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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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Bob King, perhaps better known as the Astro Bob blogger, joins us regularly to talk all things space. Bob chats with Dave about the autumnal equin...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 13:26
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Last week was Celebrate the Night Sky Week organized by Starry Skies Lake Superior.

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 13:23
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Rootz Within is an "Island jam reggae fusion" band from Detroit Lakes. Two of the group's members, Jonah Bowe and Ryan Engberg joined Brian and Da...

  • Added: Nov 11, 2019
  • Length: 27:07
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Hovland adventurer Rob Torkildson has had many amazing adventures and experiences, and is about to set off on another one…traveling the world on a ...

  • Added: Nov 11, 2019
  • Length: 11:18
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Practicing mindfulness can be a great way to help manage stress. Sounds simple enough, but what exactly is practicing mindfulness? To find out, B...

  • Added: Nov 11, 2019
  • Length: 15:05
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Nashville singer-songwriter-fiddler-actress Caitlin Nicol-Thomas joined Dave and Julie on The Roadhouse to perform some of her music in the studio,...

  • Added: Nov 11, 2019
  • Length: 43:03
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The Moving Words series, a tour of Minnesota Book Award-winning authors, is coming to Grand Marais next weekend, Sept. 14. Featured authors include...

  • Added: Nov 11, 2019
  • Length: 20:07
Caption: The Federales on the Scenic Route in Sep. 2018
The Federales are a country-rock band from Minneapolis. While in Grand Marais for a weekend full of shows at the Gunflint Tavern, the group joined...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
  • Length: 37:34
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A recent study finds that acupressure can improve chronic pain symptoms in the lower back. Dr. Suzanna Zick joined Annie on The Roadhouse to tell u...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
  • Length: 13:11
Caption: Fred Anderson, Credit: Will Moore
Fred Anderson is a guitarist from Lutsen adept in fingerstyle playing reminiscent of Leo Kottke as well as jazz. He comes back for a long-overdue r...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2019
  • Length: 20:58