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
338 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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3 Pieces

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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9 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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60 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

Caption: Autumn leaves
If trees didn’t lose their leaves in the fall, a whole lot of good things on the forest floor just wouldn’t happen. Jay Andersen of WTIP North Sho...

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


  • Added: Oct 18, 2011
  • Length: 06:44
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Northern Leopard Frog, Credit: Andy on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andy_emcee/)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced Endangered Species Act protection is not warranted for the northern leopard frog in 19 states...

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


  • Added: Oct 18, 2011
  • Length: 05:46
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Great Lakes Basin, Credit: NASA
Seventh Generation planning: preparing for the effects of climate change on Native American tribes. This is the second in two part discussion on cl...

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  • Added: Oct 11, 2011
  • Length: 06:11
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Earth , Credit: Photo from NASA via Wikimedia Commons
Preparing for the effects of climate change on Native American tribes. This is the first in two part discussion on climate change with wildlife bi...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, WDSE, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KSRQ, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 11, 2011
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Wolly aphid
Tiny bluish insects with skirts and millions of very small moths. It’s autumn on the North Shore. Jay Andersen of WTIP North Shore Community Radio ...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2011
  • Length: 07:39
Caption: Bull moose
The moose population in Northeastern Minnesota is in trouble. Researchers are not sure why. WTIP’s Jay Andersen hosted a discussion with three moos...

Bought by WDSE


  • Added: Oct 07, 2011
  • Length: 58:05
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Tamaracks along the shore
Along the roadsides and out in the lowlands, the golden tree we see are tamaracks. Jay Andersen of WTIP North Shore Community Radio spoke to local ...

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


  • Added: Oct 04, 2011
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Ready for ducks
To make it easier to kill birds, the DNR relaxed bag limit restrictions, increasing the mallard hen bag from one to two and the wood duck limit fro...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2011
  • Length: 05:41
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Short-tailed shrew
They’re small – even tiny – but bundles of energy and this time of year you can see them scurrying about in search of food. Jay Andersen of WTIP No...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2011
  • Length: 07:32
Caption: Tobin Trail on Isle Royale, Credit: MDuchek on Wikimedia
In its early days, before Isle Royale became a national park in 1940, the island was home to loggers, miners and fishermen. Most were Scandinavian ...

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2011
  • Length: 08:33
  • Purchases: 2