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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It’s Tuesday, August 4th, 2020… Stay tuned for the latest on schools across Northwest Indiana moving to e-learning or delaying in-person starts this fall, and the Indianapolis 500's plans for spectators this month.

August 3, 2020: NWI Midday News Update - Stay tuned for the latest on one school's plans on in-person opening this fall, another school district is relying on a school tax increase to raise nine-million dollars, and there's been an appeal in the setence of Christopher Dillard – the man found guilty of killing Nicole Gland.

July 30, 2020: NWI Midday News Update - Stay tuned for the latest on a shooting that left a toddler in critical condition, then one university's plans for admissions this fall, while another region high school moves to e-learning.

July 29, 2020: NWI Midday News Update - It’s Wednesday, July 29, 2020… Stay tuned for the latest on beach closures in Gary, saliva tests for the coronavirus are available in Valparaiso, and we remember former Governor Joe Kernan.

It’s Tuesday, July 28, 2020… Stay tuned for the latest on free masks for residents in Gary, one last Christopher Columbus statue remains in Chicago, but for how long, and LaPorte is making it easier for residents to pay their bills.

It’s Monday, July 27, 2020… Stay tuned for the latest on Indiana's mask mandate in Valparaiso, one state university's plans for opening in the fall won't require testing, and there's rain in the forecast ahead.

It’s Friday, July 24, 2020… Stay tuned for the latest on local school districts plans for reopening this fall, Attorney General Curtis Hill is facing more legal battles, and the boys of summer are back… Then, we’ll have your hot weekend forecast.

It’s Thursday, July 23, 2020… Stay tuned for the latest on the mandatory mask mandate for Indiana, and the push-back from the Attorney General's office, we'll get an update on the death of a steelworker at ArcelorMittal, U.S. Steel is firing up another blast furnace, and we’ll have that and look at your weekend weather forecast.

July 22, 2020: NWI Midday News Update - Stay tuned for the latest on the death of a steelworker at ArcelorMittal, one gubernatorial candidate is calling for masks in schools this fall, and is there a name change coming for an Indiana baseball team... we’ll have that and early look at your weekend forecast.

It’s Monday, July 20, 2020… Stay tuned for the latest on the Indiana Dunes coronavirus safety campaign, a new crisis hotline is available to Hoosiers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and baseball is back... we’ll also get the midweek forecast.

This week on Art on the Air, we feature contemporary artist Tom Torluemke and his studio manager and photographer Linda Dorman - next we hear from storyteller and author, Lisa Colleen retelling a very personal story. Our Spotlight is on MyPath Bibliotherapy founder,  Roger Batten discussing his upcoming storyteller workshop.

It’s Friday, July 17, 2020… Stay tuned for the latest on the explosion at ArcelorMittal yesterday, charges have been filed in the fourth of July assault in Bloomington, and we’ll get the wet weekend forecast.

It's Thursday, July 16, 2020. I'm Tom Maloney with Lakeshore Public Radio, this is your midday news update. Stay tuned for the latest on an explosion at ArcelorMittal, layoffs at Blue Chip, and we'll have the latest on your weekend forecast.

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The Small Business Administration released national data on who received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan through June. But the lack of detailed information included for smaller loans limits the ability to hold those businesses and organizations accountable. 

It's Friday, July 10, 2020… I'm Tom Maloney with Lakeshore Public Radio, this is your midday news update. Stay tuned for the latest on a mask mandate for LaPorte, and gun permits in Indiana are on the rise, then the latest pick three and pick four midday lotto picks, as well as your weather forecast through the weekend.

It's Thursday, July 9, 2020… I'm Tom Maloney with Lakeshore Public Radio, this is your midday news update. Stay tuned for the latest on school reopenings during the coronavirus pandemic, an arrest in Bloomington following protests over the Fourth of July weekend, then the latest pick three and pick four midday lotto picks, as well as your weather forecast through the weekend.

It's Wednesday, July 8, 2020… I'm Tom Maloney with Lakeshore Public Radio, this is your midday news update. Stay tuned for the latest on the FBI's investigation into the assault in Bloomington over the holiday weekend, we'll also get the latest on the missing Valparaiso man, Rod Moore, then we’ll get your weather forecast for the remainder of the week…

It's Tuesday, July 7, 2020, with a look at your Lakeshore Public Radio Midday News Update, I'm Tom Maloney.

 

It’s Monday, July 6, 2020… Stay tuned for the latest on the coronavirus death rate dropping in Northwest Indiana, the future of Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill on the Republican ballot this fall, and we’ll get the latest pick three and pick four midday lotto picks, as well as a scorcher of a forecast…

This week on Art on the Air, Saugatuck, MI based artist Jill Chambers, owner of Jill Chambers Designs, who produces one of a kind handmade ornaments often with whimsical, nature, and holiday themes, is featured. Next, sculptor John J. Habela whose work is influenced by his trips abroad and the abundance of folk art as revealed in his “Family of Man” series of figurative abstracts, carved in wood and cast in bronze, embody a sense of heroic stoicism.

Stay tuned for the latest on possible rising water rates for one Northwest Indiana community, and the future of high school sports amid coronavirus, as well as your hot 4th of July weather forecast…

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The Indiana Broadcaster's Association provides the latest updates on coronavirus as it impacts Hoosiers.

This Week we feature mixed media artist Sholo Beverly who draws inspiration from organic shapes in nature by embracing her mistakes, then we will talk with "Shanti" (Wendy Warnimont) who creates playful original Kirtan an Eastern Alternative music and stories as a means of contemplation.

This week we feature found-object Sculptor Laura Marie Panozzo of  L-M-P ECO STUDIO in Michigan City, and then award winning comedian, keynote speaker, and seminar presenter, Jeannie Rapstad. Our spotlight is with Philip Potempa updating us on Theatre At The Center.

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With inequality booming and climate change looming, is it time to rethink capitalism?

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 40 additional confirmed deaths since Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 2,198. The state announced more than 38,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 327,000 Hoosiers tested.

This week on "Art on the Air," we feature Indiana Art Commission Executive Director, Lewis Ricci along with Indiana Humanities President Keira Amstutz discussing their mission under Covid-19.

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Indiana announced Wednesday it will test all nursing home staff for COVID-19 over the next month.

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Crown Point, IN - About 100 protestors gathered in Crown Point, Monday afternoon, to protest the death of George Floyd. Floyd was the Minneapolis, MN man who was killed after now former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for nearly 9 mintues. Floyd cried out "I cannot breathe," while Chauvin knelt on his neck.

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On this edition of Regionally Speaking, we hear from LeAnn Angerman, Assistant Director of Lake County Board of Elections and Registration, about Tuesday's primary election, Andy Downs of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Purdue Ft. Wayne about races across the state. Then, Michale Puente, host of Off Mic, talks about the Southlake Mall protests on Sunday, in Hobart, IN.

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