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
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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
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.
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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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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

Latest Pieces

Caption: Evening grosbreak feeding young
For years evening grosbeaks have been common at local birdfeeders. Not so much recently. Is the decline just a cycle or a major change for these co...

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  • Added: Nov 08, 2011
  • Length: 07:10
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Stand of birch
The paper birch is an iconic symbol of the north shore and north woods. Jay Andersen of WTIP North Shore Community Radio spoke to local naturalist ...

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  • Added: Nov 01, 2011
  • Length: 07:37
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Northern shrike
Fall moves toward winter – sometimes in slow motion, sometimes quickly. Jay Andersen of WTIP North Shore Community Radio spoke to local naturalist...

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  • Added: Oct 25, 2011
  • Length: 07:23
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Autumn leaves
If trees didn’t lose their leaves in the fall, a whole lot of good things on the forest floor just wouldn’t happen. Jay Andersen of WTIP North Sho...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2011
  • Length: 06:44
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Northern Leopard Frog, Credit: Andy on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andy_emcee/)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced Endangered Species Act protection is not warranted for the northern leopard frog in 19 states...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2011
  • Length: 05:46
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Great Lakes Basin, Credit: NASA
Seventh Generation planning: preparing for the effects of climate change on Native American tribes. This is the second in two part discussion on cl...

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  • Added: Oct 11, 2011
  • Length: 06:11
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Earth , Credit: Photo from NASA via Wikimedia Commons
Preparing for the effects of climate change on Native American tribes. This is the first in two part discussion on climate change with wildlife bi...

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  • Added: Oct 11, 2011
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Wolly aphid
Tiny bluish insects with skirts and millions of very small moths. It’s autumn on the North Shore. Jay Andersen of WTIP North Shore Community Radio ...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2011
  • Length: 07:39
Caption: Bull moose
The moose population in Northeastern Minnesota is in trouble. Researchers are not sure why. WTIP’s Jay Andersen hosted a discussion with three moos...

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  • Added: Oct 07, 2011
  • Length: 58:05
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Tamaracks along the shore
Along the roadsides and out in the lowlands, the golden tree we see are tamaracks. Jay Andersen of WTIP North Shore Community Radio spoke to local ...

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2011
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 2