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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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53 Pieces

Stories created by youth in and around Cook County Minnesota

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jan 11, 2016

Latest Pieces

Caption: Otter, Credit: orkomedix on Flickr
One of the most active members of the weasel family is also the most fun to watch. Spring is a great time to observe their small-scale migratory pa...

Bought by KWMR

  • Added: May 05, 2011
  • Length: 07:20
  • Purchases: 1
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As winter loosens her grip on the North Shore, folks on the Biggs-Anderson homestead remember the man who used to live in a small shed on their pro...

Bought by KSRQ

  • Added: Apr 28, 2011
  • Length: 05:42
  • Purchases: 1
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We spend much of our lives waiting: waiting to be born, waiting to get our driver's licenses in high school, waiting to register for college, and s...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and KSRQ

  • Added: Apr 28, 2011
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Black-backed Woodpecker, Credit: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service-Northeast Region on Flickr
Woodpeckers come in all shapes, colors and sizes, and the North Shore is home to many of them. In this edition of North Woods Phenology, Jay Anders...

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

  • Added: Apr 24, 2011
  • Length: 07:52
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Sears Tower
If you’ve lived in your hometown your whole life, planning a way to get out of town once in awhile is essential to sanity and happiness. For Ada, t...

Bought by KSRQ

  • Added: Apr 17, 2011
  • Length: 04:05
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Grand Portage Stockade
The Civilian Conservation Corps worked for nine years throughout the United States. The successful program begun by President Franklin Roosevelt in...

Bought by KREV-LP

  • Added: Apr 16, 2011
  • Length: 09:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Aspen Bud, Credit: Matt Lavin on Flickr
Humans have been keeping track of changes in the environment since the beginning of their existence as a form of survival. While we have come more ...

  • Added: Apr 05, 2011
  • Length: 06:50
Caption: Ravens, Credit: Sergey Yeliseev on Flickr
One of the most intelligent, engaging and fun birds to watch here on the North Shore is the raven. Spring is coming and the ravens are starting to ...

Bought by KSKA

  • Added: Mar 30, 2011
  • Length: 06:19
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Traditional Maple Sugar Tap, Credit: Sebastien B. on Flickr
When you see sacks or buckets hanging from maple trees, one thing is certain. It’s maple syrup time on the North Shore! In this edition of North Wo...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota

  • Added: Mar 24, 2011
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Full Moon, Credit: Kris H. on Flickr
As we inch closer to the spring season, things get a little muddy at the Biggs-Anderson homestead. In this edition of Magnetic North, Vicki continu...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2011
  • Length: 05:36