WTIP

StationAccount image
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

Series image
6 Pieces

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
Caption: PRX default Series image
4 Pieces

A project made in conjunction with WTIP and North House Folk School.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jul 28, 2017
Series image
0 Pieces

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
Series image
357 Pieces

Phenologist Chel Anderson shares information and insights about the great outdoors in Northeastern Minnesota

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Nov 02, 2012
Series image
4 Pieces

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
Series image
0 Pieces

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
Series image
24 Pieces

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
Series image
7 Pieces

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
0 Pieces

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
Caption: PRX default Series image
5 Pieces

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

Piece image
Youth Producer Sean MacDonell interviews Grand Marais Parks and Rec Director Dave Tersteeg about the changing water levels of Lake Superior and the...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jul 30, 2014
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
Youth Producer Sean MacDonell recently went to downtown Grand Marais, MN, and asked folks about significant changes that they were currently going ...

Bought by KSRQ and WDSE


  • Added: Jul 30, 2014
  • Length: 05:08
  • Purchases: 2
Piece image
WTIP's Buck Benson & Ann Possis welcomed local singer-songwriter Maria Nickolay to Studio A recently for fun conversation about her musical influen...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
  • Length: 30:36
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Buck Benson, right, prepares to ride zipline, Credit: Chris Polydoroff
WTIP's The Roadhouse producer Ann Possis turned the tables on host Buck Benson to learn about his upcoming adventure in the Andes, biking from the ...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
  • Length: 17:43
Piece image
WTIP's Ann Possis spoke recently with Dr. Karen Gran, a geology professor at UMD, about North Shore rivers and their history. She explains what can...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
  • Length: 12:43
Piece image
WTIP's Buck Benson & Dick Swanson welcomed Staci Stringer (vocals) & Ryan Cihlar (vocals & ukulele), the duo known as Cherry Dirt, to the studio re...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 33:32
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
Leslie Quick Pedersen & Dan Quick stopped by The Roadhouse recently to talk with WTIP's Buck Benson about their dad, Birney Quick, an artist and in...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 22:07
Piece image
WTIP's Dick Swanson welcomed the executive director of the Ernest Oberholtzer Foundation, Beth Waterhouse, to The Roadhouse recently. She told the...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 20:18
Piece image
Last weekend, Youth Producer Sean MacDonell traveled to his hometown of St. Paul. In this commentary, he describes his feelings upon returning to h...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 05:15
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
Youth Producer Sterling Anderson just finished his first year of college. In this new commentary, he reflects on his feelings upon returning home.

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 01:40
  • Purchases: 1