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 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

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."

Originally Broadcast on February 14, 2017

IN-STUDIO GUEST: SCOT P.J. MacDONALD

"SPOTLIGHTING THE MEMORIAL OPERA HOUSE 2017 SEASON"               

    

Originally broadcast on February 9, 2017

 

MUSICAL GUEST:  DENNIS DeYOUNG (former STYX vocalist/writer)

This edition of the "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges," the musical guest was Chicago music icon,  DENNIS DeYOUNG — the former singer, songwriter and keyboardist of the classic rock group, STYX.

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Originally broadcast on TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017

MUSICAL GUEST: JUSTIN HAYWARD (of Moody Blues)

For this edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges,” the musical guest is British rocker JUSTIN HAYWARD — singer, songwriter and guitarist of THE MOODY BLUES.

Originally broadcast on  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017

Guest: PETER ASHER

On this edition of the program, Tom Lounges' guest musician is British rock icon of the 1960s, PETER ASHER, half of the famous folk/pop duo Peter & Gordon (“Lady Godiva,” “A World Without Love,” etc.).  This was Peter's second guest appearance on "Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges" in as many years.

Originally broadcast  on TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017

Musical Guest: DONALD KINSEY

SPOTLIGHT on DONALD KINSEY - PART TWO

“Reggae Music To Warm A Cold Winter’s Night”

Originally broadcast on TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017

MUSICAL GUEST:     DONALD KINSEY: CAREER SPOTLIGHT — PART 1

 

Originally broadcast on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2016

TOPIC/SUBJECT:  "BEST OF MIDWEST BEAT LIVE IN-STUDIO PERFORMANCES"

Featuring: Lazer Lloyd, The Spaniels Forever, Willie Rogers, Christine Mild, Liz Mandeville, Marco Villarreal, Robert & Terri Ann Feddersen, and others…

Originally broadcast on TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016

IN-STUDIO MUSICAL GUEST: THE SPANIELS FOREVER  

“T’was The Week Before Christmas with THE SPANIELS FOREVER”  

Northwest Indiana’s iconic vocal group – THE SPANIELS FOREVER — who have been singing for six decades, stopped by the radio studio to sing Christmas Carols, Holiday favorites to help bring the season alive to Lakeshore radio listeners.  They even sang a couple of non-holiday songs.

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Wednesday, October 12, 2016

 

MUSICAL GUEST: Guitarist LYLE LOVETT

 

Originally broadcast on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016

IN-STUDIO GUEST: WOLFFGANG (Female Vocal Ensemble)  

“Howling In the Holidays with Wolffgang”            

                 

Originally broadcast on TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016

IN-STUDIO GUEST: ECHOES OF POMPEII

CHICAGOLAND'S PREMIER PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE IS ACTUALLY FROM N.W. INDIANA

Originally broadcast on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2016

IN-STUDIO GUEST: GENE STEWART

HALL OF FAMER BRINGS SAM COOKE'S SONGS TO THE LAKESHORE

IN-STUDIO GUEST: GENE STEWART with special guest The Spaniels

             

Originally broadcast on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016

MUSICAL GUEST: CHARLIE DANIELS                             

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