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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Seven crashes and spinouts marred the first Indianapolis 500 since the two warring open-wheel series (CART and IRL) came together under the IndyCar banner; Scott Dixon stayed ahead of the trouble to win the race, in 2008.

Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio" which is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities, talks with Ken Parrent, Director of Biofuels at Indiana Corn Marketing Council.

In 1868, a major train robbery took place near Marshfield, Indiana, as members of the Reno gang made off with $96,000 in loot.

That $96,000 robbery would be worth $1,529,957.57 today.

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — One of the oldest buildings on the University of Notre Dame campus and one where late former school President Theodore Hesburgh and future football coach Knute Rockne once resided will be demolished next month.

Corby Hall is the traditional home of Congregation of Holy Cross priests who live and work at the university in South Bend.

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PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — Environmental groups are urging northwest Indiana residents to comment on a proposed federal settlement over a U.S. Steel plant's discharging of a potentially carcinogenic chemical that entered a Lake Michigan tributary.

The Times reports that the public comment period on the proposed settlement ends June 6. Save the Dunes and the Ogden Dunes Environmental Advisory Board will host a public meeting Wednesday about the settlement.

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CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Authorities in Indiana are continuing an investigation into a weekend shooting that wounded two off-duty police officers.

The Times reports that both officers were patrons at Growlers Bar in Highland, Indiana, when they were shot early Saturday.

The officers are from East Chicago and Gary.

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GARY, Ind. (AP) — The Gary/Chicago International Airport has reopened its main runway after a three-week closure to rebuild much of it.

Airport officials say crews were able to complete work for the $7.9 million runway project on Saturday. The project involved replacing the aging asphalt with concrete on about 4,000 feet of the nearly 9,000-foot-long main runway, along with installing new storm drain piping.

The Gary airport says the project increases the runway's weight limit and allows it to handle larger planes. Crews completed the runway work a day ahead of schedule.

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CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A former Lake County Sheriff's Department official has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during a public corruption investigation that led to the conviction of former Sheriff John Buncich.

The Post-Tribune reports that former Deputy Chief Dan Murchek appeared Monday in U.S. District Court.

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RENSSELAER, Ind. (AP) — Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka is helping out a now-shuttered northwestern Indiana college that once hosted the Bears' preseason camps.

Ditka will be the featured speaker at a June 9 fundraiser benefiting the renovation of a former St. Joseph's College campus building.

That building would become a new residence hall for the Rensselaer campus if a proposed partnership with Marian University allows it to reopen as a two-year school. The Catholic school closed last year under $27 million in debt.

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John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Don Parker, of the South Shore Orchestra.

Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio" which is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities, talks with Charles Bradsky, Transportation Projects Manager at Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC).

ATLANTA (AP) — As the midterm congressional primaries heat up amid fears of Russian hacking, an estimated 1 in 5 Americans will be casting their ballots on machines that do not produce a paper record of their votes.

That worries voting and cybersecurity experts, who say the lack of a hard copy makes it difficult to double-check the results for signs of manipulation.

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A federal judge has set a June hearing on Planned Parenthood's bid to block a new Indiana law that requires medical providers who treat women for complications arising from abortions to report detailed patient information to the state.

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Young will preside over the June 8 hearing in his Evansville courtroom.

He'll hear arguments from attorneys for the state and Planned Parenthood over the group's request for a preliminary injunction to block two provisions of the law that's set to take effect July 1.

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John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Eric Brandt, of Chicago Street Theatre.

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Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio," made possible by South Shore Clean Cities, talks with Dr. Joseph Trendowski, Assistant Professor of Management at Valparaiso University.

John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talking with Kristina Knowski, of Indiana Audubon.

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CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Police departments in northwestern Indiana are turning to key fobs as a way to unlock doors at local schools electronically so officers can quickly enter if there's an emergency.

The Times reports that the newly implemented system in Crown Point gives officers access to all doors at every school in the district. Officers will also be issued a school ID card.

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NAPPANEE, Indiana (AP) — CSX says severe weather may have played a role in a freight train derailment in northern Indiana that injured two crew members.

The company says in a statement that while the derailment's cause remains under investigation, "it appears that severe weather may have been a factor" in the derailment late Wednesday near Nappanee, about 25 miles southeast of South Bend.

The National Weather Service says a severe thunderstorm swept through that area about two hours before the derailment occurred just before midnight.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign says he'll talk about the economy and recent tax cuts during a rally in Indiana next week.

The campaign says the May 10 rally will be held at Atlantic Aviation in South Bend.

Trump campaign official Michael Glassner says the president will discuss tax cuts he signed into law late last year and highlight how Indiana families are benefiting from them. Glassner says the president also wants to encourage his supporters to help increase the GOP majority in Congress by voting in November's congressional elections.

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VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — A special prosecutor will investigate allegations that a developer moved forward with a construction project at Indiana Dunes State Park without a permit.

The Times reports the Porter County prosecutor made the request because his senior staff members are acquaintances with developer Chuck Williams.

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Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio," made possible by South Shore Clean Cities, talks with Geof Benson, Executive Director of the Dunes Learning Center.

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For the final time in the Republican Primary race, U.S. Rep.'s Luke Messer and Todd Rokita, along with Mike Braun, will debate for the U.S. Senate race. The winner in the May 8th primary election will go on to face Democratic incumbent, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly.

The live video stream is available here:

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John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talking with Jane Lohmeyer, of All About Art Camp.

Kristin joins the war in "Avengers: Infinity War" on Reel Discovery.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is the second key European leader to visit the White House this week. President Trump and Chancellor Merkel are not thought to have the personal rapport that was in evidence in meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday. But Trump and Merkel are still holding a joint news conference and taking questions from reporters. Watch the press conference live.

When the polls close, you'll know. Tune-in for election night coverage, beginning at 6:00 PM, Tuesday, May 8th. You can follow the latest updates on social media, as well, with #NWIPolitics.

Starting at 6:00 PM, Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM will air statewide primary election night coverage from Indiana Public Broadcasting. Stan Jastrzebski, News Director of WBAA, will host the first hour of coverage from West Lafayette, IN.

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Ragen Hatcher and Jessica Renslow debate for the open State Representative of District 3 seat. Chris Nolte, host of "Regionally Speaking," moderated the debate, held at Temple Israel, in Gary, IN. The debate was in partnership with the League of Women Voters of the Calumet Area. Primary election night coverage will be on-air, on Tuesday, May 8th, at 6:00 PM, on Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM.

Click here for the Facebook Live video feed from the debate.

Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio," made possible by South Shore Clean Cities, talks with Trey Wadsworth, Director of Transportation for Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC).

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President Trump is hosting French President Emmanuel Macron for a state visit this week. The two leaders are holding a news conference ahead of Tuesday night's state dinner. Watch their remarks live, at 10:45 AM.

John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Tricia Hernandez of South Shore Arts, about the Beaux Arts Ball.

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