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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: Kristin DeArruda Wharton
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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
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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
134 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
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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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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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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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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
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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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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
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History Speaks is an exploration and presentation of aspects of our region's past.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jun 10, 2014

Latest Pieces

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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...

Bought by KSRQ

  • Added: Sep 20, 2011
  • Length: 01:00:11
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

Bought by KSRQ and WGXC

  • 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...

Bought by KSRQ

  • 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...

Bought by KSRQ

  • Added: Sep 02, 2011
  • Length: 06:52
  • Purchases: 1