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: Rock Harbor, Isle Royale
3 Pieces

Isle Royale, the small island laying about 15 miles offshore from Grand Portage, was once home to a thriving community of fishermen and their families, as well as resort and cabin visitors. Isle Royale has been the summer home for many generations. Those connections are explored in this series by WTIP's Rhonda Silence.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 25, 2018
Caption: This crew is sailing Lake Superior to raise awareness about climate change.
5 Pieces

Sea Change is a podcast that follows the adventures of the Gordon family and their students as they sail Lake Superior to raise awareness about the effects of climate change.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jun 23, 2016
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10 Pieces

Sunny lives in Lake County, Minnesota, and is a regular commentator on WTIP North Shore Community Radio.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Aug 20, 2015
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A series about dogs in Cook County and around the Lake Superior region. Hear stories about mushing, outdoor adventures. heroic dogs, and the humans who love and live with them.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 15, 2019
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3 Pieces

A series about dogs in Cook County and around the Lake Superior region.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 15, 2019
Caption: Lin Salisbury
23 Pieces

Lin Salisbury, bibliophile, and commentator on WTIP North Shore Community Radio regularly interviews authors.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Aug 16, 2018
Caption: A Boundary Waters camper after the 1999 Blowdown event., Credit: Jim Cordes
4 Pieces

During the early-morning hours of July 4, 1999, a series of thunderstorms formed over portions of North and South Dakota. As the day moved along, the storms grew in strength. Some of the storms formed into a bow echo and began moving across Minnesota with damaging winds.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: May 29, 2019
Caption: Knife Lake
4 Pieces

Minnesota's North Shore, like the rest of the planet, is facing a changing climate. There are some who dispute the cause of why this is happening, but few can argue that temperatures are warming, including water temperatures on inland lakes, streams and rivers, and in Lake Superior. These changes to the environment will impact the fish that live in these treasured waters, as well as the many anglers who pursue them. WTIP created this project to cover not just the issues facing the Lake Superior North Shore watershed as the climate changes, but to provide awareness about the realities of these changes.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jan 24, 2019
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68 Pieces

A series of short features looking at the broad range of issues facing one of the world's largest resources: Lake Superior.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 08, 2015
Caption: Gunflint CCC Camp, Credit: Cook County Historical Society
4 Pieces

The Civilian Conservation Corps or CCC began in the spring of 1933, started by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the onset of the Great Depression. In this series, WTIP North Shore Community Radio explores the legacy left behind by the CCC and the workers who participated in the program.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 16, 2011

Latest Pieces

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Scientists in a research facility in northwestern Ontario are deliberately polluting lakes to learn what happens to the ecosystem and then figure o...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2019
  • Length: 19:56
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Every season offers opportunities to indulge in sweet treats. But what if you’re trying to get healthy by shutting down the sugar in your diet? Dav...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2019
  • Length: 14:09
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Freelance Valet is a new group made up of Terry V from the Big Wu and Mitch Johnson from Kind Country. They joined Dave and Julie on The Roadhouse...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2019
  • Length: 37:10
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Gardens are growing, harvest season is coming up…and we could all use a few new ideas for more sustainable, healthy food. Susannah Shmurak, a freel...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2019
  • Length: 14:21
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Brian and Ann welcomed Rhoda Anderson Habedank back to WTIP, this time for her Roadhouse debut. Rhoda talked about what inspires her music, and of...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 39:01
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Alex Kotlowitz is a writer, author, and movie and radio producer. He joined The Roadhouse to talk with Brian about a number of topics, from his ne...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 15:57
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The 90th annual Fisherman's Picnic was this past weekend. To celebrate, we invited local historian Dan Helmerson on The Roadhouse to chat with us ...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 17:12
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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