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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

Caption: CCC camps were segregated by race. Within a year, the black company stationed in Cook County was driven out of town., Credit: Cook County Historical Society
From 1933 to 1942, the Civilian Conservation Corps provided millions of young men with forestry work as the United States struggled to pull itself ...

Bought by KREV-LP and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE


  • Added: Jan 11, 2011
  • Length: 08:04
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Deer, Credit: Ken Thomas (on wikimedia)
One animal we have plenty of in the north country – deer. They are excellent survivors even in winter. Jay Andersen, with WTIP North Shore Communit...

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2011
  • Length: 07:25
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Animal Tracks, Credit: Jomegat (on wikimedia)
Lots of snow means lots of interesting animal tracks in the woods. Jay Andersen, with WTIP North Shore Community Radio, talks with local phenologis...

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2011
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The passenger boat M/V Wenonah approaches the historic Sivertson fishhouse dock at Isle Royale National Park, Credit: Carah Thomas
The National Park Service is currently developing a plan for Isle Royale National Park that will decide the fate of several North Shore families wi...

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  • Added: Jan 10, 2011
  • Length: 11:08
  • Purchases: 1
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Vicki Biggs-Anderson shares her views on life inspired by happenings on her rural Minnesota homestead where she keeps busy tending to her many anim...

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2010
  • Length: 05:08
  • Purchases: 1
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There’s snow on the ground and it looks like it’ll stay. Ever wonder how it got here and why it looks like it does? Jay Andersen, with WTIP North S...

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  • Added: Dec 10, 2010
  • Length: 07:19
  • Purchases: 4
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Even though the pre-snow landscape looks pretty brown, some ancient plants remain green all year around. Jay Andersen, with WTIP North Shore Commu...

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  • Added: Dec 10, 2010
  • Length: 07:15
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kate Frost & family on the Porch, Chippewa City (Jim Wipson lower right), Credit: Courtesy of Jim Wipson
The 12th segment of “Walking the Old Road: The Story of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa” pieces together first-hand accounts to explore...

Bought by KSRQ and Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio


  • Added: Dec 10, 2010
  • Length: 07:30
  • Purchases: 2
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With temperatures dipping below freezing, reptiles and amphibians are using unique methods to survive the winter months. Jay Andersen, with WTIP No...

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  • Added: Nov 09, 2010
  • Length: 04:55
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Trapper's Cabin, Credit: c. Cook County Historical Society
The eleventh segment of “Walking the Old Road: The Story of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa” pieces together first-hand accounts to exp...

Bought by KSRQ, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, and WGDR


  • Added: Nov 08, 2010
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 3