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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: Photo courtesy of Cook County Historical Society archives
14 Pieces

At age 20, Albert Bally left his college studies in Milwaukee to enlist in the U.S. Army. His letters home to Grand Marais over the next two years follow the highlights of America's World War I experience. With directness and sometimes humor, Al's letters illuminate the challenges of communication and the suspense faced by American families who waited weeks for every precious letter to make it home.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 24, 2017
Caption: Aurora Storm, Credit: Travis Novitsky
40 Pieces

"Anishinaabe Way: Lives, Words and Stories of Ojibwe People" is a radio series by WTIP North Shore Community Radio, exploring the many facets of Ojibwe life. As part of the series you will hear the words and stories of Anishinaabe people, including artists, poets, doctors, scientists, elders and children.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 22, 2012
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12 Pieces

Cook County and the Grand Marais Minnesota area is filled with visual artists. This series spotlights some of them.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 19, 2012
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26 Pieces

WTIP provides access to area arts and culture through a variety of stories, interviews and features.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jun 29, 2012
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1 Piece

"Behind the Work" is a regular feature on WTIP North Shore Community Radio in Grand Marais, MN. The series is dedicated to exploring people’s lives, what they do to get by, and the contributions people make to the community through work

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jan 04, 2013
Caption: Marcia Hyatt
111 Pieces

Each week, the Best of Ourselves explores what we can do to be intentional, creative and joyful in our lives.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Mar 24, 2016
Caption: Dr. Seth Moore, Credit: Carah Thomas-Maskell
37 Pieces

Dr. Seth Moore leads the biology and environment departments at Grand Portage Trust Lands. He appears monthly on WTIP North Shore Community Radio in Grand Marais, MN. The interviews are around 5 minutes in length.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Nov 06, 2012
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

Latest Pieces

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WTIP North Shore Community Radio was at the annual Grand Marais Arts Festival this July. Over 70 booths with eighty artists were arrayed along the ...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2018
  • Length: 41:19
Caption: Josh Cleveland Band at WTIP
Josh Cleveland's powerful voice, backed up by three highly skilled players, lifted WTIP's Studio A to new heights and impressed crowds at the Gunfl...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 33:07
Caption: Ladies Music Club at WTIP
The Ladies Music Club, a quintet of St. Paul women, once again make their annual venture up north in the hopes to see a moose in the flesh on the G...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 38:04
Caption: Courtney Yasmineh
Courtney Yasmineh is a Chicago-born songwriter and author based in the Twin Cities, whose creative journey started as a teenager -running away to a...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 29:27
Caption: The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers
Joe Hart an Nikki Grossman are the Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers, playing polka, country, and classic American tunes with an old-time vibe. They appear...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 12:33
Caption: Doris Folkens
Doris Folkens is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Guelph, Ontario who's debut album focused on transforming stories from her family's past into so...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 13:28
Caption: Kyle Ollah, Credit: Will Moore
Kyle Ollah is a Duluth-born multi-instrumentalist and player of various American music styles. He joins Will Moore ahead of a show at Voyageur Brew...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 26:18
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Fred Smith is a volunteer producer at WTIP North Shore Community Radio. Each week, he shares his perspectives through Wildersmith on the Gunflint.

  • Added: Jul 17, 2018
  • Length: 05:39
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After his father died, 17-year-old Jack Blackwell joined his grandfather, Alec Boostrom, on his trapline here in northern Minnesota's canoe country...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2018
  • Length: 32:06
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Grand Marais, Minnesota based Arctic adventurer Lonnie Dupre recently stopped by The Roadhouse to talk with Jay about his recently released book, "...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2018
  • Length: 21:51