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).

Ways to Connect

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin gets to work with three long-lost sisters in Mariah Stewart's The Last Chance Matinee.

John Cain, host of Eye on the Arts, talks with Trish Hernandez, Director of Marketing and Development at South Shore Arts, about the upcoming 23rd Annual Beaux Arts Ball, taking place Friday, June 3rd.

John Cain, host of Eye on the Arts, talks with Phil Potempa, Marketing Director for Theatre at the Center, about the upcoming performance of "Cabaret," from May 4th through June 4th. 

Marvel kicks off Summer Blockbuster Season with an intergalactic adventure to help Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill connect with his long-lost father

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President Trump signed an executive order Thursday relaxing political restrictions on religious groups. Among other provisions, Trump directs the IRS to ease up on faith-based organizations who may have had their tax-exempt status threatened for supporting a particular candidate. NPR reporters annotate the order, adding context and analysis.


On this edition of "Regionally Speaking," Tom Maloney filled-in for Chris Nolte on the "Reporter's Round Table Wrap-up."

He spoke with Dan Carden, Statehouse Reporter for The Times, about statewide alcohol legislation, road funding, and the South Shore expansion through the Region. Lakeshore Public Radio Reporter Steven Lattimore spoke to Tom about the "People's Climate Rally" march from the past weekend.

He spoke with Carole Carlson, of the Post-Tribune, about the passing of Munster and Lake Station's school referendums and the failing of East Chicago's.

John Cain, host of Eye on the Arts, talks with Linda Wilczynski, about her solo show "Vivian Leigh: The Last Press Conference," at the Towle Theater in Hammond, running May 5th through the 21st.

Kristin Dreyer Kramer previews this summer’s action movies – since Summer Blockbuster Season officially starts next weekend, on "Reel Discovery"

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ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A trash fire burning in a northern Indiana landfill sent a huge plume of smoke into the sky and prompted warnings for nearby residents to stay indoors.

Authorities say the fire at the Earthmovers Landfill just south of Elkhart was reported about 3:45 a.m. Wednesday. Crews were working to smother the flames, but fire continued burning several hours later.

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Before his election, back in October, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump laid out a 100 Day Action Plan. He called it his Contract With The American Voter. Among other things, it called for the full repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, suspension of immigration from certain "terror-prone regions," and the lifting of "roadblocks" to let "infrastructure projects like the Keystone Pipeline move forward."

John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Mark Baer, Associate Professor of Acting and Directing at Indiana University Northwest, about IUN's upcoming 10 minute play festival, taking place April 28th and 29th at Theatre Northwest.

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin takes a look back at the troubled, tragic, and wildly entertaining life of Carrie Fisher with the audio edition of Wishful Drinking.

MERRILLVILLE - Lakeshore Public Radio – 89.1 FM won 3 first place 2016 Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters Association awards, on Saturday, April 15, 2017.


John Cain talks with Kirk Muspratt about the 75th Anniversary of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and Northwest Indiana Symphony. 


John Cain talks with Jay Gianottie, President of the Board of Directors of the Genesius Guild of Hammond, about their upcoming show "The God Committee."

Whitney Reynolds, host of "The Whitney Reynolds Show" stopped by the Lakeshore Public Radio studio to talk with Chris Nolte about the upcoming season of her show.  

South Shore Arts

John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Marion Kellum about "Lillian," telling the Dillinger-era story of Lillian Holley, Lake County’s Woman Sheriff. 

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin takes the bus back to sixth grade with Steven B. Frank's Armstrong & Charlie.

The countdown has started. As a part of our Spring Donation Campaign, Lakeshore Public Radio is looking to hear from 100 donors across Northwest Indiana. Take a moment to get us one step closer to our goal by donating now!

Your monthly gift of $5, $10, or $15 per month can make a much needed impact on your local public radio station, and you’ll put us one donor closer to our 100 donor goal.

Indiana Ballet Theatre

John Cain talks with Gloria Tuohy, of the Indiana Ballet Theatre, about their ongoing project in rehabbing the Classical Arts Centre.

Reel Discovery: CHiPs

Mar 24, 2017

This week on Reel Discovery, Kristin goes cruising with the California Highway Patrol.

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin makes a drama-filled stop at a lake-front inn with Christine Nolfi's Sweet Lake.

The NPR Two-Way blog will provide live coverage of the House Intelligence Committee’s public hearing on the investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. The live blog will include streaming video of the proceedings, with posts featuring highlights, context and analysis from NPR reporters and correspondents.


President Trump's pick for the Supreme Court is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. It is Day 2 of what is expected to be three days of hearings on Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination. If confirmed, Gorsuch would fill the high court seat left vacant in February 2016, after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

As you, your friends, and family all share content, please use these talking points to help:

More than half of all Americans use public media every month. 170 million Americans connect through 368 public television stations, 934 public radio stations, hundreds of online services, and in-person events and activities.

Valparaiso University

John Cain, host of "Eye on The Arts" talks with Jeff Brown, Assistant Professor of Music at Valparaiso University, about the 32nd Annual Valparaiso Jazz Festival, taking place from Monday, April 3rd through Saturday, April 8th.

On Thursday, March 16, 2017,  the White House released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 “skinny budget,” which proposed eliminating funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). As you know, CPB funding is irreplaceable seed money for local public radio and television stations.

Alligator Records

World-renowned blues harmonica master James Cotton, whom Rolling Stone called, “One of the greats of all time, burning with brilliant virtuosity,” died on March 16, 2017 of pneumonia at St. David's Medical Center in Austin, Texas. He was 81. His overwhelmingly powerful harmonica playing was one of the iconic sounds of the blues. He toured worldwide for over 60 years.


Patricia Harrison, president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), made the following statement regarding the President’s proposed elimination of federal funding for public media.

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin listens in on the adventures of a late, great Hollywood legend with Make 'Em Laugh by Debbie Reynolds and Dorian Hannaway.