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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

Caption: Kristin DeArruda Wharton
6 Pieces

Kristin DeArruda Wharton is a resident of Cook County, Minnesota and a current fellow with the Bush Foundation. In 2017, DeArruda Wharton approached WTIP with the idea of creating a series of interviews focused on topics relevant to not just health professionals, but anyone who is facing issues related to their own health, and that of their loved ones.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 03, 2018
Caption: Dr. Seth Moore, Credit: Carah Thomas-Maskell
37 Pieces

Dr. Seth Moore leads the biology and environment departments at Grand Portage Trust Lands. He appears monthly on WTIP North Shore Community Radio in Grand Marais, MN. The interviews are around 5 minutes in length.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Nov 06, 2012
Caption: WTIP Youth Radio Project, Credit: Carah Thomas
135 Pieces

WTIP's "Engaging Youth Through Radio" project features the work of YRP students. These short 3- to 5-minute features are by youth for youth, and explore issues and themes with a youth focus.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jul 08, 2014
Caption: Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center
4 Pieces

WTIP is exploring environmental stewardship with a series of short features that raise awareness of stewardship and how individuals and communities take part.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 07, 2014
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12 Pieces

Molly Hoffman became a birder following a 1970 course in Ornithology at the University of Minnesota, Duluth which was part of a degree in Biology. Molly created Field Notes to bring a realistic birding experience to a radio audience. By using a single recorder to capture bird sounds along with her voice narrative, Field Notes is able to simulate a guided birding adventure in the woods.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 26, 2010
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5 Pieces

The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has created the CACHE Project, which stands for “Community Agriculture through Culture, Health and Education.” The acronym perfectly captures what the Grand Portage community is doing—coming together to share food from community gardens and to learn new and old ways of harvesting.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jul 04, 2018
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6 Pieces

Steve Ramberg lives on the Gunflint Trail with his family in northeastern Minnesota. In his ongoing audio series, Steve highlights life on the Trail. Steve has a knack for tackling big issues with a gentle touch.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 22, 2012
Caption: Gus and Maggie
8 Pieces

Gus' Wild Side are 5-7 minute features that explore our connections to nature in Minnesota and beyond.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 27, 2016
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4 Pieces

This series is a collaboration between WTIP and the Cook County Historical Society.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 24, 2019
Caption: Henry Mayhew in Grand Marais
2 Pieces

History Speaks is an exploration and presentation of aspects of our region's past.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jun 10, 2014

Latest Pieces

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In the last hour of the school day, youth producer Emily Terrill's thoughts float out of the window, over the trees, across the roads, to home. In ...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2012
  • Length: 01:10
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The dark can evoke a lot of different emotions, and for youth producer Cecilia Schnobrich, the darkness of 2:00 A.M. brings back a beautiful memory...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2012
  • Length: 01:20
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It's hard to be separated from the ones you love, especially if they're going through a hard time. In this short piece, youth producer Cailan Carpe...

Bought by KUT


  • Added: Mar 21, 2012
  • Length: 01:39
  • Purchases: 1
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What passes through our minds in the dark of night can often be scary, frightening, or even horrifying. In this short poem, youth commentator Abby ...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2012
  • Length: 02:53
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Have you ever been overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of germs that we encounter on a daily basis? In this short poem, Ashley Berglund shares her th...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Mar 21, 2012
  • Length: 01:09
  • Purchases: 1
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Tyler Fish of Ely, MN and John Huston of Chicago became the first Americans to reach the North Pole unassisted and unsupported in April 2009 after ...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2012
  • Length: 19:56
Caption: Logo by Lauryl Loberg, Credit: Stephan Hoglund
There are valuable minerals in the rock around Lake Superior—copper, nickel, and iron. And people want to get at it. There’s money to be made and d...

Bought by WRNC-LP and KSRQ


  • Added: Mar 03, 2012
  • Length: 07:13
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: North Shore ice
Moving from February into March, there are many natural phenomena occurring as we edge to spring. Jay Andersen of WTIP North Shore Community Radio ...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2012
  • Length: 06:29
Caption: Black-capped chickadee
Are chickadees being fussy when they pick up a seed at your feeder and drop it for another? What to blue jays do with all those seeds they gulp dow...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota


  • Added: Feb 23, 2012
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Logo by Lauryl Loberg, Credit: George Desort
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has hundreds of miles of beautiful beaches. Seemingly pristine and still very wild, the North Shore of Lake Michigan is ...

Bought by WRNC-LP and KSRQ


  • Added: Feb 18, 2012
  • Length: 09:52
  • Purchases: 2