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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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This project focuses on the diverse cultural and historical aspects of life in the rich outdoor setting on the North Shore. It explores the history and current methods of hunting and trapping in the region.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Feb 11, 2020
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12 Pieces

WTIP North Shore Community Radio’s Local Music Project is a monthly program highlighting some of the many talented musicians that live and perform around the North Shore of Lake Superior. Each half-hour program will explore the artist’s roots, musical inspiration, and influences through in-depth interviews and examples of their music.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 14, 2012
Caption: Vicki Biggs-Anderson
53 Pieces

Vicki lives with her husband, Paul, on a nearly 100-year-old homestead in Colvill, just North of Grand Marais, Minnesota. She shares this special place with six goats, one guard llama, about two dozen laying hens, a few difficult geese and ducks, seven angora rabbits, a house cat and one yellow Lab. In this series, Vicki shares her experiences and adventures in this magnetic place.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: May 18, 2018
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17 Pieces

The North Shore is home to a rich history and diverse culture. In Moments in Time, WTIP North Shore Community Radio speaks with members of the community and region about their memories from different periods of our region's past to help foster an appreciation and understanding of the community in which we find ourselves today.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 18, 2012
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6 Pieces

WTIP is committed to informing and connecting listeners with relevant news, public affairs, perspectives, and stories from Minnesota's North Shore community.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 07, 2011
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4 Pieces

A project made in conjunction with WTIP and North House Folk School.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jul 28, 2017
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Minnesota's North Shore is home to a great deal of musical talent. WTIP North Shore Community Radio is dedicated to highlighting the area's musicians.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 20, 2011
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231 Pieces

Phenologist Chel Anderson shares information and insights about the great outdoors in Northeastern Minnesota

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Nov 02, 2012
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Northern Sky is a 3- to 5-minute, twice-monthly feature that explores the stars, planets and constellations that are visible throughout the year in the northern Minnesota region. University of Minnesota science writer Deane Morrison provides tips on how to locate stars and planets, as well as the latest news on developments in space science and technology.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Nov 15, 2013
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Nosey Rosey lives with Dave and Nancy Seaton and family on the Gunflint Trail in North Eastern Minnesota. Rosey has a special affinity for four-legged creatures, but is equally savvy about family, friends and human foibles.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 07, 2011

Latest Pieces

Caption: Jim McGowan at Mojo Solo in St. Paul, Credit: David Matenaer
Jim McGowan is a regular Roadhouse guest, but this performance from Jim was different. Jim joined Ann and Will to chat a perform a few songs from ...

  • Added: May 27, 2020
  • Length: 38:05
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It's been a stressful few months. When we're feeling scared and angry, we may take it out on others in a number of ways, including online through ...

  • Added: May 27, 2020
  • Length: 15:05
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Musicians Rich Mattson and Germaine Gemberling joined Ann and Will live from their home and studios in Sparta, Minnesota.

  • Added: May 26, 2020
  • Length: 33:05
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This spring, Minnesotans are reading "Because of Winn-Dixie" by Kate DiCamillo for the One Book One Minnesota book club. Currently celebrating its ...

  • Added: May 08, 2020
  • Length: 14:11
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During this stay-at-home time, many people are sitting around more and being less physically active in general. How does this affect our health, an...

  • Added: May 08, 2020
  • Length: 12:14
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Dave and Amy Freeman have spent much of their married life traveling the world's wildest places - including a year in the Boundary Waters.

  • Added: May 02, 2020
  • Length: 14:50
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So many things have been changing in the past weeks, and among them is that dog owners are spending more time home with their dogs

  • Added: May 02, 2020
  • Length: 11:31
Caption: Bump Blomberg
Bump Blomberg joined Will and Ann on The Roadhouse to make history, the first virtual performance! The performance took place on the air, as well ...

  • Added: May 02, 2020
  • Length: 35:51
Caption: Matthew Ecklund
Matthew Ecklund is the captain of the Hjordis at North House Folk School, and has built a long and interesting career combining sailing expertise a...

  • Added: May 02, 2020
  • Length: 21:05
Caption: Purple Finch, Credit: Dennis Chick
Bob Janssen is one of Minnesota’s top birding experts. He has been leader of the Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union and consults for the Minnesota DNR...

  • Added: May 02, 2020
  • Length: 16:57