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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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.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE OF TOM LOUNGES’  LAKESHORE PUBLIC RADIO PROGRAMS

TOM LOUNGES HOSTS TWO CELEBRITY INTERVIEW PROGRAMS WEEKLY! 

"MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" airs TUESDAYS @ 7:00pm CST           (Rebroadcast Fridays @ 11:00pm CST)

"A Look At The Arts with Tom Lounges" airs FRIDAYS @ 1:00pm CST

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.

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired Tuesday, April  4, 2017

Musical Guest:   Rock Guitar Icon DAVE DAVIES of THE KINKS

This “MIDWEST BEAT” program originally aired on TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2017  

TOPIC:   Reflecting on the Legacy and Impact of Chuck Berry

Musical Guests:  JIM PETERIK (of Ides of March & Survivor), CARL GIAMMARESE (of The Buckinghams), DEVON ALLMAN, and ROGER EARL (of Foghat)

This installment of "Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges first aired on March, 21,2017

MUSICAL GUESTS: 

MICHAEL GLABICKI of Rusted Root & DEVON ALLMAN of Devon Allman  Band

 

SPECIAL BROADCAST of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges”

This “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” program originally aired on Tuesday, March 14 

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

 

In-Studio Guest:  DAVID DILLARD of THE BLUZ BROTHERS

This program originally was broadcast on March 1, 2017.

CALL IN GUEST:  JOHN LAPPEN

This was a special broadcast done in memory of jazz guitar great LARRY CORYELL and includes special guest John Lappen, who was Larry's friend and his pubicist.

This program originally broadcast on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017

MUSICAL GUEST: COLIN HAY (former MEN AT WORK vocalist/writer)

This edition of the "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges," the musical guest will feature a call-in interview with '80s music star, COLIN HAY — the former singer, songwriter and vocalist of the internationally famous '80s MTV-era pop group, MEN AT WORK.

This program originally aired on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

“MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” MUSICAL GUEST: JIM PETERIK -- Chicago musical icon, singer, songwriter, performer.

TOPIC: The new PRIDE OF LIONS album -- "Fearless."

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