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North Shore Community Radio began broadcasting on April 29, 1998 from a small studio in the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in Grand Marais, Minnesota. WTIP’s home is in Minnesota’s most remote county, with some of the most pristine and beautiful environment in the United States. Although Cook County is our home geographically, WTIP serves all of the North Shore of Lake Superior, and inland, from Two Harbors, Minnesota to Thunder Bay, Ontario, as well as areas of the South Shore of Lake Superior in northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Our webstream also takes our programs all over the world.
 
North Shore Community Radio broadcasts locally-produced programs from the WTIP studios as well as national and international music, news and public affairs programming.
 
WTIP is a community station. Sources of revenue include listener-members, business underwriters, grants, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and other sources. However, the most important and valued source of revenue is our ever-growing group of listener-members.
 
Because WTIP serves some very remote wilderness areas of three States and one Province, our population base is small. We are supported by our listener-members, but we rely on our good friends who visit the area for expanding the membership group. Whether you are visiting for a day, a week, staying for the season or living in the WTIP listening area, we want you to become a member. You can take us home with you by ‘streaming us online through our website: www.wtip.org.
 

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WTIP is committed to informing and connecting listeners with relevant news, public affairs, perspectives, and stories from Minnesota's North Shore community.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 07, 2011
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A project made in conjunction with WTIP and North House Folk School.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jul 28, 2017
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Minnesota's North Shore is home to a great deal of musical talent. WTIP North Shore Community Radio is dedicated to highlighting the area's musicians.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 20, 2011
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Phenologist Chel Anderson shares information and insights about the great outdoors in Northeastern Minnesota

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Nov 02, 2012
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Northern Sky is a 3- to 5-minute, twice-monthly feature that explores the stars, planets and constellations that are visible throughout the year in the northern Minnesota region. University of Minnesota science writer Deane Morrison provides tips on how to locate stars and planets, as well as the latest news on developments in space science and technology.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Nov 15, 2013
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Nosey Rosey lives with Dave and Nancy Seaton and family on the Gunflint Trail in North Eastern Minnesota. Rosey has a special affinity for four-legged creatures, but is equally savvy about family, friends and human foibles.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 07, 2011
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Writer Jess Koski is a Grand Portage tribal member and dispatches his “Jessays,” from his home on the shore of Lake Superior, in Chi Oni Gaming.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jun 30, 2021
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Ada Igoe grew up in Minnesota’s North Woods and after temping in both London, England and the Twin Cities she realized the woods and community of Cook County would always be home.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 25, 2012
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In this bite-size segment, WTIP North Shore Community Radio contributor Shelby Gonzalez explores the great outdoors with a sense of humor and a nose for strange stories, odd critters, and unusual pursuits.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jan 30, 2013
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Powering Down is a series that takes a look at Cook County residents who live "off the grid". It explores their choices to downsize or use alternative energy and the lifestyle changes, challenges, and boons that come with it.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Mar 17, 2020

Latest Pieces

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Maajigwaneyaash-Dr. Gordon Jourdain, recalls the days of deep snow and extreme temperatures at Lac La Croix First Nations when he was a child. We l...

  • Added: May 25, 2024
  • Length: 05:53
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Maajigwaneyaash–Dr. Gordon Jourdain, shares cultural teachings about Ojibwe words for the color and taste spectrum, which have different prefixes a...

  • Added: May 25, 2024
  • Length: 06:27
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It’s “Fishing 101” Boundary Waters edition, with USFS Biological Science Technician Hannah Hill. Learn about tackle recommendations, best practices...

  • Added: May 19, 2024
  • Length: 07:35
Caption: Black bear up a tree at Clearwater Lake., Credit: Courtesy of Rocco Bonello, SNF
The Superior National Forest is home to black bears, who are smart, have a good memory and most often prefer to keep to themselves. With increased ...

  • Added: May 19, 2024
  • Length: 10:31
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In this segment of Keep it Wild we talk with Carl Skustad, a USFS Wilderness & Recreation Program Lead out of Ely, Minnesota. Carl gives early spri...

  • Added: May 19, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
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In the February 2024 edition of Keep it Wild, Tim Engrav of the LaCroix and Laurentian Ranger District fills us in on the use of augers in the Wild...

  • Added: May 19, 2024
  • Length: 05:20
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The WTIP Boundary Waters Podcast talks with Megan McClanahan of the US Forest Service about “Leave No Trace” principles in the winter. She covers t...

  • Added: May 19, 2024
  • Length: 08:29
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In this debut segment of “Keep it Wild,” USFS Wilderness Operations Lead Megan McClanahan discusses early winter adventuring in the BWCAW, includin...

  • Added: May 12, 2024
  • Length: 08:48
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In this edition of Superior Reads, Lin Salisbury talks with author Sue Leaf about her book “Impermanence: Life and Loss on Superior’s South Shore”.

  • Added: May 11, 2024
  • Length: 28:00
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In this edition of Superior Reads, Lin Salisbury talks with author Kaveh Akbar about his latest book “Martyr!”

  • Added: May 11, 2024
  • Length: 30:04