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
134 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

Caption: Whurl, Credit: Stephan Hoglund
Derek Smith, Erik Lastine and Will Seaton are making a unique and original style of music that defies definition. In this edition of the Local Mus...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2013
  • Length: 08:42
Caption: Anne McKinsey (and Maggie)
Anne McKinsey is a resident of Lutsen, Minnesota. In 1993, she became the first female judge to preside in Cook County, Minnesota. In this edition ...

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  • Added: Nov 13, 2013
  • Length: 06:44
  • Purchases: 1
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The didgeridoo is a wind instrument that originated with indigenous Australians, and it's still in widespread use both in Australia and all over th...

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  • Added: Nov 13, 2013
  • Length: 32:48
  • Purchases: 2
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Nov. 10 was the 38th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, with all 29 lives aboard lost. Frederick Stonehouse, maritime historian a...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2013
  • Length: 21:17
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Did you know there are 30 million deer in America today, 100 times more than a century ago? On the eve of the Minnesota deer opener, WTIP's Buckley...

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  • Added: Nov 11, 2013
  • Length: 20:37
  • Purchases: 2
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WTIP's Dick Swanson checked in with Jason Zabokrtsky of Ely, who just finished an overland adventure from Atikokan to Ely, 90 miles or so of bushwh...

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  • Added: Nov 08, 2013
  • Length: 22:36
  • Purchases: 1
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Football and concussions have been in the news more and more lately. Dr. Andrew Peterson of the U of Iowa Sports Medicine department joined WTIP's ...

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  • Added: Nov 08, 2013
  • Length: 17:05
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Logo by Lauryl Loberg, Credit: Ken Lewis on Flickr
A year ago on the Lake Superior Project, we spoke with several people around the lake—environmental advocates, policy makers, residents, and others...

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  • Added: Nov 08, 2013
  • Length: 06:12
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Cailan and Collin, Credit: Bjorn Johnson
It's something a lot of young couples face when they graduate from high school. Should they split up as they go off to new adventures? Or should th...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2013
  • Length: 13:37
  • Purchases: 1
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There are a lot of movies out in theaters right now, but which ones are worth seeing? In this feature, Youth Radio Project producer Sean MacDonell,...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2013
  • Length: 02:51
  • Purchases: 1