Midwest Beat

Tuesday - 7 PM, Friday - 11 PM

Longtime region radio and music scene icon Tom Lounges hosts this weekly hour of music and conversation with a wide variety of guest musicians, ranging from international legends to local talent on the rise. All genres of music is covered — rock, blues, jazz and country — on this weekly celebrity interview program that really spotlights an artist and their music.

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UPCOMING SCHEDULE OF TOM LOUNGES’  LAKESHORE PUBLIC RADIO PROGRAMS

TOM LOUNGES CELEBRITY INTERVIEW PROGRAMS NOW TWICE WEEKLY! 

"MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" airs TUESDAYS - 7:00-8:00pm CST  (with this same show being rebroadcast the following Friday Night - 11:00pm CST)

"MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" also airs a new and different afternoon show each and every FRIDAY from 12:00-2:00pm CST.

Photo by Guy Rhodes

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" orginally aired on TUESDAY,  SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

Musical Guests:  

JAKE CLEMONS (of The E-Street Band)

JASON RICHARDS (cast of "BIG RIVER") 

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with TOM LOUNGES" originally aired on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 

Musical Guest: JIMMY FORTUNE 

JIMMY FORTUNE toured, sang and performed with the legendary STATLER BROTHERS for 21 years and wrote or co-wrote several of the group's biggest hits, including “Elizabeth,” “My Only Love,” “Too Much On My Heart," “Forever," and “More Than a Name on the Wall.”

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on Friday, September 8, 2017

Guests:  

BILLY McCARTHY : Rocker, Author & Filmmaker

JENNIFFER WEIGEL:  Emmy Award-winning Chicago Broadcaster & Author

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" features two well known Chicago entertainment and media personalities.

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on TUESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2017.

MUSICAL GUEST: MARRAKESH EXPRESS

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on TUESDAY,  AUGUST  29, 2017

Musical Guests:    JEF SARVER & JOHN CARPENTER

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2017

Musical Guests:  

California Singer/Songwriter BRIGITTE RIOS PURDY

Midwest Singer/Songwriter  JUSTIN KING (from OPEN YOUR EYES)

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2017

 

ELVIS: A 40th Anniversary Remembrance of The King

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2017

Musical Guest:   IAN ANDERSON of Jethro Tull

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on   TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017.

MUSICAL  GUESTS:   

JAMES NEARY & THE BEVY BLUE

Tonight's in-studio guests are three-quartets of Michigan's soulful original music group -- JAMES NEARY & THE BEVY BLUE --  a band on the rise who are building a steady fan base in the Great Lakes area. 

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” was originally broadcast on TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017

MUSICAL  GUEST:    TED NUGENT

This program is a spotlight on the music and career of the often controversial rocker, TED NUGENT.

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

GUEST: MAYOR THOMAS McDERMOTT of Hammond, IN 

This program originally aired on WEDNESDAY, JULY 05 @ 7pm CST

MUSICAL GUEST: MARK FARNER (formerly of Grand Funk Railroad)

Tom Lounges was happy to have his old friend MARK FARNER on the program as musical guest to catch up on things, to chat about his upcoming live dates and to play some great Farner tunes from both his solo catalog and Grand Funk-era favorites.

This edition of "Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on July 4, 2017 on 89.1FM - Lakeshore Public Radio

TOPIC:  A Unique Fourth of July Music Soundtrack

Different artists, genres, perspectives and themes all anchored on one thing -- AMERICA!

Artists heard include -- Charlie Daniels, Kansas, Bob Seger, Chicago, Riccochet, Ides of March, Survivor, Chuck Berry, Suzi Quatro, Neil Diamond, and Simon & Garfunkel. 

  This edition of "Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on  Tuesday, June 27, 2017

TOPIC:  HIGHLAND SUMMER FEST

Guests:  LIZ & JOHN BRESLIN of The Highland Council of Community Events

Musical Guest:  LeANN STUTLER of the CAPERNAUM band

This edition of “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired on  FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017.   

Guest:  EDDY "The Chief" CLEARWATER

A musician of many talents, EDDY CLEARWATER has been an iconic figure in blues music world for over 60 years.   

 This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017

MUSICAL GUEST:

FRANK HANNON of TESLA

Tonight's musical guest on this special edition of "Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges" is FRANK HANNON of TELSA

This edition of Midwest BEAT originally aired on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 

MUSICAL GUEST:
JIMMY PANKOW of the group CHICAGO

JIMMY PANKOW  was inducted, along with his Chicago band mate Robert Lamm, into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 15. Jimmy has written or co-written many of the group's hits, including "25 or 6 to 4," "Saturday In The Park," "Feelin' Stronger Every Day," "Make Me Smile," and others.

This Edition of "A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges" originally aired on Friday, June 16,2017

MUSICAL GUEST:  Nashville Singer/Songwriter GRIFFIN HOUSE

GRIFFIN HOUSE -- a Nashville success these days, currently doing a one man tour of theaters and clubs in support of his tenth and latest album, "So On and So Forth" -- stops for a regional gig this weekend (June 23) at Acorn Theater in Three Oaks, MI.  

This edition of  “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2017

 

 

MUSICAL GUEST: RIKKI ROCKETT of POISON

photos by Jess Griffin

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017

MUSICAL GUEST: ANN WILSON of HEART

This edition of Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on June 6, 2017

Guest:  LARRY GATLIN -- Iconic Country Music songwriter/performer

Iconic country star LARRY GATLIN is performing two shows at Munster's Theatre At The Center on Ridge Road -- Saturday, June 10th -- at 3pm and 7:30pm, respectively.  More: www.theatreatthecenter.com.

 This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017

 

MUSICAL GUEST:

ROGER McGUINN Co-Founder of The Byrds

SPECIAL WEDNESDAY BROADCAST!

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

MUSICAL GUEST: Guitar Virtuoso ERIC JOHNSON

This edition of  “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" aired on FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2017

Topic:   The Impact of Guitar Icon ALLAN HOLDSWORTH

Guests:  MARCO VILLARREAL (guitar virtuoso) and CHRIS HOARD (Allan's Friend and Project Assistant )

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017

MUSICAL GUEST:  GREG KIHN

This week's "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" features as its guest -- one the best pop-rock songwriter/performers in the business -- GREG KIHN!

This “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” aired on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26,2017

MUSICAL GUEST: JOHNNY VAN ZANT of Lynyrd Skynyrd

This edition of  “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Tuesday, April 25 

MUSICAL GUESTS: MICHAEL SCHENKER & TED NUGENT

APRIL IS INTERNATIONAL GUITAR MONTH!  In honor of that, each week in APRIL "MIDWEST BEAT with TOM LOUNGES" features a Guitar Guest.

This “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired Tuesday, April 18, 2017

MUSICAL GUEST:  STEVE HACKETT (formerly of GENESIS)

APRIL IS INTERNATIONAL GUITAR MONTH!  In honor of that, each week in APRIL "MIDWEST BEAT with TOM LOUNGES" features a Guitar Guest.

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017

 

MUSICAL GUEST:  COCO MONTOYA

APRIL IS INTERNATIONAL GUITAR MONTH!  In honor of that, each week in APRIL "MIDWEST BEAT with TOM LOUNGES" features a Guitar Guest.

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