Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges

Tuesday: 7-8pm (repeats Friday - 11:00pm / Also a new program Friday afternoons from 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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 edition on Friday afternoons (12:00-2:00pm Central) and an evening edition on Tuesdays at 7:00pm Central.  The Tuesday show repeats on Friday nights at 11:00pm

A few of the guests who have been interviewed over the five years that the program has been broadcasting on Lakeshore Public Radio include:  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.

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 (Firesign Theater), and various film and live theatre producers and actors.

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                             

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” aired October 25, 2016

Musical Guest:  JOHN LODGE of THE MOODY BLUES

JOHN LODGE — bass guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter of the longstanding rock group — THE MOODY BLUES is the musical guest on this edition of “Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges.”

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

 

 

TOPIC: “MUDDY WATERS: THE MUSIC, THE MAN, THE LEGACY”

IN-STUDIO GUEST: JOSEPH MORGANFIELD

 

 

                                        

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 20, 2016

MUSICAL GUEST: MINDI ABAIR (International Saxophonist, Vocalist, Songwriter & Performer)

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 broadcast TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2016

       IN-STUDIO GUESTS: SHERYL YOUNGBLOOD of SAY YES!

     with CORNELL BROWN, AL BURROWS & JOE FIZER of HIGH PERFORMANCE

 

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

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2016

IN-STUDIO GUESTS: Bluesmen DOKTU RHUTE (aka Roy Hytower& BOB MANDARINO with surprise phone guest: BILLY SHELTON of The Spaniels

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