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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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22 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
125 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: Kristin DeArruda Wharton
4 Pieces

Kristin DeArruda Wharton is a resident of Cook County, Minnesota and a current fellow with the Bush Foundation. In 2017, DeArruda Wharton approached WTIP with the idea of creating a series of interviews focused on topics relevant to not just health professionals, but anyone who is facing issues related to their own health, and that of their loved ones.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 03, 2018
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

Latest Pieces

Caption: The Liberty in the Grand Marais Harbor, with lighthouse in the background
Lake Superior is well known as a graveyard for many shipwrecks, but some people might be surprised to learn that at least two ships have the Grand ...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2018
  • Length: 08:23
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Luis Cortes is used to big water. Now in his 40s, the new executive chef at Bluefin Bay Resort spent most of his adult life working at restaurants ...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2018
  • Length: 09:05
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Marcia Hyatt is a leadership and life coach who provides a weekly feature on WTIP's North Shore Weekend titled "The Best of Ourselves," which explo...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Sometimes the holiday season can feel more stressful than fun. Barbara Burns Churchill, a Master Certified Executive Coach stopped by The Roadhous...

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 19:48
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gichi Bitobig
Have you ever been curious about the early history of Grand Marais? Wondered about the Scandinavian fishermen on the North Shore, or maybe even ju...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 20:34
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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: Dec 06, 2018
  • Length: 05:48
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Marcia Hyatt is a leadership and life coach who provides a weekly feature on WTIP's North Shore Weekend titled "The Best of Ourselves," which explo...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Dec 05, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Lin Salisbury
In this edition of Superior Reads, Lin Salisbury talks with Gwen Danfelt, manager of Drury Lane Books, about a new book club and more.

  • Added: Dec 05, 2018
  • Length: 29:01
Caption: Lin Salisbury
Lin talks with Star Tribune Journalist, Laurie Hertzel.

  • Added: Dec 05, 2018
  • Length: 29:28
Caption: David Housewright
Lin Salisbury interviews author, David Housewright, former president of the Private Eye Writers of America, winner of the Edgar Award from Myster...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2018
  • Length: 30:34