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.

Ways to Connect

John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Amy Davis Navardauskus, Marketing Director for the Lubeznik Center for the Arts.

Billy Corgan spoke with Kyle Meredith about his recent solo sessions, those Smashing Pumpkins rumors, fatherhood, the world at large, and missing music after being part of the wrestling and tea shop worlds, on "The Speed of Sound."


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis has made Amazon’s list of 20 remaining options for the online retail giant’s second headquarters, while the city of Gary’s long-shot bid didn’t make the cut.

Seattle-based Amazon on Thursday named the cities it’s still considering for what the company says will be a $5 billion project that could employ as many as 50,000 people.

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — An environmental group is suing U.S. Steel, alleging that one of the company's northwestern Indiana plants has repeatedly violated its wastewater permit with illegal discharges.

The federal lawsuit filed Wednesday in Hammond by the Chicago Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation contends that discharge violations are ongoing at U.S. Steel's Portage plant and include an April 2017 spill of a potentially carcinogenic chemical.

Nearly 300 pounds of hexavalent chromium entered a Lake Michigan tributary in that incident.

Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio" which is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities, talks with Shawn Seals and Ryan Clem of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, on Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM.

Great Lakes Today

Part 3 in a series on environmental justice issues in the Great Lakes region.

At the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve, about 10 men are gathered in a classroom in the Haudenosaunee community center.  The older men are teaching younger ones some traditions – on this day, they’re learning about a funeral ritual.  But soon, Leroy Hill shifts the conversation to a new topic – water.

Benjamin Gibbard, the Death Cab For Cutie frontman gave Kyle Meredith a call to talk about why he covered his favorite album from his favorite band, what he learned from covering it, and what the parallels are with his own band, on "The Speed of Sound."

Part 2 in a series on environmental justice issues in the Great Lakes region.

At a pediatric clinic located in one of the poorest sections of Buffalo, 7-year-old asthmatic Victor Small sits with his mother Laticka.

The hood on his winter coat is pulled over his head, and as he fidgets with his black skeleton gloves, he begins to talk about what it’s like when he has trouble breathing.

“There’s something is wrong with my smelling,” he says. 

Bill Nehez / CSU Cleveland Memory Project

Part 1 in a series on environmental justice issues in the Great Lakes region.

Would you want an industrial waste dump near your house? Probably not. But across the country, environmental hazards like waste dumps tend to be located near minority communities.

Marion Motley Playfields is a park on Cleveland’s east side. Named for a local pro football star, it has grassy fields, baseball diamonds and hills.

John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Kirk Muspratt, Music Director and Conductor of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra.

Brandon Flowers gave Kyle Meredith a call to talk about a few of it’s songs and themes, boxing, and how he would have preferred his solo records to have been in The Killers catalog, on "The Speed of Sound."

Liam Neeson finds himself in a race against time on his daily commute home, on "Reel Discovery."

Steven Spielberg’s latest follows a true story of the battle between press and politicians, on this week's "Reel Discovery."

This week on Shelf Discovery, Kristin goes to camp with a team of young inventors in author Jackie Yeager's Spin the Golden Light Bulb.

“Green Fleet Radio” to debut on Lakeshore Public Radio January 17

CROWN POINT — South Shore Clean Cities and Lakeshore Public Radio are collaborating to produce a new radio show, “Green Fleet Radio,” the partners announced Wednesday.

The show is set to debut January 17.

Annie Clark, better known as Saint Vincent, spoke with Kyle Meredith about writing the record, her activities between LPs, and being the subject of tabloid culture.

John Cain, with "Eye on the Arts," talks with Jillian Van Volkenburgh, of South Shore Arts.


In 2017, President Trump proposed cutting $300 million for Great Lakes projects. That money stayed in the federal budget, but as a new year begins, environmental advocates have lots of concerns – including cuts to the EPA. 

Groups throughout the region plan to take the fate of the Great Lakes into their own hands in 2018.

This means working with communities on climate change and collaborating to clean up polluted waters.


Over the past two winters, there wasn’t much ice cover on the Great Lakes. That changed with this month’s deep freeze.

Frigid temperatures have frozen more than 40 percent of Lake Erie’s surface, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA.  Scientists there predict ice cover could jump to almost 90 percent by Sunday.

This time last year, ice barely covered 2 percent of the lake.

Kyle Meredith talks with Tori Amos on "The Speed of Sound," about her latest LP "Native Invader."

On the latest Reel Discovery, Kristin fights for survival with the grandson of the world's wealthiest man in All the Money in the World.

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin curls up with real-life bedtime stories in Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls 2 by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo.

On the latest Reel Discovery, Kristin is dealt into Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut, Molly's Game.

Kyle Meredith talks with Sylvan Esso about overcoming their anxiety, the story behind “Die Young”, and how the political climate affected their writing, on "The Speed of Sound."

Merry Chirstmas!

Dec 22, 2017

Merry Christmas, to you and your family, from Lakeshore Pubic Radio - 89.1 FM.

Tune-in all day on December 25th as we bring you holiday program classics and some new programs that you'll fall in love with for years to come.

12 – 1 AM - Jazz with David Basse

1 – 3  AM - Jazz Odyssey

3 – 6 AM - Sound Ideas

6 – 7 AM - Chicago Jazz Live: Holiday Special

7 – 8 AM - Jazz Piano Christmas

8 – 11 AM - Midwest Beat: Home for the Holidays

11 – 12 PM - Tinsel Tales

12 – 1 PM - Christmas With Shep

Tom Petersson, of Cheap Trick, chats with Kyle Meredith on "The Speed of Sound" about the band's new Christmas album, titled "Christmas Christmas."

Kyle Meredith talks with Emmylou Harris her favorite Christmas show memories and her love of animals, on "The Speed of Sound."

This week on "Eye on the Arts," John Cain talks with Jethroe Smith and Dawn Diamondtopolis, of Dave as they discuss the Beginning. Middle. End.

On the latest Reel Discovery, Kristin falls in love with the Italian countryside of Call Me by Your Name.

Harrison Mills, of Odesza, talks with Kyle Meredith about his group's expanded sound, and special guests on their newest LP "A Moment Apart."