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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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8 Pieces

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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76 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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All around Lake Superior, folks are noticing changes in the weather and climate. In this segment of the Lake Superior Project, Kelly Schoenfelder a...

Bought by WRNC-LP and KVSC


  • Added: Apr 27, 2012
  • Length: 04:17
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Kristi with an example of her work
Kristi Downing’s studio is set back from Lake Superior in a sheltered grove of trees. This is where she creates her raku pottery. Each piece distin...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Apr 03, 2012
  • Length: 07:40
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Neil Sherman on the beach
Cook County artist Neil Sherman can often be seen out of doors painting the natural scenes in front of him. Jay Andersen of WTIP North Shore Commun...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Apr 03, 2012
  • Length: 07:03
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Otter
Beavers have fat as well as fur to keep them warm in cold water, but otters have a different technique for dealing with frigid winters and spring. ...

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


  • Added: Apr 03, 2012
  • Length: 06:56
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Logo by Lauryl Loberg, Credit: Carah Thomas
Joe Duffy has spent the better part of his 70 some years fishing on the Big Lake. He’s from Red Cliff, a reservation on Lake Superior’s South Shore...

Bought by WRNC-LP, KSRQ, and WRNC-LP


  • Added: Apr 03, 2012
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Early spring scene
March was a warm one. Spring seemed to be in a hurry to get here. As such many birds and plants also started early. Jay Andersen of WTIP North Shor...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota


  • Added: Mar 27, 2012
  • Length: 07:24
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Rick Defoe and Family, Credit: Kelly Schoenfelder
In this edition of "Anishinaabe Way," Staci Lola Drouillard with WTIP North Shore Community Radio speaks with Fond du Lac elder Rick DeFoe. DeFoe g...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, WGZS, KKWE Niijii Radio, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 21, 2012
  • Length: 06:56
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Anishinaabe couple harvesting wild rice on the Bad River, Logo by Lauryl Loberg, Credit: Marquette University Archives
The history of the Anishinaabeg and Lake Superior is very long. Early French and English documents named the native people Ojibwe or Chippewa. But ...

Bought by WRNC-LP, KSRQ, and KWIS 88.3 FM


  • Added: Mar 21, 2012
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 3
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In this short poem, WTIP youth producer Zack Anderson conveys the flowing together or the ideas, thoughts and sounds that converge in his head as h...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2012
  • Length: :37
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Sometimes, just sometimes, words don't do justice. In this short poem, youth producer Michaela Peterson tells a story that reflects these rare mome...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2012
  • Length: 02:57