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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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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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75 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
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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: Saw Whet Owl, Credit: Blake Matheson on Flickr
The smallest owl in our north woods is the saw whet. Even though it’s only eight inches tall, it’s quite common and often seen and heard in our con...

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  • Added: Mar 13, 2011
  • Length: 05:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Red Fox, Credit: Ray Chang on Wikimedia
One of the North Country’s most interesting and beautiful creatures is the red fox. In this segment of North Woods Phenology, Jay Andersen, of WTI...

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  • Added: Mar 13, 2011
  • Length: 07:18
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Chippewa City Children, Credit: Cook County Historical Society
The 14th segment of “Walking the Old Road: The Story of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa” pieces together first-hand accounts to explore...

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  • Added: Mar 05, 2011
  • Length: 06:40
  • Purchases: 2
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The 13th segment of “Walking the Old Road: The Story of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa” pieces together first-hand accounts to explore...

Bought by KSRQ and Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio


  • Added: Mar 05, 2011
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Tree Frog, Credit: Heidi Bakk-Hansen on Flickr
Steve Ramberg is a volunteer producer at WTIP North Shore Community Radio. In his ongoing series "Gunflint Notebook", he shares his perspectives ab...

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  • Added: Mar 05, 2011
  • Length: 08:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Red Fox, Credit: Jaanus Silla on Flickr
Vicki Biggs-Anderson shares her views on life inspired by happenings on her rural Minnesota homestead where she keeps busy tending to her many anim...

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  • Added: Feb 26, 2011
  • Length: 06:34
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: David Grinstead
David Grinstead grew up in Edwardsville, Illinois. At age 13 he formed the Princetons. It was the first of many music collaborations David would ...

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  • Added: Feb 25, 2011
  • Length: 29:57
  • Purchases: 1
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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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