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

Heather Eidson / The Times

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — Documents show that U.S. Steel failed to test a Lake Michigan tributary for a potentially carcinogenic chemical after a spill from one of the company's plans in northwest Indiana.

The Chicago Tribune reports the incident was the second time this year that the company's Portage plant dumped chromium into Burns Waterway.

Details about the failed testing were in an inspection report posted online Tuesday by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

Sporting News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NBA has chosen Indianapolis to host the 2021 All-Star Game.

Commissioner Adam Silver made the announcement Wednesday just hours before Paul George returned to Bankers Life Fieldhouse for the first time since the Pacers traded him to Oklahoma City last summer.

The only other time Indiana has hosted All-Star weekend was in 1985 when the game was played at the RCA Dome.

US Drug Enfocement Administration

As America confronts the opioid crisis, environmental scientists are warning about a related problem. Chemicals from pain-killers and other drugs often end up in lakes and rivers, creating what some scientists say could be a deadly cocktail for fish and other wildlife.

“What we use in our everyday lives goes down the drain and ends up somewhere, it just does," says Emma Rosi, an aquatic ecosystem ecologist at the Cary Institute in New York.

Brian Forist / Old Lighthouse Museum/Michigan City Historical Society, Inc.

Over the past two winters, the Great Lakes have had a below-average ice cover. And that’s expected to continue this year.

One of ice climatologist Jia Wang’s biggest jobs is the annual ice cover prediction for the Great Lakes.  He’s with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration office in Michigan, which tracks ice cover throughout the winter.

This year, he expects the five lakes to have a 44% ice cover. That’s down from the historical average of 55%.

Payne Horning / Great Lakes Today

At the Novelis plant in New York, machines are preparing aluminum rolls for manufacturing.

The Oswego Co. plant processes the metal for companies like Ford, Toyota and General Motors. Novelis’ president of North American operations, Marco Palmieri, says most of its aluminum comes from Canada.

"Any change in the regulations there may cause a significant impact, not only to Novelis and Oswego, but also to the aluminum industry in the U.S," he says.

Chicago artist Jamila Woods had a strong 2016 thanks in part to her debut album, Heavn. She joins Kyle Meredith on the "Speed of Sound" to talk about the re-release and the new single, "Holy."

John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Tom Roach, Communication and Creative Arts Chair at Purdue Northwest, about PNW's growing arts programs.

MERRILLVILLE - Dan Evans, Co-Owner, of Dagger Mountain Roastery in Valparaiso joins Tom Maloney in-studio to talk local coffee.

John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Gloria Tuohy, of the Indiana Ballet Theater, about the final performance of The Nutcracker at the Star Plaza, as well as the performance's 20th Anniversary.

'Tis the season of giving!


Our Winter Membership Campaign is underway, and we're aiming BIG! Our goal for this year-end drive is $70,000, and we know that we can get there, with your support.


Annually, Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM's budget is $374,752.00. We run a very tight budget for radio, stretching each dollar as far as possible. During each budget cycle we examine the costs of programming, the costs of memberships, and so much more. In determining where your dollars are going, we can determine what is the most important to you, our listeners.

On this edition of "Eye on the Arts," host John Cain talks with David Lobarski and Eric Roldan of "The Promise You Art House" which has a new gallery in Highland, IN.

Kyle Meredith talks with Michael Kiwanuka about the one-year-anniversary of his LP "Love and Hate" on "The Speed of Sound."

Reel Discovery: Coco

Nov 24, 2017

On the latest Reel Discovery, Kristin travels through the Land of the Dead with Pixar's Coco.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving, from all of us at Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM.

While you're cooking the turkey, mashed potatoes, the pies, and everything else, or even better, you're on your way to someone else's house who's doing the work, stay tuned to 89.1 FM all day on Thanksgiving (November 23, 2017). Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 is bringing you great holiday programming all day, starting at 9 A.M. Here's the line-up:

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.

Annette Elizabeth Allen / NPR

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.