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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.


Caption: Photo courtesy of Cook County Historical Society archives
14 Pieces

At age 20, Albert Bally left his college studies in Milwaukee to enlist in the U.S. Army. His letters home to Grand Marais over the next two years follow the highlights of America's World War I experience. With directness and sometimes humor, Al's letters illuminate the challenges of communication and the suspense faced by American families who waited weeks for every precious letter to make it home.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 24, 2017
Caption: Aurora Storm, Credit: Travis Novitsky
40 Pieces

"Anishinaabe Way: Lives, Words and Stories of Ojibwe People" is a radio series by WTIP North Shore Community Radio, exploring the many facets of Ojibwe life. As part of the series you will hear the words and stories of Anishinaabe people, including artists, poets, doctors, scientists, elders and children.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 22, 2012
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12 Pieces

Cook County and the Grand Marais Minnesota area is filled with visual artists. This series spotlights some of them.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 19, 2012
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26 Pieces

WTIP provides access to area arts and culture through a variety of stories, interviews and features.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jun 29, 2012
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"Behind the Work" is a regular feature on WTIP North Shore Community Radio in Grand Marais, MN. The series is dedicated to exploring people’s lives, what they do to get by, and the contributions people make to the community through work

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jan 04, 2013
Caption: Marcia Hyatt
151 Pieces

Each week, the Best of Ourselves explores what we can do to be intentional, creative and joyful in our lives.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Mar 24, 2016
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11 Pieces

Although Cook County is a wonderful place to raise a family, like many places it is not without its challenges. There has been a great deal of discussion by government entities at all levels regarding the North Shore’s limited housing options. But another problem—perhaps, even more, pressing for young families—is the lack of childcare in the region.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jan 10, 2019
Caption: Kristin DeArruda Wharton
6 Pieces

Kristin DeArruda Wharton is a resident of Cook County, Minnesota and a current fellow with the Bush Foundation. In 2017, DeArruda Wharton approached WTIP with the idea of creating a series of interviews focused on topics relevant to not just health professionals, but anyone who is facing issues related to their own health, and that of their loved ones.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 03, 2018
Caption: Dr. Seth Moore, Credit: Carah Thomas-Maskell
37 Pieces

Dr. Seth Moore leads the biology and environment departments at Grand Portage Trust Lands. He appears monthly on WTIP North Shore Community Radio in Grand Marais, MN. The interviews are around 5 minutes in length.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Nov 06, 2012
Caption: WTIP Youth Radio Project, Credit: Carah Thomas
135 Pieces

WTIP's "Engaging Youth Through Radio" project features the work of YRP students. These short 3- to 5-minute features are by youth for youth, and explore issues and themes with a youth focus.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jul 08, 2014

Latest Pieces

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To use an intriguing metaphor – seasonal fruit as spaceship. Jay Andersen, of WTIP North Shore Community Radio spoke to local naturalist Chel Ander...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2011
  • Length: 05:53
Caption: Sedated and collared wolf at Grand Portage, MN, Credit: Grand Portage Trust Lands
Wolves in the Great Lakes region have recovered from near extirpation in the mid 1900's, and the federal government has proposed removing them from...

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  • Added: Sep 02, 2011
  • Length: 06:52
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dr. Seth Moore tracks collared moose via GPS and radio telemetry, Credit: Carah Thomas-Maskell
Spring is a very busy time for wildlife biologist Dr. SEth Moore. In this interview with Dr. Moore, he speaks with WTIP North Shore Community Radio...

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  • Added: Sep 02, 2011
  • Length: 06:48
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Wild Rice, Credit: Wisconsin DNR - by Eli Sager via Google Images.jpg
Monitoring air and water quality are two of the ongoing natural resource projects at Grand Portage Trust Lands. The band is also working to restor...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2011
  • Length: 06:44
Caption: Dr. Seth Moore with a radio collared moose at Grand Portage, MN., Credit: Photo courtesy Grand Portage Trust Lands
Dr. Seth Moore and the staff at Grand Portage Trust Lands engage in ongoing natural resource projects of significance not only to the Grand Portage...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2011
  • Length: 05:15
Caption: Cedar waxwing
When it’s berry time on the trees and shrubs, it’s also time for waxwings. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke to local naturalist Chel Anderson about cedar w...

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  • Added: Sep 02, 2011
  • Length: 07:24
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Indian Pipe, Credit: Wikipedia
One of the few totally white plants in our woods is the so-called Indian Pipe. Jay Andersen of WTIP North Shore Radio, spoke to local naturalist Ch...

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2011
  • Length: 07:53
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Fireweed
In the late summer many woodland and roadside plants are in bloom. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke to local naturalist Chel Anderson about fireweed, aster...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE

  • Added: Aug 15, 2011
  • Length: 05:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Now that August is upon us, many kids get excited for the upcoming school year. But for WTIP Youth Radio Project sophomore Owen Hoglund, the though...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2011
  • Length: 01:51
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Mini-golf may appear easy, but it’s not. Sterling Anderson and Shawn Neuwirth of WTIP’s Youth Radio Project spent an afternoon at the local mini-go...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2011
  • Length: 02:27