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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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11 Pieces

WTIP is taking a deeper look at who we are as a community. Part of the effort is our commitment to learn more about the history of where we live here on the North Shore—from a time long before the first towns were established and the first European settlers arrived.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 06, 2021
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12 Pieces

Cilla Walford is a transplant from England who now lives in Grand Marais, Minnesota “Lady and the Scamp” begins when Cilla decides to take a sabbatical from her teaching job and take her ancient dog, Sarah on a few last adventures.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Feb 08, 2019
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10 Pieces

Lake County Journal is a monthly program featuring the culture and voices of Lake County, Minnesota.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Dec 16, 2014
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2 Pieces

This project focuses on the diverse cultural and historical aspects of life in the rich outdoor setting on the North Shore. It explores the history and current methods of hunting and trapping in the region.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Feb 11, 2020
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12 Pieces

WTIP North Shore Community Radio’s Local Music Project is a monthly program highlighting some of the many talented musicians that live and perform around the North Shore of Lake Superior. Each half-hour program will explore the artist’s roots, musical inspiration, and influences through in-depth interviews and examples of their music.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 14, 2012
Caption: Vicki Biggs-Anderson
54 Pieces

Vicki lives with her husband, Paul, on a nearly 100-year-old homestead in Colvill, just North of Grand Marais, Minnesota. She shares this special place with six goats, one guard llama, about two dozen laying hens, a few difficult geese and ducks, seven angora rabbits, a house cat and one yellow Lab. In this series, Vicki shares her experiences and adventures in this magnetic place.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: May 18, 2018
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16 Pieces

Joni Peterson produces these monthly spotlights that focus on some of the many women singers, songwriters, and musicians who have roots in Minnesota.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 21, 2021
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17 Pieces

The North Shore is home to a rich history and diverse culture. In Moments in Time, WTIP North Shore Community Radio speaks with members of the community and region about their memories from different periods of our region's past to help foster an appreciation and understanding of the community in which we find ourselves today.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 18, 2012
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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
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4 Pieces

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

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jul 28, 2017

Latest Pieces

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As we edge ever closer to spring, the light changes in our natural world. In this edition of North Woods Naturalist, Jay Andersen, with WTIP North ...

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2013
  • Length: 07:05
  • Purchases: 1
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Czarina Crow is a WTIP Youth Radio Project producer, high school student and poet. In this feature, she shares a poem about a father leaving.

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  • Added: Feb 04, 2013
  • Length: 01:55
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Shawn's not sure what arrived first--the fishing line or the fever. Recently, he noticed his preparations for the coming spring are well under way....

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  • Added: Feb 04, 2013
  • Length: 05:07
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Flocks of redpolls usually come down from their northern breeding grounds to visit our feeders every winter. In this edition of North Woods Natural...

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  • Added: Jan 28, 2013
  • Length: 07:22
  • Purchases: 2
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There once was a saying in northern Minnesota that tourist towns "rolled up the sidewalks after Labor Day," because tourism came to a grinding halt...

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  • Added: Jan 28, 2013
  • Length: 06:15
  • Purchases: 1
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Czarina Crow is a WTIP Youth Radio Project producer, high school student and poet. In this feature, she shares a poem about young love coming to an...

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  • Added: Jan 28, 2013
  • Length: 01:40
  • Purchases: 1
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WTIP's Ann Possis visited with Washburn, Wisc., musician and artist Marlin Ledin Jan. 18 about his project to record the ice sounds of Lake Superio...

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2013
  • Length: 20:32
  • Purchases: 2
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Winter air infused with maple or birch smoke is one of the joys of living up north year ‘round. The scent of smoke in the chilly air also signals t...

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  • Added: Jan 22, 2013
  • Length: 08:29
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Caption: Travis Payer at Sugarbush in Spring
Travis Payer is Nebraska Ho Chunk and Bad River Ojibwe. He has lived in the Minneapolis St. Paul area his whole life and has been a Minneapolis Fir...

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  • Added: Jan 22, 2013
  • Length: 07:05
  • Purchases: 5
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They’re small, fast and can be a big help to gardeners. In this edition of North Woods Naturalist, Jay Andersen, with WTIP North Shore Community Ra...

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  • Added: Jan 22, 2013
  • Length: 06:36
  • Purchases: 1