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: 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
Caption: Grand Marais Lighthouse, Credit: Will Moore
407 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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10 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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99 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

Latest Pieces

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
  • Purchases: 1
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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
  • Length: 02:44
  • Purchases: 5
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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
  • Purchases: 1
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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
  • Purchases: 1
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According to the Anishinaabe Migration Story, the People would know their home where they found the place where food grows on water. This is how th...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2013
  • Length: 06:51
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WTIP's Buck Benson spoke recently with Prof. John Smol of Queen's University in Ontario about his work in paleolimnology, or the study of lake sedi...

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  • Added: Oct 28, 2013
  • Length: 18:56
  • Purchases: 1
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Dr. Barbara Sherwood Lollar of the University of Toronto was recently named by Canadian Geographic as someone making a significant difference in Ca...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2013
  • Length: 18:09
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Daniel Alvarez, a former corporate lawyer, started kayaking from Northwest Angle to Key West in June 2012. He liked it so much that when he arrived...

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  • Added: Oct 22, 2013
  • Length: 21:22
  • Purchases: 1