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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

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In the Field is a radio series dedicated to exploring people’s lives and the contributions people make to our shared cultural legacy through work.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 17, 2023
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15 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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18 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

Latest Pieces

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The unusual sight of fog forming over snow means being in the right conditions at the right time of day. Producer Jay Andersen of WTIP North Shore ...

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  • Added: Apr 02, 2014
  • Length: 07:16
  • Purchases: 1
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WTIP's Buck Benson & Dick Swanson welcomed the Clearwater Hot Club to Studio A recently for some hot jazz on a cold night. The band is Sam Miltich,...

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  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 38:27
  • Purchases: 1
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WTIP's Buck Benson spoke recently with Prof. Darla Hamann of the School of Urban and Public Affairs at the U of Texas, Arlington. She's the co-auth...

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  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 18:09
  • Purchases: 1
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Prof. Clem Pryke is a physics and astronomy professor and experimental cosmologist at the U of MN, and one of the principal investigators on the te...

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  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 19:00
  • Purchases: 1
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WTIP's Buck Benson & Dick Swanson welcomed Hovland musician Maria Nickolay to Studio A recently. She's just back from five months in Ireland, Israe...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2014
  • Length: 32:27
  • Purchases: 1
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Ray Crowe, Bigfoot investigator and founder of the Western Bigfoot Society, joined WTIP's Buck Benson recently to talk about his research into Bigf...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2014
  • Length: 19:33
  • Purchases: 1
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WTIP's Dick Swanson & Buck Benson welcomed Inuit stone carver Looty Pijamini; Tom Chapman, president of Upper Canada Native Art; and Sivertson Gall...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2014
  • Length: 20:57
  • Purchases: 1
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WTIP's Buck Benson chatted recently with outdoors editor of the Duluth News-Tribune, Sam Cook. They covered lots of ground including ice fishing, f...

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  • Added: Mar 13, 2014
  • Length: 17:08
  • Purchases: 1
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WTIP's Deb Benedict spoke with community change expert Rich Harwood recently. Rich is president and founder of the Harwood Institute for Public Inn...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2014
  • Length: 11:42
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WTIP's Deb Benedict and Buck Benson welcomed blues master Gordon Thorne to Studio A recently during our "Spring Forward" membership drive for lots ...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2014
  • Length: 24:44