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.

He resides in Crown Point, with his wife Alexandria, their PBS Kid Owen, and their cat, Ellie (who loves public radio).

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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.

Merrillville - Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM will air the U.S. House of Representatives impeaching hearings against President Donald Trump, in full, beginning Wednesday morning at 9:00 A.M.

The first witness will be William Taylor, the top diplomat in Ukraine. Taylor is a veteran. The second witness to appear on Wednesday will be George Kent, the deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs.

On Friday, Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, will appear on Friday morning at 8:00 A.M.

Lakeshore Public Radio's Tom Maloney talks with Mitch Barloga, Board President of Friends of the Veterans Memorial Parkway, about the NWI Middle East Veterans Memorial.

John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Kirk Muspratt, Conductor and Music Director of the Northwest Indiana Symphony, about the 78th Annual Holiday Pops Concert, taking place on December 11th, 12th, and 13th.

NaNoWriMo

Nov 8, 2019

Lakeshore Public Radio's Tom Maloney talks with Jessica Renslow about a recent writing grant she received to promote National Novel Writing Month.

We're "All In" at Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM with the brand new, statewide call-in/text-in show from Indiana Public Broadcasting News, "All In." You can join host Matt Pelsor for a show focused on issues and topics that excite all Hoosiers, every Monday - Friday, from 12-1 PM. The show touches on the issues and topics that excite and interest us, rooted in the belief that we can bring our passions and differences together in a civil, intelligent and non-judgmental environment.

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John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Christine Small, President of Lakeshore Community Concert's Board of Directors, about the 2019-2020 Lakeshore Concerts.

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John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talking with Lori Frankie Pols, about the Art Barn's Art Blitz, taking place on September 21st and 22nd.

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Update: AMBER Alert 006-2019 issued on Sunday, August 18, 2019 on Madison Elizabeth Yancy Eddlemon has been cancelled as of Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 2:30 pm as requested by the investigating agency.

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John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Tim King about the upcoming Hoosier Star vocal competition, taking place on September 7th.

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John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Micah Bornstein about the NWI Symphony Education Concert, taking place October 8th and 10th.

John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Nic Orbovich, about the upcoming Michigan City Music Festival, taking place from August 16th through the 18th.

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GARY, Ind. (AP) — The owner of a northwestern Indiana casino is targeting the end of next year to complete its move from Lake Michigan to an on-land location in Gary.

Executives of Indianapolis-based Spectacle Entertainment say they hope to start construction this year on currently vacant land along Interstate 80/94 and open the new casino on Dec. 31, 2020.

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CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a possible police impersonator may have stopped two female motorists in northwestern Indiana in recent weeks.

Indiana State Police say a motorist was stopped on southbound Interstate 65 near Crown Point the night of July 8 by a man in a black or dark blue Ford Crown Victoria with red and blue lights inside. She told state police the man didn't identify himself as an officer and yelled at her for allegedly speeding.

Former special counsel Robert Mueller is appearing in two separate hearings before the House judiciary and intelligence committees. Though Mueller has said his report on Russian interference in the 2016 election is his testimony, lawmakers have insisted that he testify in person. Watch the proceedings live.

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John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Wendy Marciniak about the upcoming Chesterton Art Fair, on August 3rd and 4th.

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John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Kirk Muspratt, Conductor for the Northwest Indiana Symphony.

John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Angie Lowe of L'arc en Ciel Theatre Group.

On this edition of "Community Conversations," Senator Karen Tallian, Att. General Curtis Hill, Lake County Sheriff's Department Drug Taskforce Commander Alfred Villarreal, and Corey Lurtz co-owner of Blackbird Hemp discuss the state of marijuana in Indiana.

John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Diana Bosse, about the summer schedule for the new Bulldog Park in Crown Point.

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John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Amy Black and Jeffery Baumgartner of the Dunes Arts Foundation, about the Dunes Summer Theater.

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John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Meg Roman, Executive Director of the Miller Beach Arts and Creative District, talking about their upcoming comedy series.

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John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Melli Hoppe, and Elise Kermani, about Michigan City Moves.

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John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Jane Lohmeyer, Founding Director, and Patricia Cummings, Board President, of All About Art Camp in Valparaiso.

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John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Amy Davis-Navardauskas, Executive Director of The Art Barn School of Art, about the Juried Exhibition that's happening through June 27th.

John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Kirk Muspratt, Conductor for the Northwest Indiana Symphony, about the upcoming performance of "One Small Step" on May 17th.

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