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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

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6 Pieces

Sounds and Sparks is a new feature here on WTIP that features Minnesota musicians telling the stories and meanings behind their latest songs and diving into their own creative process. Each feature has the artist going track-by-track down their latest release and telling the inspiration behind each song in their own voice.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 11, 2021
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10 Pieces

Sunny lives in Lake County, Minnesota, and is a regular commentator on WTIP North Shore Community Radio.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Aug 20, 2015
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A series about dogs in Cook County and around the Lake Superior region. Hear stories about mushing, outdoor adventures. heroic dogs, and the humans who love and live with them.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 15, 2019
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3 Pieces

A series about dogs in Cook County and around the Lake Superior region.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 15, 2019
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85 Pieces

Lin Salisbury, bibliophile, and commentator on WTIP North Shore Community Radio regularly interviews authors.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Aug 16, 2018
Caption: A Boundary Waters camper after the 1999 Blowdown event., Credit: Jim Cordes
4 Pieces

During the early-morning hours of July 4, 1999, a series of thunderstorms formed over portions of North and South Dakota. As the day moved along, the storms grew in strength. Some of the storms formed into a bow echo and began moving across Minnesota with damaging winds.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: May 29, 2019
Caption: Knife Lake
4 Pieces

Minnesota's North Shore, like the rest of the planet, is facing a changing climate. There are some who dispute the cause of why this is happening, but few can argue that temperatures are warming, including water temperatures on inland lakes, streams and rivers, and in Lake Superior. These changes to the environment will impact the fish that live in these treasured waters, as well as the many anglers who pursue them. WTIP created this project to cover not just the issues facing the Lake Superior North Shore watershed as the climate changes, but to provide awareness about the realities of these changes.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jan 24, 2019
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74 Pieces

A series of short features looking at the broad range of issues facing one of the world's largest resources: Lake Superior.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 08, 2015
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

Latest Pieces

Caption: Canada Jay, Credit: Calypso Orchid on Flickr
Some birds are early nesters, but one of the most interesting among those getting a head start on spring is the Canada jay. Jay Andersen, with WTI...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota


  • Added: Feb 25, 2011
  • Length: 07:18
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Statue of three Greek Goddesses: From left, Hestia, Dione and Aphrodite, Credit: Yair Haklai on wikimedia
Ada Igoe is a volunteer producer at WTIP North Shore Community Radio. Each week, she shares her perspectives through Of Woods and Words. In this e...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Feb 17, 2011
  • Length: 03:50
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ice on Lake Superior, Credit: Brynn on wikimedia
What goes on in the dark below the ice in frozen lakes? That’s the question Jay Andersen, with WTIP North Shore Community Radio, posed to local nat...

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


  • Added: Feb 17, 2011
  • Length: 07:15
  • Purchases: 2
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Those who have spent time in the North Woods know that wildlife encounters are often fleeting. Photographer David Brislance, of Lutsen, Minnesota, ...

Bought by WRNC-LP and KSRQ


  • Added: Feb 10, 2011
  • Length: 06:08
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Tree Well, Credit: aka_lusi via Flickr
It’s February and there’s a deep snowpack out there. That means there is forest life we can see and not see. Jay Andersen, with WTIP North Shore Co...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota


  • Added: Feb 10, 2011
  • Length: 05:57
  • Purchases: 2
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Superior ice is a fascinating topic for those who live by the big lake – when will it freeze and where. Jay Andersen, with WTIP North Shore Communi...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota


  • Added: Feb 04, 2011
  • Length: 07:11
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mining Processing Plant, Credit: joeldinda on Flickr
PolyMet Mining Corporation wants to develop Minnesota’s first copper-nickel mining operation. There’s support for the project statewide and the Ir...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2011
  • Length: 07:46
Caption: Redpoll, Credit: Arnstein Rønning on wikimedia
As winter deepens, songbirds continue to flit around the woods and come to our feeders. How do they withstand the cold? Jay Andersen, with WTIP Nor...

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


  • Added: Jan 27, 2011
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Least Weasel, Credit: Marko_K on Flickr
There are three small members of the weasel family in our part of the world. The one you might see this winter is the smallest -- the least weasel ...

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


  • Added: Jan 18, 2011
  • Length: 06:43
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: CCC camps were segregated by race. Within a year, the black company stationed in Cook County was driven out of town., Credit: Cook County Historical Society
From 1933 to 1942, the Civilian Conservation Corps provided millions of young men with forestry work as the United States struggled to pull itself ...

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


  • Added: Jan 11, 2011
  • Length: 08:04
  • Purchases: 2