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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66 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: 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
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Tourists, boyfriends, throat aches. All of these things have left Kaylee Cronberg simply stressed. In this short poem, she recounts her day and sha...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2012
  • Length: 01:04
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In the last hour of the school day, youth producer Emily Terrill's thoughts float out of the window, over the trees, across the roads, to home. In ...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2012
  • Length: 01:10
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The dark can evoke a lot of different emotions, and for youth producer Cecilia Schnobrich, the darkness of 2:00 A.M. brings back a beautiful memory...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2012
  • Length: 01:20