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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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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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16 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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7 Pieces

“Keep it Wild” is a feature created exclusively for the WTIP Boundary Waters Podcast in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: May 01, 2024
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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

Latest Pieces

Caption: Chickadee, Credit: Eugene Beckes on Flickr
In this episode of Field Notes, Molly Hoffman focuses on the black-capped chickadee, parula warbler and Nashville warbler.

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  • Added: May 26, 2014
  • Length: 06:29
  • Purchases: 1
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Dr. Claudia Cottrell, an animal chiropractor based in Duluth, was in Cook County recently to make a public presentation and to treat some animal pa...

  • Added: May 22, 2014
  • Length: 19:56
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After a hiatus, WTIP's Youth Radio Project's "Book Talk" feature is back on the air. This time, youth producers Haylie Anderson and Joceline Denewe...

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  • Added: May 22, 2014
  • Length: 03:02
  • Purchases: 1
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Flying these days can be stressful and not very fun. But the folks at San Francisco International Airport are doing something about that with the W...

  • Added: May 22, 2014
  • Length: 14:34
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Every month, Czarina Crow of WTIP's North Shore Community Radio's Youth Radio Project shares an original work of poetry. On the May show, she reads...

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  • Added: May 22, 2014
  • Length: 02:11
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: WTIP Youth Radio Project, Credit: Carah Thomas
The end of the school year is almost here, so Youth Producer Jocelin Deneweth asked her fellow students at Cook County High School in Grand Marais,...

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  • Added: May 22, 2014
  • Length: 02:25
  • Purchases: 2
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Mae Davenport, associate professor in the department of forest resources at the U of MN, has just received a grant to help North Shore community le...

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  • Added: May 13, 2014
  • Length: 17:50
  • Purchases: 1
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Robert Zink's new book, "The Three-Minute Outdoorsman," distills the latest news from the world of science & nature into three-minute tidbits of in...

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  • Added: May 13, 2014
  • Length: 16:35
  • Purchases: 1
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Rep. Jim Oberstar, who represented the Eighth congressional district in Minnesota for 36 years, died recently at age 79. Lee Munnich, director of t...

  • Added: May 13, 2014
  • Length: 13:37
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Mark Hansen, one of the founders of North House Folk School, in Grand Marais, has had a life-long interest in microhousing--homes smaller than 100 ...

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  • Added: May 06, 2014
  • Length: 36:26
  • Purchases: 1