Beach Talk Radio

78 EpisodesProduced by Edward RyanWebsite

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.

About the Hosts

Kim Ryan

Kim Ryan

Co-CEO and Host

The wife keeps the show on the straight-and-narrow. When Ed veers off course she reels him back in and keeps him from losing all of the shows listeners. Kim was reluctantly pulled into this weekend event but seems to be enjoying it on occasion. is an Occupational Therapist with the Lee County School district. 

Ed Ryan

Ed Ryan

Co-CEO and Host

It was Ed's idea to launch the show on August 4, 2018. An idea and a tape recorder has grown into thousands of listeners, a weekly newsletter and requests to appear and host at other community events. You never know. During the day Ed is the editor of Radio Ink Magazine and The Podcast Business Journal. 

What fans say about the podcast


This is my favorite way to keep up with what happening on FMB, and Kim & Ed are hilarious!!!

Nicci Frazier


This is what community is all about. Informing folks of what’s new, what’s important and what impacts us in our everyday lives. I love that it is held at Pete’s where friends and family can gather together on Saturdays.

Paula Kiker


Great local talk radio show down on Fort Myers Beach at Pete’s Time out. The atmosphere , people and food is fantastic . Tune in or better yet go down to Times Square in FMB aim person

Kevin Ruane


Makes Saturday Morning so much more fun !! Great Friendships, Great Breakfast and Bloody's

Kim Knight Rewa


Love the interviews! Nothing like talking to the people on location.

Mark List


Good resource for local news and happenings. Guest interviews.

Christy Miller Hennessey

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Episode #71 - Ray Murphy and Paula Mccarthy

August 17th, 2019


Town Council member Ray Murphy discusses the lawsuit against the town over TPI, whether the council will go after the Lani Kai's liquor license, …

Episode #70 - KC Schulberg and our 1-year Anniversary

August 3rd, 2019


One full year of Beach Talk Radio is now in the books! On the anniversary show, KC Schulberg from the Calusa Waterkeeper discuss the new documentary …

Episode #69 - Max Weinberg and The Garrison Family

July 27th, 2019


Former Cape Coral police officer Max Weinberg came on the show to talk about his new business Empire Entertainment and Photo Booths. And, Virgil …

Episode #68 - FWC Law Enforcer Brian Norris

July 26th, 2019


Too many manatees are killed in Florida every year. Brian Norris fills us in on what can be done to reduce those deaths.

Episode #67 - Kim Returns, Bob Wasno and The BC Video

July 20th, 2019


Kim is finally back from her 3-week vacation. Her first vacation story involves a HUGE bug that invaded her tent in The Grand Canyon. Bob Wasno …

Episode #66 - Paula Kiker and Janeen Paulauskis

July 13th, 2019


Paul Kiker is running for Lee County Commission, hoping to fill the seat of her late husband Larry. Janeen Paulauskis is launching a new business …

Episode #65 - Estero Boulevard Project Update

July 10th, 2019


Darin Brown (project manager), Molly Scott (marketing and public relations manager) from Chris-Tel Construction and Kaye Molnar (public information …

Episode #64 - Patti Proffitt, Leon Moyer, T-Shirt Giveaways

July 6th, 2019


Nicci Frazier sits in for Kim who's vacationing in The Grand Canyon without Ed. Patti Proffit from The Biker Map and her daughter Ashley are their first guest. Leon Moyer makes a special appearance after having a heart …

Episode #63 - Tom Torgerson and John Gucciardo from TPI (Margaritaville)

June 29th, 2019


The planned Margaritaville Resort on Fort Myers Beach is being delayed in the court system due to another local hotel owner filing a string of lawsuits against devloper TPI. The developer came on Beach Talk Radio …

Episode #62 - Reid Freeman and Angela Chang

June 22nd, 2019


Reid Freeman from the Smokin Oyster Brewery and Angela Chang, Mark Chang from Nightbird (The Stevie Nicks Tribute Band). They did two killer songs on the show.

Episode #61 - Mike Yost and Andrea Carriere

June 15th, 2019


Here are all the topics we covered on episode #61 with our guests Mike Yost, (host of the Pirate Pub Crawl) and Andrea Carrierre (owner of the Silver Sands Hotel) Ed's Earwax, The Muck on the beach, Men getting …

Episode #60 - Alyssa Lemay and the Boat Races

June 8th, 2019


Local drag queen superstar Alyssa Lemay joins Ed & Kim to discuss Drag Queen Bingo, which raises a lot of money for beach charities. She also tells us how long it takes to put her makeup, her other performances …

Episode #59 - Leslie Taylor, Keran Crashes, Gene's Going Home

June 1st, 2019


Leslie Taylor is from Stream2sea, a company that produces all natural sunscreen and other products that do no harm to the environment. Our great sponsor Nicci Frazier from FMB Designs and Remodeling helps us with Fort …

Ep #58 - Shannon Mapes and Bob From Ohio

May 25th, 2019


Shannon is the Vice Chair of the Fort Myers Beach Marine Resource Task Force. We spoke to Shannon about the damage Roundup is doing to the water and the what residents can do to avoid using the toxic chemical to kill …

Ep #57 - Megan Heil and Glenn Hebert and Jaime Legagneur From The Florida Podcast Network

May 18th, 2019


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 …

Ep #56 PopeyePalooza organizer Mike Deardon and Plaka owner Steve Maillakakis

May 11th, 2019


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 …


May 5th, 2019


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 …

Ep #54 Paula Kiker, Eve Haverfield and Heidi Jungwirth

May 4th, 2019


On April 23 former Fort Myers Beach Mayor and current Lee County Commissioner Larry Kiker passed away after a short battle with cancer. We …

Larry Kiker Interview

May 2nd, 2019


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.

Kim's Interview With Nicci Frazier From FMB Designs and Remodeling

April 29th, 2019


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

Episode #53 FMB Mayor Anita Cereceda

April 27th, 2019


The First Lady of Fort Myers, Mayor Anita Cereceda joined us with her lovely dog Stella, for 45 minutes this week. Anita was the first Mayor back in 1996 and the only person to serve as Mayor three times, since the town …

Ep. # 52 - Megan Zelenak, Dan Allers and Jan Flemming

April 20th, 2019


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 …

Ep. # 51 - Rachel Rainbolt and Tina Terrell

April 13th, 2019


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. …

Jackie's Sandwich Disappears_0

April 7th, 2019


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

Ep. #49 Chauncy Goss and Beverley Milligan

March 30th, 2019


Chauncey Goss, South Florida Water Management District Chairman, discusses water issues the entire state of Florida is dealing with. Could we …

Ep. #46 - David Wolff - President of Ocean Habitats Inc

March 14th, 2019


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 …

Ep. #45 - Shrimp Festival. Ray Murphy, Chad Lincoln and Keran Farrell

March 9th, 2019


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 …

Ep. #44 - Lee County Cooperative CEO Tracey Galloway

March 7th, 2019


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.

Ep. #37 - Pastor Shawn Critser. Topic: The Homeless

January 31st, 2019


Beach Talk Radio host Ed Ryan interviews Beach Baptist Church Pastor Shawn Critser about the homeless situation on the beach, the murder of Library Director Dr. Leroy Hommerding and what the community needs to do to …

Ed's interview with TPI's Tom Torgeson

January 13th, 2019


In episode #29 TPI's Tom Torgeson drops in as a surprise guest on Beach Talk Radio and gets knee deep into the local beach politics. He clearly …

Ep. #33 Cecil Pendergrass

January 11th, 2019


Bonus episode #2 is with Lee County Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass. Topics covered are: water quality issues, Estero Blvd. road construction and the new 60-foot bridge.

Ep. #30 Estero Blvd Road Construction

January 4th, 2019


Our guests were Project Manager Darin Brown and Marketing and Public Relations Manager Molly Scott from Chris-Tel Construction.

Ep. #25 Ray Murphy, Linda Beasley

December 15th, 2018


Fort Myers Beach candidate Ray Murphy joins Ed in the first half hour. Linda Beasley talks up the Fort Myers Beach Kids Foundation for 15 minutes. Ed and Kim go at it for the final 15 minutes.

Ep. #19 - Live From The Shark Bar

November 17th, 2018


Live from the Grand Opening of the Shark Bar on Fort Myers Beach

Ep. #16 Bill Knight, Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane.

November 3rd, 2018


Bill Knight from The Sand Sculpting Championships and Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane.

Ep. #14 - Steven McDonald From Restore The Arches

October 25th, 2018


Steven McDonald from Restore Fort Myers Beach Areches is our guest (audio only)

Ep. #13 Roger Hernstadt, Dan Hughes

October 20th, 2018


Town Manager Roger Hernstadt and former Mayor Dan Hughes

Ep. #12 Scott Novello, Mike Yost, Renee Heil, Keran Farrell

October 19th, 2018


Our special Friday night Happy Hour special. Everyone must have at least one beer.

Ep #10 Beverley Milligan, Ray Murphy

September 29th, 2018


Beverley Milligan discusses the Sunshine Law accusations against Mayor Gore and former Mayor Dennis Boback and former Mayor Ray Murphy chimes in on the topic as well. He also hints he may run for office again.

Ep #7 Larry Kiker, Shannon Orlandini, Beverley Milligan

September 8th, 2018


We have a big show today. Lee County Commissioner Larry Kiker, Women's Club President Beverley Milligan and PTO President Shannon Orlandini

Ep #6 Anita Cerecida and Jimmy Java

September 1st, 2018


Saturday, September 1 we kicked off labor Day weekend with a Fort Myers Beach history lesson from Fort Myers Beach Councilwoman Anita Cereceda. And Jimmy Java who opened a new coffee shop on Fort Myers beach.

Ep #5 Joe Orlandini, Joanne Semmer and John Lallo

August 25th, 2018


Local developer Joe Orlandini, Joanne Semmer Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center and Pete's Time Out owner John Lallo join the show. Topics discussed included the quality of the water, Margaritaville resort and …

Ep #4 with Margaritaville Consultant John Guciardo

August 18th, 2018


Margaritaville Resort Consultant John Guciardo. John discusses the time-frame for construction of the new resort and the recent lawsuit filed against …

Ep #3 with Jacki Liszak and Brittany Merring

August 13th, 2018


Special guests: Jacki Liszak from the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce and Brittany Merring from Hands Along The Water to discuss the red tide/algae situation. Dianne is back along with Mean Gene and The Wife

Ep #2 Secret Mother-In-Law Interview

August 12th, 2018


We're trying to decide. Should we even do a podcast? So...we asked the mother in law. Here's what she thinks

Ep #1 with Mean Gene and Crazy Diane

August 5th, 2018


It's a show with a wacky cast of characters from Fort Myers Beach Florida. They are all great characters and great storytellers.

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