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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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82 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
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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: Sea Otter Hunters, 1896
In this episode of Points North, Shawn discusses a common thread through American history, where the culture of slaughter for market has depleted m...

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  • Added: Jul 30, 2010
  • Length: 08:05
  • Purchases: 1
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Lake Superior is already warmer than usual for this time of year. As people migrate to the big lake for a stroll or picnic, there are plenty of uni...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2010
  • Length: 05:13
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Vicki Biggs-Anderson shares her views on life inspired by happenings on her rural Minnesota homestead where she keeps busy tending to her many anim...

  • Added: Jul 26, 2010
  • Length: 05:00
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When you think of downtown Minneapolis grocery stores, fresh, locally-produced and organic don't immediately spring to mind. But that's just what A...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2010
  • Length: 14:51
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Why do people choose to risk their lives to climb mountains? Only about half the climbers who start up Denali in Alaska make it to the top, and nea...

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  • Added: Jul 23, 2010
  • Length: 27:57
  • Purchases: 1
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The summer sun brings out our garter snakes to bask -- and among other things they’ll be shedding their skins. Jay Andersen, with WTIP North Shore ...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2010
  • Length: 06:20
Caption: CCC Tree Planting Crew, Credit: Cook County Historical Society
In this first installment of "The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps," WTIP North Shore Community Radio explores the beginnings of the CCC.

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2010
  • Length: 11:06
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Joe Carlson, Credit: Carah Thomas
"Behind the Work" is dedicated to exploring people’s lives, what they do to get by, and the contributions people make to the community. It is not o...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KFAI Minneapolis, mnartists.org, and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota


  • Added: Jul 09, 2010
  • Length: 05:59
  • Purchases: 4
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In this episode of Points North, Shawn discusses his frustrations about how lawmakers are handling the spread of Asian carp into the Great Lakes.

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  • Added: Jul 09, 2010
  • Length: 04:31
  • Purchases: 2
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Fred Smith is a volunteer producer at WTIP North Shore Community Radio. Each week, he shares his perspectives through Wildersmith on the Gunflint.

  • Added: Jul 09, 2010
  • Length: 05:15