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Tom Lounge's Top Albums of 2023

Every January, The Times daily newspaper publishes Tom Lounges' personal picks -- 'Tom's Top 10 Regional Albums of the Year" -- culled from the many albums released by artists from the Chicagoland music.

Once the list is published in the newspaper, Tom dedicates a radio program to spotlight a song from each of his TOP 10 picks so the public has a chance to hear this great new, locally produced original music.

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Tom Lounges has been a region radio personality and a music journalist since 1979. For the last 35-years, he has been reporting on entertainment as a weekly columnist and feature writer for The Times newspaper. He was also publisher and editor of the monthly tri-state entertainment magazine ("Midwest BEAT Magazine") for over two decades, he has written hundreds of features for numerous national glossy magazines over the decades, and he wrote "Liner Notes" for over a dozen albums release by Sony Records.
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  • Tonight's edition of the NPR radio program "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" heard on 89.1FM-LAKESHORE PUBLIC RADIO will reflect back on some of the program's best live in-studio performance broadcasts of 2023.Live performances included on the show this evening include those by the artists: Kenny James and Ron Riddell, Danny Lemmon, Dave Rudolf, Michael Lubecke, Cory Goodrich, Geddy Trezak, Ally Christian and Wolffgang. Hear the best of live performances to be broadcast during 2023 on tonight's radio show tonight between 7-8pm."MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" is heard every Tuesday evening from 7:00pm to 8:00pm and is presented by Tom Lounges Record Bin in Hobart. All past broadcasts can be accessed on demand at: https://www.lakeshorepublicmedia.org/show/midwest-beatTune in at 89.1FM in the Northwest Indiana area or stream the program live in real time from anywhere in the world via the "Listen Live" link on station's web site: www.lakeshorepublicmedia.org
  • Join Tom Lounges as he brings in the New Year with a tremendous talent. James Gedda joins us in the studio to catch up about life, tells us about the trials and tribulations of being a musician, and also playing some licks from his new album. All on Lakeshore Public Media 89.1FM
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  • Hobart High School's WOLFFGANG choral group is live on "Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges" radio program on Lakeshore Public Media 89.1fm.The ladies were performing in our TV studio and broadcast over the radio while we were video taping their performances tonight in for possible visual media and social media use during the holiday season.