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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66 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

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Mini-golf may appear easy, but it’s not. Sterling Anderson and Shawn Neuwirth of WTIP’s Youth Radio Project spent an afternoon at the local mini-go...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2011
  • Length: 02:27
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Moving to a new town can be hard, but it was even harder for Sterling Anderson of WTIP’s Youth Radio Project. As an eleven-year old boy, leaving hi...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2011
  • Length: 02:15
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While many northeastern Minnesota residents embrace the isolation and privacy of the region's wild country, local teenagers sometime struggle with ...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota


  • Added: Aug 13, 2011
  • Length: 03:33
  • Purchases: 1
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Access to the internet access is a hot topic in rural northeastern Minnesota. Shawn Neuwirth of WTIP’s Youth Radio Project throws proverbial fuel o...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2011
  • Length: 02:07
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Do your children hang out with kids older than they are? This common occurrence often concerns parents. But what if kids are just trying to find fr...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2011
  • Length: 01:47
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While biking may be a quintessential summer activity, for WTIP Youth Radio Project Junior Shawn Neuwirth, it is a nightmare. Shawn has yet to bike ...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2011
  • Length: 02:59
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What makes summer so great? The answer is simple: freedom! In this commentary, Audrey Summers (no pun intended), with WTIP’s Youth Radio Project, s...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, and WAMC Northeast Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 13, 2011
  • Length: 03:10
  • Purchases: 3
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What’s the difference between welding and painting? How can one be considered a trade, while the other a fine art? Youth Radio Project junior Kayla...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2011
  • Length: 02:22
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Everyone knows how the Olympic Games can unite the world, but what about video games? In this commentary, Sterling Anderson of WTIP's Youth Radio ...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2011
  • Length: 01:48
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Now that the high school year is over, it’s really time to start working. Youth Radio Project senior Kayla Stacy loves summer. She loves the traffi...

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Aug 12, 2011
  • Length: 02:10
  • Purchases: 1