The Roadhouse

Series produced by WTIP

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Image by: courtesy Buck Benson 

The Roadhouse is an interview and music program that airs live every Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. to kick off the weekend.

WTIP's The Roadhoue is two hours packed with insightful interviews, weekend happenings, local features and toe-tapping music. You never know quite what to expect on the Roadhouse! Funding is provided in part by the MN Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.


737 Pieces

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2019 is here, and many of us resolve to do various things when the new year comes around. We wanted to know how to give ourselves the best chance ...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 17:05
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A pack of wolves living near Voyageurs National Park was recently caught on video hunting freshwater fish— something that has not been documented b...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 20:58
Caption: Russell DuFresne and Mark Soderlind
Twin Cities musician Russell DuFresne was in town before the Christmas holiday to present "A Very Petty Christmas", a show featuring the music of T...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 20:37
Caption: Sam Cook. Duluth News Tribune photo
Outdoors writer Sam Cook retired this year from the Duluth News Tribune after 38 years (though he still contributes a weekly general column). He jo...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2018
  • Length: 17:16
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Sometimes the holiday season can feel more stressful than fun. Barbara Burns Churchill, a Master Certified Executive Coach stopped by The Roadhous...

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 19:48
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gichi Bitobig
Have you ever been curious about the early history of Grand Marais? Wondered about the Scandinavian fishermen on the North Shore, or maybe even ju...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 20:34
Caption: Jim McGowan
Roadhouse favorite Jim McGowan stopped by Studio A to chat with hosts Dave and Julie and play some tunes, including a couple holiday songs.

  • Added: Dec 04, 2018
  • Length: 32:16
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The ski film "Hoji" tells the story of 35-year-old Canadian skier Eric 'Hoji' Hjorleifson, and has been in the making for 14 years. Minnesota nati...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2018
  • Length: 17:50
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The University of Minnesota Press is out with a mouth-watering new guide, “The Great Minnesota Cookie Book,” that offers recipes, pictures, and bak...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2018
  • Length: 15:46
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With Thanksgiving around the corner, many of us try to think of different things we are grateful for. To learn more about gratitude, Roadhouse hos...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2018
  • Length: 12:09
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A little over a year after making their Roadhouse debut, Brothers in Arms made a return trip to The Roadhouse. They performed a few songs and spok...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2018
  • Length: 35:25
Caption: Maria Nickolay in WTIP's Studio A, Credit: Brian Neil
Local musician Maria Nickolay stopped by The Roadhouse on November 9 to perform a few original songs. Maria also spoke with Roadhouse hosts Dave a...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2018
  • Length: 34:28
Caption: Split Rock Lighthouse
November 10 marked the 43rd anniversary of the sinking of the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald and the loss of her 29 crew members. Every year on that d...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2018
  • Length: 19:15
Caption: Throat singers Nina Segalowitz and Taqralik Partridge, Credit: Sivertson Gallery
Some of the featured guests at the 2018 Sivertson Gallery Inuit Premiere included throat singers Nina Segalowitz and Taqralik Partridge, artist and...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2018
  • Length: 24:47
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Folk duo Curtis Teague and Loretta Simonet, better known as Curtis and Loretta performed at the Grand Marais Public Library in October 2018. Befor...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2018
  • Length: 33:16
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Paul Huttner, Minnesota Public Radio's Chief Meteorologist recently traveled up the North Shore to play alongside his band, "Suburban Legend". Whi...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2018
  • Length: 14:52
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Bob Fenwick is a former Major League Baseball player. He played for the Astros and Cardinals in the early 1970s. He joined a special Roadhouse pro...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2018
  • Length: 12:10
Caption: US Bank Stadium holds up to 70,000 people., Credit: Joe Friedrichs
We all probably know at least one person who is all about sports. But, just why are some of us so into sports?

  • Added: Oct 24, 2018
  • Length: 11:33
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Northern Wisconsin band The Saints of Circumstance stopped by The Roadhouse before a recent gig on the North Shore. The group is a quartet of Davi...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2018
  • Length: 31:27
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Detriot Duo Robert Jones and Matt Watroba were in Grand Marais for a concert organized by the North Shore Music Association on Friday, October 12. ...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2018
  • Length: 32:10