What we're about

Lakeshore Public Media is to be the recognized media resource for citizens of all ages to experience life-long learning, celebrate human diversity, and engage in civic concerns, all to enrich the lives of people in the communities we serve.

Become the essential source of media that brings distinctive and diverse insights from our local communities.

Radio, in combination with other digital platforms, will emphasize local news and public affairs, while using alternative channels for music and other legacy programs that meet our mission as a public broadcaster.

In television, we will make an upgrade investment in and direct our new production resources for distinctive local programming, while continuing to be a provider of the core program service of PBS and other national channels. We will continue to offer production opportunities to our community partners, and other potential associations.

“You make every day a special day just by being you, and I like you just the way you are.” – Fred Rogers

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is exhibited by our mission to celebrate human diversity in the communities we serve in all facets to include our award-winning local content and, most importantly, in representation among our staff. As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, Lakeshore PBS adheres to the employment laws and guidelines established by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Lakeshore PBS is dedicated to attracting and retaining staff of various backgrounds at all levels of the organization and seeks to work with producers and other service providers that strive to do the same. These efforts enable Lakeshore PBS to reach our diverse audience with relevant and impactful content and position us to compete more effectively in our local media landscape.

Our Values

Upholding the ideals of public broadcasting and its diverse perspectives.

Encouraging regard for others, their intelligence and ability to draw their own conclusions.

Providing trustworthy and reliable media in all formats to our communities.

Elevating the quality of life through transformative public media.

Being an irreproachable steward of the public trust.

Nurturing curiosity and creativity for dynamic growth as providers of public media.

Lakeshore Public Media, which operates Lakeshore PBS and Lakeshore Public Radio, is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization. Your financial contribution is tax deductible with the exception of the fair market value of any goods or services received from the station in exchange for your gift.

Tax ID number: 31-0960136

Legal Name: Northwest Indiana Public Broadcasting, Inc. (this includes both Lakeshore PBS and Lakeshore Public Radio)

Address: 8625 Indiana Place, Merrillville, IN 46410

Designation: Please specify if this gift is intended for Lakeshore PBS, Lakeshore Public Radio, or both.

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact our Membership department at (219) 756-5656 or