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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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WTIP is committed to informing and connecting listeners with relevant news, public affairs, perspectives, and stories from Minnesota's North Shore community.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 07, 2011
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A project made in conjunction with WTIP and North House Folk School.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jul 28, 2017
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Minnesota's North Shore is home to a great deal of musical talent. WTIP North Shore Community Radio is dedicated to highlighting the area's musicians.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 20, 2011
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Phenologist Chel Anderson shares information and insights about the great outdoors in Northeastern Minnesota

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Nov 02, 2012
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Northern Sky is a 3- to 5-minute, twice-monthly feature that explores the stars, planets and constellations that are visible throughout the year in the northern Minnesota region. University of Minnesota science writer Deane Morrison provides tips on how to locate stars and planets, as well as the latest news on developments in space science and technology.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Nov 15, 2013
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Nosey Rosey lives with Dave and Nancy Seaton and family on the Gunflint Trail in North Eastern Minnesota. Rosey has a special affinity for four-legged creatures, but is equally savvy about family, friends and human foibles.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 07, 2011
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Writer Jess Koski is a Grand Portage tribal member and dispatches his “Jessays,” from his home on the shore of Lake Superior, in Chi Oni Gaming.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jun 30, 2021
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Ada Igoe grew up in Minnesota’s North Woods and after temping in both London, England and the Twin Cities she realized the woods and community of Cook County would always be home.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 25, 2012
Caption: Shelby Gonzales with a saw-whet owl, Credit: Kate Nicoletti
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In this bite-size segment, WTIP North Shore Community Radio contributor Shelby Gonzalez explores the great outdoors with a sense of humor and a nose for strange stories, odd critters, and unusual pursuits.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jan 30, 2013
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Powering Down is a series that takes a look at Cook County residents who live "off the grid". It explores their choices to downsize or use alternative energy and the lifestyle changes, challenges, and boons that come with it.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Mar 17, 2020

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Caption: Statue of three Greek Goddesses: From left, Hestia, Dione and Aphrodite, Credit: Yair Haklai on wikimedia
Ada Igoe is a volunteer producer at WTIP North Shore Community Radio. Each week, she shares her perspectives through Of Woods and Words. In this e...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Feb 17, 2011
  • Length: 03:50
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ice on Lake Superior, Credit: Brynn on wikimedia
What goes on in the dark below the ice in frozen lakes? That’s the question Jay Andersen, with WTIP North Shore Community Radio, posed to local nat...

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


  • Added: Feb 17, 2011
  • Length: 07:15
  • Purchases: 2
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Those who have spent time in the North Woods know that wildlife encounters are often fleeting. Photographer David Brislance, of Lutsen, Minnesota, ...

Bought by WRNC-LP and KSRQ


  • Added: Feb 10, 2011
  • Length: 06:08
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Tree Well, Credit: aka_lusi via Flickr
It’s February and there’s a deep snowpack out there. That means there is forest life we can see and not see. Jay Andersen, with WTIP North Shore Co...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota


  • Added: Feb 10, 2011
  • Length: 05:57
  • Purchases: 2
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Superior ice is a fascinating topic for those who live by the big lake – when will it freeze and where. Jay Andersen, with WTIP North Shore Communi...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota


  • Added: Feb 04, 2011
  • Length: 07:11
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mining Processing Plant, Credit: joeldinda on Flickr
PolyMet Mining Corporation wants to develop Minnesota’s first copper-nickel mining operation. There’s support for the project statewide and the Ir...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2011
  • Length: 07:46
Caption: Redpoll, Credit: Arnstein Rønning on wikimedia
As winter deepens, songbirds continue to flit around the woods and come to our feeders. How do they withstand the cold? Jay Andersen, with WTIP Nor...

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


  • Added: Jan 27, 2011
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Least Weasel, Credit: Marko_K on Flickr
There are three small members of the weasel family in our part of the world. The one you might see this winter is the smallest -- the least weasel ...

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


  • Added: Jan 18, 2011
  • Length: 06:43
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: CCC camps were segregated by race. Within a year, the black company stationed in Cook County was driven out of town., Credit: Cook County Historical Society
From 1933 to 1942, the Civilian Conservation Corps provided millions of young men with forestry work as the United States struggled to pull itself ...

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


  • Added: Jan 11, 2011
  • Length: 08:04
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Deer, Credit: Ken Thomas (on wikimedia)
One animal we have plenty of in the north country – deer. They are excellent survivors even in winter. Jay Andersen, with WTIP North Shore Communit...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota


  • Added: Jan 11, 2011
  • Length: 07:25
  • Purchases: 1