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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

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63 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
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: Erik Redix
33 Pieces

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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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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27 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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"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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11 Pieces

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

Latest Pieces

Caption: Logo by Laurl Loberg, Credit: Stephan Hoglund
There’s no doubt the weather in the Great Lakes Region has been off. In fact, there seems to be a new trend we can rely on, and that’s that you nev...

Bought by WRNC-LP, KSRQ, and WAMC Northeast Public Radio


  • Added: May 18, 2012
  • Length: 06:35
  • Purchases: 3
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Anna Deschampe and Alan Aubid are the parents of two young sons. They live on the Grand Portage Reservation in northern Minnesota. In this edition ...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, KSRQ, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, and Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio


  • Added: May 04, 2012
  • Length: 09:33
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Logo by Lauryl Loberg
All around Lake Superior, folks are noticing changes in the weather and climate. In this segment of the Lake Superior Project, Kelly Schoenfelder a...

Bought by WRNC-LP and KVSC


  • Added: Apr 27, 2012
  • Length: 04:17
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Kristi with an example of her work
Kristi Downing’s studio is set back from Lake Superior in a sheltered grove of trees. This is where she creates her raku pottery. Each piece distin...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Apr 03, 2012
  • Length: 07:40
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Neil Sherman on the beach
Cook County artist Neil Sherman can often be seen out of doors painting the natural scenes in front of him. Jay Andersen of WTIP North Shore Commun...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Apr 03, 2012
  • Length: 07:03
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Otter
Beavers have fat as well as fur to keep them warm in cold water, but otters have a different technique for dealing with frigid winters and spring. ...

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


  • Added: Apr 03, 2012
  • Length: 06:56
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Logo by Lauryl Loberg, Credit: Carah Thomas
Joe Duffy has spent the better part of his 70 some years fishing on the Big Lake. He’s from Red Cliff, a reservation on Lake Superior’s South Shore...

Bought by WRNC-LP, KSRQ, and WRNC-LP


  • Added: Apr 03, 2012
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Early spring scene
March was a warm one. Spring seemed to be in a hurry to get here. As such many birds and plants also started early. Jay Andersen of WTIP North Shor...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota


  • Added: Mar 27, 2012
  • Length: 07:24
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Rick Defoe and Family, Credit: Kelly Schoenfelder
In this edition of "Anishinaabe Way," Staci Lola Drouillard with WTIP North Shore Community Radio speaks with Fond du Lac elder Rick DeFoe. DeFoe g...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, WGZS, KKWE Niijii Radio, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 21, 2012
  • Length: 06:56
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Anishinaabe couple harvesting wild rice on the Bad River, Logo by Lauryl Loberg, Credit: Marquette University Archives
The history of the Anishinaabeg and Lake Superior is very long. Early French and English documents named the native people Ojibwe or Chippewa. But ...

Bought by WRNC-LP, KSRQ, and KWIS 88.3 FM


  • Added: Mar 21, 2012
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 3