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, and their cat, Ellie (who loves public radio).

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Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio" which is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities, talks with Bob McGuire,  Vice President of Logistics , and Paul Nosalik, Logistics Manager for Alpha Baking Co., Inc.

Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio" which is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities, talks with Peter Clevering, Marketing Director of the Homewood Disposal Service.

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Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio" which is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities, talks with Elias Crim, Board Member of the NWI Food Council.

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Residents in northwest Indiana are urging officials to block a proposed $50 million waste processing and recycling facility.

Environmentalists and residents asked the Little Calumet River Basin Commission last week to not renew a 2016 licensing agreement with Maya Energy, The Times reported . The company failed to build the facility in Chicago Heights, Illinois.

Gary residents expressed concerns about how the facility planned in the city would change the river's water quality.

LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) — A company that helps people enroll in health care plans and maintain coverage is going to expand its Indiana headquarters and a satellite office in the state.

The state announced Tuesday that LaPorte-based CareEnroll plans to invest more than $3 million to renovate and update its headquarters, investing in building enhancements and new equipment and software. Fishers is the location for the satellite office.

GARY, Ind. (AP) — The remains of a soldier from Gary who was captured and killed during the Korean War have been identified.

The remains of Army Pfc. David Baker will be buried Saturday at Evergreen Memorial Park in Hobart.

Baker was 18 when he went missing in action in November 1950.

The Times reports the Defense Department use mitochondrial DNA analysis, anthropological analysis and circumstantial evidence to identify the remains. They were included in 34 boxes of remains sent to the Central Identification Laboratory in Honolulu.

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HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — The son of a former northwestern Indiana township trustee has received no additional jail time for his role in his mother's federal public corruption case.

Fifty-two-year-old Steven Hunter of Chicago apologized Tuesday in federal court in Hammond. He was sentenced to a year of supervised release and ordered to pay restitution to the Calumet Township Trustee's office. He's already served five months in jail.

GARY, Ind. (AP) — A city in northwestern Indiana is allowing the public to report certain crimes via the internet.

The Times says the Gary Police Department's online feature should be used for non-emergency situations within the city limits.

The Citizens Online Police Reporting System can be used to report battery, intimidation, lost property, telephone harassment, theft, threats and vandalism.

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Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio" which is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities, talks with Chris Case, Biobased Consultant for the United Soybean Board.

Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio" which is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities, talks with Johnny Van Vleet, Head Mechanic, City of Hobart Department of Public Works.

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CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — An accomplice in the 2015 kidnapping and slayings of two teenage brothers in northwestern Indiana has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

The Times reports 24-year-old Kiontay Cason apologized in court as he learned his punishment Monday.

Prosecutors say 18-year-old Arreon Lackey and 16-year-old Antonio Lackey of Gary were kidnapped from a Merrillville hotel in a plot to retrieve a gun. Their bodies were found two weeks later in Hobart.

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana man sentenced to death for killing his wife and two teenage stepchildren has lost his latest attempt at an appeal.

Lake County Judge Samuel Cappas and Magistrate Natalie Bokota determined in a ruling issued Friday that Kevin Isom of Gary failed to establish he had ineffective counsel at his murder trial or during the appeals process.

The Indiana Supreme Court earlier upheld Isom's conviction and sentence in the 2007 fatal shootings. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in 2013.

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EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — Dredging of a ship canal in northwest Indiana has begun as environmental regulators continue to study off-site disposal options for highly contaminated sediments, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Amy Black and Jeffery Baumgartner of the Dunes Arts Foundation, about the Dunes Summer Theater's 2018 schedule.

GARY, Ind. (AP) — An agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was shot several times and critically wounded during an undercover operation in Indiana in which a suspect was killed, authorities said Thursday.

The agent was hospitalized in critical but stable condition after being "shot multiple times," Brendan Iber, assistant special agent in charge of ATF's Chicago division, told reporters outside the hospital.

"Today, ATF was conducting an undercover operation in Gary, Indiana, when our agent was ambushed," Iber said.

GARY, Ind. (AP) — A man fatally shot in Indiana during an undercover operation in which a federal agent was shot and critically wounded had a violent criminal history.

The Lake County's prosecutor's office says 28-year-old Raymon Truitt II was fatally shot Thursday in Gary after Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents were ambushed during an undercover operation.

GARY - The Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms spent a good portion of Thursday afternoon on the scene of an apparent shooting of an ATF agent in Gary.

The ATF posted breaking news on its Twitter page at about 1 p.m. on Thursday that the ATF Chicago Field Division responded to an agent who had been shot during an operation in Gary.  

Reporter Michael Puente was there and spoke with Ben Miller, a resident who lives near Kentucky Street, after the shooting broke out at around noon.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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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