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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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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: 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 ...

Bought by KUMD and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE


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

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  • 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...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE


  • 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...

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  • 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