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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.
 

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9 Pieces

WTIP is taking a deeper look at who we are as a community. Part of the effort is our commitment to learn more about the history of where we live here on the North Shore—from a time long before the first towns were established and the first European settlers arrived.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 06, 2021
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12 Pieces

Cilla Walford is a transplant from England who now lives in Grand Marais, Minnesota “Lady and the Scamp” begins when Cilla decides to take a sabbatical from her teaching job and take her ancient dog, Sarah on a few last adventures.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Feb 08, 2019
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10 Pieces

Lake County Journal is a monthly program featuring the culture and voices of Lake County, Minnesota.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Dec 16, 2014
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2 Pieces

This project focuses on the diverse cultural and historical aspects of life in the rich outdoor setting on the North Shore. It explores the history and current methods of hunting and trapping in the region.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Feb 11, 2020
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12 Pieces

WTIP North Shore Community Radio’s Local Music Project is a monthly program highlighting some of the many talented musicians that live and perform around the North Shore of Lake Superior. Each half-hour program will explore the artist’s roots, musical inspiration, and influences through in-depth interviews and examples of their music.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 14, 2012
Caption: Vicki Biggs-Anderson
54 Pieces

Vicki lives with her husband, Paul, on a nearly 100-year-old homestead in Colvill, just North of Grand Marais, Minnesota. She shares this special place with six goats, one guard llama, about two dozen laying hens, a few difficult geese and ducks, seven angora rabbits, a house cat and one yellow Lab. In this series, Vicki shares her experiences and adventures in this magnetic place.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: May 18, 2018
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16 Pieces

Joni Peterson produces these monthly spotlights that focus on some of the many women singers, songwriters, and musicians who have roots in Minnesota.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 21, 2021
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17 Pieces

The North Shore is home to a rich history and diverse culture. In Moments in Time, WTIP North Shore Community Radio speaks with members of the community and region about their memories from different periods of our region's past to help foster an appreciation and understanding of the community in which we find ourselves today.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 18, 2012
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6 Pieces

WTIP is committed to informing and connecting listeners with relevant news, public affairs, perspectives, and stories from Minnesota's North Shore community.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 07, 2011
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4 Pieces

A project made in conjunction with WTIP and North House Folk School.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jul 28, 2017

Latest Pieces

Caption: Winter in the wilderness
We’re coming to the end of the year, and there are plenty of changes and activities to look for when we’re out on winter walks. Jay Andersen of WTI...

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


  • Added: Dec 20, 2011
  • Length: 06:45
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Mink by the lakeshore
There’s a very busy member of the weasel family that populates our lakeshores and streams. Jay Andersen of WTIP North Shore Community Radio spoke t...

Bought by KSRQ and WDSE


  • Added: Dec 13, 2011
  • Length: 05:50
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Low stream
This year, particularly the last few months have been dry in Northern Minnesota. Dry to the point of drought. Jay Andersen of WTIP North Shore Comm...

Bought by WDSE


  • Added: Dec 07, 2011
  • Length: 07:26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Flying squirrel
They’re small, secretive soft and they can fly – or at least glide a good distance. Jay Andersen of WTIP North Shore Community Radio spoke to loca...

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


  • Added: Nov 29, 2011
  • Length: 07:26
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Early North Shore commercial fisherman with children and lake trout., Credit: Photo courtesy of the North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum
Walter Sve is a 3rd generation North Shore commercial fisherman based near Two Harbors, Minnesota. In this segment of WTIP North Shore Community Ra...

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  • Added: Nov 28, 2011
  • Length: 10:38
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Autum willow
The woods and wetlands are full of willow species. One of them keeps its catkins well into winter – and that’s a good way to identify them. Jay And...

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2011
  • Length: 06:55
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Lake Superior herring
When Scandinavian immigrants came to the north shore, they brought with them remembrances of herring fishing in the oceans. Lake Superior herring a...

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


  • Added: Nov 15, 2011
  • Length: 07:12
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Evening grosbreak feeding young
For years evening grosbeaks have been common at local birdfeeders. Not so much recently. Is the decline just a cycle or a major change for these co...

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


  • Added: Nov 08, 2011
  • Length: 07:10
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Stand of birch
The paper birch is an iconic symbol of the north shore and north woods. Jay Andersen of WTIP North Shore Community Radio spoke to local naturalist ...

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


  • Added: Nov 01, 2011
  • Length: 07:37
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Northern shrike
Fall moves toward winter – sometimes in slow motion, sometimes quickly. Jay Andersen of WTIP North Shore Community Radio spoke to local naturalist...

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  • Added: Oct 25, 2011
  • Length: 07:23
  • Purchases: 1