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

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jul 28, 2017

Latest Pieces

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We all know what success is, but how do you define failure? If you miss reaching a goal – does that mean you failed? Audrey Summers of WTIP's Youth...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2012
  • Length: 04:12
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What does it mean to be successful? In this vox pop, WTIP Youth Radio Project producers Sterling Anderson and Shawn Neuwirth asked people what succ...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2012
  • Length: 02:17
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Are today's young people too plugged in? Is the wide variety of technology at their fingertips detrimental to their schoolwork/driving/futures? WTI...

Bought by KSFR


  • Added: Jul 27, 2012
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Milt Powell, Credit: Staci Drouillard
This segment of WTIP's ongoing series "Anishinaabe Way: Lives, Words, and Stories of Ojibwe People" features Milt Powell of the Saganaga Lake Powel...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 27, 2012
  • Length: 06:57
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Logo by Laurl Loberg
There are a lot of ways climate change stands to affect Lake Superior. There's the reduction in ice cover, rising lake temperatures, the increase i...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, WRNC-LP, and WORT


  • Added: Jul 11, 2012
  • Length: 04:35
  • Purchases: 3
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Cedar Adams is a junior at Cook County High School in Grand Marais, Minnesota, and a member of WTIP North Shore Community Radio's Youth Radio Proje...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2012
  • Length: 02:08
Caption: Logo by Lauryl Loberg, Credit: Travis Novitsky
Things are heating up in the Lake Superior basin. Temps are rising, ice cover is shrinking and life is changing. There are 60 days less ice now the...

Bought by XRAY.fm, WRNC-LP, KSRQ, and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota


  • Added: Jun 29, 2012
  • Length: 06:27
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: The restored Edisen Fishery on Isle Royale, Credit: Joe Ross on Flickr
Just off the North Shore of Lake Superior, sits an island. Isle Royale. It's 45 miles long and 9 miles wide. It's remote. It's quiet. It has abunda...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 29, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:11
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Little Marais Lodge, Little Marais, Minnesota, 1940
Art Fenstad is a third generation North Shore resident. His kind eyes and gentle manner add warmth to his stories. He has a lot of knowledge of the...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 29, 2012
  • Length: 02:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Leah Thomas with the Splinters
June is National Accordion Awareness Month...who knew? Grand Marais accordionist and singer Leah Thomas stopped by WTIP's The Roadhouse June 22 to ...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2012
  • Length: 18:55