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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: Kristin DeArruda Wharton
6 Pieces

Kristin DeArruda Wharton is a resident of Cook County, Minnesota and a current fellow with the Bush Foundation. In 2017, DeArruda Wharton approached WTIP with the idea of creating a series of interviews focused on topics relevant to not just health professionals, but anyone who is facing issues related to their own health, and that of their loved ones.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 03, 2018
Caption: Dr. Seth Moore, Credit: Carah Thomas-Maskell
37 Pieces

Dr. Seth Moore leads the biology and environment departments at Grand Portage Trust Lands. He appears monthly on WTIP North Shore Community Radio in Grand Marais, MN. The interviews are around 5 minutes in length.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Nov 06, 2012
Caption: WTIP Youth Radio Project, Credit: Carah Thomas
134 Pieces

WTIP's "Engaging Youth Through Radio" project features the work of YRP students. These short 3- to 5-minute features are by youth for youth, and explore issues and themes with a youth focus.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jul 08, 2014
Caption: Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center
4 Pieces

WTIP is exploring environmental stewardship with a series of short features that raise awareness of stewardship and how individuals and communities take part.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 07, 2014
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12 Pieces

Molly Hoffman became a birder following a 1970 course in Ornithology at the University of Minnesota, Duluth which was part of a degree in Biology. Molly created Field Notes to bring a realistic birding experience to a radio audience. By using a single recorder to capture bird sounds along with her voice narrative, Field Notes is able to simulate a guided birding adventure in the woods.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 26, 2010
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5 Pieces

The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has created the CACHE Project, which stands for “Community Agriculture through Culture, Health and Education.” The acronym perfectly captures what the Grand Portage community is doing—coming together to share food from community gardens and to learn new and old ways of harvesting.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jul 04, 2018
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6 Pieces

Steve Ramberg lives on the Gunflint Trail with his family in northeastern Minnesota. In his ongoing audio series, Steve highlights life on the Trail. Steve has a knack for tackling big issues with a gentle touch.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 22, 2012
Caption: Gus and Maggie
8 Pieces

Gus' Wild Side are 5-7 minute features that explore our connections to nature in Minnesota and beyond.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 27, 2016
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4 Pieces

This series is a collaboration between WTIP and the Cook County Historical Society.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 24, 2019
Caption: Henry Mayhew in Grand Marais
2 Pieces

History Speaks is an exploration and presentation of aspects of our region's past.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jun 10, 2014

Latest Pieces

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WTIP's Buck Benson chatted recently with Linden Wolbert, who quit her full-time job a few years back to be a professional mermaid. With skills in f...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2013
  • Length: 18:18
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In this segment, tribal wildlife biologist Dr. Seth Moore stops by WTIP North Shore Community Radio on his way to address the National Adaptation F...

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and KSRQ


  • Added: Apr 23, 2013
  • Length: 07:15
  • Purchases: 2
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Spring so far this year has been elusive to say the least. Jay Andersen, with WTIP North Shore Community Radio, talks with naturalist Chel Anderson...

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


  • Added: Apr 22, 2013
  • Length: 07:40
  • Purchases: 2
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Johnson Loud Jr. is a potter, a painter, and an Episcopal Priest who has served his parish at Prairie Island, Minnesota for 15 years. He is from th...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, and KSRQ


  • Added: Apr 22, 2013
  • Length: 09:11
  • Purchases: 4
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Reading can be a great comfort and a great escape. In this feature, WTIP's Youth Radio Project presents Shaelynn Von Dahl, sharing her personal es...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Apr 22, 2013
  • Length: 02:40
  • Purchases: 1
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Fundraising is like life. Sometimes you fall short, and sometimes you get more than you need. In this feature, WTIP's Youth Radio Project presents ...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Apr 22, 2013
  • Length: 03:31
  • Purchases: 1
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WTIP's Cathy Quinn spoke recently with Peter Smerud, executive director of Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center, in Finland, Minn., about the p...

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


  • Added: Apr 17, 2013
  • Length: 16:48
  • Purchases: 2
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In life, if you overlook one small thing, it can often change the whole picture. In this feature, WTIP's Youth Radio Project presents Maya McHugh, ...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Apr 08, 2013
  • Length: 03:31
  • Purchases: 1
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Have you ever had a sport or activity that you really liked to do, something that inspired you? In this feature, WTIP's Youth Radio Project present...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Apr 08, 2013
  • Length: 04:20
  • Purchases: 1
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Czarina Crow is a WTIP Youth Radio Project producer, high school student and poet. In this feature, she shares a poem about a prisoner being freed.

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Apr 08, 2013
  • Length: 01:12
  • Purchases: 1