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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: Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center
4 Pieces

WTIP is exploring environmental stewardship with a series of short features that raise awareness of stewardship and how individuals and communities take part.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 07, 2014
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12 Pieces

Molly Hoffman became a birder following a 1970 course in Ornithology at the University of Minnesota, Duluth which was part of a degree in Biology. Molly created Field Notes to bring a realistic birding experience to a radio audience. By using a single recorder to capture bird sounds along with her voice narrative, Field Notes is able to simulate a guided birding adventure in the woods.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Oct 26, 2010
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5 Pieces

The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has created the CACHE Project, which stands for “Community Agriculture through Culture, Health and Education.” The acronym perfectly captures what the Grand Portage community is doing—coming together to share food from community gardens and to learn new and old ways of harvesting.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jul 04, 2018
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5 Pieces

Steve Ramberg lives on the Gunflint Trail with his family in northeastern Minnesota. In his ongoing audio series, Steve highlights life on the Trail. Steve has a knack for tackling big issues with a gentle touch.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 22, 2012
Caption: Gus and Maggie
8 Pieces

Gus' Wild Side are 5-7 minute features that explore our connections to nature in Minnesota and beyond.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 27, 2016
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3 Pieces

This series is a collaboration between WTIP and the Cook County Historical Society.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 24, 2019
Caption: Henry Mayhew in Grand Marais
2 Pieces

History Speaks is an exploration and presentation of aspects of our region's past.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jun 10, 2014
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12 Pieces

Cilla Walford is a transplant from England who now lives in Grand Marais, Minnesota “Lady and the Scamp” begins when Cilla decides to take a sabbatical from her teaching job and take her ancient dog, Sarah on a few last adventures.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Feb 08, 2019
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10 Pieces

Lake County Journal is a monthly program featuring the culture and voices of Lake County, Minnesota.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Dec 16, 2014
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12 Pieces

WTIP North Shore Community Radio’s Local Music Project is a monthly program highlighting some of the many talented musicians that live and perform around the North Shore of Lake Superior. Each half-hour program will explore the artist’s roots, musical inspiration, and influences through in-depth interviews and examples of their music.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 14, 2012

Latest Pieces

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Musical duo Gene LaFond and Amy Grillo joined The Roadhouse on a recent stormy night to play some tunes, including one brand new song.

  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 23:54
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Twins Cities-based nonprofit Urban Boatbuilders works with youth to help them learn craftsmanship as well as important social skills through buildi...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 16:17
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Photographer Layne Kennedy recently taught a nature photography class right at North House. Layne joined The Roadhouse and spoke with host Brian a...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 19:08
Caption: Bill's classmates Sam Sigal and Carley Streeter. Submitted photo.
Cook County community member Bill Hansen is currently in his second month of a 27-month stint in Uganda with the Peace Corps.

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 25:38
  • Purchases: 1
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This weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 crew launch. The Bell Museum, Minnesota’s official natural history museum, is observing t...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 13:43
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Food production is a significant part of carbon emissions and thus climate change. A recent study examined real-world diets of thousands of people ...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 18:12
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Pruned white pine saplings., Credit: Eli Sagor via Flickr and Creative Commons(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/).
When you think of northeastern Minnesota, you think of lakes…and trees. The Nature Conservancy has planted over 400,000 trees in northeastern Minne...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 10:32
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While we’re having fun at the lake this summer, it’s also good to be aware of ticks and how to avoid getting bitten by one and maybe getting sick f...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2019
  • Length: 11:39
Caption: Jim McGowan in Studio A, Credit: Brian Neil
Jim McGowan joins Dave and Brian on The Roadhouse to play a few songs and chat about Fourth of July traditions.

  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 40:00
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Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution by reducing single-use plastic wa...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 13:18