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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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984 Pieces

The Roadhouse is an interview and music program that airs live every Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. to kick off the weekend.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 31, 2012
Caption: Grand Marais Lighthouse, Credit: Will Moore
391 Pieces

The Scenic Route is an hour long weekly program featuring the music of musicians from the north shore of Minnesota and the Lake Superior region, along with interviews and announcements of events. It gives exposure to arts and culture in our area for locals and visitors.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jun 30, 2014
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8 Pieces

Minnesota's North Shore stretches from Duluth to the Canadian border. Known for its dramatic and pristine natural landscape, the area also has a history as unique and diverse as its geography.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jan 11, 2022
Caption: The St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in the heart of Chippewa City, Credit: Cook County Historical Society
8 Pieces

A monthly series of 5 to 10 minute features told through the words and stories of the people who lived in Chippewa City, a native village outside of Grand Marais on Minnesota's North Shore.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Mar 05, 2011
Caption: Frank Hansen
2 Pieces

Frank Hansen has been a member of the North Shore West End community since 1957 and has written the West End News for many years. He enjoys sharing news of the folks and the events in the West End with a broader audience.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jul 23, 2011
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9 Pieces

Since our very first broadcast, WTIP Community Radio has enjoyed interacting with the youth of our community. We have had young people in the studio for youth radio projects and to give us the latest school news report. We have reported on sporting events, plays, and of course graduation ceremonies. And…we periodically check in with these former Cook County residents as they’ve gone on to interesting adventures and important careers in a series called Where Are They Now?

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 05, 2021
Caption: Fred Smith
301 Pieces

Fred Smith, a native Iowan who re-located to the wilderness of border country at the end of the century, writes about the happenings in the upper Gunflint territory in Northeastern Minnesota. Join Fred each week as he shares his perspective of life in the woods.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Aug 28, 2018
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97 Pieces

This podcast is all about the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. It is a place to hear stories from the people who visit this amazing outdoor playground. It is also a venue to learn more about the gear that helps adventuring in this unique setting be all the more enjoyable.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jan 23, 2019
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3 Pieces

This series focuses on the local workforce housing crunch facing Cook County. It shares anecdotes of the struggles people face when trying to find a long-term rental in the county, a comparison of the local market with other tourist destinations across the United States, and possible solutions to the local issues involved with finding a house to rent or own in Cook County.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jun 12, 2018
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53 Pieces

Stories created by youth in and around Cook County Minnesota

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jan 11, 2016

Latest Pieces

Caption: Logo by Lauryl Loberg, Credit: T. Lawrence, GLFC
One of the biggest issues facing Lake Superior, and all of the Great Lakes, is invasive species. Out of several exotic species that have invaded La...

Bought by WRNC-LP, KFAI Minneapolis, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jan 20, 2012
  • Length: 06:15
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Male pine grosbeak
Unlike their raucous evening grosbeak relatives, pine grosbeaks are calm, melodious and are generally better mannered. Jay Andersen of WTIP North S...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2012
  • Length: 08:02
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Lake Superior is undeniably one of the world's largest resources. It's the biggest freshwater lake in the world by surface area, and it holds 10 pe...

Bought by WRNC-LP and KSRQ


  • Added: Jan 10, 2012
  • Length: 08:06
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Bobcat
The Arrowhead has three large cats, and one of them seems to be more apparent this winter. Jay Andersen of WTIP North Shore Community Radio spoke t...

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


  • Added: Jan 10, 2012
  • Length: 07:06
  • Purchases: 3
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Will a nuclear waste storage facility be constructed in the Lake Superior Basin? The answer is: possibly. Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organiz...

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


  • Added: Jan 04, 2012
  • Length: 05:04
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Grand Portage Native Fish Hatchery, Credit: Grand Portage Trust Lands
The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is working to restore native fish species to Lake Superior and inland lakes on the reservation. Th...

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KSRQ, and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota


  • Added: Dec 27, 2011
  • Length: 06:47
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Grand Portage Native Fish Hatchery, Credit: Photo courtesy Grand Portage Trust Lands
The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is working to restore native fish species to Lake Superior and inland lakes on the reservation. Th...

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KSRQ, and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota


  • Added: Dec 27, 2011
  • Length: 05:29
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Winter in the wilderness
We’re coming to the end of the year, and there are plenty of changes and activities to look for when we’re out on winter walks. Jay Andersen of WTI...

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


  • Added: Dec 20, 2011
  • Length: 06:45
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Mink by the lakeshore
There’s a very busy member of the weasel family that populates our lakeshores and streams. Jay Andersen of WTIP North Shore Community Radio spoke t...

Bought by KSRQ and WDSE


  • Added: Dec 13, 2011
  • Length: 05:50
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Low stream
This year, particularly the last few months have been dry in Northern Minnesota. Dry to the point of drought. Jay Andersen of WTIP North Shore Comm...

Bought by WDSE


  • Added: Dec 07, 2011
  • Length: 07:26
  • Purchases: 1