Tom Maloney

Vice President of Radio Operations

As Vice President of Radio Operations, Tom is responsible for overseeing Lakeshore Public Radio. He oversees the radio station’s programming, as well as news. He was instrumental in bringing several different genres of music to Lakeshore Public Radio. He also maintains Lakeshore Public Media’s many social media pages, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Prior to his working at Lakeshore Public Media, Tom worked at Meyer Broadcasting, in Crown Point, where he was a play-by-play announcer for local high school sports as well as the Program Director. 

He graduated from Boone Groove High School (Valparaiso, IN) and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications from Ball State University (Muncie, IN). He earned his Master of Arts in Communications from Purdue Northwest (Hammond, IN).

When he’s not programming or running around the office, he is often on his rower or playing one of his many guitars.

He resides in Crown Point, with his wife Alexandria, and their cat, Ellie (who loves public radio).

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HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — U.S. Steel will pay a $600,000 civil penalty and $630,000 to reimburse various federal agencies for costs and damages after one of its plants discharged wastewater containing a potentially carcinogenic chemical into a tributary of Lake Michigan, federal and state officials said Monday.

The U.S. Justice Department said those terms are contained in a consent decree filed Monday in federal court in which U.S. Steel promised to take steps to improve its wastewater processing monitoring system to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act and Indiana law.

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Indiana Ballet Theatre

John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Gloria Tuohy, of the Indiana Ballet Theatre, about the upcoming performance of "Swan Lake."

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man accused of stealing two dogs and killing them, apparently because their owner rejected his advances, faces new charges in the case.

Lake County prosecutors charged 23-year-old Anthony M. Priestas on Wednesday with burglary, residential entry and theft.

Authorities say the Hammond man entered the Crown Point woman's home Feb. 21 when no one was home, stole her pugs Mugsey and Marley, and fatally beat them in adjacent Porter County.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana is seeing a sharp increase in the number of women running for a seat in the state's General Assembly.

The Indianapolis Star reports that 75 women are campaigning for the May primary election, which is double the number of women who ran four years ago.

This year 52 women are running on the Democrat side, compared to 22 women in 2014. The Republican side has 23 candidates, an increase from 15 in 2014.

Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio" which is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities, talks with Danette Garza, CEO, and Jim Dillman, COO, of Jack Gray Transport and Lakes & Rivers Logistics, in Gary, IN.

Northwest Indiana Youth Symphony

John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Marilyn Stuckert of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Washington, DC (March 23, 2018) -- Patricia Harrison, president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), made the following statement.

“Today, the U.S. Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, which provides $445 million for CPB’s FY 2020 advance appropriation, $20 million for upgrading and replacing the public broadcasting interconnection system and $27.7 million for the Department of Education’s Ready To Learn program.

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HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Northwestern Indiana officials say a developer plans on spending at least $40 million to build a data center at a former power plant site along Lake Michigan.

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. says the state economic development agency has approved $9 million in tax credits toward the project, which is still under negotiation.

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a northwestern Indiana man died when scrap metal he was cutting up apparently fell onto him in an industrial area.

The Lake County coroner's office says 40-year-old Joshua Klein of Wheatfield was pronounced dead Thursday morning at a business on Gary's far west side.

Fire officials say preliminary findings show that Klein was cutting iron truss scrap metal when it apparently fell onto him as he was working.

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that the coroner's report did not identify the name of the business where Klein died.

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — An Illinois man accused of stealing nearly $150,000 from the federal government has been convicted of filing a false tax return.

A federal jury in Hammond convicted 41-year-old Airrion Blake on Thursday of one count each of submitting a false claim upon the federal government and theft of government money.

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports jurors heard evidence during the Lansing, Illinois, man's three-day trial that he filed a false trusts and estates tax return in October 2012.

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President Trump tweeted that the White House will hold a news conference about the major spending bill passed by Congress on Thursday. Friday morning, Trump threatened to veto the bill, hours ahead of a midnight deadline and a possible government shutdown.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed a bill that allows for the widespread sale of a cannabis-derived oil.

Cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD, is derived from marijuana and hemp and is believed to have therapeutic benefits, but it lacks the stuff that will get you high.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Darren Nichols has been hired as executive director of the Great Lakes Commission.

Nichols succeeds Tim Eder, who left last year to work for the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

The commission is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It represents the interests of the eight Great Lakes states before the federal government on water management and protection issues.

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CHICAGO (AP) — Voters in the Illinois county that includes Chicago have backed the recreational use of marijuana in a nonbinding referendum.

Tuesday's question for Cook County voters asked if Illinois should legalize "the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing, and sale of marijuana and marijuana products for recreational use by adults 21 and older."

Although the referendum is advisory only, the vote could help state lawmakers make their case for the legalization of marijuana use.

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — A lawyer for a northwestern Indiana man accused of stealing two dogs from a home and beating them to death says authorities charged the wrong person.

The Times reports family members of 23-year-old Anthony Priestas testified Tuesday they were with him or knew of his whereabouts at the time of the alleged crimes.

Defense attorney Andy Kyres says authorities "have the wrong guy." Prosecutors are moving forward with the case.

CHICAGO (AP) — The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White and Arctic Monkeys will headline this year's Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago.

Travis Scott, The National, Vampire Weekend and Odesza also were among the performers announced Wednesday morning on Lollapalooza's website . More than 180 acts will play on eight stages Aug. 2-5 in Chicago's lakefront Grant Park.

Founder Perry Farrell launched Lollapalooza as a touring festival in 1991. It's been held in Chicago since 2005.

Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio" which is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities, talks with Terry Butler, Director of Transportation for the School City of Hammond, IN.


Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson joined Lakeshore Public Radio's Tom Maloney to discuss her upcoming trade mission to Canada, with Governor Eric Holcomb. Mayor Freeman-Wilson also discusses business expansion for the Hoosier state, as well as what's next for Gary following the city's Amazon HQ2 bid.

Valparaiso University

John Cain, host of Eye on the Arts, talks with Jeff Brown about Valparaiso University's Jazz Fest, running from Monday, April 2, 2018 through Friday, April 6, 2018.

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Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio" ( made possible by South Shore Clean Cities), talks with Matt Chlebowski and Jeff Hudak of the City of South Bend's Division of Central Services.

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On President Trump's first trip to California, he is speaking to military personnel at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, north of San Diego. The visit comes a week after the Justice Department announced it was suing the state over immigration enforcement and on the day that Trump announced he was firing his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson. Watch his remarks live.

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The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on school safety following the mass shooting at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The committee is hearing from a Stoneman Douglas teacher as well as from the father of one of the shooting victims, Florida lawmakers and Justice Department officials. Watch the hearing live.

HOBART, Ind. (AP) — The former treasurer of a defunct northern Indiana funeral home faces felony charges for allegedly misusing funds set aside for customers' funerals.

A Lake County judge entered a not guilty plea Monday on 67-year-old Jacqueline Kraft's behalf. She faces theft, corrupt business influence and other charges.

Prosecutors allege that between 2003 and 2015 customers paid Kraft Funeral Home funds intended for their funerals or cremations when they died.


John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Peter Anglinskas, of Valparaiso University and "Thursday Night Film Noir."

INDIANAPOLIS – Republican U.S. Senate candidates Mike Braun and Luke Messer have agreed to debate April 30 in a televised statewide event organized by the independent Indiana Debate Commission.

Kristin joins a trio of kids traveling through space and time on an important rescue mission.


Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio" -- which is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities -- talks with Ted Barnes, R&D Manager for the Gas Technology Institute. You can hear "Green Fleet Radio" every Wednesday on Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM.

John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Philip Bauman of the La Porte County Symphony.