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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Across the U. S., Superfund sites are being repurposed as recreational areas, renewable energy facilities and more. May offer lessons for the futu...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2018
  • Length: 19:28
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Don Schreiner is a Fisheries Specialist with Minnesota Sea Grant, and he recently stopped by The Roadhouse and he spoke with Matthew about Food-Fis...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2018
  • Length: 19:58
Caption: North Country Fair
All female band North Country Fair joined The Roadhouse in Studio A to play a few tunes and chat with hosts Dave and Tom.

  • Added: Apr 04, 2018
  • Length: 38:34
Caption: Sam and Matthew Miltich
Hosts Dave and Tom welcomed the Clearwater Hot Club Trio (Sam and Matthew Miltich, Briand Morrison) to The Roadhouse to play some great jazz music,...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2018
  • Length: 42:19
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The coming-of-age film COLD NOVEMBER is now showing in theaters across Minnesota. The film is written and directed by Minnesota native Karl Jacob,...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2018
  • Length: 18:07
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A new program is being offered through the University of Minnesota Extension to teach regular citizens how to identify and report aquatic invasive ...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2018
  • Length: 12:08
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The Thunderheads Trio once again stopped by The Roadhouse and played some original tunes, as well as a cover or two. The Thunderheads Trio are Ste...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2018
  • Length: 40:48
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Alamode, a pop & indie funk band based in Duluth, was in town last weekend to play a few gigs. Three band members, Ned Netzel, Peter Knutson & Nath...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2018
  • Length: 34:21
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John Shuster is the skip of the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic curling team, and a native Minnesotan. He joined WTIP's Dave TerSteeg to talk about...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2018
  • Length: 15:37
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Bob King, who writes the Astrobob blog for the Duluth News Tribune, joins The Roadhouse regularly to talk all things celestial. This time, he chatt...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2018
  • Length: 23:14
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"Freshwater bluegrass" band Black River Revue hails from Duluth/Superior--they stopped by The Roadhouse recently before they head to Texas for SXSW...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Mar 13, 2018
  • Length: 34:13
  • Purchases: 1
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Tim Young is a local artist known for a wide body of work, including Flash Meridian, an ongoing online sci-fi story that just hit its 100th episode...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2018
  • Length: 17:24
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Historian and author Gary Kaunonen has written a new, award-winning history of a 1916 miner's strike on the Iron Range, "Flames of Discontent." WTI...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Mar 13, 2018
  • Length: 26:26
  • Purchases: 1
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Cook County super string group the Plucked Up String Band joined the show for membership drive. The band is: Will Moore, upright bass; Elliott Noyc...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2018
  • Length: 32:45
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Dale Mulfinger is a Minneapolis-based architect, author and 'cabinologist'. He's written several books on the subject, including his latest, "The F...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2018
  • Length: 37:38
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Twin Cities alt rock band If Eye May made a return appearance on The Roadhouse, before their gig at the Wunderbar in Grand Marais. Great, high-ener...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2018
  • Length: 34:57
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Danny Saathoff is a Twin Cities jeweler and artist who recently received a grant from the MN State Arts Board for his work, "Swinging the Compass,"...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2018
  • Length: 16:52
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With slow travel nearly forgotten, some explorers are rediscovering its charm. Adventurer and writer Stevie Anna Plummer, a former Cook County resi...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2018
  • Length: 19:18
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"The Inconvenient Indian" from the U of MN Press is an unconventional, subversive account of Indian-White relations in North America since initial ...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Feb 19, 2018
  • Length: 26:15
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Chris Gillis (l.) & Max Bichel
Get into the spirit of Mardi Gras with jazz musicians Chris Gillis, Thomas Stamps and Max Bichel. They joined WTIP's Tracy Bensonand Jay Andersen i...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:37:10