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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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Minnesota's North Shore is home to a great deal of musical talent. WTIP North Shore Community Radio is dedicated to highlighting the area's musicians.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 20, 2011
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Phenologist Chel Anderson shares information and insights about the great outdoors in Northeastern Minnesota

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Nov 02, 2012
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Northern Sky is a 3- to 5-minute, twice-monthly feature that explores the stars, planets and constellations that are visible throughout the year in the northern Minnesota region. University of Minnesota science writer Deane Morrison provides tips on how to locate stars and planets, as well as the latest news on developments in space science and technology.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Nov 15, 2013
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Nosey Rosey lives with Dave and Nancy Seaton and family on the Gunflint Trail in North Eastern Minnesota. Rosey has a special affinity for four-legged creatures, but is equally savvy about family, friends and human foibles.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 07, 2011
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Writer Jess Koski is a Grand Portage tribal member and dispatches his “Jessays,” from his home on the shore of Lake Superior, in Chi Oni Gaming.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jun 30, 2021
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Ada Igoe grew up in Minnesota’s North Woods and after temping in both London, England and the Twin Cities she realized the woods and community of Cook County would always be home.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 25, 2012
Caption: Shelby Gonzales with a saw-whet owl, Credit: Kate Nicoletti
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In this bite-size segment, WTIP North Shore Community Radio contributor Shelby Gonzalez explores the great outdoors with a sense of humor and a nose for strange stories, odd critters, and unusual pursuits.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jan 30, 2013
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Powering Down is a series that takes a look at Cook County residents who live "off the grid". It explores their choices to downsize or use alternative energy and the lifestyle changes, challenges, and boons that come with it.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Mar 17, 2020
Caption: Rock Harbor, Isle Royale
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Isle Royale, the small island laying about 15 miles offshore from Grand Portage, was once home to a thriving community of fishermen and their families, as well as resort and cabin visitors. Isle Royale has been the summer home for many generations. Those connections are explored in this series by WTIP's Rhonda Silence.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 25, 2018
Caption: This crew is sailing Lake Superior to raise awareness about climate change.
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Sea Change is a podcast that follows the adventures of the Gordon family and their students as they sail Lake Superior to raise awareness about the effects of climate change.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jun 23, 2016

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Skydiving is a lot like life. In this feature, WTIP's Youth Radio Project presents Jade Wilson, reading her personal essay "The Thrill of Skydiving”.

  • Added: Nov 13, 2012
  • Length: 02:23
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Living with diabetes is hard, especially if you're an 8th grader. In this feature, WTIP's Youth Radio Project presents Daphne Lacina, reading her p...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2012
  • Length: 03:49
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In this year's election, young people turned out in massive numbers to vote for their candidates. So, you might ask, what role do youth play in civ...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2012
  • Length: 11:21
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Preeminent banjo player Bill Emerson & fiddle player Wally Hughes stopped by WTIP's The Roadhouse recently to chat and play some foot-tappin' tunes...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2012
  • Length: 31:22
Caption: Gray Wolf, Credit: Tracy Brooks - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Dr. Seth Moore leads the Biology and Environment departments at Grand Portage Trust Lands and is a regular contributer to WTIP North Shore Communit...

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


  • Added: Nov 06, 2012
  • Length: 05:16
  • Purchases: 3
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When you're out on the northern plains, a place some call the "Big Empty," there's a freedom that comes with the loneliness of such landscapes. On ...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Nov 02, 2012
  • Length: 05:25
  • Purchases: 1
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WTIP's Buck Benson spoke recently with Dr. Elena Bodnar, founder & president of the Trauma Risk Management Research Institute in Chicago, about her...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Oct 31, 2012
  • Length: 21:16
  • Purchases: 1
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WTIP's Matthew Brown & Ann Possis welcomed Duluth singer-songwriters Bill & Kate Isles to the studio recently. They chatted, played & sang original...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2012
  • Length: 39:00
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WTIP's Ann Possis chatted with author Mary Casanova recently about her newest book, "Frozen," from the U of MN Press. Set in the beautiful, wild ar...

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  • Added: Oct 31, 2012
  • Length: 18:37
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush) , Credit: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (in public domain)
Dr. Seth Moore leads the Biology and Environment departments at Grand Portage Trust Lands and is a regular contributer to WTIP North Shore Communit...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Oct 25, 2012
  • Length: 07:08
  • Purchases: 1