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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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In the Field is a radio series dedicated to exploring people’s lives and the contributions people make to our shared cultural legacy through work.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 17, 2023
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14 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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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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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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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
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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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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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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

Latest Pieces

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What passes through our minds in the dark of night can often be scary, frightening, or even horrifying. In this short poem, youth commentator Abby ...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2012
  • Length: 02:53
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Have you ever been overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of germs that we encounter on a daily basis? In this short poem, Ashley Berglund shares her th...

Bought by KSRQ

  • Added: Mar 21, 2012
  • Length: 01:09
  • Purchases: 1
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Tyler Fish of Ely, MN and John Huston of Chicago became the first Americans to reach the North Pole unassisted and unsupported in April 2009 after ...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2012
  • Length: 19:56
Caption: Logo by Lauryl Loberg, Credit: Stephan Hoglund
There are valuable minerals in the rock around Lake Superior—copper, nickel, and iron. And people want to get at it. There’s money to be made and d...

Bought by WRNC-LP and KSRQ

  • Added: Mar 03, 2012
  • Length: 07:13
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: North Shore ice
Moving from February into March, there are many natural phenomena occurring as we edge to spring. Jay Andersen of WTIP North Shore Community Radio ...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2012
  • Length: 06:29
Caption: Black-capped chickadee
Are chickadees being fussy when they pick up a seed at your feeder and drop it for another? What to blue jays do with all those seeds they gulp dow...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota

  • Added: Feb 23, 2012
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Logo by Lauryl Loberg, Credit: George Desort
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has hundreds of miles of beautiful beaches. Seemingly pristine and still very wild, the North Shore of Lake Michigan is ...

Bought by WRNC-LP and KSRQ

  • Added: Feb 18, 2012
  • Length: 09:52
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Beavers in winter
Some mammals like beavers and muskrats can get wet in the winter with no apparent problems. Jay Andersen of WTIP North Shore Community Radio spoke ...

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

  • Added: Feb 14, 2012
  • Length: 08:07
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dancing Sky Over the Spirit Tree, Credit: Travis Novitsky
“People celebrate their homelands in different ways.” For photographer Travis Novitsky, this means spending a lot of time out of doors with a camer...

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

  • Added: Feb 03, 2012
  • Length: 07:16
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Black bear
True hibernators and especially black bears, are giving birth this time of year. They have a special feature that helps them birth in winter. Jay A...

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

  • Added: Jan 26, 2012
  • Length: 07:11
  • Purchases: 3