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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President Trump is meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ahead of Trump's planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore next week.

NPR is offering live streaming video of the press conference at 1 p.m.

Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio" which is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities, talks with Ezra Finkin, Policy Director for The Diesel Technology Forum.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Four years after Indiana's dispatch centers began adopting text-to-911 technology, residents in all 92 of the state's counties can now send texts during emergencies if they're unable to speak to dispatchers.

Indiana's dispatch centers now receive an average of between 500 and 600 text-to-911 calls every day and the technology is exceeding expectations statewide, said Ed Reuter, the executive director of the Statewide 911 Board.


CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A man who was sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatally shooting a northwestern Indiana police officer is asking a court to review his conviction.

Twenty-nine-year-old Carl Le'Ellis Blount has filed a petition alleging Lake County prosecutors threatened him to get him to plead guilty to murder in the 2014 shooting death of Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield. He says prosecutor threatened to file murder charges against him in two other cases and to seek the death penalty in both cases.

John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Eric Roldan and Veronica Napoli of the UnWonted, talking about the 4th annual Take It Outside Event on Saturday, June 9th.

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CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana utility is moving forward on plans to reduce its coal-fired power generating capacity.

The Times reports Thursday was the last scheduled day of operation for coal-fired generators at NIPSCO's Bailly Generating Station near Chesterton.

NIPSCO spokesman Nick Meyer says employees gathered this week "to commemorate the fact that the facility has served more than 50 years, and the important role it played."

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Two members of the Latin Kings gang in northwestern Indiana have been convicted of federal racketeering and drugs charges linked to the slaying of a 15-year-old boy.

U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II announced Wednesday that a jury found 28-year-old Darrick Vallodolid of Hobart and 44-year-old Robert Nieto of Gary guilty following an 11-day jury trial in Hammond. The charges they were convicted of Tuesday include conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana.

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A suburban Indianapolis middle school is set to resume classes five days after a male student allegedly shot and wounded a 13-year-old classmate and a teacher who's credited with disarming the assailant.

Noblesville West Middle School is scheduled to reopen Wednesday morning on a two-hour delay.

Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio" which is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities, talks with Bill McCall, Communications Manager at the Indiana Toll Road Concession Company.

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A suburban Indianapolis middle school is set to reopen for classes on Wednesday, five days after a male student allegedly shot and wounded a 13-year-old classmate and a teacher who was credited with disarming the assailant.

Noblesville West Middle School will reopen Wednesday on a two-hour delay and operate on the same shortened schedule Thursday and Friday, which is the district's final day of classes for the school year, said Noblesville Schools receptionist Jackie Chatterton.

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NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities will wait until charges are filed before releasing information about a suburban Indianapolis student who allegedly shot and wounded a 13-year-old classmate and a teacher, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Hamilton County Prosecutor D. Lee Buckingham said in a statement that when a charging petition is filed against a juvenile for "an alleged act that would be a felony if committed by an adult, only then may very limited information be released."

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A suburban Indianapolis middle school remains closed four days after a teacher disarmed a student who shot and wounded a 13-year-old classmate.

While other Noblesville students returned to class Tuesday, Noblesville West Middle School remained closed aside from offering counseling for students and staff shaken by Friday's shooting.

In 1977, Janet Guthrie became the first woman to race in the Indianapolis 500, finishing in 29th place (the winner was A.J. Foyt).

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Seven crashes and spinouts marred the first Indianapolis 500 since the two warring open-wheel series (CART and IRL) came together under the IndyCar banner; Scott Dixon stayed ahead of the trouble to win the race, in 2008.

Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio" which is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities, talks with Ken Parrent, Director of Biofuels at Indiana Corn Marketing Council.

In 1868, a major train robbery took place near Marshfield, Indiana, as members of the Reno gang made off with $96,000 in loot.

That $96,000 robbery would be worth $1,529,957.57 today.

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — One of the oldest buildings on the University of Notre Dame campus and one where late former school President Theodore Hesburgh and future football coach Knute Rockne once resided will be demolished next month.

Corby Hall is the traditional home of Congregation of Holy Cross priests who live and work at the university in South Bend.

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PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — Environmental groups are urging northwest Indiana residents to comment on a proposed federal settlement over a U.S. Steel plant's discharging of a potentially carcinogenic chemical that entered a Lake Michigan tributary.

The Times reports that the public comment period on the proposed settlement ends June 6. Save the Dunes and the Ogden Dunes Environmental Advisory Board will host a public meeting Wednesday about the settlement.

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CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Authorities in Indiana are continuing an investigation into a weekend shooting that wounded two off-duty police officers.

The Times reports that both officers were patrons at Growlers Bar in Highland, Indiana, when they were shot early Saturday.

The officers are from East Chicago and Gary.

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GARY, Ind. (AP) — The Gary/Chicago International Airport has reopened its main runway after a three-week closure to rebuild much of it.

Airport officials say crews were able to complete work for the $7.9 million runway project on Saturday. The project involved replacing the aging asphalt with concrete on about 4,000 feet of the nearly 9,000-foot-long main runway, along with installing new storm drain piping.

The Gary airport says the project increases the runway's weight limit and allows it to handle larger planes. Crews completed the runway work a day ahead of schedule.


CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A former Lake County Sheriff's Department official has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during a public corruption investigation that led to the conviction of former Sheriff John Buncich.

The Post-Tribune reports that former Deputy Chief Dan Murchek appeared Monday in U.S. District Court.

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RENSSELAER, Ind. (AP) — Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka is helping out a now-shuttered northwestern Indiana college that once hosted the Bears' preseason camps.

Ditka will be the featured speaker at a June 9 fundraiser benefiting the renovation of a former St. Joseph's College campus building.

That building would become a new residence hall for the Rensselaer campus if a proposed partnership with Marian University allows it to reopen as a two-year school. The Catholic school closed last year under $27 million in debt.

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John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Don Parker, of the South Shore Orchestra.

Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio" which is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities, talks with Charles Bradsky, Transportation Projects Manager at Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC).

ATLANTA (AP) — As the midterm congressional primaries heat up amid fears of Russian hacking, an estimated 1 in 5 Americans will be casting their ballots on machines that do not produce a paper record of their votes.

That worries voting and cybersecurity experts, who say the lack of a hard copy makes it difficult to double-check the results for signs of manipulation.

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A federal judge has set a June hearing on Planned Parenthood's bid to block a new Indiana law that requires medical providers who treat women for complications arising from abortions to report detailed patient information to the state.

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Young will preside over the June 8 hearing in his Evansville courtroom.

He'll hear arguments from attorneys for the state and Planned Parenthood over the group's request for a preliminary injunction to block two provisions of the law that's set to take effect July 1.

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John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Eric Brandt, of Chicago Street Theatre.


Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio," made possible by South Shore Clean Cities, talks with Dr. Joseph Trendowski, Assistant Professor of Management at Valparaiso University.

John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talking with Kristina Knowski, of Indiana Audubon.

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CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Police departments in northwestern Indiana are turning to key fobs as a way to unlock doors at local schools electronically so officers can quickly enter if there's an emergency.

The Times reports that the newly implemented system in Crown Point gives officers access to all doors at every school in the district. Officers will also be issued a school ID card.