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

Ways to Connect

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin teams up with the government assassin known as Orphan X in Gregg Hurwitz's Hellbent.

Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio" (which is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities), talks with Rachel Veronesi, Environmental Educator of the Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC).

John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Mark Spencer, of the West Side Theatre Guild, about the upcoming performance of The Wiz.

Kyle Meredith talks with Gary Clark Jr. about his head-turning covers of fan favorites from The Beatles and Neil Young, on "The Speed of Sound" here on Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM.

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin falls in love with the romance, the hilarity, and the motivation of Eliza Gordon's Dear Dwayne, With Love.

Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio" (which is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities), talks with Richard DeBoer, Executive Vice President of Ozinga, on Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM.

Kyle Meredith talks with the Swedish sisters who make-up First Aid Kit, about their new release, Ruins, on "The Speed of Sound," here on Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM.

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Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III, seen as a rising political star with a famous last name, will deliver the Democratic response to President Trump's State of the Union. In announcing their decision, Democratic leaders in Congress called Kennedy a "relentless fighter for working Americans." Kennedy is the grandson of the late Robert Kennedy, the former U.S. attorney general and New York senator who was assassinated in 1968. He is also the great nephew of both the late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy and the late president John F. Kennedy.

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President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address to Congress, which will be followed by a response from the Democratic Party. Journalists across the NPR newsroom will be annotating those remarks, adding fact-checks and analysis in real time.

You can also watch the speeches live.

Real-time fact checking:

John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Donna Catalano, with South Shore Arts.

Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie, two members of the legendary Fleetwood Mac, are touring behind the self-titled duet record, and Lindsey Buckingham spoke with Kyle Meredith on the "Speed of Sound."

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin dons her tiara for Meg Cabot's Royal Wedding Disaster.

Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio" (which is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities), talks with James Turnwald, Executive Director of the Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG), on Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM.

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."

NPR

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.

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.

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 (IDEM), on Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM.

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. 

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."

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.

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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.

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