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.

This Edition of  “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges”  orginally aired on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17. 2017

Musical Guests:   

MINDI ABAIR (jazz/pop saxophonist, singer, songwriter)

JIM PETERIK  (singer, songwriter, author with a new 2018 calendar)

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on Lakeshore Pulbic Radio on TUESDAY, NOV. 14, 2017

In-Studio Guest: JAKOB DELICH

photo by Jeremy McCarthy

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017

Musical Guests:   

MICHAEL McDERMOTT & HEATHER HORTON (Husband/Wife Singer-Songwriters)

STEVE POLTZ (Singer/Songwriter)

KRISTI JACKSON (Marketing Director of Southlake Shopping Mall)

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

TOPIC: NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC CULTURE, WOLVES & MORE!

Musical Guests:   

PAUL LaROCHE of BRULÉ (Award-Winning Native American Musical Group)

CHARLIE SMITH (NWI Former Actress/Model & Miss Indiana)

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on HALLOWEEN NIGHT -- TONIGHT! TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31

 TONIGHT'S SHOW!!! TOM LOUNGES presents...."THE MIDWEST BEAT HALLOWEEN SPECIAL" A show filled with holiday favorites by artists like Screamin' Jay Hawkins and Oingo Boingo, mixed with cuts so deep by The Who, Alice Cooper, Goddo, Dave Edmunds, Tom Petty, Roky Erickson, The Ramones, and others..that you might bleed to death!  * No Repeat  

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on  FRIDAY,  OCTOBER 27, 2017

GUESTS:  

Country Music Chart-Topper JUSTIN MOORE

Rock-A-Billy Queen: WANDA JACKSON

plus... A Tribute To FATS DOMINO

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017

Musical Guest:   JEFF DANIELS:  Actor, Playwright, Singer, Songwriter & Guitarist

This evening's guest is celebrated actor and playwright  JEFF DANIELS, who has already received an Emmy, a Tony and a Golden Globe award, so maybe a Grammy is next? 

This edition of  “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017

Musical Guests:   

DAVE ALVIN  (Americana roots rocker)

MINDI ABAIR (singer/saxophonist)

ALEXIS J. ROSTON (actress/singer of "Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady Of Song")

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges”  originally aires on TUESDAY, OCT. 17, 2017

In-Studio Guests: HENRY FARAG of Stormy Weather & BILLY SHELTON of The Spaniels Forever

Call In Guests: CHARLIE THOMAS of The Drifters & SCOTT AVIG of Shades of Blue

Guest co-host HENRY FARAG of vocal group STORMY WEATHER joined host Tom Lounges in chatting with some legendary pioneers of rock 'n' roll's doo-wop era!      

SHAWNA STEWART

Oct 10, 2017

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017

Musical Guests:   SHAWNA STEWART with GENE STEWART & DAN PORTER

R&B singer, songwriter, performer SHAWNA STEWART flew in from Seattle, Washington to discuss her career and projects.  

This edition of  “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” was orginally broadcast on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

 

Musical Guest:

DEREK SHULMAN of Gentle Giant

Iconic British prog-rock band GENTLE GIANT is spotlighted on this program in honor of their new release -- "Gentle Giant: Three-Piece Suite" shipping worldwide on September 29.   

This Edition of MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

Musical Guests: GREGG POTTER & CATHY RICH (of The Buddy Rich Band)

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 FRIDAY,  SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

Musical Guests:  

Radio Personality/Author: MITCH MICHAELS (Live In-Studio)

Author KEN CHURILLA (Live In-Studio)

Author/Bluesman : BENNY TURNER (2017 Chicago Blues Hall of Fame Inductee)

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 aired on FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2017

CO-HOST:  Musician COUSIN DAVE NEELEY

MUSICAL GUESTS:

Singer/Songwriter SHELLY KOII

Singer/Songwriter DAVE RUDOLF

Singer/Songwriter ROBBIE FULKS

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

Musical Guests:  

England's JOHN O'HARA -- Arranger/Keyboardist of JETHRO TULL

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 TUESDAY,  AUGUST  1, 2017

Topic:  Lake County Fair Preview Show

Guests:

ELIZABETH LAMB -- Director of region String Group -- LYRICAL STRINGS.

ARLENE MARCINEK -- L.C. Fair Secretary & Board Member

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

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