WTIP

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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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7 Pieces

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
Caption: Rock Harbor, Isle Royale
3 Pieces

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.
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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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
46 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

Latest Pieces

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The first day of summer is here and so are the dragonflies. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke to local naturalist Chel Anderson about one of those dragonfl...

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  • Added: Jun 21, 2011
  • Length: 05:33
  • Purchases: 2
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Some say summertime’s when the living’s easy one sure thing is summertime’s when the eating grows easy. In this edition of Of Woods and Words, Ada ...

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  • Added: Jun 19, 2011
  • Length: 04:39
  • Purchases: 2
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Mommy Deer-est leaves her fawn to nap and while the Northland gets showered. In this edition of Magnetic North, Vicki reminisces caring for baby cr...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2011
  • Length: 05:55
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A trip either up or down the byway on the Gunflint Trail is just splendid these days, as spring flowers are beginning to fade, the first splurge of...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2011
  • Length: 04:31
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Bad bills being written by good ‘ol boys, let’s hope, the North Shore waits for what’s next with the Minnesota legislature’s decisions. In this edi...

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  • Added: Jun 19, 2011
  • Length: 04:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Newborn deer, loons and bugs all make up early summer on the Gunflint Trail. In this edition of Wildersmith on the Gunflint, Fred paints a verbal p...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2011
  • Length: 04:44
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A good share of the health of Lake Superior is dependent upon water at 39 degrees. In this edition of North Woods Phenology, Jay Andersen speaks wi...

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  • Added: May 30, 2011
  • Length: 07:38
  • Purchases: 2
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We use them for fishing and we use them for composting, but that doesn’t mean earthworms are all that nice to have around. In this edition of North...

  • Added: May 30, 2011
  • Length: 07:03
Caption: Prudence Johnson, Credit: courtesy www.prudencejohnson.com
You might think poetry's boring...but this will change your mind. Jazz singer Prudence Johnson collaborated with four composers to set the poetry o...

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  • Added: May 27, 2011
  • Length: 35:32
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Butch Deschampe, Credit: Carah Thomas
Butch Deschampe is a lifelong resident of Cook County, Minnesota, playing and singing in a number of local bands over the years. He's currently wit...

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  • Added: May 26, 2011
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1