WTIP

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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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Is internet addiction a real thing? Are young people too plugged in? Sterling Anderson of WTIP's Youth Radio Project considers these questions in t...

Bought by Marfa Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 27, 2012
  • Length: 04:14
  • Purchases: 1
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We all know what success is, but how do you define failure? If you miss reaching a goal – does that mean you failed? Audrey Summers of WTIP's Youth...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2012
  • Length: 04:12
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What does it mean to be successful? In this vox pop, WTIP Youth Radio Project producers Sterling Anderson and Shawn Neuwirth asked people what succ...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2012
  • Length: 02:17
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Are today's young people too plugged in? Is the wide variety of technology at their fingertips detrimental to their schoolwork/driving/futures? WTI...

Bought by KSFR


  • Added: Jul 27, 2012
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Milt Powell, Credit: Staci Drouillard
This segment of WTIP's ongoing series "Anishinaabe Way: Lives, Words, and Stories of Ojibwe People" features Milt Powell of the Saganaga Lake Powel...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 27, 2012
  • Length: 06:57
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Logo by Laurl Loberg
There are a lot of ways climate change stands to affect Lake Superior. There's the reduction in ice cover, rising lake temperatures, the increase i...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, WRNC-LP, and WORT


  • Added: Jul 11, 2012
  • Length: 04:35
  • Purchases: 3
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Cedar Adams is a junior at Cook County High School in Grand Marais, Minnesota, and a member of WTIP North Shore Community Radio's Youth Radio Proje...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2012
  • Length: 02:08
Caption: Logo by Lauryl Loberg, Credit: Travis Novitsky
Things are heating up in the Lake Superior basin. Temps are rising, ice cover is shrinking and life is changing. There are 60 days less ice now the...

Bought by XRAY.fm, WRNC-LP, KSRQ, and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota


  • Added: Jun 29, 2012
  • Length: 06:27
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: The restored Edisen Fishery on Isle Royale, Credit: Joe Ross on Flickr
Just off the North Shore of Lake Superior, sits an island. Isle Royale. It's 45 miles long and 9 miles wide. It's remote. It's quiet. It has abunda...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 29, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:11
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Little Marais Lodge, Little Marais, Minnesota, 1940
Art Fenstad is a third generation North Shore resident. His kind eyes and gentle manner add warmth to his stories. He has a lot of knowledge of the...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 29, 2012
  • Length: 02:59
  • Purchases: 1