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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: Vicki Biggs-Anderson
53 Pieces

Vicki lives with her husband, Paul, on a nearly 100-year-old homestead in Colvill, just North of Grand Marais, Minnesota. She shares this special place with six goats, one guard llama, about two dozen laying hens, a few difficult geese and ducks, seven angora rabbits, a house cat and one yellow Lab. In this series, Vicki shares her experiences and adventures in this magnetic place.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: May 18, 2018
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17 Pieces

The North Shore is home to a rich history and diverse culture. In Moments in Time, WTIP North Shore Community Radio speaks with members of the community and region about their memories from different periods of our region's past to help foster an appreciation and understanding of the community in which we find ourselves today.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 18, 2012
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6 Pieces

WTIP is committed to informing and connecting listeners with relevant news, public affairs, perspectives, and stories from Minnesota's North Shore community.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 07, 2011
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4 Pieces

A project made in conjunction with WTIP and North House Folk School.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jul 28, 2017
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Minnesota's North Shore is home to a great deal of musical talent. WTIP North Shore Community Radio is dedicated to highlighting the area's musicians.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 20, 2011
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210 Pieces

Phenologist Chel Anderson shares information and insights about the great outdoors in Northeastern Minnesota

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Nov 02, 2012
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4 Pieces

Northern Sky is a 3- to 5-minute, twice-monthly feature that explores the stars, planets and constellations that are visible throughout the year in the northern Minnesota region. University of Minnesota science writer Deane Morrison provides tips on how to locate stars and planets, as well as the latest news on developments in space science and technology.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Nov 15, 2013
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Nosey Rosey lives with Dave and Nancy Seaton and family on the Gunflint Trail in North Eastern Minnesota. Rosey has a special affinity for four-legged creatures, but is equally savvy about family, friends and human foibles.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 07, 2011
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7 Pieces

Ada Igoe grew up in Minnesota’s North Woods and after temping in both London, England and the Twin Cities she realized the woods and community of Cook County would always be home.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 25, 2012
Caption: Shelby Gonzales with a saw-whet owl, Credit: Kate Nicoletti
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In this bite-size segment, WTIP North Shore Community Radio contributor Shelby Gonzalez explores the great outdoors with a sense of humor and a nose for strange stories, odd critters, and unusual pursuits.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jan 30, 2013

Latest Pieces

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The sounds of summer include singing frogs out to attract mates. Unlike land roving spring frogs, summer varieties stay close to the water. Jay And...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE


  • Added: Jul 06, 2010
  • Length: 04:07
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode of Field Notes, Molly Hoffman discusses the Black-throated Blue Warbler

Bought by WEZU and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE


  • Added: Jul 05, 2010
  • Length: 05:35
  • Purchases: 2
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In this episode of Field Notes, Molly Hoffman discusses Hairy Woodpecker babies

Bought by WEZU and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE


  • Added: Jul 05, 2010
  • Length: 04:58
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Mrs. Tamarack outside Jackson's Cafe, Grand Marais, MN
The seventh segment of “Walking the Old Road: The Story of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa” pieces together first-hand accounts to expl...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KSRQ, and WGDR


  • Added: Jul 05, 2010
  • Length: 07:36
  • Purchases: 3
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Fred Smith is a volunteer producer at WTIP North Shore Community Radio. Each week, he shares his perspectives through Wildersmith on the Gunflint.

  • Added: Jul 02, 2010
  • Length: 04:44
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In this episode of Points North, Shawn discusses declining frog and bee populations.

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jul 02, 2010
  • Length: 05:39
  • Purchases: 1
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Caught up in the World Cup, it’s easy to forget about the other side of soccer….the game regular people play in neighborhoods and cities all over t...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2010
  • Length: 21:54
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Summer is officially here and all the blooming plants prove it. But without pollinating insects, there wouldn’t be any blooming. Jay Andersen, with...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2010
  • Length: 06:45
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In this episode of Field Notes, Molly Hoffman focuses on the Whip-Poor-Will.

Bought by WEZU and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE


  • Added: Jun 25, 2010
  • Length: 06:10
  • Purchases: 2
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In this episode of Field Notes, Molly Hoffman focuses on the Hermit Thrush.

Bought by WEZU, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE


  • Added: Jun 25, 2010
  • Length: 05:57
  • Purchases: 3