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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

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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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16 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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7 Pieces

“Keep it Wild” is a feature created exclusively for the WTIP Boundary Waters Podcast in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: May 01, 2024
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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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18 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

Latest Pieces

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Recently, you have probably heard a lot about how today's youth will not have as good of a life as their parents did. For Sterling Anderson of WTIP...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2012
  • Length: 02:38
Caption: First Stewards Symposium, Credit: National Congress of American Indians on Flickr
The First Stewards Symposium is a climate change forum in Washington D.C. for tribes from across the United States to talk about the issue and how ...

Bought by KSRQ and KSJD


  • Added: Aug 11, 2012
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The U of MN Tourism Center conducted a study recently to look at how travel among households with school-aged children is affected when school star...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2012
  • Length: 14:52
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In America, we have many different traditions. Thanksgiving, the Olympics, the Superbowl. But how do we know when traditions should end? WTIP youth...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2012
  • Length: 03:07
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The tradition of Christmas isn’t something you think about much during the summertime. However, in this commentary, youth producer Michaela Peterso...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2012
  • Length: 05:03
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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently released a report on the growing domestic use of unmanned aircraft for surveillance. Chuck Samue...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2012
  • Length: 27:44
Caption: Flowers near Kadunce Creek, Credit: Stephan Hoglund
We’re definitely into summer and the woods and roadsides, as well as lakes and ponds are blooming. In this edition of North Woods Naturalist, Jay A...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jul 28, 2012
  • Length: 07:47
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Rosebush Creek flooding, Credit: Stephan Hoglund
The recent flooding has a big ecological impact on our streams and lakes. In this edition of North Woods Naturalist, Jay Andersen, with WTIP North...

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


  • Added: Jul 28, 2012
  • Length: 07:47
  • Purchases: 3
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For some reason, the population of Monarch and Swallowtails is way, way up this season. With the first blossoming of dandelions on Vicki’s backyard...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jul 28, 2012
  • Length: 05:03
  • Purchases: 1
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Art Fenstad is a descendant of a North Shore fishing family. A lot has changed since Art's ancestors immigrated here in the late 1800s. One thing t...

Bought by WRNC-LP and KSRQ


  • Added: Jul 27, 2012
  • Length: 03:15
  • Purchases: 2