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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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11 Pieces

WTIP is taking a deeper look at who we are as a community. Part of the effort is our commitment to learn more about the history of where we live here on the North Shore—from a time long before the first towns were established and the first European settlers arrived.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 06, 2021
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12 Pieces

Cilla Walford is a transplant from England who now lives in Grand Marais, Minnesota “Lady and the Scamp” begins when Cilla decides to take a sabbatical from her teaching job and take her ancient dog, Sarah on a few last adventures.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Feb 08, 2019
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10 Pieces

Lake County Journal is a monthly program featuring the culture and voices of Lake County, Minnesota.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Dec 16, 2014
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2 Pieces

This project focuses on the diverse cultural and historical aspects of life in the rich outdoor setting on the North Shore. It explores the history and current methods of hunting and trapping in the region.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Feb 11, 2020
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12 Pieces

WTIP North Shore Community Radio’s Local Music Project is a monthly program highlighting some of the many talented musicians that live and perform around the North Shore of Lake Superior. Each half-hour program will explore the artist’s roots, musical inspiration, and influences through in-depth interviews and examples of their music.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 14, 2012
Caption: Vicki Biggs-Anderson
54 Pieces

Vicki lives with her husband, Paul, on a nearly 100-year-old homestead in Colvill, just North of Grand Marais, Minnesota. She shares this special place with six goats, one guard llama, about two dozen laying hens, a few difficult geese and ducks, seven angora rabbits, a house cat and one yellow Lab. In this series, Vicki shares her experiences and adventures in this magnetic place.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: May 18, 2018
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16 Pieces

Joni Peterson produces these monthly spotlights that focus on some of the many women singers, songwriters, and musicians who have roots in Minnesota.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 21, 2021
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17 Pieces

The North Shore is home to a rich history and diverse culture. In Moments in Time, WTIP North Shore Community Radio speaks with members of the community and region about their memories from different periods of our region's past to help foster an appreciation and understanding of the community in which we find ourselves today.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 18, 2012
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6 Pieces

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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4 Pieces

A project made in conjunction with WTIP and North House Folk School.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jul 28, 2017

Latest Pieces

Caption: Full Moon, Credit: Kris H. on Flickr
As we inch closer to the spring season, things get a little muddy at the Biggs-Anderson homestead. In this edition of Magnetic North, Vicki continu...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2011
  • Length: 05:36
Caption: Snowshoe Hare, Credit: Marilylle Soveran on Flickr
You see their tracks everywhere, but have you actually seen one? If you haven’t, it may have something to do with the fact that snowshoe hares are...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota


  • Added: Mar 20, 2011
  • Length: 05:53
  • Purchases: 1
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In the heart of March Madness, residents of the Biggs-Anderson homestead cope with the aftermath of an attempted goose suicide. In this commentary,...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2011
  • Length: 05:43
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...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota


  • 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...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota


  • 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...

Bought by KSRQ and Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio


  • 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...

Bought by KSRQ


  • 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