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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: 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
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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

Latest Pieces

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Intermittent fasting, where you limit your food intake to a certain period of time per day, seems to be the latest health craze and is credited wit...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2020
  • Length: 15:09
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Here’s an idea that might make you feel relieved …January might not be the best time for new year’s resolutions if you want them to stick.

  • Added: Jan 06, 2020
  • Length: 15:44
Caption: Northern Lights in Cook County, Credit: Travis Novitsky
Shelley McIntire is a longtime resident of Cook County and a member of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. She describes herself as ...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 09:56
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There are a number of organisms that live inside or on trees, including algae, mosses, and lichens.

  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 11:00
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Human tongues and bird tongues are vastly different. The difference is more pronounced still if you compare our tongue to a woodpecker tongue, tha...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 07:20
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WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about what's uncovered in nature during the late fall and early winter before the first big ...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 08:54
Caption: Jim McGowan in Studio A in July 2019 , Credit: Brian Neil
Jim McGowan, a Roadhouse favorite, stopped by the studios to chat with Julie and Dave about holiday traditions, and of course, play a mix of holida...

  • Added: Dec 26, 2019
  • Length: 41:22
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Craig Baumann is a blues player based out of Wisconsin. Craig recently went on a weeklong tour that saw him travel from Madison to Grand Marais to...

  • Added: Dec 26, 2019
  • Length: 41:58
Caption: The Lake Superior Project/Logo, Credit: Lauryl Loberg
Northeast Minnesota has had its share of destructive forest fires. But in the early 1900s, after an unusually hot, dry summer, a large fire threate...

  • Added: Dec 26, 2019
  • Length: 14:48
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Grand Portage and Grand Marais were once fur trade posts, and the journals of several fur trade clerks mention an Anishinaabe tribal leader named E...

  • Added: Dec 26, 2019
  • Length: 09:17