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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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Minnesota's North Shore is home to a great deal of musical talent. WTIP North Shore Community Radio is dedicated to highlighting the area's musicians.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 20, 2011
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Phenologist Chel Anderson shares information and insights about the great outdoors in Northeastern Minnesota

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Nov 02, 2012
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Northern Sky is a 3- to 5-minute, twice-monthly feature that explores the stars, planets and constellations that are visible throughout the year in the northern Minnesota region. University of Minnesota science writer Deane Morrison provides tips on how to locate stars and planets, as well as the latest news on developments in space science and technology.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Nov 15, 2013
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Nosey Rosey lives with Dave and Nancy Seaton and family on the Gunflint Trail in North Eastern Minnesota. Rosey has a special affinity for four-legged creatures, but is equally savvy about family, friends and human foibles.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 07, 2011
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Writer Jess Koski is a Grand Portage tribal member and dispatches his “Jessays,” from his home on the shore of Lake Superior, in Chi Oni Gaming.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jun 30, 2021
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Ada Igoe grew up in Minnesota’s North Woods and after temping in both London, England and the Twin Cities she realized the woods and community of Cook County would always be home.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 25, 2012
Caption: Shelby Gonzales with a saw-whet owl, Credit: Kate Nicoletti
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In this bite-size segment, WTIP North Shore Community Radio contributor Shelby Gonzalez explores the great outdoors with a sense of humor and a nose for strange stories, odd critters, and unusual pursuits.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jan 30, 2013
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Powering Down is a series that takes a look at Cook County residents who live "off the grid". It explores their choices to downsize or use alternative energy and the lifestyle changes, challenges, and boons that come with it.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Mar 17, 2020
Caption: Rock Harbor, Isle Royale
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Isle Royale, the small island laying about 15 miles offshore from Grand Portage, was once home to a thriving community of fishermen and their families, as well as resort and cabin visitors. Isle Royale has been the summer home for many generations. Those connections are explored in this series by WTIP's Rhonda Silence.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 25, 2018
Caption: This crew is sailing Lake Superior to raise awareness about climate change.
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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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There’s a shortage of blood right now, and more people are needed to step up and give. Julie spoke with Kara Gavin, lead public relations rep at t...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2021
  • Length: 19:08
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In this edition of "Superior Reviews" Lin reviews a collection of stories edited by Carolyn Holbrook and David Mura titled, “We Are Meant to Rise: ...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2021
  • Length: 03:36
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In this edition of "Superior Reviews", Lin Salisbury reviews Stephanie Watson's YA book, "Pencilvania".

  • Added: Nov 06, 2021
  • Length: 03:08
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"Superior Reads" is a monthly feature that airs on the Fourth Thursday of the month at 7 pm and repeats on the following Saturday at 6 am. In this...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2021
  • Length: 29:05
Caption: Brook trout. Photo by Marcia Roepke
For a few weeks we were reveling in the sunny and mild fall weather on the Gunflint Trail. The temperatures of last few days, though, have been dip...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2021
  • Length: 05:36
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It’s definitely fall on the Gunflint Trail. Many aspen and birch have lost their leaves, and the weather is cool and damp. Unlike spring, with its ...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2021
  • Length: 05:54
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Astronomers have found evidence for a new planet in a galaxy called Whirlpool, 28 million light-years away from Earth. Dave spoke with Bob King, a...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2021
  • Length: 21:04
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Why do we stay up later than we should, doing things like watching Netflix or looking at Facebook, when we KNOW we’ll be sorry in the morning? Juli...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2021
  • Length: 13:04
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Since the membership drive theme is Highway 61, we thought we’d take a historical look at the highway and things related to it. Julie spoke with P...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2021
  • Length: 10:50
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The Jason Fladager Trio joined Brian and Dave in the WTIP CD Library ahead of weekend of gigs at the Gunflint Taven. WTIP's The Roadhouse is suppo...

  • Added: Oct 20, 2021
  • Length: 40:11