Lakeshore Public Media CEO James Muhammad announced he was stepping down. (photo provided)

Merrillville-based Lakeshore Public Media, which operates northwest Indiana’s public radio and television stations, said chairman and chief executive James Muhammad is stepping down after nearly a decade at this time. job. He accepted the position of chairman of the radio group at the University of Southern California.

Muhammad has led public broadcasting operations since 2013. Lakeshore Public Media says that under his leadership, Muhammad has expanded the station’s digital efforts by bringing its content to new audiences.

“Lakeshore Public Media has made great strides at both Lakeshore Public Radio and Lakeshore PBS in recent years under James’ leadership,” said Larry Brechner, Chairman of Lakeshore’s Board of Directors. “While he will be truly missed, we have an incredible team who are fully committed to the success of the organization, and they will continue to work every day to ensure the organization continues to move forward. “

The USC Radio Group operates two classical music radio stations, including KUSC in Los Angeles and KDFC in San Francisco.

Muhammad’s last day at Lakeshore is September 7.