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 is 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 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications from Ball State University. He earned his Master of Arts in Communications from Purdue University Calumet.

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.

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On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin navigates the ups and downs of teenage life with three troubled bandmates in Mirror, Mirror by Cara Delevingne with Rowan Coleman.

Valerie June talks with Kyle Meredith, about "The Order of Time," her newest LP, on "The Speed of Sound."

On this edition of "Eye on the Arts," host John Cain talks with Bridget Earnshaw, about "For Love of the Game," the new South Shore Arts sports exhibit.

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin enrolls in school for fairy tale troublemakers in the audio edition of author Jen Calonita's Flunked.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is back on Capitol Hill for a House Judiciary Committee hearing about his oversight of the Justice Department. He is also likely to face questions about Trump campaign contacts with Russia. Watch the hearing live and learn about the key players and terms that will likely be raised.

"Eye on the Arts" host John Cain talks with Kirk Muspratt, Music Director and Conductor of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, about the Holiday Pops Concert, their final performance at the Star Plaza Theater.

On the latest Reel Discovery, Kristin spends the holidays with a bunch of dueling dads in Daddy's Home 2.

The Afghan Whigs returned with their 2nd album since their 2014 comeback, Do To The Beast, with In Spades. Kyle Meredith has more on "The Speed of Sound."

On the first anniversary of President Trump’s election, NPR is looking back at his victory speech. NPR reporters across the newsroom have annotated his election night remarks, providing context and analysis to his policy promises and noting who among the people he thanked are still in the inner circle a year later.


Peter Hook recently released 4 live albums this year, and Kyle Meredith talks with Hook, now with The Light, and formally with Joy Division.

Theatre at the Center

"Eye on the Arts" host John Cain talks with Phil Potempa, Marketing Director for Theatre at the Center, about their upcoming "It's A Wonderful Life" performance.

Styx is back and lead-singer James "JY" Young talks with Kyle Meredith on "The Speed of Sound."

Annette Elizabeth Allen / NPR

Tech giants are testifying before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Tuesday about Russian efforts to spread disinformation in the U.S. Representatives of Facebook, Twitter and Google, along with two national security analysts, will speak with lawmakers about ways that Russia has used the social media platforms.

Nobody does Deep Purple, better than Deep Purple. Here's Kyle Meredith with the iconic rock band on "The Speed of Sound."

Lubeznik Center for the Arts

"Eye on the Arts" host John Cain talks with Amy Davis Navardauskus, Marketing Director for the Lubeznik Center for the Arts, about two brand new exhibits that have opened.

Kyle Meredith talks with Zachary Carothers of Portugal. The Man, about their newest release, and the big hit "Feel It Still."

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin comes face to face with relationships past in Caroline Fardig's fifth Java Jive mystery, Murder Over Mochas.

The Speed of Sound: 311

Oct 24, 2017

311 bassist P-Nut recently spoke with Kyle Meredith about the process of the band's new album, on "The Speed of Sound."

LaPorte County Symphony

"Eye on the Arts" host John Cain talks with Phil Bauman, Music Director and Conductor of the LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra, about the start of the season, "Tales of the Darkside."

Chris Robinson and his namesake, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, dropped an LP and a companion EP just last year, but are already back to follow them up with the new album, Barefoot In The Head. Robinson spoke with Kyle Meredith about it's themes and songs.

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin gets caught up in a modern take on a beloved classic in author Hillary Manton Lodge's Jane of Austin.

Kyle Meredith spoke with Derek Trucks about the new Tedeschi Trucks Band live LP, Live From The Fox Oakland. The get into the ins and outs of the magical night that resulted in both the CD/LP as well as DVD, it's song and covers choices, and how improv on stage has effected his life off stage.

"Eye on the Arts" host John Cain talks with Kirk Muspratt, Music Director and Conductor of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, about the 76th Anniversary season of the NWI Symphony Orchestra.

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On this edition of "Lakeshore Update,"we'll hear from Sharon Jackson as she updates us as to why gas prices have gone up in Gary. Nick Janzen talks about how kids from an East Chicago school are learning how to test lead samples, and Regionally Speaking host Chris Nolte talks with Beth Tyler about  the importance of recognizing and preventing sexual misconduct. All of that, and more, on this edition of "Lakeshore Update."


John Cain talks with Meg Roman and Jason Niola about a unique, but not a first-time visit, from monks, on this edition of "Eye on the Arts."

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Hello everyone,

Happy new year!  Well, it is for Lakeshore Public Radio anyway.  We entered into the new fiscal year on October 1st after a tough last quarter.  In actuality, it’s been tough from the start for Lakeshore Public Radio.  No sob story to follow, I just want to give you more perspective. 

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin digs up dirt with a small-town sheriff in author Tonya Kappes's third Kenni Lowry novel, Ax to Grind.

John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Phil Potempa, Marketing Director for Theatre at the Center, about their performance of "Big River."

Elizabeth Miller / ideastream

There are thousands of islands in the Great Lakes – most of them small and only suitable for wildlife.  But a few have people living there year-round, and there is a burgeoning plan to create an islands coalition.

Year-round island communities like the one at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie’s South Bass Island face challenges we don’t have here on the mainland.  Peter Huston works for Put-in-Bay’s Chamber of Commerce.  “It’s being able to have a reasonable year-round economy, transportation, food,” says Huston.