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.
 

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WTIP is committed to informing and connecting listeners with relevant news, public affairs, perspectives, and stories from Minnesota's North Shore community.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 07, 2011
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A project made in conjunction with WTIP and North House Folk School.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jul 28, 2017
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Halloween is just around the corner, so Youth Radio Project producer Molly Seitsema, with WTIP North Shore Community Radio, took to the school hall...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2013
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This past winter, while most folks in the country were poring over seed catalogs, Vicki was busy taking a care of a problem on her homestead. A duc...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2013
  • Length: 06:15
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They’re small and there are a lot of them, but we don’t know much about them. In this feature, Jay Andersen, with WTIP North Shore Community Radio,...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2013
  • Length: 06:50
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Caption: Jerry Riach, Credit: Grand Marais Art Colony
Jerry Riach is a printmaker who uses the medium to explore all the ways he can express ancient rocks of the North Shore of Minnesota. He studied dr...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2013
  • Length: 07:19
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