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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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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
Caption: Shelby Gonzales with a saw-whet owl, Credit: Kate Nicoletti
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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
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Isle Royale, the small island laying about 15 miles offshore from Grand Portage, was once home to a thriving community of fishermen and their families, as well as resort and cabin visitors. Isle Royale has been the summer home for many generations. Those connections are explored in this series by WTIP's Rhonda Silence.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 25, 2018

Latest Pieces

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This segment explores the Ojibwe world views about traditional territory and adds historical perspective about the two traditional classifications ...

  • Added: Mar 10, 2023
  • Length: 08:30
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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.

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota


  • Added: Mar 07, 2023
  • Length: 06:11
  • Purchases: 1
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Cal Hand is lifelong dobro player known for his time playing with Twin Cities folk legends in the West Bank scene of the 60s and 70s, including ban...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2023
  • Length: 27:13
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Olav Luksengård Mjelva is a Norwegian musician specializing the hardanger fiddle – a traditional instrument that serves as the national instrument ...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2023
  • Length: 18:30
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Sonja Midtune is a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter who grew up in Chanhassen, MN, following her dreams of being a performer to make them a real...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2023
  • Length: 20:30
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On October 16th, three talented songwriters took to a makeshift stage inside the old school of Finland, MN for a memorable performance on a chilly ...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2023
  • Length: 50:20
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Derek Smith is a musician who grew up in Grand Portage and now resides in Queenstown, New Zealand on the country’s southern island. During one of h...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2023
  • Length: 25:18
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Last weekend Cook County was treated to some “lightspeed bluegrass” with special guests. Hear the conversations from the most recent Scenic Route w...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2023
  • Length: 10:31
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Last weekend Cook County was treated to some Texas-style honky-tonk music by way of the Twin Cities. Hear the conversations from the most recent Sc...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2023
  • Length: 16:14
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Guitarist Jeremy Ylvisaker and drummer JT Bates are two of the most high-caliber musicians in the Twin Cities music scene, both with over two decad...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2023
  • Length: 24:54