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Monte Belmonte

Host & Executive Producer

Monte Belmonte is host and executive producer of NEPM's The Fabulous 413. He was born and raised in Massachusetts and has been a radio host in western Massachusetts for the last 20 years — the last 17 of them as host of Mornings with Monte on The River 93.9/WRSI.

During his time as host of Mornings with Monte, he developed several local fundraising campaigns, including the annual pre-Thanksgiving “Monte’s March” for The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

Monte also serves as the volunteer president of the board of the nonprofit Shea Theater Arts Center in his hometown of Great Falls (Turners Falls), Massachusetts. He is married to Smith College Spanish lecturer Melissa Belmonte, and has three incredibly creative kids, Atticus, Enzo and Pax.

You can reach Monte at monte@nepm.org.

  • We hear about the Odenong Powwow happening this weekend in Amherst with founder and organizer Justin Beatty, learn about a tri-lingual children's book attempting to bridge cultural and ideological divides, and McGovern with Rep. Jim McGovern.
  • We say goodbye to our intern Cenai Collins by chatting about his experiences with us, head to Colrain to chat with Justin and Katie Korby who have each won 2024 Good Food Awards for their work in fermentation, and resident wordster drives us through the origins of traffic terms. OH YEAH, and it's our 300th show. Go us!
  • We learn about Mapleline Farm's 120 years of family operation and about the survival of small higher educational institutions with MCLA President James Birge.
  • Mr. Universe comes back from a UAP convention and tells us all the unclassified details he can, we see how Rad Community Bike Shop is helping the community ride better, and talk about the positive impact the MassReconnect program has had on community colleges with STCC President John Cook.
  • We chat with folx from Rachel's Table about their Outrun Hunger event, celebrate our families with a new book from Lesléa Newman that's getting a launch party in Northampton, and head to the Shea Theater to celebrate some of the newest Americans with the program Immigrant Voices.
  • Gina and Heidi Nortonsmith, a local couple part of the marriage equality movement, joins us on their 20th legal marriage anniversary. We also hear live music from Spouse and Erin McKeown and bring this week's Thunderdome to Bottle-O in Northampton.
  • We check out the only commercial poultry processing plant in western Massachusetts at Reed Farm, Word Nerd Emily Brewster zhuzhes up our vocab, and we McGovern with Rep. Jim McGovern.
  • We broadcast live from the Iron Horse Music Hall on the day of its long-awaited revival and get to hear some live music from tonight's performers and chat with Parlor Room Executive Director Chris Freeman and Iron Horse general manager Neal Robinson.
  • We delve into the history of the iconic Iron Horse on the even of its official re-opening with a wide swath of folx who've watched its evolution, head to Great Barrington to take a tour of the Guthrie Center, and check in with the Americorps workers who are throwing the All Love community Field Day this Saturday.
  • We chat with Mark Melnik of the UMass Donahue Institute about the local workforce disparity as the NEPM newsroom launches into a week-long coverage series of the subject, local author and professor Naila Moreira celebrates the release of her new book, and Mr. Universe reveals the secrets of the cosmos.