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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.
114 Episodes
Photographer Nathan Metcalf talks to Kim about his local pictures, Jan Flemming updates us on what's going on at the library and Bill Veach lays out his platform for Fort Myers Beach Town Council.
Bill Veach is running for Fort Myers Beach Town Council. He is one of seven candidates.
Renee Heil and Leslie Taylor talk up the benefits of Stream2Sea Suncreesn products and Ed interviews Fort Myers Beach Town Council candidate Dave Drumm
Dave Drumm is running for Fort Myers Beach Town Council in March. There are 7 candidates running for 3 open seats. Here is the video of our interview from our January 11 show to help you decide if Dave should get your vote.
Dow Hokoana from Fort Myers Beach Tattoo was our first guest. People get tattoos in the most unlikely of places. You'll have to watch thte show to get the full story on that. Then, Janeen Paulauskis from Barefoot Events Group tells us about the upcoming Putt and Pub Crawl on the beach - and many other events her group is organizing.
Jacki talks New Years Eve Fireworks, Dave from Hammerhead Gym discusses New Years Health Resolutions.
Kim and Ed welcome Danielle Lynch from Blue Ribbon Events and Maria Elena from the beach library. Ed tries to give away prizes and has no grasp of how to use the technology to take calls.
Forrest "Butch" Critser (2:50) and Dave Drumm (35:00) are running for Fort Myers Beach Town Council. How will they improve local government? What is their stance on Margaritaville? Can they possibly win? PLUS The 2nd annual Chili Cookoff causes Ed to drop the F-Bomb (It's all about the hot dogs).
Megan Allers and Stephanie Buboltz join Ed & Kim to discuss the upcoming Women's Club holiday events. Jacki Liszak from the Chamber talks about the boat parade and many upcoming beach events. Bruiser Jungwirth discusses the Christmas bike parade on December 21. And, Dan Allers fills us in on his plans to run for Town Council. Plus Ed & Kim snag two tourists just walking by enjoying the beach and drill them on why they come to FMB every year. This show was way too long!!!
Jane Plummer from the Fort Myers Beach Local Planning Agency (LPA) joined Ed and Leah Gregg, who was sitting in for Kim. Tiki Pete updated the community on The Fort Myers Tiki Tours and John Lallo, owner of Pete's Time Out called in to talk about his 30th Anniversary party.
For the past three years Justin Nasiri has been hosting a podcast called Beyond The Uniform. It's a show about how military veterans navigate their civilian careers. Check it out here:
Our special Veterans day show featured five local veterans spanning wars as far back as the Vietnam War. Our guests were David Skoog, Chris O'Neill, Jeff Swartzentruber, Maria Maldanado and Jamie Foss. Our listeners covered the cost for the entire breakfast and a few drinks we all had that followed the show.
Rae Sprole and Lee Melsek discuss the future of the Bay Oaks Recreation Center. Gayle Crabtree and Ellen Vaughn tell us about the upcoming Christmas events at The Mound House. Leah Gregg chimes in about the Lighting Study. Ed and Kim babble on about everything and really nothing at all.
Lee County Commissioners are voting to approve funds to move the old Fort Myers Beach Arches to Crescent Beach park. Steven Ray McDonald has been behind the organization Save The Arches for years.
Jonathan Gunther talks about how his neighborhood was treated during the road construction project, Bruce Scheiner is hosting a poker tournament for The March of Dimes, Steven Ray McDonald talks about the old Arches being rebuilt at Crescent Beach and the kids from Minnesota are back.
Every Saturday before the live show we interview a fellow podcaster to help promote their show. This Saturday we interviewed Brian Oliver, the host of a podcast focused on diabetes called Gluconfidence.
Hammerhead Gym owner Tiffany Kersten talks about her fitness center which has been on the beach for 22 years. Doc Fords owner Marty Harrity tells us what he thinks about the Margaritaville situation and Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane fills us in on an upcoming event for his run for Lee County Commissioner.
Beach Talk Radio interview with Laurie Giordano from The Zack Martin Foundation
Laurie Giordano joins us to talk about The Zack Martin Foundation. Zack passed in 2017 away at the age of 16 after suffering from heat stroke on the Football field at Riverdale. Laurie is on a mission to make sure that never happens to another child. Ed gives an update on Margaritaville and Kim gets angry over the word Catfight.
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