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.

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A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing Griffith man. William Kroncke, 65-years-old of Griffith, IN, was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Provided By Lake Central School Corporation

UPDATE:

No shots were fired, and no gun was found following a lockdown of Lake Central High School on Wednesday morning. 

Stay tuned for the latest on an extra-alarm fire in Gary, COVID-19 numbers are trending up, and the NCAA is in talks with Indianapolis for the Circle City to host the entirety of the 2021 March Madness tournament.

Stay tuned for the latest on several region schools moving to e-learning as COVID-19 cases rise across Northwest Indiana, the city of Gary is placing restrictions on crowd gatherings, and a wet and windy weekend is ahead.

Stay tuned for the latest on the arrest made in the slaying of Takaylah Tribitt, Michigan City's Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief have been fired, and the Hoosier state once again sets a record in Coronavirus cases.

Stay tuned for the latest on a new $40 million data center opening in Hammond, a trial date has been set for a former Portage Mayor, and state officials are looking for more help on the front lines in their battle with the Coronavirus.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

Indiana crossed 200,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases as it set yet another record-breaking daily case total Friday. While the number of tests the state has done has steadily increased, new cases outpace it. 

Tune-in live at 6 PM for election night coverage, on Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM.  

Our schedule:

6-7 PM - Statewide coverage from IPB News

7-10 PM - Local coverage, with Chris Nolte

10-12 AM - National coverage, from NPR

What do you want to know about the candidates running for Porter County Council at Large? The Democratic candidates Slyvia Graham, Susie Talevski and Dan L. Whitten will debate the Republican candidates Andy Bozak, and Mike Brickner, and they will be answering your questions, on Wednesday, October 21st at 7 PM. In partnership with the League of Women Voters of Porter County, Lakeshore Public Radio will host an hour long debate covering the topics you want to know more about.

What do you want to know about the candidates running for Indiana House of Representatives, District 15? Chris Chyung (D) and Hal Slager (R) will be answering your questions, on Thursday, October 15th at 6 PM. In partnership with the League of Women Voters of the Calumet Area, Lakeshore Public Radio will host an hour long debate covering the topics you want to know more about.

What do you want to know about the candidates running for Porter County Commissioner? Southern District candidates Laura Shurr Blaney (D) and Fred Martin (R), and the Northern candidates Becky Mateja Lombardini (D) and Jim Biggs (R) will debate on October 14th at 7 PM, and they will be answering your questions. In partnership with the League of Women Voters of Porter County, Lakeshore Public Radio will host an hour long debate covering the topics you want to know more about.

Frank Mrvan (D), Mark Leyva (R), and Michael Strauss (L) will debate on Tuesday, October 6th at 6 PM, for the Indiana 1st District Congressional race. In partnership with the League of Women Voters of the Calumet Area, Porter County, and LaPorte County, Lakeshore PBS and Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM will host an hour long debate covering the topics you want to know more about.

It’s Monday, September 28th, 2020. Stay tuned for the latest on a police involved shooting in Gary over the weekend, President Trump is pushing for a quick nomination for Amy Coney Barrett, and we're talking playoffs for the Windy City this week... I'm Tom Maloney, with a look at your Lakeshore Midday News Update.

Stay tuned for the latest on a six-million dollar NSA grant awarded to Purdue Northwest, Crown Point city officials are set to break ground on one of the largest capital projects in the city, and a Hoosier judge is a front-runner to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat following the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg...

Stay tuned for the latest on IU's selection for an international covid-19 vaccine trial, the NCAA is planning for 600 furloughs in Indianapolis, and Democrats will select a new Whiting Mayor within the next 30 days.

Stay tuned for the latest on the City of Whiting and their choice to take over for Joe Stahura, we'll find out Indiana's status as a quarantined state in the City of Chicago, and the manager for the Crown Theatre is facing a lawsuit for deceptive sales.

Stay tuned for the latest on the GPTC's updates to its bus schedule, U.S. Census efforts in Indiana to reach undercounted neighborhoods, and President Trump has gotten into the trenches of Big Ten football...

Stay tuned for the latest on the case against former Michigan City Mayor Ron Meer, Gary Community Schools are putting forth an unorthodoxed plan for the city schools, and the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk will be undergoing much needed repairs...

Stay tuned for the latest on Whiting Mayor Joe Stahura's plea deal after being charged with wire fraud and income tax violations, Notre Dame plans on resuming in-person classes next week, one Chesterton school is open to students again not because of a COVID-19 delay, but because of bats... And might the Big Ten play football after all?

Stay tuned for the latest on Whiting Mayor Joe Stahura will plead guilty to wire and tax fraud charges, Governor Eric Holcomb's mask mandate continues, and elementary school teachers have filed a lawsuit following last year's active shooter drill.

Stay tuned for the latest on an appeal for mail-in ballots that has been filed, Vice President, and former Indiana Governor Mike Pence speaks tonight for the RNC, and another death row inmate is scheduled for execution in Terre Haute today...

 

Stay tuned for the latest on layoffs in one school district due to the coronavirus, a water shortage in St. John has officials asking residents to limit their water usage, and a drug bust on the toll road last week that involved celery...

Stay tuned for the latest on a lifeguard shortage at the Dunes, Hoosier voters this fall will need a reason for a mail-in-ballot, and we'll get the latest on a COVID-19 on-line tracker.

Stay tuned for the latest on the corornavirus' impacts to education in East Chicago and Valparaiso, charges have been filed in the fatal shooting of a pizza delivery driver in Gary, and more unemployment benefits will be available to Hoosiers.

Stay tuned for the latest on 350 jobs coming to LaPorte, the cancellation of classes at Notre Dame, and the City of Gary's police and finance departments are the subject of two grand jury subpoenas.

Stay tuned for the latest on the beach hazard warning in effect on Lake Michigan, a surprise trip to Indiana from Mike Pence, and another Democratic official is switching parties.

Stay tuned for the swimming advisory on Lake Michigan, the latest on the future plans for Illiana Speedway, and coronavirus hospitalizations have stabilized.

Stay tuned for the latest on new COVID-19 restrictions in Porter County, a Northwest Indiana mayor is switching parties, and an environmental group says ArcelorMittal has violated the clean water act.

It’s Wednesday, August 12th, 2020. Stay tuned for the latest on the power outages across northwest Indiana and when NIPSCO expects to have everyone back on-line, and we'll also find out about the coronavirus pandemic's impact on utility shutoffs and schooling across the state.

It’s Monday, August 10th, 2020. Stay tuned for the latest on the riots in downtown Chicago overnight, the impact of the coronavirus on long-term care facilities in Indiana, and a deadly accident overnight put traffic to a stand-still on the Borman.

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