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Beach Talk Radio

280 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.

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Episode #245 - LIVE From Wahoo Willie's

November 20th, 2022


We had members of the Fort Myers Beach Art Association tell us about their plans for rebuilding the destroyed Art Association building and parents …

Ep. # 243 - John King, Eddie Rood, Mari and Megan

November 6th, 2022


We gave Mari and Megan another $20,000 toward the 33931 fund. Eddie Rood donated $1,700 to the fund. John King does his final interview before the election. 

10/27/2022 Hurricane Ian Recovery Update

October 28th, 2022


The team from Dry Air Restoration joined us to discuss how to remove mold from the homes on Fort Myers Beach that were severely damaged by the storm …

Councilman Dan Allers on CNN

September 30th, 2022


Dan talks about the devastation and rescue efforts on Fort Myers Beach.

Ep. #237 - Ep. #237 - Chris Crowley, Charlie Green, Steve Duello

September 24th, 2022


Chris Crowley tells us why he's a big supporter of Denise Nystrom for Lee County School Board.  Charlie Green details the confusion about the …

Ep. #236 - Fire Chief Ron Martin

September 17th, 2022


Chief Martin returned to the show to talk to us about the 2022-2023 fire district budget, why the new fire house will be delayed, how his team trains for fires and emergency calls AND he shares his most embarrassing …

Ep. #235 - Cyndee Hill, Tim Hill, Mike Shepherd and Ella

September 10th, 2022


The Roar Offshore Team Returns to tell us all about the 2022 Roard Offshore Boat Race Championships October 6-8. And 10-year old Ella tells us all …

Ep. #234 - Captain Noah Stewart & Rhys Davis

September 3rd, 2022


Captain Noah Stewart, owner of Adventures in Paradise  played our speed round, told us about his biggest complainer and detailed how his boat tours …

Ep. #233 - Bernard McGarvey, Jack Brzoza, Brendon Leslie

August 27th, 2022


Bernard McGarvey gets us geared up for the 2023 Shrimp Festival, Jack Brzoza from SCCF talks turtles and Brendon Leslie fills us in on the latest gossip in the Republican/Conservative world.

Ep. #232 Steve and Cindy Johnson

August 21st, 2022


Steve and Cindy Johnson joined Kim and Ed to discuss turtles, Estero Boulevard lighting, Bayside Park, the upcoming election and much much more. And, …

Ep. #231 - Jim Huff, Angela Wright Chenaille and Alyssa Lemay

August 14th, 2022


Jim Huff for Congress, Angela Wright Chenaille for Lee County Board and Alyssa Lemay talks Drag Queen Bingo

Ep.#229 Joe Gambino, Eliza Aguilar and Annie Meehan

July 30th, 2022


Joe Gambino is running for Lee County Board in the Republican primary against Mike Greenwell and John Albion. Eliza is a local with a lot of cool …

Ep. #228 - John Albion, Dr. Traci Kohler, Michael Braun

July 23rd, 2022


John Albion is running for Lee County Board again. Dr. Traci Kohler is the new Beach School Principal. Michael Braun is leaving the News-Press after …

Ep. #227 - Mike Greenwell and Dave Crist

July 17th, 2022


We covered everything from the 1986 World Series to why he's running for the Lee County Board with former Boston Red Sox great Mike Greenwell. During the second half of our show, Fort Myers Beach resident Dave Crist …

Ep. #226 - Cindy Banyai

July 10th, 2022


Cindy is running against Byron Donalds for Florida's 19th district in the House of Representatives. This past Saturday, we asked her about being …

Ep. #224 Karen Woodson

June 25th, 2022


Town Council candidate Karen Woodson joins us for the full hour. She talks about her opponents in the race, the dune walkover, community policing, …

Ep. #223 - Melissa Rice, Stephen McGuire, Greg Von Krumreig

June 18th, 2022


Melissa Rice from Sanibel joined us to talk about affordable housing. Former Judge Stephen McGuire from Naples about his new political thriller. And, …

Ep. #222 Patrick Romcoe and Vodka, Vodka, Vodka

June 11th, 2022


Fort Myers Beach Town Council Patrick Romcoe returns for another round of questions and the owners of Captiva Spirits bring their own vodka for us to taste.

Ep. #221 - Ben Duval, Jeff and Kristen Stanko and John King.

June 4th, 2022


Ben Duval from Tunaskin had a special gift for us. Jeff and Kristen Stanko from Royal Scoop told us all about their great ice cream and fudge …

Ep. #220 - Kathy DelBalzo, Nan Metz Williams and Lauren Swaim

May 28th, 2022


Today's show was short but packed a lot of punch. In fact Nan came ready with the insults for Ed. Kim and her funky math. Great summer programs at …

Ep. #219 - Monica Lynn and Louise Kowitch

May 21st, 2022


Monica Lynn joins us to talk about the dolphins. Louise Kowitch from Lovers Key lays out the Summer program for us at Lovers Key State Park. Ed …

Ep. #218 - Councilman Jim Atterholt

May 15th, 2022


Councilman Jim Atterholt was our guest on episode #218 last Saturday. For 90 minutes Atterholt filled the community in on everything from the beach …

Ep. #217 Nancy Bouchard, Kelly Smith, Terry Carlson

May 7th, 2022


Nancy Bouchard and Kelly Smith from the Community Foundation tell us all about the $70,000 they distributed to the community. Terry Carlson gives us the lowdown on the mangroves being cut down in his neighborhood behind …

Ep. # 215 -Janeen Paulasoukis and Karen Woodson

April 24th, 2022


Janeen Paulauskis and Jan Fleming update us on the Film Festival at The Beach Theater. Karen Woodson discusses her run for Town Council.

Ep. #214 - Patrick Romcoe, Dave Nusbaum and John King

April 16th, 2022


Both Patrick Romcoe and John King are running for the Fort Myers Beach Town Council. Dave Nusbaum tells us why he's not in favor of beach renourishment near his condo Island Winds.

Ep. #212 - Jacki Liszak and Hans Wilson

March 27th, 2022


Taste of The Beach and Beach Renourishment

Ep. #210 - Alex King and Ellie Bunting.

March 14th, 2022


It was Shrimp Festival weekend on Fort Myers Beach. We spoke to Alex King from the King Foundation, who was the Grand Marshall of the parade. Our second guest was Fort Myers Beach historial Elle Bunting.

Ep. # 208 - Bernard McGarvey and TJ Holzapfel

February 26th, 2022


Bernard McGarvey from The Lions Club joined us to give us a final update on the 64th annual Shrimp Festival. TJ Holzapfel told us about his new …


February 20th, 2022


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Ep. #207 - Roxana, Dan & Steve

February 20th, 2022


Roxana and Steve tell us about the March 17th Woman's Club event, Dan Allers and Steve Johnson battle over the lighting issue. Ed apologizes to Mayor …

Ep. #206 - Chantal Blais, Jenny Tardiff, Steve Johnson

February 13th, 2022


Fort Myers Beach PTO President Chantal Blais and Treasurer Jenny Tardiff discuss the upcoming fundraiser at Shuckers. Steve Johnson from the Marine Resources Task Force talks about the lighting on the beach.

Ep. #205 Roger Mercado, Adam Rose, Jennfier Rusk and Ed's Boss.

February 6th, 2022


Director of Lee County Human and Veteran Services Roger Mercado told us about the homless services the county offers. Adam Rose from the Florida …

Ep. #204 - Elijah Najibullah, Lee Melsek, Christ and Steve

January 30th, 2022


Najibullah Torakai, who, along with his family, escaped from Afghanistan as it was being taken over by the Taliban was our first guest. Then, Lee …

Ep #203 - The Tornado and That Truck Post.output

January 23rd, 2022


Kevin Cothron lost his house in the January 2022 tornado that ripped apart Iona. He told us what happened when his neighbor's house landed on his. …

Ep# 202 - Ed "The Sandman" Reed, Tim Shadle, Bernard McGarvey

January 16th, 2022


Ed "The Sandman" Reed tells us why he create sand magic every weekend on Fort Myers Beach. Tim Shadle is considering running for Town Council. Bernard McGarvey updates us on The Shrimp Festival.

Ep. #201 - Fishing Pier, YOGA, Shells and Music

January 8th, 2022


Adam Rose from the Florida DOT talks to us about the fishing pier near Nervous Nellie's and why it's coming down. Danielle Garcia talks Yoga. Sam Ankerson fills us in on The Shell Museum on Sanibel. Kelly Jones and …

Ep. #200 New Years Eve at Mango Rita's

January 6th, 2022


Fireworks from the roof of Mango Rita's to being a close to 2021.

Ep. #199 - Nan Williams, Christy Hennessey and Keven Behen

January 2nd, 2022


The 2022 Putt and Pub Crawl is right around the corner and Nan and Christy fill us in on the details. And, Kevin Behen has started a new mobile vehicle cleaning business.

Ep. #198 - Fire Chief Ron Martin and Santa Claus

December 26th, 2021


Fort Myers Beach Fire Chief Ron Martin discusses the importance of safe driving around the holidays and Santa Claus makes an appearance on the show.

Ep. #197 - Doris Florig and Debbie LoVerde

December 19th, 2021


Doris told us all about her SAVE the REEF fiber art exhibit at the Fort Myers Beach Library...and she never wears shoes. And Debbie Debbie LoVerde …

Ep. #196 - Dan Allers, Steven Ray McDonald

December 12th, 2021


Steven Ray McDonald gives us an update on the Restore the Arches campaign, AND he gets a special surprise donation. And, Dan Allers fills us in on the December 18th Beach Bike Parade.

Ep. #195 - Danielle Lynch, Megan Allers, Brett Baugh

December 5th, 2021


Danielle Lynch from Blue Ribbon events tells us about the slate of events coming up, Megan Allers has the latest on the 4th annual Woman's Club Tree Festival and Auction and Brett Baugh discusses the 19th annual Spirit …

Ep. #194 Dr. Margaret Banyan

November 28th, 2021


Dr. Banyan is putting together a special report about the Fort Myers Beach Fire department and is looking for community input.

Ep. #193 - Shari Blaukopf, Judge Hugh Starnes and 7-year old Bode

November 20th, 2021


We started off the show with a presentation from Jennifer Rusk from the Marine Resources Task Force to 7-year old Bodie Bellefeuille. Watercolorist …

Ep. #191 - Beach and Brews at Lovers Key

November 20th, 2021


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 …

EP. #190 - Alex King, Bernard Mcgarvey, Steve Davis

November 14th, 2021


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 …

Ep. #189 - Paula Smith, Kathy Delbalzo, Kelly Smith, Nighbird and a Roar Offshore Check Presentation

November 7th, 2021


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 …

Ep. #188 - Scott Allan, Fred Morgan, Jacquelyn McMiller

October 31st, 2021


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 …

Dan Andrews - Captains for Clean Water

October 25th, 2021


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 …

Ep. #186 - Carol Mathai, Inna Malostouker, Mary Rose Spalletta

October 17th, 2021


Carol Mathai and Inna Malostouker brought some of their best photographs and told us about their photography classes at Lovers Key. Marine Resources …

Kim's Interview with Eve Samples

October 13th, 2021


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 …

Ep. #185 - Linda Miller, John and Jodie Perrin and Corky Condon

October 10th, 2021


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 …

Ep. #184 - Megan Allers, Stephanie Buboltz, Jim Atterholt

October 3rd, 2021


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 …

Ep. #183 Fire Chief Ron Martin and Dan Spears

September 26th, 2021


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.

Ep. #182 - Janeen Paulauskis and Dan Allers

September 19th, 2021


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 …

Ep. #181 - Tim Hill, Brian Nagle, Louise Kowich

September 12th, 2021


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 …

Ep. #179 - Anika Kurk and Eddie Rood

August 29th, 2021


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 …

Ep. #177 - Popeye, Steve and Cindy Johnson

August 15th, 2021


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 …

Ep. #176 - Lee County Board Chairman Kevin Ruane

August 8th, 2021


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 …

Ep. #175 - Ben Duval, Al Kinkle and Jim Hocket

July 25th, 2021


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

Ep. #174 - Derick Nangle and Jason Ingram

July 18th, 2021


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.

Ep. # 173 Pastor Shawn Critser

July 10th, 2021


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 …

Ep. #172 - Chauncey Goss and Dan Allers

July 3rd, 2021


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.

Ep. #171 - Bonita Springs Councilman Jesse Pardon

June 27th, 2021


Bonita Springs Councilman Jesse Pardon joined us for a discussion on community policing. As Fort Myers Beach debates hiring two LCSO deputies, Pardon …

Ep. #170 - Chris Patricca, Judy Zimomora

June 19th, 2021


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 …

Ep. #169 - John Campbell, Steve McGuire, Bob Closson and Sarah McCormick

June 12th, 2021


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 …

Our Special Interview With Bonita Councilman Jesse Purdon

June 10th, 2021


City of Bonita Springs District 2 Councilman Jesse Purdon is all in on Community Policing. In this special interview, Purdon explains why Bonita has …

Ep. #168 - Jim Knickle (Public Safety) and James Evans (Water Quality)

June 6th, 2021


With 40 years experience in the Kettering, Ohio police department, Jim Knickle has a great perspective on public safety. James Evans from the Sanibel …

Ep. # 167 - Brad Foreman, David Brown and Faiza Shariff

May 30th, 2021


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 …

Ep. #166 - Paula Smith, Wayne Edson, Forrest Critser, Louise Kowith and Cindy Johnson

May 23rd, 2021


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 …

Ep. #165 - Nic Campo, Emily Asp, Steve Johnson

May 16th, 2021


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 …

Ep. #164 - Ralph Nudi, Jim Hockett and Fort Myers Beach Trivia

May 9th, 2021


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 …

Ep. #163 - Eve Haverfield, Kelly Sloan and Jamie Kouba

May 2nd, 2021


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 …

Ep. #162 - Janet Bartos, Brian Nagle

April 25th, 2021


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 …

Ep. #161 - United States Congressman Byron Donalds

April 18th, 2021


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 …

Ep. #160 - Doug Speirn Smith, Kelly Jones-Smith, Sandy Sandness

April 11th, 2021


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 …

Ep. #159 - Sally Kreuscher, Dan Eaton, Paul Demello and The Easter Bunny

April 4th, 2021


It was all about water safety on Episode 159 with Golisano Childrens Hospital Safe Kids Coordinator Sally Kreuscher, Dan Eaton from the United States …

Ep. #158 - Neil Newton, Chase Huessey and Charlie Whitehead

March 28th, 2021


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 …

Ep. #157 - Nancy Bouchard, Steve Johnson and Jennifer Rusk, Popeye and Scott Allan

March 21st, 2021


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 …

Ep. #156 - Shelby Sites, Tara Taggart, Len Lemmer and Mike Chianopolis

March 14th, 2021


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 …

Ep. #155 Brian Mast, Lou Daviau, Beverly & Rolland from Myerside

March 6th, 2021


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 …

Ep. #154 John Cassani, Daniel Clarkston and Jim Atterholt

February 28th, 2021


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 …

Ep. #153 Jackie Parker and Mike Chionopoulos

February 21st, 2021


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 …

Sanibel Show Episode #5 - Scott Crater, Clair Beckman and Joyce Matthys

February 21st, 2021


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

Sanibel Episode #4 - John Henshaw and Tim Drobnyk

February 15th, 2021


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.

Ep. # 152 - Annette Stillson, Claire Lawrence, Karen Woodson, Keran Farrel. Cory Johnson

February 14th, 2021


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.

Sanibel Episode #3 - Mary Bondurant and Chauncey Goss

February 7th, 2021


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 …

Ep. # 151 Tom Torgerson, John Dammermann and Mark DeBeer

February 6th, 2021


Tom Torgerson and John Dammermann give the community and update on Margaritaville. Tom and Mark DeBeer discuss their new venture together, Gulf …

Mike Savarese - SWFL Compact

February 4th, 2021


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 …

Sanibel Episode 2 - John Lai and Jason Maughan

January 31st, 2021


Chamber President John Lai and Jason Maughan join us on episode #2 from the Island Cow on Sanibel.

Ep #150 - Nancy Bouchard, Anita Cereceda and Kurt Osborne

January 31st, 2021


Nancy Bouchard and Anita Cereceda join us to talk about the upcoming fundraisers for The Community Foundation. Kurt Osbourne fromBeach Pottery show of some product from the store and details all the other items they …

Ray Murphy Big Carlos Pass Bridge Comments

January 29th, 2021


On Thursday night (1/28/2021) Fort Myers Beach Mayor Ray Murphy commented on Lee County's plans to replace the Big Carlos Pass Bridge with a 60-foot bridge.

Sanibel Episode #1 - Holly Smith and John Godsea

January 25th, 2021


Our first episode on Sanibel featured Vice Mayor Holly Smith and Kevin Godea from Ding Darling.

Ep. #149 Jim Steele and Ned Bruha

January 24th, 2021


Former Town Manager - and current Audit Committee member - Jim Steele discusses why he was hired as the temporary Town Manager several years ago. …

Ep. #147 - Karen Woodson, Bob Oakes, Stew Peters, Gregg Scasny

January 10th, 2021


Karen Woodson gives us insight on The Bay Oaks project, Bob Oakes from Sun Palace Vacation presents us with an autographed Mound House book and Stew Peters, Gregg Scasny talk Trump conspiracy.

Ep. #146 - Kelly Jones Smith, Cyndy Miller, Suzie Bahan, Laura DeBruce

January 3rd, 2021


We gave Kelly Jones Smith from the FMB Community Foundation a nice surprise, Cyndy Miller tells us about her plans to start a new art class for kids …

Ep. #145 - Jan Ellen Atkielski, Dan Allers, Danielle Lynch, Louise Kowitch

December 20th, 2020


Jan Ellen Atkielski tells about the Arches mural she painted at city hall, Dan Allers gives us a bike parade update, Danielle Lynch from Blue Ribbon Events had more prizes to give away and Louise Kowitch talks water, …

Lee County Parks and Recreation Director Jesse Lavender

December 14th, 2020


Our special interview with Lee County Parks and Recreation Director Jesse Lavender about the beach renourishment and bathroom renovations in Lynn Hall Park

Ep. #144 - Candace Johnson, Shavon Chester, Patrick McKeown

December 12th, 2020


Candace Johnson and Shavon Chester tell us about the Christmas party at the Piper Foundation. Patrick McKeown talks about his recently released book about The Mound House.

Ep. #143 - Nacy Bouchard, Kelly Jones Smith, Dan Alelrs and Andi Clemmons

December 12th, 2020


Our special Friday night show was from La Ola Restaurant in Times Square. Nancy Bouchard and Kelly Jones Smith from the Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation update us on the latest gift card distribution. Dan Allers …

Ep # 142 - Jacob Winge and Debbie Voorhees

December 7th, 2020


Jacob Winge joins us from the Everglades Winter Gardens and Debbie Voorhees gives us an update on the new Lovers Key Welcome Center. Debbie brought us video updates showing us how far along the new project is.

Ep. #141 - Chris O'Neil, Stephanie Buboltz and John 'The Sandman" Boyd

November 28th, 2020


Chris O'Neil filled us in on his December 5th fundraiser for the homeless. Stehanie Buboltz updated us on the December 11th and 12th Christmas Tree …

Ep. #140 - Greg fills in for Kim, Josh from Caloosahatchee Cowboy, Len Lemmer

November 22nd, 2020


Greg Scasny filled in for Kim while she went away on a weekend hiking expedition. Josh from Caloosahatchee Cowboy joined us to discuss the extremely hot fishing season and the his charter service. Nervous Nellie's owner …

Ep. #139 - Brett Baugh, Kathy Delbalzo and Paula Smith

November 15th, 2020


Brett Baugh from Jim and Sharon Jameison's 'Spirit of Christmas Foundation' joined us to tell us how the 2020 event is going virtual. Kathy Delbalzo …

Ep# 138 - Megan Heil, Big Mamma and Kim's Dad

November 9th, 2020


Megan Heil tells us about her recent diving expedition and what's on tap for the Local Planning Agency, which she chairs. Big Mamma from B103.9 talks radio, the new show he's launching for veterans and much more. Kim's …

Ep. #137 - PTO Members and Danielle Lynch

November 2nd, 2020


Several members of the Fort Myers Beach PTO joined the show to discuss the mask fundraiser they've launched to try to make up for the lost revenue from the Casino Night event they had to cancel due to COVID. Danielle …

Ep. # 136 - Jim Knickle and Todd Truax

October 25th, 2020


Jim is running for Fort Myers Beach Fire District and he's a member of the Public Safety Committee. Todd Truax is running for Lee County Commission District 3. Truax gets kicked off the show at the end.

Ep. #135 - Mike Hammond, Brian Stockbridge, Dan Andrews and Alison Charney Hussey

October 18th, 2020


Thank you all for tuning in to episode #135 Saturday morning. We're already approaching 1,000 views. Our guests for this 90 minute episode were: Mike Hammond and Brian Stockbridge who filled us in on the 17th annual …

Ep. # 134 - Suzy Bahan, Deborah Comella and Kim's Dad

October 11th, 2020


Local business owner, and former pilot, Suzy Bahan tells us about joining the FMB public safety committee. The Executive Director of the Lee County Coalition for a Drug Free Southwest Florida Deborah Comelia talks about …

Ep. #133 - Nancy Bouchard, Suzy Krazewski, Jonathan Martin and Kim's Dad

October 4th, 2020


Nancy Bouchard and Suzy Krazewski gave us an update on all the wonderful things The Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation is doing. Lee County …

Ep. # 132 - Jacqueline Perez, Megan Allers & Stephanie Buboltz and Blake Chapman

September 27th, 2020


Lee County School Board candidate Jacqueline Perez, Megan Allers and Stephanie Buboltz from the FMB Woman's Club and Blake Chapman from State …

Ep. #131 - Dawn and Bryan Thomas and Tre Gillette

September 20th, 2020


Dawm and Bryan Thomas discuss the need for a Nuisance Abatement Board and the Lani Kai police calls. Tuckaway Cafe owner Tre Gillette tells us all …

Ep.# 130 Daniel Clarkston and Jacki Liszak

September 13th, 2020


Sun Deck and Sandy Beach owner Daniel Clarkston tells us all about how his hotel business on the beach is doing during the pandemic and Chamber President Jacki Liszak talks beach cleanup, staying positive and upcoming …

Molly Lipincott

September 8th, 2020


Zoo Tampa Animal Care Manager Molly Lippincott gives an update on the Manatee that was injured off Fort Myers Beach over Labor Day weekend.

Ep. #129 Christina Patricca and Anselm Weber

September 6th, 2020


Lee County School Board member (Distrct 3, including FMB) Christina Patricca talks about her re-election bod. Anselm Weber (D) is running against …

Ep. # 128 Feliz McNamara, Dan Hughes

August 30th, 2020


Wave of Vitality owner Feliz McNamara tells us all about the goodies at her Fort Myers Beach location. Former Mayor Dan Hughes talks about his many years of serving the Fort Myers Beach community.

Ep. #127 - Tom Howard and Jennifer Nelson

August 23rd, 2020


Tom Howard discusses the lighting on Burnt Store Road in Cape Coral and the mistakes made there that Fort Myers Beach should not make on Estero …

Ep. # 126 Dane Eagle and Eddie Rood

August 16th, 2020


Dane Eagle is running for the 19th Congressional District which includes all of Lee County. Estero Boulevard resident Eddie Rood is still battling …

Ep. #125 David Dorsey, Jim Atterholdt and Byron Donalds

August 9th, 2020


Davi Dorsey from the News-Press talks about his Lani Kai killer article from August 7th. Town Councilman Jim Atterholdt discusses the Nuisance …

Ep #124 - Jim Leavens and Ray Sandelli

August 2nd, 2020


Jim Leavens is running for Lee County Sherrif against the incumbent Carmine Marceno. Lee County Commissioner Ray Sandelli breaks news on our show about the Lani Kai Killer.

Ep. #123 - Dan Allers and Heather Fitzenhagen

July 26th, 2020


Fort Myers Beach Town Councilman Dan Allers talks crime, Lani Kai, Margaritaville, masks and much more. Heather Fitzenhagen drops the hammer down on her opponent Ray Rodriguez as they battle it out for a Florida Senate …

Ep. #122 - Bill Veach, Stan Bunsick and Steve Phillips

July 19th, 2020


Topics discussed with Councilman Bill Veach: Murder at The Lani Kai, Masks, Dune Walkover, Bayside Park and COVID-19 #'s. Fly Fisherman Stan Bunsick teaches Kim how to cast and one of our sponsors CPA Steve Phillips …

Ep. # 121 - Kevin Ruane, Ryan Orgera and Brandon Leslie

July 11th, 2020


Kevin Ruane fills in for Heather Fitzenhagen who had a flat tire, Ryan Orgera, the CEO of the Sanibel, Captiva Conservation Foundation and Brandon Leslie announces our new Friday show

Ep. #120 - Barbara Hill, Karen Woodson and Chris O'Neil

July 5th, 2020


Happy 4th of July. Barbara and Karen up date us on the Bay Oaks project and Chris tells us all about Independence Day.

Ep. #119 - Jason Maughan, Laura Witte Horacek, Bernard McGarvey

June 27th, 2020


Sanibel Councilmember Jason Maughan is running for the Florida House (district #76). Laura Witte Horacek tells us about Island Oils and local resident Bernard McGarvey tells his story about why he moved to Fort Myers …

Ep. # 118 - Robert Howell, Monica Lynn, Tyler Lemer and Todd and Natalie Richardson

June 21st, 2020


Ranger Robert Howell gave us an update on turtle sales on the beach, The Fairy Podmother Monica Lynn explained how she works with dolphins and Tyler …

Ep. # 117 - KC Schulberg, Robert Howell and Pastor Ivan Corbin

June 14th, 2020


KC Schulberg from Calusa Waterkeepers tells us about the 25th Anniversary of the organization. Ranger Robert Howell is on a mission to end turtle …

May 30, 2020 Brian Hamman Interview on Beach Talk Radio

May 31st, 2020


The Lee County Commission Chairman discusses everything from the Lee County COVID-19 numbers to his years working on local Television to whether or …

Ep. #115 Heather Fitenhagen and Brian Hamman

May 31st, 2020


Heather Fitzenhagen is running for the United States Congress hoping to take the retiring Frances Rooney's seat and Lee County Commission Chairman Brian Hamman updates us on the Lee Cunty COVID-19 numbers.

Ep. #114 - Chris Westley, Jeannie Biggs, Charlie Whitehead.

May 24th, 2020


FGCU's Dean of The Lutgart College of Business Chris Westley fills us in on the RESTART SWFL plan. Jeannie Biggs talks about The Outrigger Hotel and …

Ep. #112 - Kriston Hausler Carrington, Brendon Leslie, Janeen Paulasukis and Jan Flemming

May 10th, 2020


Kristin tells us all about FMBTips, Brandon unveils his new project called Uncover Southwest Florida and Janeen and Jan update us on how much money has been raised from #weAreFMB gear for the hospitality industry on the …

Ep. # 111 - Scott Allan, Carolyn Simoneau, Janeen Paulasukis

May 4th, 2020


Scott Allan from Island Storage Suites Mancaves, Carolyn Simoneau from Beach Buddy Dolphin Tours, Janeen gives us an update on money rasied for the …

Ep. #109 - Brian Podlasek, Jacki Liszak, Janeen Paulauskis and John Lallo.

April 19th, 2020


Island Cow owner Brian Podlasek tells us about the masks his family is creating, Jacki gives on an update on how the business community is coping and Janeen tells us how much money has been raised from the sales of the …

Ep. #108 - Dr. Stephen Thomas, Charlie McDonald and Janeen Paulauskis

April 13th, 2020


Dr. Brown explains everything you ever wanted to know about the coronavirus, Charlie McDonald of Naples explains his recovery from the virus and Janeen tells us nearly $30,000 has been raised from the T-shirts to help …

Ep. #107 - CPA Steven Phillips, Duane Hoverston, Renee Jeffreys Heil and Eddie Rood

April 4th, 2020


Resources from today's show for small businesses: Guests Steven Philips - Certified Public Accountant ( Contact him: or 239-247-8293 Renee Jeffreys Heil

Ep.# 106 - Bob Ferreira, Bill Veach and John Lallo

March 29th, 2020


It's all about working through the coronavirus this episode

Ep #104 - Shrimp Festival Cancelation Day

March 17th, 2020


Steve and Leah talk up the local election. Todd Truax is running for Lee County Board. Karen Woodson from Friends of The Arts. John Koss tells us about Baby Sophia. Mayor Cereceda and Ray Sandelli talk about how the …

Lee County Board Candidate Todd Truax

March 15th, 2020


Todd Truax is running for the district 3 seat on the Lee County Commission.

Ep. #103 - Phil Nichols, Michael Velez, KC Schulberg, Dan Allers

March 7th, 2020


Political consultant Phil Nichols explains how PAC's work. Michael Velez tells us about the London Bay Homes Development, Calusa Waterkeeper …

Ep. #102 - Dianne Clifton, Chris Wittman and Tom Torgeson

March 2nd, 2020


Dianne Clifton from The Lions Club to discuss the 62nd annual Shrimp Festival coming up march 14-15. Chris Wittman from the Fort Myers Beach Tarpon Hunters Club, Tom Torgeson makes a guest appearance and Leah Gregg and …

Ep. #101 - Shelly Williams, The Pearl Street Band, Danielle Felton, Martin Le Blanc

February 23rd, 2020


The Pearl Street Band played three killer original songs, Shelly Williams filled us in on the Sunset Key concerts, Danielle Felton told us about the …

Ep. # 100 - Forrest Critser and Ray Sandelli

February 16th, 2020


Forest Critser discusses his campaign for Fort Myers Beach Town Council. Lee County Commissioner Ray Sandelli addresses many questions beach residents have about the communication between the beach government and the …

Bruce Butcher Interview

February 9th, 2020


Fort Myers Beach Town Council member Bruce Butcher is running for re-election. Here is our February 8, 2020 interview with Bruce.

Ep. # 99 Dr. Bill Mitsch and Bruce Butcher

February 9th, 2020


Dr. Bill Mittsch discusses the February 20-21 Workshop on Wetlands Mitigating Harmful Algal Blooms in Naples. Town Council member Bruce Butcher …

Dan Allers 2 1 2020 Interview

February 2nd, 2020


Town Council candidate Dan Allers tells the locals why they should vote for him. Issues he covered include: the Estero Blvd. lighting fiasco, Bay …

Fire Chief Matt Love Feb 1 2020

February 2nd, 2020


Fire Chief Matt Loves discusses the FMB fire department organization, the new building site for station 31 and important non emergency services and programs.

Ep. #98 Fire Chief Matt Love, Dan Allers

February 2nd, 2020


Chief Love talks about the new fire house to be built by the old Topps building, as well as all about the services the FMB Fire Department provides. …

Ep. #97 - Penny Jarrett, Eddie Rood and Jim Atterholt

January 25th, 2020


Penny Jarrett and Ed Rood discuss the dune walkover at 5130 Estero Blvd. that has caused so much angst lately. At the 38 minute mark, Ed makes a proposal of $80,000 to the city. At 42 minutes out interview with Jim …

Ep. #96 - Nathan Metcalf, Jan Flemming and Bill Veach

January 18th, 2020


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 January 18 2020 Interview

January 18th, 2020


Bill Veach is running for Fort Myers Beach Town Council. He is one of seven candidates.

Ep #95 - Renee Heil, Leslie Taylor and Dave Drumm

January 12th, 2020


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 Drum January 11, 2020 Interview

January 12th, 2020


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 …

Episode #94 - Dow Hokoana and Janeen Paulauskis

January 5th, 2020


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 …

Episode #93 - Jacki Liszak, Dave Martin

December 28th, 2019


Jacki talks New Years Eve Fireworks, Dave from Hammerhead Gym discusses New Years Health Resolutions.

Episode #92 - Danielle Lynch, Maria Elena, Tike Tour giveaways, smelly cars, lost dogs and much more.

December 22nd, 2019


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 …

Episode #91 - Forrest Critser, Dave Drum, Chili Cookoff, Ed Drops The F-Bomb

December 15th, 2019


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 …

Episode # 90 - Megan Allers, Stephanie Buboltz, Dan Allers and Bruiser

December 8th, 2019


Megan Allers and Stephanie Buboltz join Ed & Kim to discuss the upcoming Women's Club holiday events. Jacki Liszak from the Chamber talks about …

Episode #89 - Jane Plummer. Leah Gregg guest hosts for Kim

December 1st, 2019


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 …

Beyond The Uniform Podcast Host Justin Nassiri

November 12th, 2019


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 (11/10/2019)

November 10th, 2019


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 …

Episode #87 - Rae Sprole, Lee Melsek, Gayle Crabtree, Ellen Vaughn and Leah Gregg

November 9th, 2019


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 …

Steven Ray McDonald Discusses the future of The Arches

November 3rd, 2019


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 …

Episode # 86 - Jonathan Gunther, Bruce Scheiner, Steven Ray McDonald

November 2nd, 2019


Jonathan Gunther talks about how his neighborhood was treated during the road construction project, Bruce Scheiner is hosting a poker tournament for …

Brian Oliver Interview - Host of the Gluconfidence podcast

October 30th, 2019


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.

Episode # 85 - Tiffany Kersten, Marty Harrity, Kevin Ruane

October 26th, 2019


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 …

Beach Talk Radio interview with Laurie Giordano from The Zack Martin Foundation

October 20th, 2019


Beach Talk Radio interview with Laurie Giordano from The Zack Martin Foundation

Episode # 84 - Laurie Giordano, Ed's Margaritaville Update.

October 19th, 2019


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 …

Special Interview with Tim and Cyndee Hill from Roar Offshore

October 16th, 2019


Tim and Cyndee Hall from The Roar Offshore Boat Races join us to discuss how the event went.

Episode #83 - Jim Atterholt and Pastor Ivan Corbin

October 12th, 2019


Jim Atterholt is considering a run for the Fort Myers Beach Town Council. He wants to hear from the residents. And, Pastor Ivan Corbin from the Beach …

Episode #82 - Jacquie Louden, Carla Pine and Isabelle Wells

October 5th, 2019


Jacquie Louden from Hoosiers talks about her new menu, the upcoming boat races and how exciting the beach will be when Margaritaville is finally built. Carl Pine, owner of Salty Dog Gallery and Gifts, is celebrating her …

Episode # 81 - The Wednesday Show

October 3rd, 2019


Ed is angry over higher taxes. Joanne Shamp makes his case. Why kids should never be allowed to use Social Media. Chester update. Kim walks in 30 …

Episode #80 - Dan Spears, Pastor Shawn Critser and Claudia Steward

September 28th, 2019


BMI's Dan Spears spoke to us about the 7th Annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, all the great things BMI does for songwriters around the country and the challenge female artists are having breaking into Country Radio. …

Episode #79 - Bob and Linda Beasley, Keri Weig and Chris O'Neill

September 21st, 2019


Bob and Linda Beasley and Keri Weig talk Fort Myers Beach Real Estate. Chris O'Neill, the owner of Sir Pizza, tells us all about the killer cuisine at his shop and fills us in on the 20 years he put in with the United …

The Mayor setting the record straight about the Margaritaville Conspiracy

September 15th, 2019


Fort Myers beach Mayor Anita Cereceda tells the community there is no conspiracy about the 2018 delay in signing the Margaritavlle Resort ordinance. She also talked to us about higher taxes and the October Roar Offshore …

Episode #76 - Nancy Macphee and Dan Moser

September 7th, 2019


Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau Product Development Manager Nancy Macphee joined Ed and Kim to talk about the Island Hopper Songwriter Fest and Dan Moser, one of the founders of Bike-Walk-Lee, spoke about …

Episode #75 - Megan Zelenak Allers and Debbie Voorhees

September 6th, 2019


Megan Zelenak Allers and Debbie Voorhees talk to Ed about the November 8th Beach N Brews fundraiser hosted by the Friends of Lovers Key. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Welcome and Discovery Center at Lovers …

FMB Fire Chief Matt Love on Preparing For a Hurricane

September 4th, 2019


Ed interviews Fort Myers beach Fire Chief Matt Love about Hurricane preparedness. As always, the chief gave us great information about how to be ready when Mother Nature hits hard. He also provided details on resources …

Episode #74 - Ray Sandelli, Bill Vaughnand JACKI!

August 31st, 2019


Lee County Commissioner Ray Sandelli talks about getting the call from the Governor clean water, working with his fellow commissioners and The Blue Angels. Bill Vaughn from the Bone Hook Brewery discusses what its like …

Episode #73 - Bob and Stacey Ferreira and Katy Johnson

August 24th, 2019


Bob and Stacey Ferreira from The Cottage on Fort Myers Beach and Katy Johnson, who's doing an internship with the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce, were our guests. Topics included: Street Performers, the Town …

Episode #72 - Florida Congressman Brian Mast

August 23rd, 2019


Brian Mast is in his second term representing the 18th Congressional district of Florida. Before being elected to Congress, Mast served in the U.S. Army for 12 years where he earned the bronze star, the army …

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 …

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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