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Open Mike is your forum for the issues and ideas that have the Lakes Region talking. Pat Kelly hosts the hour-long program, which you can hear live every weekday from 9 to 10am. We also replay that day's Open Mike at 7pm!

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Laconia Mayor Ed Engler


September 20th, 2017 11:04am

We talk with the Mayor about dogs, and the Colonial Theater project!

Laconia Police Department


September 20th, 2017 10:55am

We chat with Chief Matt Canfield and Lt. Tom Swett about an active shooter training this weekend, and what they hope to learn!

Got Lunch Laconia


September 20th, 2017 10:52am

We talk with Got Lunch Laconia about another successful summer, and a fun fundraiser at the Palace Theater in Manchester!!

Laconia Belmont Fire Chief Ken Erickson


September 14th, 2017 02:00pm

The Chief talks about the 911 Anniversary, Fall safety tips, and an upcoming fundraiser for Veterans Count, as the Chief is on the Board of Directors for the Lakes Region Chapter!

9-11, 16 Years Later


September 13th, 2017 09:23am

We spend the hour remembering the events of September 11, 2001, and we speak with Ralph Ascoli, who lost his sister, Debbie, in the North Tower.

Charlie St Clair


September 13th, 2017 09:20am

Charlie St Clair runs for the Belknap County District 9 seat against Steve Whalley. Hear what matters most to Charlie!

Finn's Garage


September 13th, 2017 09:17am

We talk with Dennis Finnerty of Finn's Garage in Meredith!! It'll get your motor running!



September 6th, 2017 11:24am

We chat with Cass Walker and Kaitlynn Liset about local recruiting for nurses, during a nationwide nursing shortage!!

The Circle Program


September 6th, 2017 07:40am

We talk to the Circle Program, about camp and mentoring opportunities for at risk girls! And we talk about their Circle Triathlon!!

Laconia-Belmont Fire Chief Ken Erickson


September 5th, 2017 10:21am

We chat with the Chief about the fire at the Transfer Station, and about the effect of floods, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey!!

Peabody Home


September 5th, 2017 10:18am

We talk to Meg Miller and Cheryl Barnes of the Peabody Home in Franklin about dementia and dementia care!

Laconia Mayor Ed Engler


August 31st, 2017 07:34am

We talk to Mayor Engler about a very busy agenda at the Laconia City Council, and get an update on the Colonial Theater project!

Belknap House


August 29th, 2017 09:43am

We chat with Executive Director of Belknap House, Kathryn Holt, and others about their first few months in operation, and about a busy fall ahead!

Winnipesaukee Playhouse


August 29th, 2017 09:40am

Artistic Director for the Winnipesaukee Playhouse Neil Pankhurst joins us with members of the cast of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, which is now playing!!

Laconia Kiwanis


August 24th, 2017 01:17pm

Steve Laughlin, Betty Ballantyne and Meredith Michaud of the Laconia Kiwanis Club talk about this Sunday's Roger's Ride, a fundraising motorcycle ride!

Gilford Old Home Day


August 24th, 2017 01:14pm

We talk with the Gilford Rotary Club, the Gilford Community Church and the Town of Gilford about all the fun expected at Gilford Old Home Day this Saturday!

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer


August 24th, 2017 09:29am

Today, we chat with Jill Desruisseaux and Jessica Blais about the 25th Anniversary of the Making Strides Walkathon, to raise money for the American Cancer Society!

StorySlam-Camp Resilience


August 21st, 2017 01:07pm

We talk to Brendan Smith, Editor of the Weirs Times, about a StorySlam Event at Pitman's Freight Room, to benefit Camp Resilience, offering a healing and encouraging retreat for wounded veterans! We also talk to Don Morrissey, Chris Ray, and John Walsh of Camp Resilience about its mission!

LR Food Network


August 21st, 2017 12:45pm

We chat with Rick DeMark, of North Country Resource, Conservation and Development; Kelly McAdam of the UNH Cooperative Extension; Lisa Morin of the Belknap County Conservation District; Tom Howe of the Society for the protection of NH Forests; and Cara Cargill of Land for Good, about farmland!

Laconia Fire Chief


August 21st, 2017 12:16pm

Laconia-Belmont Fire Chief Ken Erickson talks about a record number of calls for the department in July, and the upcoming hurricane season!

Mayor Ed Engler


August 21st, 2017 12:13pm

Laconia Mayor Ed Engler briefs us ahead of the evening's City Council Meeting!

HealthFirst Family Care Center


August 17th, 2017 01:14pm

We talk to Rick Silverberg of HealthFirst about Community Health Centers, and some upcoming Health Fairs!

Winnipesaukee Playhouse


August 17th, 2017 07:39am

We chat with the Winnipesaukee Playhouse about Round and Round the Garden, a family reunion with hilarious consequences!



August 16th, 2017 07:39am

We talk to LRGHealthcare CEO Kevin Donovan and Director of Philanthropy Brian Winslow about the LR Golf Classic, and the plans for expansion of the ER.

Bakersfield Mist


August 15th, 2017 11:16am

We talk to the Sandwich Players and the Off The Dock Players about "Bakersfield Mist", coming to the Sandwich Town Hall this month!

NH Humane Society


August 8th, 2017 10:55am

We sit down with MaryLee Gorham and Lissa Masscio of the NH Humane Society about their very busy August!!

League of NH Craftsmens Fair


August 8th, 2017 10:51am

We talk with Miriam Crater, Executive Director of the League of NH Craftsmen, and Jeweler Jennifer Kalled of Wolfeboro about the Annual Craftsmens Fair at Mt Sunapee, through the 13th!

One Light Theatre


August 8th, 2017 10:48am

One Light Theatre Company finishes their first summer season with the musical "Next To Normal", and they talk all about it!

City on the Lakes Triathlon


August 2nd, 2017 10:51am

We talk to Jan Buitendag, an organizer of the first City on the Lakes Triathlon, coming up on Sunday, August 13th at Opechee Park!

NH Humane Society


July 31st, 2017 10:41am

We chat with MaryLee Gorham of the NH Humane Society, and Lindsay Hamrick of the Humane Society of the US about laws helping their mission!

Belknap County's Most Wanted


July 31st, 2017 10:39am

We talk to Belknap County Deputy Sheriff Steve Colcord about who's on top of the list of Belknap County's Most Wanted!!

Winnipesaukee Playhouse


July 27th, 2017 11:02am

The cast and Director of the next offering this summer, The Graduate, join us for a discussion on the process, and the challenge of taking on an iconic piece of art!

LRGHealthcare Education


July 27th, 2017 10:59am

Carolyn Muller of LRGHealthcare talks about an upcoming program to help prevent Type 2 Diabetes!

Kairos International


July 27th, 2017 10:56am

This is a "Best of..." Open Mike, recorded in November last year, highlighting the work of Kairos International, providing hope and faith to those behind bars!

Rafting 4 Wishes


July 24th, 2017 01:01pm

We talk to Make A Wish NH about their Rafting 4 Wishes event this weekend!!

LRPPH Grow Initiative


July 24th, 2017 11:29am

Learn about the LR Partnership for Public Health's Grow Initiative, including Harvest Boxes, providing fresh produce free to low income families!

One Light Theatre


July 24th, 2017 11:27am

Hear about the current production of Moon Over Buffalo, an uproarious comedy!

LFD Fire Chief Ken Erickson


July 24th, 2017 11:25am

We chat about an insurance rating that's good news for Laconia, and more!

LR Culinary Scene


July 20th, 2017 11:04am

Bill Curran chats with Ed Darling and Dave Emerson Bodge about the Culinary Scene here in the Lakes Region!!

Winnipesaukee Playhouse


July 20th, 2017 11:01am

The crew from the Winnipesaukee Playhouse discuss their next show, "The Hound of the Baskervilles", one of the most popular cases for Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson!

LR Food Network


July 20th, 2017 09:54am

Bill Curran chats with members of the Lakes Region Food Network about the County Corrections Farmers' Market, the NH Gleans program, and The GROW Initiative!

Mayor Ed Engler


July 20th, 2017 09:52am

Bill Curran sits in for Pat Kelly, chatting it up with Laconia Mayor Ed Engler!

Roy Roberts


July 20th, 2017 09:43am

We talk with workplace consultant Roy Roberts about making your work safe, and compliant.

Laconia Historical Scavenger Hunt


July 7th, 2017 11:02am

We chat with Tara Shore and Nick from Boy Scout Troop 68 about a fundraiser for their adventure to Seabase in the Florida Keys! It's a local Scavenger Hunt!!

One Light Theatre


July 7th, 2017 09:26am

We chat with One Light Theatre Company about the comedy/mystery The 39 Steps!! We also say thank you to Heidi Folansbee for her work on the Laconia 4th of July Parade!

Story Slam


July 7th, 2017 09:23am

Weirs Times Editor Brendan Smith talks about a Story Slam coming up at Pitman's Freight Room to benefit the NH Humane Society!

Medium Robin Alexis


July 5th, 2017 12:17pm

Robin Alexis, a psychic medium and host of our Saturday night show, Mystic Radio, joins us for an exploration of her talents!

Belknap County's Most Wanted


July 5th, 2017 09:25am

Find out from Belknap County Deputy Sheriff Steve Colcord who is on top of the list of Belknap County's Most Wanted!!

Jewish Food Festival


July 5th, 2017 09:23am

Temple B'Nai Isreal in Laconia has their Jewish Food Festival on Sunday the 9th, and we help to build your appetite!!

LRGHealthcare Summer Ails


June 29th, 2017 12:22pm

Dr Paul Racicot talks about when to seek help for summer ails, like ticks, mosquitos and sunburn!

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