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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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53 Pieces

Stories created by youth in and around Cook County Minnesota

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jan 11, 2016

Latest Pieces

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FROM JUNE 2023: A large section of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness will be closed near the end of the Gunflint Trail due to the ongoing t...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2024
  • Length: 13:06
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January 25 was the first day to secure a 2023 overnight paddle trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

  • Added: Jan 08, 2024
  • Length: 15:57
Caption: Wild Strawberries, Credit: Teresa Marrone
Ahhhh…. Rain on a roof, rain dripping from the trees and rain soaking the earth and making the rivers rush… isn’t that a wonderful sound?

  • Added: Jan 08, 2024
  • Length: 04:43
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"Trail Time" by Marcia Roepke highlights events and phenology on the Gunflint Trail

  • Added: Jan 05, 2024
  • Length: 05:17
Caption: The Road to the Pincushion Dump, Credit: Martha Marnocha
WTIP producer Martha Marnocha explores an area high above the city of Grand Marais on Pincushion Mountain that was once the town's garbage dump.

  • Added: Jan 05, 2024
  • Length: 07:21
Caption: Marcia Hyatt
Marcia Hyatt is a leadership and life coach who provides a weekly feature on WTIP's North Shore Weekend titled "The Best of Ourselves," which explo...

Bought by KGUA and KICI Iowa City

  • Added: Jan 03, 2024
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist and she joins us periodically to report on what she’s seeing in our woods and waters right now.

  • Added: Dec 29, 2023
  • Length: 06:20
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Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist and she joins us periodically to report on what she’s seeing in our woods and waters right now

  • Added: Dec 29, 2023
  • Length: 05:39
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In this very special, one-hour episode, you’ll meet Lindsey Gau and Bill Hansen, part of our new, rotating crew of podcast hosts. They each share m...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2023
  • Length: 58:17
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I believe the snow is here to stay for a while on the Gunflint Trail. It’s not very much snow but it both covered the ground and relieved the suspe...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota

  • Added: Dec 01, 2023
  • Length: 06:10
  • Purchases: 1