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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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62 Pieces

"Trail Time" by Marcia Roepke highlights events and phenology on the Gunflint Trail.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 21, 2021
Caption: Photo courtesy of Cook County Historical Society archives
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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: Erik Redix
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Welcome to Anishinaabe Radio! The host is Erik Redix, Ojibwe Language Director at Oshki Ogimaag in Grand Portage. A bilingual approach to storytelling, the show features Ojibwe first speakers telling stories in English and Ojibwemowin—the Ojibwe Language.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 29, 2021
Caption: Aurora Storm, Credit: Travis Novitsky
41 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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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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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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"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
272 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
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From May to November, canoeing is the talk of the North Shore and the Boundary Waters area. Rightfully so, as the region is in the heart of canoe country. However, the opportunities for outdoor recreation in Cook County and the Lake Superior region are ample.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Feb 12, 2020
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Although Cook County is a wonderful place to raise a family, like many places it is not without its challenges. There has been a great deal of discussion by government entities at all levels regarding the North Shore’s limited housing options. But another problem—perhaps, even more, pressing for young families—is the lack of childcare in the region.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jan 10, 2019

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They’re small – even tiny – but bundles of energy and this time of year you can see them scurrying about in search of food. Jay Andersen of WTIP No...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2011
  • Length: 07:32
Caption: Tobin Trail on Isle Royale, Credit: MDuchek on Wikimedia
In its early days, before Isle Royale became a national park in 1940, the island was home to loggers, miners and fishermen. Most were Scandinavian ...

Bought by KSRQ and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota

  • Added: Sep 26, 2011
  • Length: 08:33
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Woodchuck
Bears hibernate, but many don’t consider them true hibernators. We do have three mammals locally who truly hibernate. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke to l...

Bought by WRNC-LP, KSRQ, and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota

  • Added: Sep 21, 2011
  • Length: 06:47
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Earl and Ethel Leng
Leng’s Fountain was a cornerstone of the Grand Marais, Minnesota, community for many years. It was a true old fashioned soda fountain. You could or...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2011
  • Length: 01:00:11
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Problems. We all have problems. But when troubles become more than you can handle, what do you do? Run away? Disappear into the woods? How abo...

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2011
  • Length: 02:52
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When solutions seem unreachable and problems unfixable, a walk in the rain can provide a launching point for reflection. At least, that’s what Chri...

Bought by KUOW and WGXC

  • Added: Sep 10, 2011
  • Length: 02:02
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An estimated 200,000 text messages are sent every second around the world. How many of those text messages are sent by kids sitting in schools? H...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2011
  • Length: 01:50
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If you're an avid fly fisherman, chances are you've fished, or at least heard of, the trout-packed streams of Montana. In this edition of Points No...

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  • Added: Sep 09, 2011
  • Length: 07:01
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Caption: Thimbleberries
To use an intriguing metaphor – seasonal fruit as spaceship. Jay Andersen, of WTIP North Shore Community Radio spoke to local naturalist Chel Ander...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2011
  • Length: 05:53
Caption: Sedated and collared wolf at Grand Portage, MN, Credit: Grand Portage Trust Lands
Wolves in the Great Lakes region have recovered from near extirpation in the mid 1900's, and the federal government has proposed removing them from...

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  • Added: Sep 02, 2011
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