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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.


Caption: This crew is sailing Lake Superior to raise awareness about climate change.
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Sea Change is a podcast that follows the adventures of the Gordon family and their students as they sail Lake Superior to raise awareness about the effects of climate change.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jun 23, 2016
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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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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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A series about dogs in Cook County and around the Lake Superior region.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 15, 2019
Caption: Lin Salisbury
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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
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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
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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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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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Caption: Milt Powell, Credit: Staci Drouillard
This segment of WTIP's ongoing series "Anishinaabe Way: Lives, Words, and Stories of Ojibwe People" features Milt Powell of the Saganaga Lake Powel...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and more

  • Added: Jul 27, 2012
  • Length: 06:57
  • Purchases: 6
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There are a lot of ways climate change stands to affect Lake Superior. There's the reduction in ice cover, rising lake temperatures, the increase i...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, WRNC-LP, and WORT

  • Added: Jul 11, 2012
  • Length: 04:35
  • Purchases: 3
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Cedar Adams is a junior at Cook County High School in Grand Marais, Minnesota, and a member of WTIP North Shore Community Radio's Youth Radio Proje...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2012
  • Length: 02:08
Caption: Logo by Lauryl Loberg, Credit: Travis Novitsky
Things are heating up in the Lake Superior basin. Temps are rising, ice cover is shrinking and life is changing. There are 60 days less ice now the...

Bought by XRAY.fm, WRNC-LP, KSRQ, and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota

  • Added: Jun 29, 2012
  • Length: 06:27
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: The restored Edisen Fishery on Isle Royale, Credit: Joe Ross on Flickr
Just off the North Shore of Lake Superior, sits an island. Isle Royale. It's 45 miles long and 9 miles wide. It's remote. It's quiet. It has abunda...

Bought by KSRQ

  • Added: Jun 29, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:11
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Little Marais Lodge, Little Marais, Minnesota, 1940
Art Fenstad is a third generation North Shore resident. His kind eyes and gentle manner add warmth to his stories. He has a lot of knowledge of the...

Bought by KSRQ

  • Added: Jun 29, 2012
  • Length: 02:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Leah Thomas with the Splinters
June is National Accordion Awareness Month...who knew? Grand Marais accordionist and singer Leah Thomas stopped by WTIP's The Roadhouse June 22 to ...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2012
  • Length: 18:55
Caption: taraibune (Japanese tub boat), Credit: courtesy www.douglasbrooksboatbuilding.com
Vermont boat builder Douglas Brooks has spent years studying and apprenticing in Japan to learn the art of traditional Japanese boat building. He v...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2012
  • Length: 14:14
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In this edition of "Anishinaabe Way," Staci Lola Drouillard with WTIP North Shore Community Radio speaks with Lac Courte Oreilles Anishinaabe artis...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and more

  • Added: Jun 22, 2012
  • Length: 07:30
  • Purchases: 6
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Playing for Change co-founder and Grammy award winning sound engineer Mark Johnson talks about the project he created to connect people all over th...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2012
  • Length: 19:58