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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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3 Pieces

A series about dogs in Cook County and around the Lake Superior region.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 15, 2019
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90 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
4 Pieces

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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Buck Benson & Dave Seaton of WTIP welcomed local musician Barbara Jean to Studio A Sept. 28, fresh from her Mountain Stage performance and release ...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2012
  • Length: 31:37
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Buck Benson of WTIP chatted recently with Dr. Sam Wasser, director of the Center for Conservation Biology at the University of Washington, about an...

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2012
  • Length: 21:52
  • Purchases: 1
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Jody Allen Crowe, longtime educator and founder of Healthy Brains for Children, joined Buck Benson of WTIP recently to talk about the prevalence of...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2012
  • Length: 20:58
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Laura Erickson, producer of the radio spot "For the Birds," and Betsy Bowen, woodcut printmaker and painter, joined WTIP's Bob Carter Sept. 21 to t...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2012
  • Length: 19:28
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Dr. Timothy Lineberry, Mayo Clinic psychiatrist & suicide expert for the Army, spoke recently with WTIP's Bob Carter about the alarming increase in...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2012
  • Length: 17:07
Caption: Cedar Waxwing, Credit: David Brislance
David Brislance photographs birds and animals in the forest near his home in Lutsen, Minnesota. In this edition of WTIP North Shore Community Radio...

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2012
  • Length: 08:06
  • Purchases: 1
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For many high school students, band is a great way to participate in the arts and express themselves musically. The WTIP Youth Radio Project took t...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2012
  • Length: 01:52
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There are a lot of changes happening on the North Dakota landscape. The oil boom has brought new prosperity to the northern prairie, but it also co...

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2012
  • Length: 06:41
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Stonebridge Singers, Credit: Stephan Hoglund
The Stonebridge Singers Drum is a group of young men from the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. The group includes John Vogel, Trevor D...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2012
  • Length: 10:49
Caption: Brad Herried capturing Google Street View imagery at the South Pole November 2011., Credit: courtesy Polar Geospatial Center
Brad Herried, cartographer & web developer at the U of MN Polar Geospatial Center, chatted with Buck Benson of WTIP recently about a new joint proj...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2012
  • Length: 14:41