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

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."

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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.

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin takes to social media and gets a haunting message from the past in Friend Request by Laura Marshall.

John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Gregg Hertzlieb, Director of the Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University, about the Frank Dudley display.

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin searches for a killer who’s targeting local heroes in author David Thurlo’s fourth Charlie Henry mystery, Kill the Heroes.

John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Katie Holderby, Executive Vice President at the South Shore Convention and Visitor's Authority, about "Regional Impressions and Expressions" happening at the visitor's center until September 24th.

John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Kevin Bellamy, Director of Administration at the Towle Theater, about the current running of "Hypnosis."

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On this edition of "Lakeshore Update," Sharon Jackson reports on the rise of gas prices in Gary. Eric Weddle discusses the results from the ISTEP scores from this past spring. Then, "Regionally Speaking" host Chris Nolte talks with Mary Edwards about why she is dedicated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. All of that, and more, on this edition of "Lakeshore Update."

"Eye on the Arts" host John Cain talks with... himself, and Tom Maloney and Donna Catalano about the upcoming "Sunday Afternoon in the Artful Garden," on Sunday, September 10th.

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin goes on a series of dates in an attempt to find love with 13 Dates by Matt Dunn.

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President Trump is addressing the nation Monday night, beginning at 8:00 PM CT, on U.S. engagement and "the path forward" in Afghanistan and South Asia. Senior U.S. officials tell NPR that the president is expected to order about 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. The decision follows months of deliberation within the Trump Administration, involving top military commanders, political advisers and even enlisted veterans of the nearly 16-year war. NPR journalists from across the newsroom are offering context and analysis about President Trump's remarks.

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

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin escapes to the beach for another mystery on Pineapple Cay with Junie Coffey’s Beachbound.

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John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Julia Holmaas, who is Vice President of Events and Programs and Classes, and Claire Reed, Volunteer Coordinator, of The Art Barn's "Art Blitz" taking place on September 16th and 17th.

Damon Albarn spoke with Kyle Meredith about the new Gorillaz album, Humanz, which he started planning and writing before the presidential election, but with the idea of it happening in mind. It's made for an interesting contrast with lyrical themes battling against a uptemo clubs sounds.

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin ends up stuck in the story of the frog prince with a couple of adventurous siblings in the audio edition of Sarah Mlynowski's Once Upon a Frog.

Goldfrapp return with Silver Eye on March 31st, and while it signals a return to electronic sounds, this isn't "Ooh La La." This 7th LP uses synth, but to a darker turn, on tracks that spread out and explore directions the duo hasn't taken before. It all adds up to a superb collection, which gets a full discussion in this interview between Allison Goldfrapp and Kyle Meredith.

John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Amy Davis Navardauskas, Marketing Director for the Lubeznik Center for the Arts, about the upcoming Lubeznik Art & Artisan Festival, taking place in Michigan City on August 19th and 20th.