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: Grand Marais Lighthouse, Credit: Will Moore
317 Pieces

The Scenic Route is an hour long weekly program featuring the music of musicians from the north shore of Minnesota and the Lake Superior region, along with interviews and announcements of events. It gives exposure to arts and culture in our area for locals and visitors.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jun 30, 2014
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1 Piece

Minnesota's North Shore stretches from Duluth to the Canadian border. Known for its dramatic and pristine natural landscape, the area also has a history as unique and diverse as its geography.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jan 11, 2022
Caption: The St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in the heart of Chippewa City, Credit: Cook County Historical Society
8 Pieces

A monthly series of 5 to 10 minute features told through the words and stories of the people who lived in Chippewa City, a native village outside of Grand Marais on Minnesota's North Shore.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Mar 05, 2011
Caption: Frank Hansen
2 Pieces

Frank Hansen has been a member of the North Shore West End community since 1957 and has written the West End News for many years. He enjoys sharing news of the folks and the events in the West End with a broader audience.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jul 23, 2011
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3 Pieces

Since our very first broadcast, WTIP Community Radio has enjoyed interacting with the youth of our community. We have had young people in the studio for youth radio projects and to give us the latest school news report. We have reported on sporting events, plays, and of course graduation ceremonies. And…we periodically check in with these former Cook County residents as they’ve gone on to interesting adventures and important careers in a series called Where Are They Now?

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 05, 2021
Caption: Fred Smith
301 Pieces

Fred Smith, a native Iowan who re-located to the wilderness of border country at the end of the century, writes about the happenings in the upper Gunflint territory in Northeastern Minnesota. Join Fred each week as he shares his perspective of life in the woods.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Aug 28, 2018
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50 Pieces

This podcast is all about the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. It is a place to hear stories from the people who visit this amazing outdoor playground. It is also a venue to learn more about the gear that helps adventuring in this unique setting be all the more enjoyable.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jan 23, 2019
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3 Pieces

This series focuses on the local workforce housing crunch facing Cook County. It shares anecdotes of the struggles people face when trying to find a long-term rental in the county, a comparison of the local market with other tourist destinations across the United States, and possible solutions to the local issues involved with finding a house to rent or own in Cook County.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jun 12, 2018
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53 Pieces

Stories created by youth in and around Cook County Minnesota

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jan 11, 2016

Latest Pieces

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Minnesota is a great place for birds during their migration. Cook County’s biodiversity is also a big draw to the fly-throughs as well as those bir...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota


  • Added: May 06, 2011
  • Length: 07:27
  • Purchases: 1
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As C. S. Lewis once said, the refusal to experience joy is the only mortal sin in this world of ours. Experiencing joy can be very difficult, howev...

  • Added: May 06, 2011
  • Length: 05:36
Caption: Dr. Seth Moore of Grand Portage Trust Lands, tracking radio-collared moose, Credit: Carah Thomas-Maskell, WTIP
The Grand Portage Reservation is located in the extreme northeast corner of Minnesota, on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Cook County. Bordere...

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: May 05, 2011
  • Length: 05:44
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Otter, Credit: orkomedix on Flickr
One of the most active members of the weasel family is also the most fun to watch. Spring is a great time to observe their small-scale migratory pa...

Bought by KWMR


  • Added: May 05, 2011
  • Length: 07:20
  • Purchases: 1
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As winter loosens her grip on the North Shore, folks on the Biggs-Anderson homestead remember the man who used to live in a small shed on their pro...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Apr 28, 2011
  • Length: 05:42
  • Purchases: 1
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We spend much of our lives waiting: waiting to be born, waiting to get our driver's licenses in high school, waiting to register for college, and s...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and KSRQ


  • Added: Apr 28, 2011
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Black-backed Woodpecker, Credit: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service-Northeast Region on Flickr
Woodpeckers come in all shapes, colors and sizes, and the North Shore is home to many of them. In this edition of North Woods Phenology, Jay Anders...

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


  • Added: Apr 24, 2011
  • Length: 07:52
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Sears Tower
If you’ve lived in your hometown your whole life, planning a way to get out of town once in awhile is essential to sanity and happiness. For Ada, t...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Apr 17, 2011
  • Length: 04:05
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Grand Portage Stockade
The Civilian Conservation Corps worked for nine years throughout the United States. The successful program begun by President Franklin Roosevelt in...

Bought by KREV-LP


  • Added: Apr 16, 2011
  • Length: 09:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Aspen Bud, Credit: Matt Lavin on Flickr
Humans have been keeping track of changes in the environment since the beginning of their existence as a form of survival. While we have come more ...

  • Added: Apr 05, 2011
  • Length: 06:50