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" ( made possible by South Shore Clean Cities), talks with Matt Chlebowski and Jeff Hudak of the City of South Bend's Division of Central Services.

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On President Trump's first trip to California, he is speaking to military personnel at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, north of San Diego. The visit comes a week after the Justice Department announced it was suing the state over immigration enforcement and on the day that Trump announced he was firing his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson. Watch his remarks live.

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The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on school safety following the mass shooting at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The committee is hearing from a Stoneman Douglas teacher as well as from the father of one of the shooting victims, Florida lawmakers and Justice Department officials. Watch the hearing live.

HOBART, Ind. (AP) — The former treasurer of a defunct northern Indiana funeral home faces felony charges for allegedly misusing funds set aside for customers' funerals.

A Lake County judge entered a not guilty plea Monday on 67-year-old Jacqueline Kraft's behalf. She faces theft, corrupt business influence and other charges.

Prosecutors allege that between 2003 and 2015 customers paid Kraft Funeral Home funds intended for their funerals or cremations when they died.

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John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Peter Anglinskas, of Valparaiso University and "Thursday Night Film Noir."

INDIANAPOLIS – Republican U.S. Senate candidates Mike Braun and Luke Messer have agreed to debate April 30 in a televised statewide event organized by the independent Indiana Debate Commission.

Kristin joins a trio of kids traveling through space and time on an important rescue mission.

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Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio" -- which is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities -- talks with Ted Barnes, R&D Manager for the Gas Technology Institute. You can hear "Green Fleet Radio" every Wednesday on Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM.

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John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Philip Bauman of the La Porte County Symphony.

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President Trump hosted lawmakers from both parties to discuss gun policy and school safety on Wednesday. During the freewheeling meeting, Trump appeared to support a number of conflicting measures. NPR journalists have annotated a transcript of the exchange, adding context and analysis.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Finalists have been announced in the Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters Association (APBA) 2017 contest.

The awards in actual order of finish - first and second places - will be announced at the APBA awards banquet on Saturday, April 14 in Indianapolis.

Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM (WLPR-FM) has been nominated as a finalist in four categories, including: Best Spot News Reporting (Sharon Jackson), Best General News (Sharon Jackson), Best Community Impact (Chris Nolte), and Best Reporter (Sharon Jackson).

Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio" (which is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities), talks with Doyle Sumrall, Managing Director for NTEA, The Association for the Work Truck Industry. You can hear "Green Fleet Radio" every Wednesday on Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM.

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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.

Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio" (which is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities), talks with David Wright, Planning & Marketing Manager for the Gary Public Transportation Corporation (GPTC). You can hear "Green Fleet Radio" every Wednesday on Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM.

John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Eric Tucker, whose exhibit is being presented by South Shore Arts.

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin dons her best gloves to dig for clues in the Darcie Wilde’s second Rosalind Thorne Regency mystery, A Purely Private Matter.

Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio" (which is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities) talking with Mitch Barloga, Transportation Planning Manager for the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC). You can hear "Green Fleet Radio" every Wednesday on Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM.

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The FBI director and several top intelligence leaders are testifying on Capitol Hill about worldwide threats. The Senate Intelligence Committee, which is holding the hearing, is also conducting an inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Watch the proceedings live, at 8:30 AM, on Tuesday, February 13th.

Released Monday, the budget outline reduces Great Lakes funding by 90 percent -- to just $30 million.  The money is used for projects like cleaning up pollution, protecting wildlife and rebuilding wetlands.

Last year, Trump zeroed out Great Lakes restoration funding in his proposed budget -- but Republicans and Democrats in Congress came together to restore the money.

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Washington, D.C. (February 12, 2018) — Patricia Harrison, president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), made the following statement regarding the President’s proposed FY 2019 budget, which would rescind all but $15 million of each FY 2019 and FY 2020 funding for public media.   

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John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Marion Kellum, from the Old Courthouse Theatre.

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:

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