Beach Talk Radio

Edward Ryan

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.

All Episodes

We started off the show with a presentation from Jennifer Rusk from the Marine Resources Task Force to 7-year old Bodie Bellefeuille. Watercolorist Shari Blaukopf showed off some of her awesome art. And, former Lee County Judge Hugh Starnes discusses race, redistricting and Robert E.Lee.

Nov 20

1 hr 31 min

Craft brewers from all over the state come to Lovers Key State Park for the annual fundraiser called Beach & Brews. This year thre were 9 breweries, food trucks, live music and a silent auction. Organizer Megan Allers joins us followed by local residents Brad Foreman and Keran Farrell and several of the brewers.

Nov 20

38 min 52 sec

Alex King, form the King Foundation, discusses his $10,000 donation to the Lions Club for the Shrimp Festival, along with Lion Bernard McGarvey. Steve Davis, from the Everglades Foundation, gets us up to speed on saving the Everglades and LOSOM.

Nov 14

1 hr 16 min

Paula Smith and Kathy DelBalzo discuss the Salvation Angel Tree at the library. Kelly Smith updates us on the gift card giveaway from the Community Foundation. The Roar Offshore leadership presents a $13,000 check to the Lions Club and Nightbird jams out three songs, including one Tom Petty hit, leading up to their performance at the kickoff of the FMB Friends of The Arts concert series.

Nov 7

1 hr 18 min

Scott Allan returns to tell us about the third annual Mayhem at The Mancaves. Fred Morgan and Jacquelyn McMiller from the Lee County NAACP discuss the once-in-a-decade redistricting and the new map they would like to see approved.

Oct 31

1 hr 34 min

Oct 28

19 min 49 sec

During a special broadcast of Beach Talk Radio at the Fort Myers Brewery, Dan Andrews joined us to talk about LOSAM, the politics of clean water, how Captains has become his full-time job and much more. The event at the brewery was a fundraiser for the organization.

Oct 25

21 min 53 sec

Carol Mathai and Inna Malostouker brought some of their best photographs and told us about their photography classes at Lovers Key. Marine Resources Task Force Committee member and beach resident Mary Rose Spalletta covers everything from turtles to Boulevard lighting to her turtle tattoo.

Oct 17

1 hr 19 min

Kim interviews Friends of The Everglades Executive Director Eve Samples about all things water, including: The Everglades, Lake O, LOSAM, the sugar industry and more. They also discuss the great work Friends of The Everglades does and how you can get involved.

Oct 13

34 min 19 sec

Linda Miller give us the details on the Fort Myers Beach Farmers Market. John and Jodie Perrin tell us about the fundraiser going on for 4-year old Sophie who has cancer. Corky Condon's dad was a Navy Seal killed in Vietnam. They are holding a Navy Seal Fitness Challenge on October 16th.

Oct 10

1 hr 11 min

Megan and Stephanie tell us all about what's going on at The Women's Club this holiday season. Fort Myers Beach Councilman Jim Atterholt talks about all the local issues the council is working on.

Oct 3

1 hr 28 min

Fire Chief Ron Martin talks about taking over the job as Fort Myers Beach Fire Chief from Matt Love. And, Dan Spears from BMI is back to talk about the 2021 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest.

Sep 26

1 hr 18 min

Janeen fills us in on one of the coolest events on the beach, the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival at The beach Theater. Councilman Dan Allers talks public safety, Estero Boulevard lighting, parking fee increase and much more.

Sep 19

1 hr 51 min

The entire team from the Roar Offshore Championship boat races filled us in on the October 2021 event. Louise Kowich joined us to detail everything that's happening at Lovers Key State Park. Ed & Kim discuss Community Policing and much more from the town council meeting.

Sep 12

1 hr 26 min

London resident Anika Kurk tells us why she's moving to Fort Myers Beach and Eddie Rood gives us an update on the fight he's having with the town over a walkover in his backyard. Plus Ed and Kim discuss LOSAM and the resignation of the FMB Fire Chief.

Aug 29

1 hr 26 min

Mike "Popeye" Dearden joined us to talk about Popeyepalooza. He's added a new bike ride to his charity event and Shuckers will be part of the fundraiser. Steve and Cindy Johnson talk turtles, lights and the COVID vaccine with us.

Aug 15

1 hr 31 min

Lee County Board Chairman Kevin Ruane joined us for the full hour to discuss LOSOM and the possibility that Lee County might file a lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers.

Aug 8

1 hr 16 min

Ben Duval from Tunaskin discusses the Grouper Grappler, Al Kinkle tells about Kimmie's Recovery Zone and Jim Hocket discusses Estero Boulevard Lighting.

Jul 25

1 hr 32 min

The town is going after Tuba player Derick Nangle. They say he can no longer walk the beach playing his Tuba. Jason tells about the crazy man who attaccked his staff at Mangorita's.

Jul 18

1 hr

Pastor Shawn Critser and Sherri Critser from the Beach Baptist Church tell us all about the services the church offers, the great coffee they sell to help the people of Guatemala and we have a frank discussion about the homeless.

Jul 10

1 hr 18 min

Chauncey Goss, Chairman of The South Florida Water Management District gives us an update on LOSOM. Fort Myers Beach Town Councilman Dan Allers touches on every issue the town is facing today.

Jul 3

1 hr 37 min

Bonita Springs Councilman Jesse Pardon joined us for a discussion on community policing. As Fort Myers Beach debates hiring two LCSO deputies, Pardon tells us why Bonita has 14 community police officers.

Jun 27

1 hr 1 min

Lee County School Board Member Chris Patricca is back to give us an update on how things are going at the district, including a search for a new Superintendent, LBGTQ issues, whether the Beach School should remain open and much more. Sanibel City Manager Judy Zimomra is retiring after 20 years. We look back on her stellar career, how she's been able to survive two decades in the manager's chair and what she has planned next.

Jun 19

1 hr 23 min

John Campbell from the Army Corp of Engineers keeps us up to date on the Corps' LOSAM plan. Retired Federal Judge Steve McGuire talks about his book Prior Restraint and Bob Closson and Sarah McCormick, the new owners of Hammerhead Gym, give us the scoop on changes they're making to the fitness center.

Jun 12

1 hr 33 min

City of Bonita Springs District 2 Councilman Jesse Purdon is all in on Community Policing. In this special interview, Purdon explains why Bonita has 14 community police officers, what they provide to the community and why he believes working with LCSO is better than creating a Bonita Springs Police Department.

Jun 10

18 min 17 sec

With 40 years experience in the Kettering, Ohio police department, Jim Knickle has a great perspective on public safety. James Evans from the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Association is the go-to person on Water Quality.

Jun 6

1 hr 16 min

Brad Foreman tells us about his latest attempt to climb Mt. Everest and the COVID breakout on the mountain. David Brown and Faiza Shariff from Family United give us the details on the 2021 Reeling For Autism fishing tournament coming up June 19th.

May 30

1 hr 3 min

Paula, Forrest and Wayne discuss the Blue Star Memorial at the Fort Myers Beach Library. Louis Kowitch from Lovers Key gives us an update on the new summer education programs and Cindy Johnson provides her input on Amber lights for Estero Boulevard.

May 23

1 hr 37 min

Tom Campo, owner of the Beach Theatre joined us to give us the history of the theatre and to talk about the great food his location has, which is also available for takeout. And, we continued the discussion about the lights on Estero Boulevard with Emily Asp from the Sea Turtle Conservancy and Steve Johnson from The Marine Resources Task Force Committee.

May 16

1 hr 33 min

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.

May 9

1 hr 18 min

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 that will be built at Bowditch Beach.

May 2

1 hr 12 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.

Apr 25

1 hr 15 min

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.

Apr 18

1 hr 8 min

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.

Apr 11

1 hr 29 min

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.

Apr 4

1 hr 27 min

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.

Mar 28

1 hr 22 min

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.

Mar 21

1 hr 33 min

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.

Mar 14

1 hr 30 min

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.

Mar 6

1 hr 16 min

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.

Feb 28

1 hr 18 min

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.

Feb 21

1 hr 20 min

Dr. Scott Crater, candidate for City Council and Clair Beckman and Joyce Matthys from the Sanibel Shell Club

Feb 21

1 hr 1 min

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.

Feb 15

1 hr 14 min

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.

Feb 14

1 hr 5 min