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

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jul 28, 2017
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Minnesota's North Shore is home to a great deal of musical talent. WTIP North Shore Community Radio is dedicated to highlighting the area's musicians.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 20, 2011
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Phenologist Chel Anderson shares information and insights about the great outdoors in Northeastern Minnesota

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Nov 02, 2012
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Northern Sky is a 3- to 5-minute, twice-monthly feature that explores the stars, planets and constellations that are visible throughout the year in the northern Minnesota region. University of Minnesota science writer Deane Morrison provides tips on how to locate stars and planets, as well as the latest news on developments in space science and technology.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Nov 15, 2013
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Nosey Rosey lives with Dave and Nancy Seaton and family on the Gunflint Trail in North Eastern Minnesota. Rosey has a special affinity for four-legged creatures, but is equally savvy about family, friends and human foibles.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 07, 2011
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Writer Jess Koski is a Grand Portage tribal member and dispatches his “Jessays,” from his home on the shore of Lake Superior, in Chi Oni Gaming.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jun 30, 2021
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Ada Igoe grew up in Minnesota’s North Woods and after temping in both London, England and the Twin Cities she realized the woods and community of Cook County would always be home.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 25, 2012
Caption: Shelby Gonzales with a saw-whet owl, Credit: Kate Nicoletti
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In this bite-size segment, WTIP North Shore Community Radio contributor Shelby Gonzalez explores the great outdoors with a sense of humor and a nose for strange stories, odd critters, and unusual pursuits.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jan 30, 2013
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Powering Down is a series that takes a look at Cook County residents who live "off the grid". It explores their choices to downsize or use alternative energy and the lifestyle changes, challenges, and boons that come with it.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Mar 17, 2020

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WTIP's Bob Carter visited recently with Steve Glischinski, author of "Minnesota Railroads: A Photographic History, 1940-2012," from the U of MN Pre...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2012
  • Length: 19:13
Caption: Lapland Longspur, Credit: Seabamirum on Flickr
One of the fall migrants we see in flocks on grassy ground is the Lapland longspur. In this edition of North Woods Naturalist, Jay Andersen, with W...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2012
  • Length: 06:43
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Grey Wolf , Credit: Photo by Retron via Wikimedia Commons.  Photo in public domain.
Dr. Seth Moore leads the Biology and Environment departments at Grand Portage Trust Lands and is a regular contributer to WTIP North Shore Communit...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2012
  • Length: 07:32
  • Purchases: 1
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Otters are painting at the Great Lakes Aquarium! WTIP's Bob Carter chatted recently with Tara Lieberg, otter keeper at the aquarium in Duluth, abou...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2012
  • Length: 15:38
Caption: Garter Snake, Credit: Tom Giebel on Flickr
Fall is hibernation time, and that includes our neighborhood snakes. In this edition of North Woods Naturalist, Jay Andersen of WTIP North Shore Co...

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


  • Added: Oct 12, 2012
  • Length: 07:16
  • Purchases: 2
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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 KSRQ


  • Added: Oct 12, 2012
  • Length: 04:49
  • Purchases: 3
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Mary Bue, Duluth singer/songwriter, visited WTIP in Grand Marais with her keyboard to chat and play original songs on The Roadhouse. She was joined...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2012
  • Length: 23:09
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Buck Benson & Dave Seaton of WTIP welcomed local musician Barbara Jean to Studio A Sept. 28, fresh from her Mountain Stage performance and release ...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2012
  • Length: 31:37
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Buck Benson of WTIP chatted recently with Dr. Sam Wasser, director of the Center for Conservation Biology at the University of Washington, about an...

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2012
  • Length: 21:52
  • Purchases: 1
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Jody Allen Crowe, longtime educator and founder of Healthy Brains for Children, joined Buck Benson of WTIP recently to talk about the prevalence of...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2012
  • Length: 20:58