Lakeshore Public Radio and the Construction Advancement Foundation Partner on New Radio Effort

Aug 5, 2019

MERRILLVILLE— Lakeshore Public Radio is partnering with the Construction Advancement Foundation of Northwest Indiana (CAF) for a new on-air feature called “Building Northwest Indiana Radio,” providing listeners with insights into the northwest Indiana construction industry.

“Building and Construction is an integral part of the Northwest Indiana economy, but not many people can really comprehend the size and scope of what contractors and skilled labor do for the region,” said host Kevin Comerford, Director of Professional Development at the Construction Advancement Foundation of Northwest Indiana.  “We hope to give listeners the opportunity to learn about the construction industry, career opportunities, the projects we build, and how we transform the region and improve the quality of life in our communities.”

“Building Northwest Indiana Radio” segment can be heard every Tuesday at 7:23 AM (Morning Edition), during the 12 PM hour (Regionally Speaking), and at 4:21 PM (All Things Considered) starting August 6th on Lakeshore Public Radio – 89.1fm.

Hosted by the CAF leadership team of Dewey Pearman, Dr. James J. Arendas and Comerford, the program will feature guests discussing an array of topics on current and future construction projects that are shaping the region, as well as public policy initiatives affecting construction and career opportunities in the field.

James A. Muhammad, President, and CEO of Lakeshore Public Media, sees this on-air effort as a partnership that promotes the region’s commitment to economic innovation in new business and with some of its most iconic manufacturing industries. “The data shows that Northwest Indiana is continuing to grow,” said Muhammad.  “That says a lot about our values, our Midwestern work ethic and what we have to offer.”

The Construction Advancement Foundation of Northwest Indiana (CAF) is a nonprofit, regional construction industry trade association with over 500 affiliated contractor companies. The CAF serves professional contractors working in Lake, Porter, La Porte, Newton, Starke, and Jasper Counties in Indiana.

The mission of the CAF is to serve the professional construction industry of Northwest Indiana by enhancing quality through safety, professional development, cooperation, and by advancing the economic environment and public policies which affect CAF contributors.

Contractors affiliated with the CAF work primarily in the industrial, commercial, public works, and institutional markets of the construction industry. CAF focuses on a broad range of program areas including safety training, supervisory/management training, workforce development, legislative advocacy, and labor-management relations.