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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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9 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

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The summer sun brings out our garter snakes to bask -- and among other things they’ll be shedding their skins. Jay Andersen, with WTIP North Shore ...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2010
  • Length: 06:20
Caption: CCC Tree Planting Crew, Credit: Cook County Historical Society
In this first installment of "The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps," WTIP North Shore Community Radio explores the beginnings of the CCC.

Bought by KREV-LP


  • Added: Jul 15, 2010
  • Length: 11:06
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Joe Carlson, Credit: Carah Thomas
"Behind the Work" is dedicated to exploring people’s lives, what they do to get by, and the contributions people make to the community. It is not o...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KFAI Minneapolis, mnartists.org, and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota


  • Added: Jul 09, 2010
  • Length: 05:59
  • Purchases: 4
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In this episode of Points North, Shawn discusses his frustrations about how lawmakers are handling the spread of Asian carp into the Great Lakes.

Bought by KSRQ and WDSE


  • Added: Jul 09, 2010
  • Length: 04:31
  • Purchases: 2
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Fred Smith is a volunteer producer at WTIP North Shore Community Radio. Each week, he shares his perspectives through Wildersmith on the Gunflint.

  • Added: Jul 09, 2010
  • Length: 05:15
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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...

Bought by KSRQ and WDSE


  • Added: Jul 08, 2010
  • Length: 04:33
  • Purchases: 2
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The sounds of summer include singing frogs out to attract mates. Unlike land roving spring frogs, summer varieties stay close to the water. Jay And...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota


  • Added: Jul 06, 2010
  • Length: 04:07
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode of Field Notes, Molly Hoffman discusses the Black-throated Blue Warbler

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


  • Added: Jul 05, 2010
  • Length: 05:35
  • Purchases: 2
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In this episode of Field Notes, Molly Hoffman discusses Hairy Woodpecker babies

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


  • Added: Jul 05, 2010
  • Length: 04:58
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Mrs. Tamarack outside Jackson's Cafe, Grand Marais, MN
The seventh segment of “Walking the Old Road: The Story of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa” pieces together first-hand accounts to expl...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KSRQ, and WGDR


  • Added: Jul 05, 2010
  • Length: 07:36
  • Purchases: 3