WTIP

StationAccount image
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: This crew is sailing Lake Superior to raise awareness about climate change.
5 Pieces

Sea Change is a podcast that follows the adventures of the Gordon family and their students as they sail Lake Superior to raise awareness about the effects of climate change.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jun 23, 2016
Caption: PRX default Series image
14 Pieces

Sounds and Sparks is a new feature here on WTIP that features Minnesota musicians telling the stories and meanings behind their latest songs and diving into their own creative process. Each feature has the artist going track-by-track down their latest release and telling the inspiration behind each song in their own voice.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 11, 2021
Series image
10 Pieces

Sunny lives in Lake County, Minnesota, and is a regular commentator on WTIP North Shore Community Radio.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Aug 20, 2015
Caption: PRX default Series image
0 Pieces

A series about dogs in Cook County and around the Lake Superior region. Hear stories about mushing, outdoor adventures. heroic dogs, and the humans who love and live with them.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 15, 2019
Caption: PRX default Series image
3 Pieces

A series about dogs in Cook County and around the Lake Superior region.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 15, 2019
Caption: Lin Salisbury
106 Pieces

Lin Salisbury, bibliophile, and commentator on WTIP North Shore Community Radio regularly interviews authors.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Aug 16, 2018
Caption: A Boundary Waters camper after the 1999 Blowdown event., Credit: Jim Cordes
4 Pieces

During the early-morning hours of July 4, 1999, a series of thunderstorms formed over portions of North and South Dakota. As the day moved along, the storms grew in strength. Some of the storms formed into a bow echo and began moving across Minnesota with damaging winds.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: May 29, 2019
Caption: Knife Lake
4 Pieces

Minnesota's North Shore, like the rest of the planet, is facing a changing climate. There are some who dispute the cause of why this is happening, but few can argue that temperatures are warming, including water temperatures on inland lakes, streams and rivers, and in Lake Superior. These changes to the environment will impact the fish that live in these treasured waters, as well as the many anglers who pursue them. WTIP created this project to cover not just the issues facing the Lake Superior North Shore watershed as the climate changes, but to provide awareness about the realities of these changes.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jan 24, 2019
Series image
81 Pieces

A series of short features looking at the broad range of issues facing one of the world's largest resources: Lake Superior.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 08, 2015
Caption: Gunflint CCC Camp, Credit: Cook County Historical Society
4 Pieces

The Civilian Conservation Corps or CCC began in the spring of 1933, started by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the onset of the Great Depression. In this series, WTIP North Shore Community Radio explores the legacy left behind by the CCC and the workers who participated in the program.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 16, 2011

Latest Pieces

Piece image
The annual Homegrown Music Festival in Duluth has kicked off this week, lasting 8 days from April 30 – May 7. The event sprawls over dozens of ven...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2023
  • Length: 15:14
Piece image
Original Air Date - April 30 2023 Acclaimed Minneapolis songwriter Ann Reed returns to the Arrowhead Center for the Arts this Saturday, April 29th...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2023
  • Length: 18:28
Piece image
Original Air Date - April 19 2023 Trapper Schoepp is a Milwaukee-based songwriter and longtime frequenter of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wildern...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2023
  • Length: 38:24
Piece image
Original Air Date - April 14 2023 John Kerns is a musician and songwriter out of the Twin Cities whose musical background is as varied as it gets....

  • Added: Jun 29, 2023
  • Length: 36:04
Piece image
MNSpin is a curated online music streaming service focused on recent releases by Minnesota artists. The service is made possible by the Friends of ...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2023
  • Length: 08:26
Piece image
OK Factor is a string duo of violinist Karla Colahan and cellist Olivia Diercks, who are celebrating ten years of making music together with their ...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2023
  • Length: 22:09
Piece image
Creaking Tree Farm is a no-till, no-spray organic method farm in Lutsen, Minnesota. A family-owned venture, Ian and Rachel Andrus make a living gro...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2023
  • Length: 06:08
Piece image
Producer Martha Marnocha has created a three-part feature on the health and importance of the Superior National Forest. In this episode, we’ll hear...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2023
  • Length: 07:28
Piece image
Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist and she joins us periodically to report on what she’s seeing in our woods and waters right now.

  • Added: Jun 29, 2023
  • Length: 04:38
Piece image
Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist and she joins us periodically to report on what she’s seeing in our woods and waters right now.

  • Added: Jun 29, 2023
  • Length: 05:03