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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

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
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71 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
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838 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
Caption: Grand Marais Lighthouse, Credit: Will Moore
243 Pieces

The Scenic Route is an hour long weekly program featuring the music of musicians from the north shore of Minnesota and the Lake Superior region, along with interviews and announcements of events. It gives exposure to arts and culture in our area for locals and visitors.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jun 30, 2014
Caption: The St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in the heart of Chippewa City, Credit: Cook County Historical Society
8 Pieces

A monthly series of 5 to 10 minute features told through the words and stories of the people who lived in Chippewa City, a native village outside of Grand Marais on Minnesota's North Shore.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Mar 05, 2011
Caption: Frank Hansen
2 Pieces

Frank Hansen has been a member of the North Shore West End community since 1957 and has written the West End News for many years. He enjoys sharing news of the folks and the events in the West End with a broader audience.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jul 23, 2011
Caption: Fred Smith
237 Pieces

Fred Smith, a native Iowan who re-located to the wilderness of border country at the end of the century, writes about the happenings in the upper Gunflint territory in Northeastern Minnesota. Join Fred each week as he shares his perspective of life in the woods.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Aug 28, 2018
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18 Pieces

This podcast is all about the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. It is a place to hear stories from the people who visit this amazing outdoor playground. It is also a venue to learn more about the gear that helps adventuring in this unique setting be all the more enjoyable.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jan 23, 2019
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3 Pieces

This series focuses on the local workforce housing crunch facing Cook County. It shares anecdotes of the struggles people face when trying to find a long-term rental in the county, a comparison of the local market with other tourist destinations across the United States, and possible solutions to the local issues involved with finding a house to rent or own in Cook County.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jun 12, 2018

Latest Pieces

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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...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE


  • 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...

Bought by KSRQ and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE


  • 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...

Bought by KSRQ


  • 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...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: May 26, 2011
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Blue-Spotted Salamander, Credit: GregTheBusker on Flickr
Birds, frogs and salamanders are all active as spring slowly moves into the northland. In this edition of North Woods Phenology, Jay Andersen, with...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE


  • Added: May 22, 2011
  • Length: 07:16
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Howard Sivertson
The North Shore of Lake Superior is well-known for its wide variety of artists, musicians and writers. Howard Sivertson is known throughout the reg...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: May 10, 2011
  • Length: 59:10
  • Purchases: 1