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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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13 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

Caption: Bull moose
The moose population in Northeastern Minnesota is in trouble. Researchers are not sure why. WTIP’s Jay Andersen hosted a discussion with three moos...

Bought by WDSE


  • Added: Oct 07, 2011
  • Length: 58:05
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Tamaracks along the shore
Along the roadsides and out in the lowlands, the golden tree we see are tamaracks. Jay Andersen of WTIP North Shore Community Radio spoke to local ...

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


  • Added: Oct 04, 2011
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Ready for ducks
To make it easier to kill birds, the DNR relaxed bag limit restrictions, increasing the mallard hen bag from one to two and the wood duck limit fro...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2011
  • Length: 05:41
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Short-tailed shrew
They’re small – even tiny – but bundles of energy and this time of year you can see them scurrying about in search of food. Jay Andersen of WTIP No...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2011
  • Length: 07:32
Caption: Tobin Trail on Isle Royale, Credit: MDuchek on Wikimedia
In its early days, before Isle Royale became a national park in 1940, the island was home to loggers, miners and fishermen. Most were Scandinavian ...

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2011
  • Length: 08:33
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Woodchuck
Bears hibernate, but many don’t consider them true hibernators. We do have three mammals locally who truly hibernate. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke to l...

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  • Added: Sep 21, 2011
  • Length: 06:47
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Earl and Ethel Leng
Leng’s Fountain was a cornerstone of the Grand Marais, Minnesota, community for many years. It was a true old fashioned soda fountain. You could or...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2011
  • Length: 01:00:11
  • Purchases: 1
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Problems. We all have problems. But when troubles become more than you can handle, what do you do? Run away? Disappear into the woods? How abo...

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2011
  • Length: 02:52
  • Purchases: 2
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When solutions seem unreachable and problems unfixable, a walk in the rain can provide a launching point for reflection. At least, that’s what Chri...

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2011
  • Length: 02:02
  • Purchases: 2
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An estimated 200,000 text messages are sent every second around the world. How many of those text messages are sent by kids sitting in schools? H...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2011
  • Length: 01:50