Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges

Tuesday: 7-8pm, repeats Friday - 7pm, Friday afternoons from 12-2pm

Longtime region radio and music scene icon Tom Lounges hosts this twice weekly program about music and the people who make it.   The talk/music format finds Lounges having interesting conversations with a wide variety of guest musicians, ranging from international legends to local talents on the rise.  Two new programs a week are produced -- a two hour afternoon edition on Fridays  (12:00-2:00pm Central) and an evening edition on Tuesdays at 7:00pm Central.  The Tuesday show repeats on Friday nights at 7:00pm

Among the national and internationally famous guests interviewed over the years by Tom Lounges on this Lakeshore Public Radio program are:  Paul Rodgers (Bad Company), Charlie Daniels, Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Steve Hackett (Genesis), Ted Nugent, Rod Argent (The Zombies), The Moody Blues, The Ides of March, Jeff Daniels (actor/musician), Martina McBride, Ann Wilson (Heart), Wanda Jackson (Rockabilly Queen), Jimmy Fortune (The Statler Bros.), Elvin Bishop, David Sanborn, Mindi Abair, Richard Sterban & Joe Bonsall of The Oak Ridge Boys, Dennis DeYoung (ex-Styx), Engelbert Humperdink, Boz Scaggs, Dave Alvin (The Blasters), George Thorogood, Coco Montoya, Joe Bonamassa, and hundreds of others.

Many regional and local guests are also invited to chat, perform and have their talents spotlighted on "Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges".  Among those local talents recently featured are: Robert Rolfe Feddersen, Jerica Paliga, Jimmy Sarr, Jef Sarver, Nomad Planets, Echoes of Pompeii, Rocken Horse, Joseph Mojo Morganfield, Liz Mandeville, and Stop.Drop.Rewind.

All genres of music is covered — rock, blues, jazz and country — on this twice weekly celebrity interview program that really spotlights an artist and their music.   There are sometimes non-musician celebrities who pop up on the show as well, among those have been author James Patterson, voice actor Phil Proctor (of Firesign Theater), and various film and live theatre producers and actors.

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This program originally aired on MARCH 20, 2018 on 89.1FM-Lakeshore Public Radio.

GUESTS:  Eric D. Spruth, Ruth Halsted and Emalee Kay  

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 program originally aired on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27,2018  

Musical Guest:  MR. FUNNYMAN

Members of Northwest Indiana's top party rock musical group -- MR. FUNNYMAN  -- visited the studio to talk about their group, their 25-year-career, their long-running side project Echoes of Pompeii, playing shows for some top national celebrities, and inbetween all of that, managed to perform four "stripped down" tunes live on air
 

This program originally aired on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018

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Musical Guest: ROBBY KRIEGER of THE DOORS

PART ONE OF THE MIDWEST BEAT INTERVIEW WITH ROBBY KRIEGER...

"THE DOORS: Live At The Isle of Wight" (Eagle Rock) a concert performance from August of 1970 was being released on DVD on the day this interview with the group's iconic guitarist ROBBY KRIEGER aired.

photo by Jamie Trumper

This program originally aired on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018 but this re-edited version was re-broadcast on Wednesday, February 21st and Friday, February 23rd.

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Musical Guest:  EARL SLICK (of "Celebrating David Bowie" U.S. Tour)

photo by Tom Lounges

This program originally aired on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018

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In-Studio Guests:  ROCKEN HORSE (longtime Region Rock band)

Call-In Guest:  EARL SLICK (of "Celebrating David Bowie" U.S. Tour)

photo by Jamie Trumper

EARL SLICK ROCKS ON STAGE DURING THE "CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE" U.S. TOUR 2018

         WRITTEN FEATURE ARTICLE

            CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE

by Tom Lounges

WHO:  "Celebrating David Bowie" with Earl Slick, Mike Garson, Gerry Leonard, Carmine Rojas, Bernard Fowler, Gaby Moreno & others

WHEN:  Friday, February 23 @ 7:30pm

photo by Tom Lounges

This program originally aired on  TUESDAY,  FEBRUARY 13, 2018

Musical Guests:  WOLFFGANG (Hobart High Vocal Ensemble) & DEAN WOLF

 

The gifted young female vocal ensemble -- WOLFFGANG -- from Hobart High School returned for another evening of live performances in the Lakeshore Public Radio studio. 

This program originally aired on FRIDAY,  JANUARY 26, 2018

The topic of this program is "THE SALUTE TO THE SIXTIES" Concert Tour & the Sixties Music Scene.

In-Studio:  CHARLIE BLUM (Concert Producer)

 Call-In Guests: CARL GIAMMARESE (vocalist of The Buckinghams), MARK DAWSON (vocalist of The Grass Roots) & PETER NOONE (vocalist/founder of Herman's Hermits)  

This program originally aired on TUESDAY,  JANUARY 23, 2018

Musical In-Studio Guest:  

Country Artist JERICA PALIGA (with guitarist JOEY MIROBALLI)

This program originally aired on FRIDAY,  JANUARY 19, 2018 

TOPIC:  TOM's TOP 10 REGION ALBUMS OF 2017

photo by Connie Carrol

This program originally aired on TUESDAY,  JANUARY 16, 2018

Musical Guest:  

JOSEPH "Mojo" MORGANFIELD

photo by John Noonan

This edition of  “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2017

In-Studio Live Guests: 

JIMMY SARR (Country Artist)

STOP.DROP.REWIND (modern rock band)

The first portion of the  program will feature an in-studio appearance by region country singer/songwriter JIMMY SARR, who will chat about his upcoming gig at BUDDY & PALS in Schererville.

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on  FRIDAY,  DECEMBER 15, 2017

In-Studio Co-Host:  TIM DUDLEY (Elvis Tribute)KENNY JAMES (Buddy Holly Tribute)

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

Musical Guests:  THE SPANIELS FOREVER CHRISTMAS SHOW

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 on 89.1FM -- Lakeshore Public Radio

Guest:  CHARLES BILLINGSLEY (Christian singer, author, and speaker)

Fresh on the holiday album charts this year is -- CHARLES BILLINGSLEY! 

This Edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 on 89.1FM -- Lakeshore Public Radio

GUESTS: BILL SYNIAR & DAVE KELLY of "CLASSICAL BLAST"

 This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Friday, December 1, 2017 on 89.1FM -- Lakeshore Public Radio

GUESTS: BRADLEY WALKER (Country Artist)

RICHARD STERBAN of THE OAK RIDGE BOYS

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017

Topic:    "AN ALL ELVIS CHRISTMAS SHOW!"

Guest Co-Host: OMAR FARAG

Musical Guests: CODY RAY SLAUGHTER (performers on "The Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular Holiday Show")

WTTW Television

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on FRIDAY,  NOVEMBER 24, 2017 

Topic: "Cornerstones of Chicago Rock "

Musical Guests: 

TOM DOODY (of THE CRYAN' SHAMES)

JIM PETERIK (of THE IDES OF MARCH)

Plus ... A special "THANK YOU"-themed music set for Thanksgiving weekend

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired TUESDAY,  NOVEMBER 21, 2017

Musical Guest:  

JOE MARCINEK (Guitarist, Writer, Band Leader)

Northwest Indiana guitar great JOE MARCINEK tours nationally from New York to LA and everywhere in between and has garnered critical acclaim in the press in most every city and town where he's graced a stage. 

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!      

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