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’

2017 LAKESHORE PUBLIC RADIO PROGRAMS

"Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges" - Tuesdays @ 7pm Central

"A Look At The Arts with Tom Lounges" - Fridays @ 1pm Central

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 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.

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                             

Originally broadcast on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016

MUSICAL GUEST:  British Singer/Songwriter BOBBY LONG                                

British singer/songwriter BOBBY LONG emerged from London’s folk music scene and currently resides in New York City, where he has forged a loyal global following with his hauntingly poetic lyrics and troubadour style.

Originally broadcast on  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016

MUSICAL GUEST: Jazz Guitar Great LARRY CORYELL                                      

One of the pioneers of jazz fusion LARRY CORYELL deserves a special place in the history books.   Coryell is comfortable in almost every style, and has played everything from decibel-heavy, distortion-laden electric guitar, to the most delicate and soothing music one will ever hear on acoustic guitar.

This “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” program originally aired on Monday, November 7, 2016.

MUSICAL GUEST: ISAAC SLADE of THE FRAY                                  

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016

MUSICAL GUEST: ENGELBERT HUMPERDINK                                      

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Tuesday, October 11, 2016

This  edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges aired October 4, 2016

A tribute to EVA CASSIDY with guest Bill Straw”

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges,” remembers the gifted singer and song interpreter EVA CASSIDY, while featuring tracks from her last recorded concert, a remarkable performance given on January 3, 1996.

This Edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Tuesday, September 27, 2016

 

Musical Guest:  MARTIN BARRE (formerly of Jethro Tull)

 

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Tuesday, September 9, 2016

IN STUDIO GUESTS:  LIZ MANDEVILLE

with Special Guests: DARIO LOMBARDO, ROCHELLE COBA & ANDY SUTTON

Chicago Blues Hall of Famer LIZ MANDEVILLE brought along a few musician friends to the Lakeshore Public Radio studio when she guested on the September 6th edition of the weekly “Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges” program.

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

 

IN-STUDIO GUESTS:  BLUESMAN DARIO LOMBARDO (from Italy)

& Chicago Blues Hall of Fame Inductee LIZ MANDEVILLE

with special guests:  BOB MANDARINO, RANDY JOHNSON & VINCENT L. ABRAMS