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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.
 

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Suddenly spring. Just over the past two weeks, birds, plants and bugs are bringing in the season. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel An...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2015
  • Length: 07:10
Caption: Yellow-rumped warbler, Credit: Steven Kersting on Flickr
They’re a reliable early spring returning bird. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about yellow-rumped warblers.

  • Added: Jul 30, 2015
  • Length: 06:20
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There’s been enough spring-like weather to get the season going. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about where we are in mid-...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2015
  • Length: 07:47
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It's mid July and there's lots of activity along the Gunflint. In this edition of Wildersmith on the Gunflint, Fred finds out how the blueberry cro...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2015
  • Length: 07:12
Caption: Old Norway by Marcia Casey Cushmore
In July and August Hazel Belvo and Marcia Casey Cushmore’s latest paintings grace the Johnson Heritage Post in Grand Marais. Their work is grounded...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2015
  • Length: 07:54
Caption: Gunflint Trail Historical Society 10 Year Celebration
Daylight is starting to dwindle but summer is in full swing. In this edition of Wildersmith on the Gunflint, Fred attends a Gunflint Community gath...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2015
  • Length: 06:55
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It's the season of "technicolor" foliage and night sky wonders. In this edition of Wildersmith on the Gunflint, Fred watches the evening darkness c...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2015
  • Length: 06:10
Caption: basket by Vladimir Yarish, Credit: courtesy North House Folk School
Vladimir Yarish, an award-winning basket maker from Russia, has worked with birch bark for more than 24 years. He teaches all over the U.S., includ...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2015
  • Length: 22:23
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Musician Ben Weaver is riding his bicycle around Lake Superior to engage people along the route in conversation about the state of our fresh water....

  • Added: Jul 29, 2015
  • Length: 25:45
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The Sustainable Agriculture Project at University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) offers an experiential learning, research and demonstration farm that w...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2015
  • Length: 22:20
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As the month of May -- known as the full “strawberry moon” -- comes to a close, temperatures are dipping into the 20s. In this edition of Wildersmi...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2015
  • Length: 04:28
Caption: Mrs. Josephine Zimmerman and Alice LaPlante, at Chippewa City
Josephine Zimmerman was the first person confirmed in the Chippewa Church, more formally known as St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. In a letter s...

Bought by WGZS


  • Added: Jul 29, 2015
  • Length: 04:46
  • Purchases: 1
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Late May finds the Gunflint Trail alive with spring colors, playful ravens...and insects. In this edition of Wildersmith on the Gunflint, Fred is e...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2015
  • Length: 06:05
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They’re small, but they’re the bird world’s acrobats. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about acrobatic hummingbirds.

  • Added: Jul 28, 2015
  • Length: 07:40
Caption: The Lake Superior Project, Credit: Logo by Lauryl Loberg
There are eight Minnesota state parks between Gooseberry Falls and Grand Portage. One of those parks, Tettegouche, is located near Finland and feat...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE


  • Added: Jul 28, 2015
  • Length: 08:20
  • Purchases: 1
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Marlais Olmstead Brand, a Lakeville writer and wilderness educator, has written a new book, "The Hungry Coast: Fables from the North Shore of Minn...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jul 22, 2015
  • Length: 21:33
  • Purchases: 1
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NASA's New Horizons--the first mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt--ended its 9 1/2-year journey recently as the spacecraft reached Pluto and star...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2015
  • Length: 22:38
Caption: Artist's Point
Artist's Point is a landmark in Grand Marais, a distinctive spit of land that extends into Lake Superior. The history and importance of the Point i...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Jul 20, 2015
  • Length: 26:32
  • Purchases: 1
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Twin Cities band The Wrong Omar (from left, Becky Shaheen, Laura Lou, and Joey Shaheen) dropped by WTIP's studios recently to chat, laugh, and play...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jul 16, 2015
  • Length: 31:03
  • Purchases: 1
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Lou Pignolet retired to Hovland about 10 years ago and took up woodturning. He's now an expert who makes gorgeous bowls and teaches at North House ...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2015
  • Length: 20:35