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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: 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

Caption: David Grinstead
David Grinstead grew up in Edwardsville, Illinois. At age 13 he formed the Princetons. It was the first of many music collaborations David would ...

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  • Added: Feb 25, 2011
  • Length: 29:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Canada Jay, Credit: Calypso Orchid on Flickr
Some birds are early nesters, but one of the most interesting among those getting a head start on spring is the Canada jay. Jay Andersen, with WTI...

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  • Added: Feb 25, 2011
  • Length: 07:18
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Statue of three Greek Goddesses: From left, Hestia, Dione and Aphrodite, Credit: Yair Haklai on wikimedia
Ada Igoe is a volunteer producer at WTIP North Shore Community Radio. Each week, she shares her perspectives through Of Woods and Words. In this e...

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2011
  • Length: 03:50
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ice on Lake Superior, Credit: Brynn on wikimedia
What goes on in the dark below the ice in frozen lakes? That’s the question Jay Andersen, with WTIP North Shore Community Radio, posed to local nat...

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2011
  • Length: 07:15
  • Purchases: 2
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Those who have spent time in the North Woods know that wildlife encounters are often fleeting. Photographer David Brislance, of Lutsen, Minnesota, ...

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  • Added: Feb 10, 2011
  • Length: 06:08
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Tree Well, Credit: aka_lusi via Flickr
It’s February and there’s a deep snowpack out there. That means there is forest life we can see and not see. Jay Andersen, with WTIP North Shore Co...

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  • Added: Feb 10, 2011
  • Length: 05:57
  • Purchases: 1
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Superior ice is a fascinating topic for those who live by the big lake – when will it freeze and where. Jay Andersen, with WTIP North Shore Communi...

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  • Added: Feb 04, 2011
  • Length: 07:11
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mining Processing Plant, Credit: joeldinda on Flickr
PolyMet Mining Corporation wants to develop Minnesota’s first copper-nickel mining operation. There’s support for the project statewide and the Ir...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2011
  • Length: 07:46
Caption: Redpoll, Credit: Arnstein Rønning on wikimedia
As winter deepens, songbirds continue to flit around the woods and come to our feeders. How do they withstand the cold? Jay Andersen, with WTIP Nor...

Bought by WMPG, KUMD, and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE


  • Added: Jan 27, 2011
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Least Weasel, Credit: Marko_K on Flickr
There are three small members of the weasel family in our part of the world. The one you might see this winter is the smallest -- the least weasel ...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2011
  • Length: 06:43
  • Purchases: 2