WTIP

StationAccount image
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: PRX default Series image
3 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
Series image
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
Caption: PRX default Series image
0 Pieces

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
Caption: PRX default Series image
3 Pieces

A series about dogs in Cook County and around the Lake Superior region.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 15, 2019
Caption: Lin Salisbury
85 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
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
Series image
74 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
Series image
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

Piece image
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
Caption: WeAreMeantToRise.jpg
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
Caption: Pencilvania by Stephanie Watson.jpg
In this edition of "Superior Reviews", Lin Salisbury reviews Stephanie Watson's YA book, "Pencilvania".

  • Added: Nov 06, 2021
  • Length: 03:08
Caption: Lincolnland
"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
Caption: TrailTime photo by Lars
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
Caption: Northern Lights by Tom Spence
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
Piece image
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
Caption: Taken from the WTIP website
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
Caption: Jason Fladager Trio. Photo by Brian Neil.
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