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: Woodchuck
Bears hibernate, but many don’t consider them true hibernators. We do have three mammals locally who truly hibernate. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke to l...

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


  • Added: Sep 21, 2011
  • Length: 06:47
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Earl and Ethel Leng
Leng’s Fountain was a cornerstone of the Grand Marais, Minnesota, community for many years. It was a true old fashioned soda fountain. You could or...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 20, 2011
  • Length: 01:00:11
  • Purchases: 1
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Problems. We all have problems. But when troubles become more than you can handle, what do you do? Run away? Disappear into the woods? How abo...

Bought by KSRQ and WGXC


  • Added: Sep 10, 2011
  • Length: 02:52
  • Purchases: 2
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When solutions seem unreachable and problems unfixable, a walk in the rain can provide a launching point for reflection. At least, that’s what Chri...

Bought by KUOW and WGXC


  • Added: Sep 10, 2011
  • Length: 02:02
  • Purchases: 2
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An estimated 200,000 text messages are sent every second around the world. How many of those text messages are sent by kids sitting in schools? H...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2011
  • Length: 01:50
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If you're an avid fly fisherman, chances are you've fished, or at least heard of, the trout-packed streams of Montana. In this edition of Points No...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 09, 2011
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Thimbleberries
To use an intriguing metaphor – seasonal fruit as spaceship. Jay Andersen, of WTIP North Shore Community Radio spoke to local naturalist Chel Ander...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2011
  • Length: 05:53
Caption: Sedated and collared wolf at Grand Portage, MN, Credit: Grand Portage Trust Lands
Wolves in the Great Lakes region have recovered from near extirpation in the mid 1900's, and the federal government has proposed removing them from...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 02, 2011
  • Length: 06:52
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dr. Seth Moore tracks collared moose via GPS and radio telemetry, Credit: Carah Thomas-Maskell
Spring is a very busy time for wildlife biologist Dr. SEth Moore. In this interview with Dr. Moore, he speaks with WTIP North Shore Community Radio...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota


  • Added: Sep 02, 2011
  • Length: 06:48
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Wild Rice, Credit: Wisconsin DNR - by Eli Sager via Google Images.jpg
Monitoring air and water quality are two of the ongoing natural resource projects at Grand Portage Trust Lands. The band is also working to restor...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2011
  • Length: 06:44