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This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" was originally broadcast on MAY 12, 2020 on 89.1FM-Lakeshore Public Radio 

GUEST: JOSEPH S. PETE (Journalist/Book Author)

On April 13, 2020, Times business journalist Joseph S. Pete released his new book, "Lost Hammond" (Arcadia Publishing/History Press),  a reflective look back at places one  who grew up in Northwest Indiana might have known, places you might have forgotten, and even places you probably never even knew existed.

This edition of  "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 

This edition of  "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2020  

Guest:  KEITH JACKSON of Triple Dose

This edition of  "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2020  


This edition of  "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2019  


The buzz has grown steadily on the Stoney Curtis Band since Shrapnel Records released the debut album from the veteran blues artist on July 19, 2005.

This edition of  "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2019  

Guest:  BRYAN CHRISTIANSEN of National Led Zeppelin Tribute NO QUARTER 

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" was originally aired on 89.1FM - Lakeshore Public Radio on Friday, March 15th

GUEST:  WE THREE: The sibling pop trio America fell in love with on NBC-TV's hit series, "America's Got Talent"

Photo provided by The Whitney Reynolds Show

 The Whitney Reynolds show is dedicated to provoking positive change through tough topics. The mission should really be considered a personal mantra... The show which began as an online talk show within its first year quickly earned a slot on a major broadcast network. Now, for the last seven years it has called PBS its home. Whitney Reynolds is the executive producer, host and owner of the show. The Whitney Reynolds show will launch the 9th season Monday, March 25th at 6:30 pm on Lakeshore PBS.

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with TOM LOUNGES" originally broadcast on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2018 on 89.1FM - Lakeshore Public Radio.


Both of the guests on this edition of the program are versatile actor/singer/entertainers who are teaming up to work together for the first time as cast mates for the final production of the 2018 season at The Munster Performing Arts Center. 

The edition of "Midwest Beat with Tom Lounges originally aired on October 12, 2018 on 89.1FM-Lakeshore Public Radio


This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" orginally aired on October 2, 2018 on 89.1FM-Lakeshore Public Radio.

MUSICAL GUEST:  MARK FARNER formerly of Grand Funk Railroad

The voice, guitar and songwriter behind numerous hit records by Grand Funk Railroad from the 1960s through the 1990s -- MARK FARNER -- is still making new music and still rockin' audiences through his old hits with his latest touring project, Mark Farner's American Band.

Provided by Brian Kallies

NORTHWEST INDIANA/CHICAGO - A City at War: Chicago, a new documentary by Executive Producer, Writer, Director John Davies, and by Co-Executive Producer, Editor and Director of Photography, Brian Kallies and hosted by Bill Kurtis, makes it National Public Television premiere this Memorial Day weekend on more than 100 stations.  Lakeshore Public Radio spoke with Kallies, who back in 2005 was a production manager at Lakeshore Public Television.  He is now living in Los Angeles and making documentaries like, A City at War: Chicago," which will air on Lakeshore PBS on May 28th at 9:00pm.

Female Chicago photographer, Tyesha Moores breaks barriers in the world of race and art. Lakeshore Public Radio's Sarah Opat features guest, Moores "On the Radar" to talk about where the passion began. 

Low Cut Connie's lead singer and piano player, Adam Weiner talks with Sarah Opat On the Radar for Lakeshore Public Radio 89.1 FM.

The two talk Chicago. Grab you and your crew this THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd and head over to the Beat Kitchen for a Low Cut Connie show in Chicago. Tickets available here

Sharon Jackson / Lakeshore Public Radio

Saint Joseph's College has been closed for just under a month now.  But what was it like for the students who were there at the time the historic institution came to such an abrupt ending?  One of Lakeshore Public Radio's interns was a student at the time of the closing and she spoke with reporter Sharon Jackson.