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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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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Hoosiers who vote in person for this year’s primary election will not be required to wear masks, use gloves, or observe critical social distancing guidelines.

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The number of Hoosiers filing new applications for unemployment benefits dropped slightly last week, to 26,000. But since mid-March, over 700,000 workers have applied for unemployment.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 37 additional confirmed deaths Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 1,907. The state announced more than 33,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 242,000 Hoosiers tested.

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Utility companies will soon be allowed to resume disconnections for unpaid bills. The state’s consumer advocate group is asking the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to continue protections for people unemployed due to the COVID-19 crisis. 

This week we have interviews boxing glove artist Chris Guzman, artist educator Edwin Shelton, and fiber artist Laurel Izard discussing their current artistic pursuits and the impact of Covid-19.

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This week on the show we'll bring you the latest on Governor Eric Holcomb's plan to get Indiana back on track, air quaility in Lake and Porter County has gotten better and we'll find out why, heavy waves and erosion are battering Beverly Shores, U.S. Steel is planning layoffs, and Justin Hicks will have the latest on Indiana's unemployment numbers. All of that and more, on this edition of "Lakeshore Update."

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Art on the Air looks into how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting the art world of Northwest Indiana.

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VALPARAISO, Ind. (The Times) — Valparaiso University has laid off 200 employees and has cut the salaries of others to save money during the coronavirus pandemic.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Federal statistics show the number of people who have lost jobs in Indiana during the coronavirus outbreak has grown to at least 444,000.

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Art on the Air looks into how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting the art world of Northwest Indiana.

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

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Merrillville - Drive-thru testing at Merrillville High School, 276 E. 68th Place, will continue until next Monday or Tuesday, according to State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box.

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Northwest Indiana will have a drive-thru testing site, beginning Wednesday for health care workers, long-term care workers, first responders, and essential workers who are symptomatic with COVID-19. The drive-thru testing is through a joint partnership with the Lake County Health Department, according to State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box.

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Art on the Air looks into how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting the art world of Northwest Indiana.

Joe Pete, business reporter for the NWI Times, gives the latest updates on COVID-19's impact on the Region economy.

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Macy's in Southlake Mall is set to close at the end of business on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Merrillville - Methodist Hospital is confirming its first patient who has tested positive for COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The patient, who is now in isolation, first came into the emergency room due to illness.

Methodist Hospital reports that the patient is in stable condition.

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A woman in Crown Point is self-quarantining in Crown Point, after testing negative for the flu, strep-throat, and RSV. She's being tested for Coronavirus on Monday, March 16.

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Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM understands that you want the latest information when it comes to Coronavirus/COVID-19. We are adding additional programming to our line-up over the next several weeks, to ensure you have the latest content and information available over-the-air.

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The IHSAA High School boy's basketball tournament is "postponed immediately." In a press release today, the IHSAA states:

Due to the number of schools closing after today for an extended period of time, it has become apparent the IHSAA boys basketball tournament series cannot be completed as scheduled. Subsequently, the boys basketball tournament is postponed immediately.

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Lawmakers sent legislation to the governor late Wednesday that would help prevent some patients from getting surprise medical bills.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Health officials say four more people in Indiana have been sickened by the coronavirus, boosting the state's tally to 10 cases, with three of the new cases in the same suburban Indianapolis county.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An unusual leadership change is set to happen in the Indiana House just as this year’s legislative session is about to wrap up. Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma plans to step down Monday from the position he’s held for the past 10 years after announcing in November that he wouldn’t seek reelection this year.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials say a second person in Indiana has tested positive for COVID-19. The adult who lives in Hendricks County traveled to Boston last month to attend a meeting of the biotech firm Biogen and developed mild flu-like symptoms days later.

The Indiana State Department of Health said Sunday that the person is in isolation and not being hospitalized. State officials say several COVID-19 cases have been tied to the Boston meeting, including a Marion County resident identified Friday as Indiana's first case.

The sixth annual Tiny Desk Contest is underway, and Lakeshore Public Radio's Tom Maloney had a chance to talk with Bob Boilen of the Tiny Desk Contest, and Concerts, about it.

Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio," talks with Dan Gage, President of NVGAmerica.

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A man who claimed he was acting in self-defense when he fired 16 shots outside a northwestern Indiana Walmart store has been acquitted of the most serious charges against him.

A Lake County jury convicted 27-year-old Alex Hughes of Gary on a criminal recklessness charge Friday for the September 2018 shooting in Hobart but found him not guilty of attempted murder and two other charges.

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GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police officers in Gary have shot a man armed with a gun after he refused to follow their commands.

Lt. Dawn Westerfield says officers responding to reports of a man with a gun Sunday afternoon encountered the suspect and when he refused to follow officers’ orders, shots were fired.

She says the man was transported to a hospital for treatment. His name hasn’t been released.

Westerfield says no officers were injured in the incident. She says the Lake County Sheriff's Department will conduct an investigation.

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