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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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Original Air Date - January 27 2023 Ditchbird is the moniker of Minneapolis-based guitarist Tony Petersen, who has just come out with the solo pro...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2023
  • Length: 24:51
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Original air date - January 20 2023 Paul Metsa is a lifelong musician, writer, poet, and artist at heart from Virginia, MN known for his band Cat...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2023
  • Length: 37:39
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Original Air Date - January 13 Dennis Warner hails from the small town of Clearwater, MN, just south of St. Cloud and has been singing for college...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2023
  • Length: 19:40
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Original Air Date - January 8 2023 Early Eyes is an energetic and uniquely creative pop group from the Twin Cities featuring five young musician...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2023
  • Length: 12:44
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Original Air Date - January 4 2023 Gregg McVicar is the longtime host of Undercurrents Radio, a national music program for public stations that f...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2023
  • Length: 22:39
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Original Air Date - December 30 2022 Carl Hansen is a videographer based in Bozeman, Montana who grew up here in Cook County. His family has long ...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2023
  • Length: 24:42
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Original Air Date: December 23 2023 Sarah Morris is a Twin Cities based songwriter with a brand new holiday-themed album entitled “merry, little, ...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2023
  • Length: 21:14
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Original Air Date - November 8 2022 “Glensheen” is an award-winning 2015 musical based on the infamous Congdon murders at the Glensheen estate in ...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2023
  • Length: 14:41
Caption: Grand Marais Lighthouse, Credit: Will Moore
Original Air Date - October 28 2022 The Evening Stars are a funk and soul band playing rousing renditions of favorite songs spanning several decad...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2023
  • Length: 30:38
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Original Air Date - October 17 2022 One Week Live has been a two-decade long tradition at Wussow’s Concert Cafe in West Duluth. The event is weekl...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2023
  • Length: 08:54