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.... Show More

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Megan Heil joined Ed and Kim to start episode #57. Megan is not only the chair of the Fort Myers Beach Local Planning Agency, she is also co-owner of a company called Reef Box which delivers unique gear to scuba enthusiasts every month. In the second half of our show we were joined by Glenn Hebert and Jaime Legagneur from The Florida Podcast Network. What were THEY doing in Fort Myers Beach?

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Mike Deardon, also known as Popeye, is the organizer of Popeyepalooza, an event that raises thousands of dollars for youth sports on the beach. Mike talks about how and why he started the event, how long its been going on and all the great items that were donated for a silent auction. He also talks about how he got the nickname Popeye and, by the way, he does a killer impersonation of the spinach-eating muscle man. Steve Maillakaki... Read more

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May 5, 2019 59 min

We had a special Beach Talk Radio episode on Sunday, May 5th at The Taste of Fort Myers Beach event held on Old Estero Boulevard. With Kim out of town, local residents Ellen Vaughan and Gayle Crabtree-Pergoli were Ed's special guest hosts. The team interviewed Chamber of Commerce President Jacki Liszak, Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Chairman John Gavin, Taste of The Beach Committee Chair Megan Zelenak, Debbie Voorhees from... Read more

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On April 23 former Fort Myers Beach Mayor and current Lee County Commissioner Larry Kiker passed away after a short battle with cancer. We interviewed Larry's wife Paula Kiker about his legacy, how she's dealing with her grief and the possibility she might run for his seat on the Commission. We also interviewed Eve Haverfield about the start of turtle nesting season and Heidi Jungwirth about her appointment to the public safety com... Read more

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May 2, 2019 14 min

Larry Kiker is the former mayor of Fort Myers beach and Lee County Commissioner. He passed away in April 2019 after a battle with cancer.

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Kim interviews Nicci Frazier from FMB Designs and Remodeling. The business will be one of our sponsors over the next ten weeks.

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April 27, 2019 70 min

The mayor takes your question

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Megan Zelenak joined Ed & Kim to talk about the upcoming (May 5) Taste of The Beach. Of course, Ed had to ask nosy questions about her upcoming wedding. And, invite her future husband Dan Allers on the show. Jan Flemming joined the show to talk about the Fort Myers Film Festival, and Ed has an idea to keep the elderly happy. Let them throw food and balls at young criminals.

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Our first guest was Rachel Rainbolt from C.R.O.W., brought a rat snake on the show. And, she filled us in on all the great work C.R.O.W. is doing. Our second guest was Tina Terrel. Tina and her family opened a new business on the beach and it's all about good health.

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April 7, 2019 35 sec

The birds attack. They stole Jackie's food in the middle of our interview.

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The boat races are back. Autism fishing tournament

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Chauncey Goss, South Florida Water Management District Chairman, discusses water issues the entire state of Florida is dealing with. Could we possibly have another year of red tide and dead fish? Say it isn't so Chauncey. Our second guest was Beverly Milligan. Beverley is very involved in many beach issues. We discussed the election, the Woman's Club, The Estero Tax Payers Association and the latest issue -- Heart of The Island.

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March 16, 2019 63 min

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Ocean Habitats installed a total of 50 mini reefs on Fort Myers Beach (the week of March 11 2019). David Wolff is the President/Executive Director of Ocean Habitats, Inc., a non-profit organization with a goal of bringing coastal waters back to life. After David made his money in real estate he decided he wanted to get back to what he loved. His goal is to do his part to make the planet a better place for everyone. Here's ... Read more

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We broadcast live from The Sea Gypsy for the 61st annual Shrimpfest Parade. Ray Murphy discusses his election day win. Chad Lincoln tells us why he comes from Michigan to Fort Myers Beach for five days. BEER! And, Keran tries to figure out what podcast he wants to start.

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Tracey Galloway is the CEO of The Lee County Community Cooperative which, along with Chapel By The Sea, administers God's Table on Fort Myers Beach.

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February 23, 2019 72 min

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February 16, 2019 62 min

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