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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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Caption: WTIP Youth Radio Project, Credit: Carah Thomas
135 Pieces

WTIP's "Engaging Youth Through Radio" project features the work of YRP students. These short 3- to 5-minute features are by youth for youth, and explore issues and themes with a youth focus.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jul 08, 2014
Caption: Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center
4 Pieces

WTIP is exploring environmental stewardship with a series of short features that raise awareness of stewardship and how individuals and communities take part.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 07, 2014
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12 Pieces

Molly Hoffman became a birder following a 1970 course in Ornithology at the University of Minnesota, Duluth which was part of a degree in Biology. Molly created Field Notes to bring a realistic birding experience to a radio audience. By using a single recorder to capture bird sounds along with her voice narrative, Field Notes is able to simulate a guided birding adventure in the woods.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 26, 2010
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5 Pieces

The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has created the CACHE Project, which stands for “Community Agriculture through Culture, Health and Education.” The acronym perfectly captures what the Grand Portage community is doing—coming together to share food from community gardens and to learn new and old ways of harvesting.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jul 04, 2018
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5 Pieces

Steve Ramberg lives on the Gunflint Trail with his family in northeastern Minnesota. In his ongoing audio series, Steve highlights life on the Trail. Steve has a knack for tackling big issues with a gentle touch.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 22, 2012
Caption: Gus and Maggie
8 Pieces

Gus' Wild Side are 5-7 minute features that explore our connections to nature in Minnesota and beyond.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 27, 2016
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3 Pieces

This series is a collaboration between WTIP and the Cook County Historical Society.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 24, 2019
Caption: Henry Mayhew in Grand Marais
2 Pieces

History Speaks is an exploration and presentation of aspects of our region's past.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jun 10, 2014
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12 Pieces

Cilla Walford is a transplant from England who now lives in Grand Marais, Minnesota “Lady and the Scamp” begins when Cilla decides to take a sabbatical from her teaching job and take her ancient dog, Sarah on a few last adventures.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Feb 08, 2019
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10 Pieces

Lake County Journal is a monthly program featuring the culture and voices of Lake County, Minnesota.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Dec 16, 2014

Latest Pieces

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If you're an avid fly fisherman, chances are you've fished, or at least heard of, the trout-packed streams of Montana. In this edition of Points No...

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  • Added: Sep 09, 2011
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Thimbleberries
To use an intriguing metaphor – seasonal fruit as spaceship. Jay Andersen, of WTIP North Shore Community Radio spoke to local naturalist Chel Ander...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2011
  • Length: 05:53
Caption: Sedated and collared wolf at Grand Portage, MN, Credit: Grand Portage Trust Lands
Wolves in the Great Lakes region have recovered from near extirpation in the mid 1900's, and the federal government has proposed removing them from...

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  • Added: Sep 02, 2011
  • Length: 06:52
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dr. Seth Moore tracks collared moose via GPS and radio telemetry, Credit: Carah Thomas-Maskell
Spring is a very busy time for wildlife biologist Dr. SEth Moore. In this interview with Dr. Moore, he speaks with WTIP North Shore Community Radio...

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  • Added: Sep 02, 2011
  • Length: 06:48
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Wild Rice, Credit: Wisconsin DNR - by Eli Sager via Google Images.jpg
Monitoring air and water quality are two of the ongoing natural resource projects at Grand Portage Trust Lands. The band is also working to restor...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2011
  • Length: 06:44
Caption: Dr. Seth Moore with a radio collared moose at Grand Portage, MN., Credit: Photo courtesy Grand Portage Trust Lands
Dr. Seth Moore and the staff at Grand Portage Trust Lands engage in ongoing natural resource projects of significance not only to the Grand Portage...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2011
  • Length: 05:15
Caption: Cedar waxwing
When it’s berry time on the trees and shrubs, it’s also time for waxwings. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke to local naturalist Chel Anderson about cedar w...

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  • Added: Sep 02, 2011
  • Length: 07:24
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Indian Pipe, Credit: Wikipedia
One of the few totally white plants in our woods is the so-called Indian Pipe. Jay Andersen of WTIP North Shore Radio, spoke to local naturalist Ch...

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2011
  • Length: 07:53
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Fireweed
In the late summer many woodland and roadside plants are in bloom. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke to local naturalist Chel Anderson about fireweed, aster...

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  • Added: Aug 15, 2011
  • Length: 05:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Now that August is upon us, many kids get excited for the upcoming school year. But for WTIP Youth Radio Project sophomore Owen Hoglund, the though...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2011
  • Length: 01:51