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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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Sounds and Sparks is a new feature here on WTIP that features Minnesota musicians telling the stories and meanings behind their latest songs and diving into their own creative process. Each feature has the artist going track-by-track down their latest release and telling the inspiration behind each song in their own voice.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 11, 2021
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10 Pieces

Sunny lives in Lake County, Minnesota, and is a regular commentator on WTIP North Shore Community Radio.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Aug 20, 2015
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A series about dogs in Cook County and around the Lake Superior region. Hear stories about mushing, outdoor adventures. heroic dogs, and the humans who love and live with them.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 15, 2019
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A series about dogs in Cook County and around the Lake Superior region.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 15, 2019
Caption: Lin Salisbury
98 Pieces

Lin Salisbury, bibliophile, and commentator on WTIP North Shore Community Radio regularly interviews authors.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Aug 16, 2018
Caption: A Boundary Waters camper after the 1999 Blowdown event., Credit: Jim Cordes
4 Pieces

During the early-morning hours of July 4, 1999, a series of thunderstorms formed over portions of North and South Dakota. As the day moved along, the storms grew in strength. Some of the storms formed into a bow echo and began moving across Minnesota with damaging winds.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: May 29, 2019
Caption: Knife Lake
4 Pieces

Minnesota's North Shore, like the rest of the planet, is facing a changing climate. There are some who dispute the cause of why this is happening, but few can argue that temperatures are warming, including water temperatures on inland lakes, streams and rivers, and in Lake Superior. These changes to the environment will impact the fish that live in these treasured waters, as well as the many anglers who pursue them. WTIP created this project to cover not just the issues facing the Lake Superior North Shore watershed as the climate changes, but to provide awareness about the realities of these changes.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jan 24, 2019
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77 Pieces

A series of short features looking at the broad range of issues facing one of the world's largest resources: Lake Superior.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 08, 2015
Caption: Gunflint CCC Camp, Credit: Cook County Historical Society
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The Civilian Conservation Corps or CCC began in the spring of 1933, started by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the onset of the Great Depression. In this series, WTIP North Shore Community Radio explores the legacy left behind by the CCC and the workers who participated in the program.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 16, 2011
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984 Pieces

The Roadhouse is an interview and music program that airs live every Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. to kick off the weekend.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 31, 2012

Latest Pieces

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At 31,700 square miles, Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake by surface area in the world. It’s hard to imagine that ever changing. But on ...

Bought by WRNC-LP, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, KSRQ, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Jan 04, 2013
  • Length: 07:10
  • Purchases: 5
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WTIP's Buck Benson visited Dec. 28 with Sam Cook, longtime outdoors writer for the Duluth News-Tribune, about significant events and developments i...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jan 02, 2013
  • Length: 30:21
  • Purchases: 1
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WTIP's Buck Benson chatted recently with Elizabeth Foy Larsen, co-author of "Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun, " which the (Minnea...

Bought by KVSC and KSRQ


  • Added: Jan 02, 2013
  • Length: 19:04
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Joshua Lindstrom of Fika Coffee, Credit: Carah Thomas
"Behind the Work" is a regular feature on WTIP North Shore Community Radio in Grand Marais, MN. The series is dedicated to exploring people’s live...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jan 02, 2013
  • Length: 07:09
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Laura with pet moose , Credit: Cook County Historical Society
Laura Alice Hogeboom Harriman was a true pioneer; a woman in the wilderness. Hard and exhausting as life was for early settlers in Hovland, Minneso...

Bought by KVSC and KSRQ


  • Added: Dec 29, 2012
  • Length: 29:19
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dr. Seth Moore - radio collaring a moose at Grand Portage
Dr. Seth Moore leads the Biology and Environment departments at Grand Portage Trust Lands and is a regular contributor to WTIP North Shore Communit...

Bought by KSRQ and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota


  • Added: Dec 27, 2012
  • Length: 09:49
  • Purchases: 2
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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 graduating high school ...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Dec 21, 2012
  • Length: 01:16
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Susan Zimmerman
Susan Zimmerman is a Grand Portage band member who spent her early childhood on Hungry Jack Lake. She is an avid hunter, fisherwoman, and wild ric...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2012
  • Length: 06:19
  • Purchases: 6
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What would you take with you if December 21 was the end of the world as we know it? WTIP's Youth Radio Project wanted to find out. So, we took to t...

Bought by XRAY.fm and KSRQ


  • Added: Dec 21, 2012
  • Length: 02:29
  • Purchases: 2
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Before the Christmas Holiday can begin, let’s first get past the end of the world. In this feature, WTIP Youth Radio Project producer Mara MacDonel...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2012
  • Length: 02:51