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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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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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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

Latest Pieces

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Original Air Date: June 12, 2024 Colleen Myhre, AKA Boss Mama, is a blues guitarist and singer out of the small town of Mahtowa, MN. Her powerful ...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2024
  • Length: 27:08
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Original Air Date: June 3, 2024 The Splints are a six-piece band from Grand Marais that defies genre, mixing everything from jazz, blues, and rock...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2024
  • Length: 26:32
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Original Air Date: May 29, 2024 Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen is also an accomplished musician who has been taking his solo act up and down the ...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2024
  • Length: 33:53
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Original Air Date: May 20, 2024 Mark Zierath is a resident of Cook County who has been living on the North Shore for nearly 15 years, most of whic...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2024
  • Length: 29:14
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Original Air Date: May 13, 2024 Honky Tonk Jump is an energetic Western swing band from the Twin Cities with an accomplished lineup musicians head...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2024
  • Length: 19:30
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Original Air Date: May 5. 2024 Danny Frank is an accomplished guitarist and songwriter based out of Duluth, known for playing with his band The Sm...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2024
  • Length: 10:34
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Original Air Date: May 5, 2024 Emily Haavik is a Twin Cities-based songwriter who got her musical start in the Duluth area, and along with her exp...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2024
  • Length: 20:45
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Original Air Date: April 29, 2024 Marc Gartman has been a longtime creative force in the Duluth music scene, with projects such as Coyote, Glitter...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2024
  • Length: 17:18
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Original Air Date: April 19, 2024 Jason Wussow and a team of talented musicians and engineers have been recording the One Week Live concert and al...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2024
  • Length: 14:16
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Original Air Date: April 15, 2024 Morningbird is a folk trio from the Iron Range of Minnesota who’s debut full-length album is entitled Echoes in ...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2024
  • Length: 13:56