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Tom Maloney

Vice President of Radio Operations

As Vice President of Radio Operations, Tom is responsible for overseeing Lakeshore Public Radio. He oversees the radio station’s programming, as well as news. He was instrumental in bringing several different genres of music to Lakeshore Public Radio.
Prior to his working at Lakeshore Public Media, Tom worked at Meyer Broadcasting, in Crown Point, where he was a play-by-play announcer for local high school sports as well as the Program Director.
He graduated from Boone Groove High School (Valparaiso, IN) and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications from Ball State University (Muncie, IN). He earned his Master of Arts in Communications from Purdue Northwest (Hammond, IN).

When he’s not programming the radio station or running around the office looking for his coffee mug, he is reading, on his rower or playing one of his many guitars. Sometimes at the same time.

  • Jerry Kaplan who teaches Social and Economic Impact of Artificial Intelligence at Stanford University about his highly anticipated new book Generative Artificial Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Know.
  • Yejide Ekunkonye is the founder of the organization Say Yes To Means. The members of the organization are dedicated to preserving and honoring the legacy of Andrew and Geter Means prominent real estate developers in Gary during the 1960’s. Jerry Kaplan who teaches Social and Economic Impact of Artificial Intelligence at Stanford University and is the author of the new book Generative Artificial Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Know.
  • The nonprofit organization Silverstray Social is working to keep pet families together by providing a free clinics throughout the city of Gary. Brian Kallies is one of the producers of the newly updated documentary Lincoln is Crying now airing PBS. He is with us to discuss the films comedic look at the history of systemic political corruption in Illinois. All of that on this edition of Regionally Speaking.
  • Indiana Youth Institute President and CEO Tami Silverman is with us to mental health and youth mentoring. PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. Chief Economist Gus Faucher gives an economic outlook at the start of the new year. But up first, Northwest Health & the MAAC Foundation are teaming up to offer an Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT-B) Training Course, right here in Northwest Indiana. Celina Weatherwax, president and CEO of the MAAC Foundation joins us to discuss how this course will ensure our first responders can respond effectively to any situation to protect the public. All of that on this edition of Regionally Speaking after the news.
  • Greg Hammer discusses financial moves to make by December 31, 2023. Author Alexandra Lange discuss the quintessential mall shopping experience of the 1980's and 1990's.
  • Indiana State Representative Julie Olthoff (District-19) recently joined Lakeshore Public Media host Tom Maloney in studio to share an update on various topics including .hammering out a two year state budget, as well as a proposed facility for homeless women veterans and a look ahead to 2024.
  • Robert Farmer the executive director of Webb House, Inc. dedicated to serving homeless women veterans. State Representative Julie Olthoff is touring the Region meeting with community members and stakeholders. We bring you a recap of Lakeshore Public Media’s 2023 General Election Night coverage sharing interviews some of the newly elected mayors from across the Region.
  • Environmental advocacy group JustTransition NWI raises concerns over NIPSO's proposed "natural gas peaker plant" at the R.M. Schahfer plant.
  • NIPSCO proposes new "natural gas peaker plant".
  • NIPSCO, has made a request with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to adjust its natural gas base rates. The proposed increase, filed with the IURC, will undergo a thorough and nearly yearlong regulatory review process. We’ll hear from two representatives about the plan. NWI financial advisor Greg Hammer will share tips to help prepare for your financial future in the age of AI. But up first, environmental advocacy groups are speaking out against NIPSCO’s planned peaker plant. We’ll speak to Susan Thomas with JustTransition NWI. All of that on this edition of Regionally Speaking. Story clarification: The NIPSCO gas rate increase request was filed on October 25, 2023 is not related to the NIPSCO natural gas peaking plant request filed September 12, 2023. They are two separate filings being considered by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC). The Peaker filing is associated with electric generation. To view the NIPSCO Electric: Gas Generation Proposal visit https://iurc.portal.in.gov/docketed-case-details/?id=d31fdda7-a051-ee11-be6e-001dd8065be9