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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

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796 Pieces

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

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 31, 2012
Caption: Grand Marais Lighthouse, Credit: Will Moore
233 Pieces

The Scenic Route is an hour long weekly program featuring the music of musicians from the north shore of Minnesota and the Lake Superior region, along with interviews and announcements of events. It gives exposure to arts and culture in our area for locals and visitors.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jun 30, 2014
Caption: The St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in the heart of Chippewa City, Credit: Cook County Historical Society
8 Pieces

A monthly series of 5 to 10 minute features told through the words and stories of the people who lived in Chippewa City, a native village outside of Grand Marais on Minnesota's North Shore.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Mar 05, 2011
Caption: Frank Hansen
2 Pieces

Frank Hansen has been a member of the North Shore West End community since 1957 and has written the West End News for many years. He enjoys sharing news of the folks and the events in the West End with a broader audience.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jul 23, 2011
Caption: Fred Smith
225 Pieces

Fred Smith, a native Iowan who re-located to the wilderness of border country at the end of the century, writes about the happenings in the upper Gunflint territory in Northeastern Minnesota. Join Fred each week as he shares his perspective of life in the woods.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Aug 28, 2018
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10 Pieces

This podcast is all about the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. It is a place to hear stories from the people who visit this amazing outdoor playground. It is also a venue to learn more about the gear that helps adventuring in this unique setting be all the more enjoyable.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jan 23, 2019
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3 Pieces

This series focuses on the local workforce housing crunch facing Cook County. It shares anecdotes of the struggles people face when trying to find a long-term rental in the county, a comparison of the local market with other tourist destinations across the United States, and possible solutions to the local issues involved with finding a house to rent or own in Cook County.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jun 12, 2018
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53 Pieces

Stories created by youth in and around Cook County Minnesota

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jan 11, 2016

Latest Pieces

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Ivy Ford is a blues guitarist and singer from the Chicago area, and is a rising star in the city's revered blues scene. At age 26, she's part of a ...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 28:37
Caption: Rhoda Anderson, Credit: Will Moore
Rhoda Anderson is a guitarist and songwriter from northwest Minnesota who frequents the North Shore with uplifting music and genuine storytelling. ...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 21:11
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Garrett Conover, a well-known wilderness guide, author and photographer, has a new book just out: “Sauna Magic”. Garrett joined Dave on The Roadhou...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 13:32
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Despite the common wisdom that people are fleeing rural areas for cities, most rural Minnesota counties are actually gaining mid-career residents a...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 16:21
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It’s Oktoberfest time, and that means beer. A beautiful new book about beer from our neighbor Wisconsin is just out from the University of Minnesot...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 13:54
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If YOU had to eat huge amounts of food a day to survive, you might think you’d eat anything in sight. But it turns out that moose are pickier than ...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 19:01
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Roadhouse favorite Jim McGowan stopped by the studios to join Julie and Dave and chat about what he's been up to, and of course, play a few tunes f...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 31:22
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The 29th Ig Nobel Prize ceremony took place on September 12 at Harvard University.

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 16:33
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Mark Seeley is a longtime climatologist and commentator on MPR. He was recently in Grand Marais and stopped by the studios to talk with Dave about ...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 16:04
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A Roadhouse record seven musicians join Brian and Dave in the studio. Both Space Monkey Mafia and Bozeman, Montana based duo Dash rocked out in th...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 32:02