Jose Rodriguez

Audio Engineer

The long-awaited autobiography from heavy metal music icon Ronnie James Dio, the powerhouse voice of Elf, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, Black Sabbath and his long-time bespoke band DIO, will be published on July 27 by Permuted Press in the U.S. and Canada and Constable in the U.K. Co-written with British music journalist and longtime Dio friend Mick Wall, and Dio’s widow and long-time manager Wendy Dio. 

For two years now, the Austin-based trio Nobody's Girl Rebecca Loebe, Betty Soo, Grace Pettis has been bridging the divide between Folk and Pop music. Their new, 11-song, self-titled album is the long-awaited full-length follow up to their 2018 EP, "Waterline."  The new collection of original songs will be released worldwide on July 30 in multiple formats vinyl, CD and digital through Lucky Hound Music. Although Nobody's Girl is a relatively new musical project, the three women have more than 15 between them as solo artists.

In the decades that followed Creedence Clearwater Revival's 2 year reign as the number 1 band in the world, Creedence drummer Doug Cosmo Clifford focused his creative energy on producing album projects. His concept was to assemble a top shelf mix of players, write an album’s worth of original songs, then record, mix and master each album. When a project was completed, the masters were archived and safely stored in Cosmo’s Vault until the time was right to release them. Fast forward to 2021 and Cosmo has retrieved those masters and will be releasing them one album at a time on his own label, Cliffsong Records. The first release will be For All The Money In The World by Clifford Wright.

Back in the days of dial up and not using the phone while surfing the web, some of the funniest, scariest, and saddest content on the internet created the childhoods of many adults today. From Numa Numa to Bad Luck Brian, Myspace to Club Penguin, and everything in between. Catch Region Nerd Alert on Spotify or on 89.1fm!   

  

Tom will welcome once again to the program, Foghat drummer and founder ROGER EARL, to discuss the band's 50th Anniversary and the release of "8 DAYS ON THE ROAD," a 14-track live performance that will be released as a double CD/DVD package on July 16 via their own Foghat Records label, distributed by Select-O-Hits, a division of the legendary Memphis-based Sun Records label, owned by founder Sam Philips son and nephew.  Recorded on November 17, 2019, the collection features the band’s biggest and most legendary hits, including Slow Ride, I Just Want To Make Love To You, Fool For The City, and others. Foghat 's tour behind the album brings them on July 17 to St. Charles, Illinois for a performance at The Arcada Theatre.

Tom will talk with STYX guitarist JAMES YOUNG about the iconic Chicago band's brand new album, "CRASH OF THE CROWN," their current tour, and future plans for the long-running rock group. New songs from "CRASH OF THE CROWN" will be spotlighted during the interview and discussed.

E3 has come and gone and TONS of great games were revealed! If you missed the presentations don't worry Region Nerd Alert Has you covered! From Microsoft and Bethesda, Nintendo, Revolver Media and many more, we are talking about all the highlights! Join Region Nerd Alert every Saturday at 7pm on 89.1 fm and listen as a podcast online anywhere podcasts are heard!

FRIDAY JULY 2 AT 1 PM
GUEST: Chan Kinchla - -Blues Traveler

Chan Kinchla - -Blues Traveler, is on this special edition of Midwest Beat with Tom Lounges.

Fathers are important and in the music industry, they have influenced many people including their very own children! Tune in for this special show dedicated to the the Daddies in the music industry! 

What would it mean to be defeated beyond your wildest dreams? Get ready to walk under the aching sky and absinthe clouds into the love, violence, and light of American Canyon. The Jenny Thing’s American Canyon, coming June 2021, and we have Matt Easton of The Jenny Thing on this far out episode of Midwest Beat!

Nashville-based singer-songwriter James DiGirolamo, has extensive experience as a session musician and touring sideman. As a keyboard player, he’s worked with Mindy Smith, Holly Williams, Peter Bradley Adams, Alice Peacock, Robby Hecht, Fognode, The Bittersweets, Judson Spence, and many others. Join Tom Lounges as we encounter the new album by James called "Paper Boats"

Hard Rock Casino just opened in Northwest Indiana and Chef Nick has the goods! We have one of the many restaurants located inside the Hard Rock Casino and we get the low down about the culinary adventure that is the Hrad Rock Cafe!

Today on Off Mic, It’s Pride Month. We take a look back at the struggle gay people faced for the right to marry across the nation and here in Indiana.  We talk to one local gay man on acceptace in Northwest Indiana and the future of the LGBTQIA movement. And now that wedding receptions are back in full swing, what’s the hot music and classics that are sure to get folks on the dance floor?  One local wedding DJ gives us the scoop. All This on Off Mic … 

Oscar and the Majestics were an American garage punk band formed in Gary, Indiana in 1960. The band, led by Oscar Hamod, achieved regional acclaim and produced seven well-regarded singles in their heyday. As the group progressed, they experimented with psychedelic rock and soul influences which led to their most acclaimed piece, a cover song deemed "House of the Rising Sun 1969".

E3 is coming soon! We discuss what we would love to see, our predictions, and whether or not E3 is based or if its overhype cringe...(i think thats how the kids are saying it these days) Come nerd out! On Chicagolands number 1 discussion that you can easily be apart of! (IMO) 

Less than a week away from our next show! Enjoy four talented regional artists while supporting the Humane Society of NWI. Come on out for a great time and help a great cause!

On Sunday, June 6, 2021 from 5pm-8pm, The Hobart Art Theatre will be the site of the 2021 "Songwriters Circle For Critters." 

Today's live musical guests on Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges" from 1-3pm on Lakeshore Public Radio will be the four writers/performers -- Robby Celestin, Leslie Hunt, Eric Lambert and Ivy Ford who doing this charity fundraiser for the Humane Society Of Northwest Indiana, where 100% of the funds raised benefit HSNI to help homeless and abused animals find safe and caring homes.

Resident Evil 8 came out and there is one character in particular that has been getting a lot of attention. Nerd News giant G4 is BACK and they have an interesting new hire. Also your favorite Adult Swim shows are getting movies! All this and more on this edition of Region Nerd Alert!

Wanna catch up on the latest in video games, movies, anime, streaming shows, and internet trends? Look no further, Region Nerd Alert has your back. We have all the updates on big conventions as well as interviews from people in the industry. Get the latest news about your favorite interest without scrounging about the internet. Catch Region Nerd Alert Every Saturday at 7pm ON lakeshore public radio as well as online wherever you listen to your podcast.

 

Wanna catch up on the latest in video games, movies, anime, streaming shows, and internet trends? Look no further, Region Nerd Alert has your back. We have all the updates on big conventions as well as interviews from people in the industry. Get the latest news about your favorite interest without scounging about the internet. Catch Region Nerd Alert Every Saturday at 7pm ON lakeshore public radio as well as online wherever you listen to your podcast.

 

Wanna catch up on the latest in video games, movies, anime, streaming shows, and internet trends? Look no further, Region Nerd Alert has your back. We have all the updates on big conventions as well as interviews from people in the industry. Get the latest news about your favorite interest without scounging about the internet. Catch Region Nerd Alert Every Saturday at 7pm ON lakeshore public radio as well as online wherever you listen to your podcast.

 

We have an in-depth conversation with state Senator Karen Tallian (D-Ogden Dunes) on the 2021 General Assembly session just ended.  She offers her thoughts about, among other topics the new two-year state budget, her bills that passed and signed into law and those that did not. 

A conversation with Lake County Elections and Voter Registration executive director Michelle Fajman, about a company working with county officials that by the 2022 elections could have an electronic system in place that tracks election equipment, sets up payroll and training for poll workers, and creates maps of polling locations. 

Patrick Maloney, the president-CEO of Franciscan Health Dyer-Munster-Hammond and Cal Bellamy, the chair of the northwest regional Franciscan Health board of trustees, are on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about the plans to downsize the hospital on Hohman Avenue in Hammond into a more compact healthcare facility.

Lake County Surveyor Bill Emerson Jr. is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about the impact that the new statewide wetlands law

Porter County Sheriff Dave Reynolds is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about law enforcement-related measures that made it through the 2021 General Assembly session to become law that affect criminal justice reform.

Here is another "Best Of" from Region Nerd Alert! Here we have some interesting and funny conversations from days past.

A HIDDEN character in Super Mario Bros?! WHO died at the end of Falcon and Winter Soldier? WII FOR THE QUEEN! All this on Region Nerd Alert!

We have three conversations with local reaction to the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial in Minneapolis, here is English Teacher Colette Morrow

We have three conversations with local reaction to the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial in Minneapolis. Here we have our second conversation with Griffith Police Chief Greg Mance

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