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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.
 

Series

Caption: This crew is sailing Lake Superior to raise awareness about climate change.
5 Pieces

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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14 Pieces

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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10 Pieces

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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3 Pieces

A series about dogs in Cook County and around the Lake Superior region.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 15, 2019
Caption: Lin Salisbury
112 Pieces

Lin Salisbury, bibliophile, and commentator on WTIP North Shore Community Radio regularly interviews authors.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Nov 30, 2023
Caption: A Boundary Waters camper after the 1999 Blowdown event., Credit: Jim Cordes
4 Pieces

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
4 Pieces

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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81 Pieces

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
4 Pieces

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: Shawn & Sterling, Credit: Kelly Schoenfelder
Why spend an entire summer writing audio commentaries and interviewing strangers? In this commentary from WTIP Youth Radio Project producers Shawn ...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2012
  • Length: 02:22
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MPR meteorologist Paul Huttner visited Grand Marais, Minn., recently, stopping by the WTIP studios to talk with The Roadhouse host Buck Benson abou...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2012
  • Length: 26:49
Caption: Logo by Laurl Loberg, Credit: Photo by Jolene4ever via Flickr
Things are heating up in the Lake Superior basin. Temps are rising, ice cover is shrinking and life is changing. In this edition of the Lake Superi...

Bought by WRNC-LP


  • Added: Jun 08, 2012
  • Length: 05:50
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Anna's studio
Anna Hess has lived in many parts of the country, and painted when she was there. She now lives in Cook County and WTIP’s Jay Andersen recently vis...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 05, 2012
  • Length: 07:39
  • Purchases: 1
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On her homestead, Vicki has a lot of critters, and some of them are more welcome than others. In this edition of Magnetic North, Vicki shares her v...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 05, 2012
  • Length: 06:23
  • Purchases: 1
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Relay for Life is an event helps to raise funds for the fight against cancer. Like many things in life, no one can fight cancer alone – it takes ma...

  • Added: May 26, 2012
  • Length: 02:34
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Paul Samuelson graduated from high school in northeastern Minnesota in 2010. He joined the military, and just recently returned from a tour in Iraq...

  • Added: May 26, 2012
  • Length: 12:09
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Al Hunter is a citizen of the Anishinaabe Nation within Treaty 3 and a proud member of the Caribou Clan. His poetry has been widely published in jo...

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: May 26, 2012
  • Length: 02:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Logo by Lauryl Loberg, Credit: Bryan Hansel
Water levels in Lake Superior have been going down. There is less ice on the lake then there used to be and water temperatures are increasing at tw...

Bought by WRNC-LP


  • Added: May 26, 2012
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Rose-breasted grosbeak
: One of the showiest birds at the feeder, as well as one of the most vocally proficient is the rose-breasted grosbeak. Jay Andersen of WTIP North...

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


  • Added: May 22, 2012
  • Length: 07:03
  • Purchases: 3