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.
 

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

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jul 28, 2017
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Minnesota's North Shore is home to a great deal of musical talent. WTIP North Shore Community Radio is dedicated to highlighting the area's musicians.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 20, 2011
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Phenologist Chel Anderson shares information and insights about the great outdoors in Northeastern Minnesota

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Nov 02, 2012
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Northern Sky is a 3- to 5-minute, twice-monthly feature that explores the stars, planets and constellations that are visible throughout the year in the northern Minnesota region. University of Minnesota science writer Deane Morrison provides tips on how to locate stars and planets, as well as the latest news on developments in space science and technology.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Nov 15, 2013
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Nosey Rosey lives with Dave and Nancy Seaton and family on the Gunflint Trail in North Eastern Minnesota. Rosey has a special affinity for four-legged creatures, but is equally savvy about family, friends and human foibles.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 07, 2011
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Writer Jess Koski is a Grand Portage tribal member and dispatches his “Jessays,” from his home on the shore of Lake Superior, in Chi Oni Gaming.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jun 30, 2021
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Ada Igoe grew up in Minnesota’s North Woods and after temping in both London, England and the Twin Cities she realized the woods and community of Cook County would always be home.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 25, 2012
Caption: Shelby Gonzales with a saw-whet owl, Credit: Kate Nicoletti
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In this bite-size segment, WTIP North Shore Community Radio contributor Shelby Gonzalez explores the great outdoors with a sense of humor and a nose for strange stories, odd critters, and unusual pursuits.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jan 30, 2013
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Powering Down is a series that takes a look at Cook County residents who live "off the grid". It explores their choices to downsize or use alternative energy and the lifestyle changes, challenges, and boons that come with it.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Mar 17, 2020
Caption: Rock Harbor, Isle Royale
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Isle Royale, the small island laying about 15 miles offshore from Grand Portage, was once home to a thriving community of fishermen and their families, as well as resort and cabin visitors. Isle Royale has been the summer home for many generations. Those connections are explored in this series by WTIP's Rhonda Silence.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 25, 2018

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WTIP's Buck Benson & Ann Possis welcomed Duluth musicians Mary Bue (keyboard) and Kyle Maclean (guitar) to Studio A Mar. 8. They played and sang th...

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  • Added: Mar 13, 2013
  • Length: 22:14
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WTIP's Buck Benson chatted recently with explorer Lonnie Dupre, just back from his third unsuccessful attempt to summit Denali solo in January. Lo...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2013
  • Length: 27:28
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WTIP's Ann Possis spoke with Prof. Elaine Tyler May of the U of Minn. on International Women's Day, in honor of Women's History Month. Prof. May is...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2013
  • Length: 15:42
Caption: Dr. Seth Moore collects samples from a collared moose on the Grand Portage reservation in northeastern Minnesota., Credit: Grand Portage Trust Lands
Dr. Seth Moore leads the Biology and Environment departments at Grand Portage Trust Lands and is a regular contributor to WTIP North Shore Communit...

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Caption: Students discussing progress with Isle Royale Park Rangers
Students at the Dollar Bay High School in Dollar Bay, Michigan were recently honored by the National Park Service for work they are doing with aqua...

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2013
  • Length: 08:56
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WTIP's Buck Benson & Ann Possis welcomed local favorite Gordon Thorne to Studio A March 1 for conversation, laughter and, of course, incredible blu...

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  • Added: Mar 05, 2013
  • Length: 30:51
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WTIP's Buck Benson chatted recently with Mike Scholtz about his award-winning documentary, "Wild Bill's Run." Described as 'part Arctic adventure, ...

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  • Added: Mar 05, 2013
  • Length: 21:56
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WTIP's Ann Possis spoke recently with Cook County native Ryan Petz who, with three of his friends, founded Fulton Beer. Ryan is president of the co...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2013
  • Length: 18:07
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It's not a great time of year for leaving the door open. Steve's kids, unfortunately, seem to have a problem with this. The open door has become a ...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2013
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Have you ever felt that moment where you have extreme adrenaline running through your body and you just want to give up on yourself? You know you c...

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