - The Sun Deck - will be open again after a Friday night fire. FMB Town Councilman Jim Atterholt has an idea of his own regarding cleaning up the water.
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Jackie Hutcherson Parker is the host of the Shellcast podcast produced by the Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel in Lee County. Local attorney Mike Chionopoulos discusses the court case he won against the town for Sunset Grill owner Terry Presaud.
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Dr. Scott Crater, candidate for City Council and Clair Beckman and Joyce Matthys from the Sanibel Shell Club
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John Henshaw and Tim Drobnyk are both running for Sanibel City Council. There are 6 candidates running for 3 open spots on the council. The election is March 2.
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Our guests were Book Nook owner Annette Stillson and children's book auther Claire Lawrence. Karen Woodson and Keran Farrel. From Island Oils Cory Johnson.
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Mary Bondurant, who's running for Sanibel City Council was our first guest on Episode #3. Chauncey Goss updated us on water quality issues and his role on the City Council now.
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Tom Torgerson and John Dammermann give the community and update on Margaritaville. Tom and Mark DeBeer discuss their new venture together, Gulf Marine Yachtworks.
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February 4, 2021 23 min
The Fort Myers Beach Town Council voted to join the Southwest Florida Regional Resiliency Compact, an organization forming to fight climate change (Sanibel is also in the group). FGCU Professor Mike Savarese is the main organizer and we interviewed Mike all about the organization.
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Chamber President John Lai and Jason Maughan join us on episode #2 from the Island Cow on Sanibel.
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