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Cook County Christmas: CD and download now available!

Give the gift of local music this holiday season. WTIP is proud to announce that we have a limited supply of "Cook County Christmas" CDs for sale. 

Cook County High School Robotics - playing catch with Potato Salad

Potato Salad was the robot the CCHS Robotics team used in 2014 for their competition in Duluth. The objective was to throw large ball through a hoop.

Video: 
Photographer: 
Lynden Blomberg

Lynden Blomberg

Hi, It’s Lynden Blomberg here. I recently joined WTIP’s Youth Radio Program and I am very happy to be part of it! I am in 8th grade and I go to Great Expectations School.



Radio Waves Music Festival

The 10th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival is set for September 8-10, 2017 at Sweetheart's Bluff in the Grand Marais Recreation Area. This year's festival will feature 28 local and regional acts - check out the lineup below.

It’s held rain or shine - with two stages and a dance floor housed under a large tent.

2017 line-up:

Friday
Community Swing Band • 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Gene LaFond and Amy Grillo • 5:10 - 5:50 p.m.
Pushing Chain • 6:00 - 6:50 p.m.
Blues Happy featuring Pete K • 7:00 - 7:50 p.m.
Trapper Schoepp • 8:00 - 8:50 p.m.
Step Rockets • 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Saturday
Sky Blue Jazz • 10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
SVEA • 11:00 - 11:20 a.m.
Portage • 11:30 - 12:20 p.m.
Moe and Larry • 12:30 - 1:10 p.m.
Bughouse! • 1:20 - 2:10 p.m.
Common Ground • 2:20 - 2:50 p.m.
Curry Family Band • 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Plucked Up String Band • 3:40 - 4:30 p.m.
Rich Mattson and the Northstars • 4:40 - 5:30 p.m.
Brothers in Arms • 5:40 - 6:20 p.m.
Floydian Slip • 6:30 - 7:20 p.m.
Sam Miltich and Briand Morrison • 7:30 - 8:20 p.m.
SplinterTones • 8:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Sunday
Gospel Show with Gordon Thorne • 10:00 - 11:10 a.m.
The Fish Heads • 11:20 - 11:50 a.m.
Joe Paulik • 12:00 - 12:40 p.m.
Fred Anderson • 12:50 - 1:20 p.m.
Mysterious Ways • 1:30 - 2:10 p.m.
Dusty Heart • 2:20 - 3:10 p.m.
Cook County’s Most Wanted • 3:20 - 4:10 p.m.
Jack Klatt • 4:20 - 5:20 p.m.
Earth Wind and Todd • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
 
You can read more about the musicians performing this year here.

More information about the festival:

  • The Radio Waves Music Festival is a favorite for visitors, area residents and performing musicians. If you're never been to Radio Waves before, check out this video from the 2014 festival - to see what it's all about!
  • It’s held rain or shine - with two stages and a dance floor housed under a large tent.
  • Several vendors will be on-site with food/beverages. Outside food and beverages are accepted on the grounds as well.
  • Some chairs are provided under the tent, but feel free to bring your own.
  • Well-behaved pets are welcome - but please make sure they're on a leash.
  • The Kids' Tent offers children’s activities and facepainting from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
  • Admission – available at the gate - is $10 per day or $20 for the weekend, and free to children 12 and under.
Volunteer Opportunities:
We're always in need of volunteers to help make Radio Waves a success if you're able to help for a few hours during the festival. To find out the available opportunities, give Jana or Deb a call at the station, 218-387-1070.

Or you can sign up online,  just use the following SignUpGenius links:
Help with Set Up and/or Tear Down
Help at the Ticket & Information Tent
Help at the Membership & Merchandise Tent
Help at the Kids Tent

Radio Waves is made possible in part with funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, and is supported by a grant from the Grand Marais Area Tourism Association and Visit Cook County.

      

Freshman Kevin Viren

Alpine Vikings on the slopes

The Cook County Vikings Alpine team is competing at Giants Ridge in Biwabik today. Racing started at 11 a.m. 


Mysterious Ways

Who: 
Mysterious Ways
When: 
Fri, 12/22/2017 - 8:00pm
Where: 
Wunderbar

Mysterious Ways plays at the Wunderbar at 8pm on Friday.

Bug Dope

Who: 
Bug Dope
When: 
Sat, 12/23/2017 - 8:30pm
Where: 
Grandma Ray's

Bug Dope plays on Saturday at Grandma Ray's at 8:30pm.

Space Monster

Who: 
Space Mosnter
When: 
Sat, 12/23/2017 - 8:30pm
Where: 
Gunflint Tavern

Space Monster plays at the Gunflint Tavern on Saturday at 8:30pm.

Eric Frost

Who: 
Eric Frost
When: 
Sat, 12/23/2017 - 7:00pm
Where: 
Lutsen Resort

Eric Frost plays at Lutsen Resort from 7-10pm on Saturday.

Hovland Family Christmas

Who: 
several groups
When: 
Thu, 12/21/2017 - 7:00pm
Where: 
Hovland Town Hall

The musicians of Hovland put on a Christmas show at Lutsen Town Hall on Thursday at 7.

Marc Gartman

Who: 
Marc Gartman
When: 
Sat, 12/23/2017 - 4:00pm
Where: 
Voyageur Brewing Co.

Marc Gartman plays at Voyageur Brewing from 4-7pm on Saturday.

Bug Dope

Who: 
Bug Dope
When: 
Fri, 12/22/2017 - 8:30pm
Where: 
Grandma Ray's

Bug Dope plays on Frida night at Grandma Ray's at 8:30pm.

Space Monster

Who: 
Space Monster
When: 
Thu, 12/21/2017 - 8:30pm
Where: 
Gunflint Tavern

Space Monster plays at the Gunflint Tacern at 8:30pm on Friday.

Portage

Who: 
Portage
When: 
Fri, 12/15/2017 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Grandma Ray's

Portage plays at Grandma Ray's from 6-8pm on Friday.

Briand Morrison

Who: 
Briand Morrison
When: 
Fri, 12/22/2017 - 8:00pm
Where: 
Bluefin Grille

Briand Morrison plays at Bluefin Bay in Tofte from 8-10pm on Friday.

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