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.

Episode #71 - Ray Murphy and Paula Mccarthy
Aug 17 • 61 min
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, algae in the water, banning Roundup and much more. Paula Mccarthy is the secretary for the Fort Myers Beach…
Episode #70 - KC Schulberg and our 1-year Anniversary
Aug 3 • 68 min
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 the organization produced about the impact of harmful algal blooms. Todd fills us in on the Beerfoot Beach…
Episode #69 - Max Weinberg and The Garrison Family
Jul 27 • 68 min
Former Cape Coral police officer Max Weinberg came on the show to talk about his new business Empire Entertainment and Photo Booths. And, Virgil Garrison’s wife, son and daughter were also guests. Virgil needs a brain operation. It can only be done at…
Episode #68 - FWC Law Enforcer Brian Norris
Jul 26 • 27 min
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
Jul 20 • 67 min
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 explains how broken hockey sticks are being used to clean up coastal waterways. And, the owner of the Lani Kai…
Episode #66 - Paula Kiker and Janeen Paulauskis
Jul 13 • 65 min
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 called Barefoot Event Group. And, Dan and Megan completely take over the show while filling in for Kim.
Episode #65 - Estero Boulevard Project Update
Jul 10 • 29 min
Darin Brown (project manager), Molly Scott (marketing and public relations manager) from Chris-Tel Construction and Kaye Molnar (public information officer) from Cella-Molnar join Ed for an update on the Estero Boulevard construction project.
Episode #64 - Patti Proffitt, Leon Moyer, T-Shirt Giveaways
Jul 6 • 57 min
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 attack. And t-shirt trivia with…
Episode #63 - Tom Torgerson and John Gucciardo from TPI (Margaritaville)
Jun 29 • 66 min
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 #63 to rip that hotel owner and…
Episode #62 - Reid Freeman and Angela Chang
Jun 22 • 61 min
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
Jun 15 • 72 min
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 Pedicures, The Pirate Pub Crawl, Ed & Kim…
Episode #60 - Alyssa Lemay and the Boat Races
Jun 8 • 62 min
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 around Fort Myers and her new podcast. We…
Episode #59 - Leslie Taylor, Keran Crashes, Gene’s Going Home
Jun 1 • 64 min
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 Myers Beach Trivia and Ed has an…
Ep #58 - Shannon Mapes and Bob From Ohio
May 25 • 69 min
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 weeds. Shannon also told us about…
Ep #57 - Megan Heil and Glenn Hebert and Jaime Legagneur From The Florida Podcast Network
May 18 • 67 min
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…
Ep #56 PopeyePalooza organizer Mike Deardon and Plaka owner Steve Maillakakis
May 11 • 60 min
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…
May 5 • 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…
Ep #54 Paula Kiker, Eve Haverfield and Heidi Jungwirth
May 4 • 60 min
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…
Larry Kiker Interview
May 2 • 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.
Kim’s Interview With Nicci Frazier From FMB Designs and Remodeling
Apr 29 • 13 min
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
Apr 27 • 70 min
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 was incorporated. The Mayor…
Ep. # 52 - Megan Zelenak, Dan Allers and Jan Flemming
Apr 20 • 64 min
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…
Ep. # 51 - Rachel Rainbolt and Tina Terrell
Apr 13 • 63 min
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…
Jackie’s Sandwich Disappears_0
Apr 7 • 0 min
The birds attack. They stole Jackie’s food in the middle of our interview.
Ep. #50 - Fishing Tournament for Autism, The Boat Races are Back, Manboobs!
Apr 6 • 61 min
The boat races are back. Autism fishing tournament
Ep. #49 Chauncy Goss and Beverley Milligan
Mar 30 • 57 min
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…
Ep. #48 - George Gilbert, Tony Sands and a surprise visit from Rexann
Mar 23 • 58 min
Ep. #47 - Kevin Ruane, Tim Ritchie and Diane Clifton
Mar 16 • 63 min
Ep. #46 - David Wolff - President of Ocean Habitats Inc
Mar 14 • 16 min
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.…
Ep. #45 - Shrimp Festival. Ray Murphy, Chad Lincoln and Keran Farrell
Mar 9 • 47 min
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…
Ep. #44 - Lee County Cooperative CEO Tracey Galloway
Mar 7 • 22 min
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. #43 - Fran Peters and Charlie Whitehead
Mar 2 • 63 min
Ep. #42 - John Goggins and Bruce Butcher
Feb 23 • 72 min
Ep. #41 - Mary Louise, Liam Farrell, Shannon Orlandini and Rick Sebastian
Feb 16 • 62 min
Ep. #40 - Topic: The Homeless Situation on the beach
Feb 9 • 68 min
Ep. # 39 - Pastor Steve Adkinson, Denise Armstrong.
Feb 8 • 29 min
Ep. #38 - Dan Andre, Bill Mitsch
Feb 2 • 66 min
Ep. #37 - Pastor Shawn Critser. Topic: The Homeless
Jan 31 • 24 min
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 address safety concerns of beach…
Ep. #36 - Remembering Leroy Hommerding
Jan 26 • 56 min
Kim’s interview with Rexann
Jan 20 • 24 min
Ep. #35 Rexann Hosafras and Carla Pine
Jan 19 • 60 min
Ed’s interview with TPI’s Tom Torgeson
Jan 13 • 12 min
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 states who he is not in support of and why. Our interview is 13 minutes long.
Ep. #34 Tom Torgeson, Jay Light, Debbie Voorhee
Jan 12 • 65 min
Ep. #33 Cecil Pendergrass
Jan 11 • 30 min
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 #32 - Denise Monahan & Heather Lodovico
Jan 5 • 52 min
Ep. #31 Kylie Morgan and Jay Allen
Jan 4 • 51 min
Ep. #30 Estero Blvd Road Construction
Jan 4 • 25 min
Our guests were Project Manager Darin Brown and Marketing and Public Relations Manager Molly Scott from Chris-Tel Construction.
Ep. #29 Sunday Night Home Studio Show
Jan 1 • 19 min
Ep. #28 Dominic Earhart and Bill Schmidt/Ed Herbert.
Dec 29, 2018 • 63 min
Ep. #27 Live From Hoosiers in Paradise
Dec 23, 2018 • 54 min
Ep. #26 Billy Veach, Leon Moyer
Dec 22, 2018 • 63 min
Ep. #25 Ray Murphy, Linda Beasley
Dec 15, 2018 • 62 min
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. #24 Randy Hutto, Rick Lougherey, Leon Moyer
Dec 8, 2018 • 62 min
Ep. #23 Kim talks about the bike fall that kept her off the show
Dec 1, 2018 • 7 min
Ep. #22 - Jacki Liszak, Dan Allers, John and Debbie Lallo
Dec 1, 2018 • 61 min
Ep. #21 - Kati Moses, Mari Torgeson, Leon Moyer
Nov 24, 2018 • 59 min
Ep. #20 Live From The Sand Sculpting Championships
Nov 23, 2018 • 60 min
Ep. #19 - Live From The Shark Bar
Nov 17, 2018 • 56 min
Live from the Grand Opening of the Shark Bar on Fort Myers Beach
Ep. #18 Tom Torgeson, Rexann Hosanfros
Nov 17, 2018 • 61 min
Tom Torgeson, Rexanne
Ep. #17 Miffie Greer, Leon Moyer
Nov 10, 2018 • 73 min
Ep. #16 Bill Knight, Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane.
Nov 3, 2018 • 62 min
Bill Knight from The Sand Sculpting Championships and Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane.
The Gore Boback Tapes
Oct 29, 2018 • 40 min
Ep. #15 Larry Kiker, Leon Moyer, Jo Yost, Christy Miller Hennessey
Oct 27, 2018 • 77 min
Ep. #14 - Steven McDonald From Restore The Arches
Oct 25, 2018 • 36 min
Steven McDonald from Restore Fort Myers Beach Areches is our guest (audio only)
Ep. #13 Roger Hernstadt, Dan Hughes
Oct 20, 2018 • 60 min
Town Manager Roger Hernstadt and former Mayor Dan Hughes
Ep. #12 Scott Novello, Mike Yost, Renee Heil, Keran Farrell
Oct 19, 2018 • 72 min
Our special Friday night Happy Hour special. Everyone must have at least one beer.
Ep # 11 Dan Allers, Mike Yost, Sally Kreuscher
Oct 13, 2018 • 60 min
Ray Murphy Announces Candidacy
Oct 4, 2018 • 5 min
Ep #10 Beverley Milligan, Ray Murphy
Sep 29, 2018 • 65 min
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 #9 Fire Chief Matt Love, Dr. Mike Parsons
Sep 22, 2018 • 64 min
Ep #8 Kevin Ruane, Eric Tibbs
Sep 15, 2018 • 55 min
Ep #7 Larry Kiker, Shannon Orlandini, Beverley Milligan
Sep 8, 2018 • 56 min
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
Sep 1, 2018 • 47 min
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
Aug 25, 2018 • 59 min
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 what’s going on at the Marine…
Ep #4 with Margaritaville Consultant John Guciardo
Aug 18, 2018 • 34 min
Margaritaville Resort Consultant John Guciardo. John discusses the time-frame for construction of the new resort and the recent lawsuit filed against the Town of Fort Myers regarding the resort. The wife then discusses upcoming beach events and then she…
Ep #3 with Jacki Liszak and Brittany Merring
Aug 13, 2018 • 47 min
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
Aug 12, 2018 • 13 min
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
Aug 5, 2018 • 26 min
It’s a show with a wacky cast of characters from Fort Myers Beach Florida. They are all great characters and great storytellers.