WTIP

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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.
 

Series

Caption: Kristin DeArruda Wharton
6 Pieces

Kristin DeArruda Wharton is a resident of Cook County, Minnesota and a current fellow with the Bush Foundation. In 2017, DeArruda Wharton approached WTIP with the idea of creating a series of interviews focused on topics relevant to not just health professionals, but anyone who is facing issues related to their own health, and that of their loved ones.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 03, 2018
Caption: Dr. Seth Moore, Credit: Carah Thomas-Maskell
37 Pieces

Dr. Seth Moore leads the biology and environment departments at Grand Portage Trust Lands. He appears monthly on WTIP North Shore Community Radio in Grand Marais, MN. The interviews are around 5 minutes in length.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Nov 06, 2012
Caption: WTIP Youth Radio Project, Credit: Carah Thomas
134 Pieces

WTIP's "Engaging Youth Through Radio" project features the work of YRP students. These short 3- to 5-minute features are by youth for youth, and explore issues and themes with a youth focus.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jul 08, 2014
Caption: Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center
4 Pieces

WTIP is exploring environmental stewardship with a series of short features that raise awareness of stewardship and how individuals and communities take part.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 07, 2014
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12 Pieces

Molly Hoffman became a birder following a 1970 course in Ornithology at the University of Minnesota, Duluth which was part of a degree in Biology. Molly created Field Notes to bring a realistic birding experience to a radio audience. By using a single recorder to capture bird sounds along with her voice narrative, Field Notes is able to simulate a guided birding adventure in the woods.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 26, 2010
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5 Pieces

The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has created the CACHE Project, which stands for “Community Agriculture through Culture, Health and Education.” The acronym perfectly captures what the Grand Portage community is doing—coming together to share food from community gardens and to learn new and old ways of harvesting.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jul 04, 2018
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6 Pieces

Steve Ramberg lives on the Gunflint Trail with his family in northeastern Minnesota. In his ongoing audio series, Steve highlights life on the Trail. Steve has a knack for tackling big issues with a gentle touch.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 22, 2012
Caption: Gus and Maggie
8 Pieces

Gus' Wild Side are 5-7 minute features that explore our connections to nature in Minnesota and beyond.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 27, 2016
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4 Pieces

This series is a collaboration between WTIP and the Cook County Historical Society.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 24, 2019
Caption: Henry Mayhew in Grand Marais
2 Pieces

History Speaks is an exploration and presentation of aspects of our region's past.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jun 10, 2014

Latest Pieces

Caption: John Dillinger, Credit: Boston Public Library archives
Gus recalls his grandparents' story of a possible encounter with John Dillinger in northern Wisconsin.

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2014
  • Length: 05:56
  • Purchases: 2
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WTIP's Dick Swanson & Bob Carter welcomed all six members of the Black River Revue, a Duluth/Superior-based band, into Studio A recently. It was a ...

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  • Added: Dec 10, 2014
  • Length: 29:21
  • Purchases: 1
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Ever wonder about how food trends get started? WTIP's Bob Carter chatted recently with Kelly Hensel, senior digital editor at the Institute of Food...

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  • Added: Dec 10, 2014
  • Length: 20:29
  • Purchases: 1
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Facebook is making changes to its privacy policy as of Jan. 1, so we're looking into online privacy from a legal standpoint. Prof. Jane Kirtley, di...

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  • Added: Dec 10, 2014
  • Length: 01:00:21
  • Purchases: 1
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Mark Seeley, extension climatologist and professor at the U of MN, stopped by WTIP recently to chat with Ann Possis about climate, weather, and the...

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  • Added: Dec 02, 2014
  • Length: 15:36
  • Purchases: 1
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Grand Marais singer-songwriter Michael Monroe dropped by WTIP's The Roadhouse recently for a delightful visit with Bob Carter and Ann Possis. Hear ...

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  • Added: Dec 02, 2014
  • Length: 02:20:21
  • Purchases: 1
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WTIP's Dave TerSteeg and Dick Swanson welcomed Eau Claire-based group the EverGreen Grass Band to Studio A recently for fast bluegrass picking and ...

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  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 01:01:08
  • Purchases: 1
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"Project: Ice" views the Great Lakes through the prism of ice, at the crossroads of history, science and climate change. The film's director and ex...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 19:50
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WTIP's Dick Swanson spoke recently with Dr. Richard Deyo about the industry that has sprung up around back pain, and why more invasive intervention...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 23:20
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North Shore native Josh Von Mink returns back home for a show at Lutsen Resort and special live set on the Scenic Route. He joins Will Moore to tal...

  • Added: Nov 24, 2014
  • Length: 27:07