Memorial Opera House

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on August 16, 2019 on 89.1FM - Lakeshore Public Radio

Stand-up comedian and actor Tom Dreesen -- a born and bred native of Harvey, Illinois -- is celebrating his 50th Anniversary this year in show business. He is coming home once again to share stories and memories as only he can about Frank Sinatra, arguably the greatest entertainer and vocalist of the 20th Century. 

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" was originally aired on 89.1FM - Lakeshore Public Radio on March 8, 2019.

MUSICAL GUEST:  JIM BABJAK of   The Smithereens
 

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with TOM LOUNGES" originally aired on Lakeshore Public Radio on TUESDAY,  JULY 31st - 7:00-8:00pm

TOPIC:  The Memorial Opera House 2018 "Rock The Block" Fundraiser

In-Studio Guest: SCOTT "STRETCH" MILLER & NATALIE KOLBUCHAR of The Historic Memorial Opera House

Musical Guest:   ELIOT SLOAN of BLESSID UNION OF SOULS

Indiana University Bloomington

Today:   we talk to the president of Great Schools, Matthew Nelson, about the organization's first-of-a-kind list of more than 800 public and charter high schools across the country -- 45 of which are in Indiana and five in northwest Indiana -- that received "College Success Awards."  It's an award which recognizes schools that are doing the best at preparing students to get into and succeed in college.  The five local schools are: Chesterton Senior High School, Hanover Central High School in Cedar Lake, Munster High School.

The Historic Memorial Opera House has been standing for more than 120 years and its love for the arts still stands strong! Join Tom Lounges as he talks to the executive director of the Memorial Opera House, Scott Mcdonald, about the upcoming season on this weeks "Midwest Beat".

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on  FRIDAY,  DECEMBER 15, 2017

In-Studio Co-Host:  TIM DUDLEY (Elvis Tribute)KENNY JAMES (Buddy Holly Tribute)

photo by Jeremy McCarthy

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017

Musical Guests:   

MICHAEL McDERMOTT & HEATHER HORTON (Husband/Wife Singer-Songwriters)

STEVE POLTZ (Singer/Songwriter)

KRISTI JACKSON (Marketing Director of Southlake Shopping Mall)

This edition of  “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017

Musical Guests:   

DAVE ALVIN  (Americana roots rocker)

MINDI ABAIR (singer/saxophonist)

ALEXIS J. ROSTON (actress/singer of "Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady Of Song")

 This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017

 

MUSICAL GUEST:

ROGER McGUINN Co-Founder of The Byrds

This edition of “A Look At The Arts  with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Friday, March 17 

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

IN-STUDIO GUESTS:  SCOTT “STRETCH” MILLER & GAGE ANDERSON with phone guest KEN WILLIAMS

 

For this installment of “Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges” the topic is the 3nd Annual “ROCK THE HOUSE” fundraiser to help with upgrades and repairs to the historical 122-year-old MEMORIAL OPERA HOUSE in downtown Valparaiso, IN.

This “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on APRIL 12, 2016 

GUESTSSongwriter/Performer WILL HOGE and MITCH PETERS of Respite House

 

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired Tuesday, November 17, 2015 

“MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges”

Live In-Studio Musical Guest: HARBOR LIGHTS

 

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2015 

“MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges”

Musical Guest: WILLIE NILE

Musical guest for this edition of “Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges” was New York rocker WILLIE NILE – who honed his skills in the haunts of Greenwich Village,  rocked clubs like CBGB’s and signed his first international record deal in 1980.