WTIP

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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.
 

Series

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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1 Piece

"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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‘Spirit of wet’ and tales of trail wildlife traffic and potential blueberries in sight the events that find themselves up the Gunflint. In this edi...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2011
  • Length: 04:56
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One of the most interesting and different flowers in the woods is the Jack-in-the-pulpit. Jack has some interesting adaptations and secrets. WTIPs ...

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  • Added: Jun 21, 2011
  • Length: 05:03
  • Purchases: 2
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The first day of summer is here and so are the dragonflies. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke to local naturalist Chel Anderson about one of those dragonfl...

Bought by KSRQ and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE


  • Added: Jun 21, 2011
  • Length: 05:33
  • Purchases: 2
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Some say summertime’s when the living’s easy one sure thing is summertime’s when the eating grows easy. In this edition of Of Woods and Words, Ada ...

Bought by KSRQ and WAMC


  • Added: Jun 19, 2011
  • Length: 04:39
  • Purchases: 2
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Mommy Deer-est leaves her fawn to nap and while the Northland gets showered. In this edition of Magnetic North, Vicki reminisces caring for baby cr...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2011
  • Length: 05:55
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A trip either up or down the byway on the Gunflint Trail is just splendid these days, as spring flowers are beginning to fade, the first splurge of...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2011
  • Length: 04:31
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Bad bills being written by good ‘ol boys, let’s hope, the North Shore waits for what’s next with the Minnesota legislature’s decisions. In this edi...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE


  • Added: Jun 19, 2011
  • Length: 04:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Newborn deer, loons and bugs all make up early summer on the Gunflint Trail. In this edition of Wildersmith on the Gunflint, Fred paints a verbal p...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2011
  • Length: 04:44
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A good share of the health of Lake Superior is dependent upon water at 39 degrees. In this edition of North Woods Phenology, Jay Andersen speaks wi...

Bought by KSRQ and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE


  • Added: May 30, 2011
  • Length: 07:38
  • Purchases: 2
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We use them for fishing and we use them for composting, but that doesn’t mean earthworms are all that nice to have around. In this edition of North...

  • Added: May 30, 2011
  • Length: 07:03