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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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53 Pieces

Stories created by youth in and around Cook County Minnesota

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jan 11, 2016

Latest Pieces

Caption: jeremy messersmith, Credit: Will Moore
Acclaimed Twin Cities songwriter jeremy messersmith returns to the North Shore for a show at Papa Charlie's in Lutsen, and also to recharge and get...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2020
  • Length: 31:25
Caption: Kevin Buck, Credit: Will Moore
Duluth guitarist Kevin Buck joined Ann and Will on Roadhouse for a live performance.

  • Added: Jul 31, 2020
  • Length: 37:38
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You may have seen photos on social media recently of Comet NEOWISE. Will chatted with "Astro Bob" blogger Bob King about the NEOWISE and when we c...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2020
  • Length: 11:03
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With the focus on washing our hands frequently over the past months, we wondered why and how does soap work?

  • Added: Jul 31, 2020
  • Length: 10:52
Caption: Jeremy Messersmith performs outside WTIP for hosts Ann and Will.
Minnesota musician Jeremy Messersmith joined Ann and Will for a socially distant performance right outside the WTIP studios.

  • Added: Jul 31, 2020
  • Length: 37:13
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Comedy can play an important role in challenging people to address critical social issues, says Lauren Feldman, an associate professor at Rutgers U...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2020
  • Length: 11:09
Caption: Sam Cook. Duluth News Tribune photo.
It's been a different and strange summer - but people are still getting outdoors, in fact maybe more than ever before. Ann checked in with Sam Coo...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2020
  • Length: 09:29
Caption: Mary Bue performs in Studio A in June 2019
Twin Cities musician Mary Bue joined Ann and Will virtually to perform songs from her upcoming album The World is Your Lover.

  • Added: Jul 24, 2020
  • Length: 34:54
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Here’s some good news about how people are feeling during this pandemic—rather than lonelier, many people are reporting that they feel more support...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2020
  • Length: 14:12
Caption: Fred Smith
Fred Smith is a volunteer producer at WTIP North Shore Community Radio. Each week, he shares his perspectives through Wildersmith on the Gunflint.

  • Added: Jun 27, 2020
  • Length: 04:51