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UPCOMING SCHEDULE OF TOM LOUNGES’  LAKESHORE PUBLIC RADIO PROGRAMS

TOM LOUNGES CELEBRITY INTERVIEW PROGRAMS NOW TWICE WEEKLY! 

"MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" airs TUESDAYS - 7:00-8:00pm CST  (with this same show being rebroadcast the following Friday Night - 11:00pm CST)

"MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" also airs a new and different afternoon show each and every FRIDAY from 12:00-2:00pm CST.

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with TOM LOUNGES" originally aired on Tuesday,  September 4, 2018

TOPIC:  A SPOTLIGHT ON ERIN'S FARM 

In-Studio Guest: ERIN YANZ (Erin's Farm) 

Call-In Guest: GLENN REYNA (Rocken Horse) 

Nick Harrison

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with TOM LOUNGES" originally aired on Lakeshore Public Radio on FRIDAY, AUGUST 31st  

TOPIC:   Reflecting on JETHRO TULL's 5oth Anniversary

Guest: IAN ANDERSON  of Jethro Tull

Jethro Tull are touring the U.S. in 2018 in celebration of the iconic British prog-rock group's 50th Anniversary.   They will perform in Chicago on Labor Day, Sept. 3rd at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois. 

Andy Goodwin

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with TOM LOUNGES" originally aired on Lakeshore Public Radio on  TUESDAY,  AUGUST  21st - 7:00-8:00pm

Musical Guest:  ROBBIE FULKS

This week's show is a spotlight on singer/songwriter ROBBIE FULKS to let folks know that the Southern-born, Midwest-residing country artist will be performing at TheAcorn Theater in Three Oaks, MI on August 24th. 

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with TOM LOUNGES was originally aired on Lakeshore Public Radio on TUESDAY,  AUGUST  14th - 7:00-8:00pm

Guests:  THE SPANIELS FOREVER

Three members of the iconic vocal group who began their career with the 1953 charted hit, "Baby It's You," guest on this program -- Billy Shelton and Patrick Pitre -- in studio and Pernell Davis by phone.  

photo by Alain Boucly

This edition of "Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges" was originally broadcast on August 7, 2018 on 89.1FM-Lakeshore Public Radio.                 

 

IN-STUDIO GUEST:   Chicago Bluesman WAYNE BAKER BROOKS

 

             WAYNE BAKER BROOKS (the youngest son of the late blues icon LONNIE BROOKS) will talk about his 20-plus year solo career and his blues legacy as the son of Lonnie; along with POTUS, songwriting, and his mission to keep the blues alive while helping the genre to evolve.

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with TOM LOUNGES" originally aired on Lakeshore Public Radio on TUESDAY,  JULY 31st - 7:00-8:00pm

TOPIC:  The Memorial Opera House 2018 "Rock The Block" Fundraiser

In-Studio Guest: SCOTT "STRETCH" MILLER & NATALIE KOLBUCHAR of The Historic Memorial Opera House

Musical Guest:   ELIOT SLOAN of BLESSID UNION OF SOULS

Jess Griffin

This edition of MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired the afternoon of  JULY 27, 2018 on 89.1FM - Lakeshore Public Radio.

GUEST:  ANN WILSON

Wilson came to fame in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the classic rock group HEART, a  group that has continued to create music and tour through now.

Tom Lounges

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" orginally aired on July 27, 2018 on 89.1FM - Lakeshore Public Radio.

On this program, iconic classic rock vocalist PAUL RODGERS chats with show host/producer Tom Lounges about "FREE SPIRIT," his latest live album celebrating the 50th Anniversary of his seminal British blues/rock group FREE as listeners are treated to cuts from that album and others.

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with TOM LOUNGES"  originally aired on Lakeshore Public Radio on Friday, July 13, 2018.

IN-STUDIO GUEST:  JEN KERR

One of the hot topics of the last year in the health world has been CBD oil -- from what conditions that it is  reportedly good for and whether it should be made legal over the counter amid concerns -- those are topics addressed on this program as Tom Lounges chats with Northwest Indiana's JEN KERR, a representative of HEMPWORX.    More on the product:  hempworx.com

provided by Pat Kremer/TATC

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges originally aired on JULY 13, 2018 on 89.1FM - Lakeshore Public Radio.

IN-STUDIO GUEST:   PHIL POTEMPA

 

This program originally aired on TUESDAY, JULY 17 @ 7:00pm CST on “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges”

IN-STUDIO MUSICAL GUEST: JAMIE M. HARRISON

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

SPECIAL GUEST: ALEX DIXON  (Musician and Grandson of Willie Dixon

                    
Tonight's "Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges" program will be what we call a "Legacy Show," which means we are spotlighting one of the true giants in the music business.

This program originally aired on MARCH 20, 2018 on 89.1FM-Lakeshore Public Radio.

GUESTS:  Eric D. Spruth, Ruth Halsted and Emalee Kay  

This program originally aired on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27,2018  

Musical Guest:  MR. FUNNYMAN

Members of Northwest Indiana's top party rock musical group -- MR. FUNNYMAN  -- visited the studio to talk about their group, their 25-year-career, their long-running side project Echoes of Pompeii, playing shows for some top national celebrities, and inbetween all of that, managed to perform four "stripped down" tunes live on air
 

This program originally aired on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018

"MIDWEST BEAT with TOM LOUNGES"

Musical Guest: ROBBY KRIEGER of THE DOORS

PART ONE OF THE MIDWEST BEAT INTERVIEW WITH ROBBY KRIEGER...

"THE DOORS: Live At The Isle of Wight" (Eagle Rock) a concert performance from August of 1970 was being released on DVD on the day this interview with the group's iconic guitarist ROBBY KRIEGER aired.

photo by Jamie Trumper

This program originally aired on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018 but this re-edited version was re-broadcast on Wednesday, February 21st and Friday, February 23rd.

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Musical Guest:  EARL SLICK (of "Celebrating David Bowie" U.S. Tour)

photo by Tom Lounges

This program originally aired on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018

"MIDWEST BEAT with TOM LOUNGES"

In-Studio Guests:  ROCKEN HORSE (longtime Region Rock band)

Call-In Guest:  EARL SLICK (of "Celebrating David Bowie" U.S. Tour)

photo by Jamie Trumper

EARL SLICK ROCKS ON STAGE DURING THE "CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE" U.S. TOUR 2018

         WRITTEN FEATURE ARTICLE

            CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE

by Tom Lounges

WHO:  "Celebrating David Bowie" with Earl Slick, Mike Garson, Gerry Leonard, Carmine Rojas, Bernard Fowler, Gaby Moreno & others

WHEN:  Friday, February 23 @ 7:30pm

photo by Tom Lounges

This program originally aired on  TUESDAY,  FEBRUARY 13, 2018

Musical Guests:  WOLFFGANG (Hobart High Vocal Ensemble) & DEAN WOLF

 

The gifted young female vocal ensemble -- WOLFFGANG -- from Hobart High School returned for another evening of live performances in the Lakeshore Public Radio studio. 

This program originally aired on FRIDAY,  JANUARY 26, 2018

The topic of this program is "THE SALUTE TO THE SIXTIES" Concert Tour & the Sixties Music Scene.

In-Studio:  CHARLIE BLUM (Concert Producer)

 Call-In Guests: CARL GIAMMARESE (vocalist of The Buckinghams), MARK DAWSON (vocalist of The Grass Roots) & PETER NOONE (vocalist/founder of Herman's Hermits)  

This program originally aired on TUESDAY,  JANUARY 23, 2018

Musical In-Studio Guest:  

Country Artist JERICA PALIGA (with guitarist JOEY MIROBALLI)

This program originally aired on FRIDAY,  JANUARY 19, 2018 

TOPIC:  TOM's TOP 10 REGION ALBUMS OF 2017

photo by Connie Carrol

This program originally aired on TUESDAY,  JANUARY 16, 2018

Musical Guest:  

JOSEPH "Mojo" MORGANFIELD

photo by John Noonan

This edition of  “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2017

In-Studio Live Guests: 

JIMMY SARR (Country Artist)

STOP.DROP.REWIND (modern rock band)

The first portion of the  program will feature an in-studio appearance by region country singer/songwriter JIMMY SARR, who will chat about his upcoming gig at BUDDY & PALS in Schererville.

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on  FRIDAY,  DECEMBER 15, 2017

In-Studio Co-Host:  TIM DUDLEY (Elvis Tribute)KENNY JAMES (Buddy Holly Tribute)

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with TOM LOUNGES" originally aired on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2017

Musical Guests:  THE SPANIELS FOREVER CHRISTMAS SHOW

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 on 89.1FM -- Lakeshore Public Radio

Guest:  CHARLES BILLINGSLEY (Christian singer, author, and speaker)

Fresh on the holiday album charts this year is -- CHARLES BILLINGSLEY! 

This Edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 on 89.1FM -- Lakeshore Public Radio

GUESTS: BILL SYNIAR & DAVE KELLY of "CLASSICAL BLAST"

 This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Friday, December 1, 2017 on 89.1FM -- Lakeshore Public Radio

GUESTS: BRADLEY WALKER (Country Artist)

RICHARD STERBAN of THE OAK RIDGE BOYS

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