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

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.

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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.


John Cain, host of Eye on the Arts, talks with Kirk Muspratt about the 75th Anniversary of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and Northwest Indiana Symphony.

On the latest Reel Discovery, Kristin comes face to face with a legendary monster in Kong: Skull Island.

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin follows a single guy on an ill-advise quest in Girl 99 by Andy Jones.

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Jeff Casey, Managing Director of the Towle Theatre, talks to John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts" about the upcoming Towle Theater’s "Nunsense A-men."

Abbie Cornish stars as a woman whose dark past comes back to haunt her when she returns to her childhood home.

Kyle Meredith wraps-up the second season of "The Speed of Sound" with a generational artist.

10-year-old Nory Horace and her friends in the Upside-Down Magic class continue to learn about their unusual magic.

Kyle Meredith talks with Guy, but not just any "Guy..." 

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Shortly after the president concludes, Former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear will deliver the Democratic Response to President Trump’s address. Beshear was chosen by Democratic Party leaders for his record, expanding affordable health care. NPR will have a transcript of Beshear’s remarks and journalists across the NPR newsroom will also be annotating his remarks.


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President Trump will address a joint session of Congress for the first time on Tuesday evening at the Capitol, around 8:00 PM Central Time. The address comes a day after Trump gave an outline of his budget plan for Congress, which would increase defense spending and make cuts to domestic programs. Following tradition, House Speaker Paul Ryan invited the president to make the speech to lay out his agenda in the early days of his new administration.

Valparaiso University

Phil Potempa talks with "Eye on the Arts" host John Cain, about the Theatre at the Center’s "My Way."

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President Trump will address the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, on Friday at 9:20 a.m. CT, just outside of Washington, D.C. The conference is billed by its organizers as “the birthplace of modern conservatism.” As a candidate, Trump did not attend the annual gathering of conservative activists. Now, he will speak as the leader of a Republican-controlled government. NPR’s Politics team will be annotating a transcript of his remarks as he makes them.


Reel Discovery: Get Out

Feb 24, 2017

Key and Peele’s Jordan Peele writes and directs a horror movie about a man whose weekend with his girlfriend’s family goes horribly wrong, on "Reel Discovery."

Kyle Meredith talks with the guys from Saint Motel about their newest record on "The Speed of Sound." 

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin explores the challenges of young love with the four characters in Julie Pennell's The Young Wives Club.

Purdue Northwest & Lakeshore Public Media co-host topical discussion 2/28

HAMMOND, Ind. – Two Purdue University Northwest faculty members and an alumnus attorney will discuss in panel format “Executive Power & Legal Questions about Immigration” at 5 p.m., Tuesday (2/28) on PNW’s Hammond Campus.

Kyle Meredith talks with Noelle Scaggs of Fitz in the Tantrums, on this edition of "The Speed of Sound." 

NWI Comic-Con

Julio Guerra talks with "Eye on the Arts" host John Cain, about the upcoming NWI Comic-Con, on February 25, 2017.