Authorities continue to investigate the cause of a mysterious blast in the sand at Salty Brine beach in Narragansett. The beach was named for a longtime radio and television host known to many Rhode Islanders.
That’s the sound of Walter Brine aka “Salty” Brine hosting the WPRO morning show, which he anchored for more than 50 years. Originally from Massachusetts, Brine made his career in Rhode Island, as a radio personality and on television in the children’s show Salty’s Shack. Rhode Islanders who grew up watching Brine in the 1950s may remember his trim figure, baritone voice, and signature captain’s hat.
In 1990 Galilee State Beach was renamed “Salty Brine State Beach” in his honor.
Brine died in 2004. He was posthumously inducted into the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame in 2008.
You can hear a sampling of Salty Brine's work via the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame here.
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