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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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8 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
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90 Pieces

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

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Aug 16, 2018
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
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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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76 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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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

Latest Pieces

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Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist and she joins us periodically to report on what she’s seeing in our woods and waters right now.

  • Added: Jun 10, 2022
  • Length: 03:48
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Song capsule #16 showcases the jazzy blues of Davina and the Vagabonds.

  • Added: Jun 10, 2022
  • Length: 07:06
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Three jazz performers from small-town Minnesota are featured in this segment of Minnesota Women of Song: Nancy Harms, Laura Underwood and Leslie Vi...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2022
  • Length: 06:35
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St. Paul jazz performer Maude Hixson is the focus of this Minnesota Women of Song. Hixson performs both as a solo artist and with the group French ...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2022
  • Length: 06:29
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For nearly 100 years the Lyght family lived and worked in Cook County. Refugees from the deep south, the family raised 11 children in the Lutsen ar...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2022
  • Length: 08:12
Caption: Futterer demonstrating the before and after of woodcarving. , Credit: Rhonda Silence
In this segment of Where are they now?, WTIP’s Rhonda Silence speaks with Bruce Futterer, an educator and master woodcarver.

  • Added: Jun 10, 2022
  • Length: 10:30
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In this segment of Where are they now, WTIP’s Rhonda Silence speaks with 2020 graduate Jaymie Kirk, who is attending the University of MN-Duluth, b...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2022
  • Length: 06:24
Caption: Tony Hegg at Tsung-Dao Lee Institute, Shanghai, China. – Photo courtesy of Tsung-Dao University
In this segment of Where are they now?, WTIP’s Rhonda Silence speaks with 2004 CCHS graduate Tony Hegg, living in Shanghai, China, via Zoom, about...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2022
  • Length: 09:33
Caption: Submitted photo - Kalli Hawkins with Riley on a Colorado mountain top
In this segment of WTIP’s Where are they now? series, WTIP’s Rhonda Silence speaks with Kalli Hawkins, a 2006 graduate of Cook County High School.

  • Added: Jun 09, 2022
  • Length: 08:08
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In this segment, WTIP’s Rhonda Silence speaks to a woman who certainly raises the question in a different way: Where in the world is she now?

  • Added: Jun 09, 2022
  • Length: 12:24