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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.


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: Humbird, Credit: Will Moore
Humbird is the musical project of Minneapolis songwriter Siri Undlin, who on her new album Pharmakon, explores mythological women and how their exp...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2020
  • Length: 38:01
Caption: Cactus Blossoms, Credit: Graham Tolbert
Twin Cities country-folk group The Cactus Blossoms, led by brothers Jack Torrey and Page Burkum, return to the North Shore for a weekend of music a...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2020
  • Length: 15:32
Caption: Odd Man Out
Odd Man Out features local musicians Drew Heinonen and Jonathan Steckelberg on guitar and bass respectively, along with Chris Paquette of Chicago o...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2020
  • Length: 40:39
Caption: Rob & Jill
Rob and Jill are an Americana duo from Hibbing who bring lively tunes to any space they play in, with original music as well as covering songs by t...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2020
  • Length: 31:20
Caption: Pushing Chain
North Shore favorites Pushing Chain have the distinction of being the last musical guests on Scenic Route of 2019 and the whole decade of the 2010s...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2020
  • Length: 34:47
Caption: Kevin Buck
Kevin Buck is a guitarist from Duluth who uses an interesting vocal harmonizer to create rich, new versions of favorite songs in a "choir of angels...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2020
  • Length: 22:50
Caption: Borealis Chorale
"The Lingering Light of Day" is a new original choral piece commissioned for the Borealis Chorale and Orchestra's annual Christmas Concert in Grand...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2020
  • Length: 24:01
Caption: Guitar made with powlownia wood
Local luthier and musician Drew Heinonen has been offered the opportunity of a lifetime: a specially commissioned guitar made with a rare type of w...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2020
  • Length: 15:44
Caption: Cover of Treepreacher
Cook County musician Joe Paulik has come out with a new album called "Treepreacher", produced and mixed by Al Oikari and recorded at the Hovland Lu...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2020
  • Length: 43:29
Caption: Fred Smith
Fred Smith is a volunteer producer at WTIP North Shore Community Radio. Each week, he shares his perspectives through Wildersmith on the Gunflint.

  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 04:41