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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.

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 11th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival is set for September 7-9, 2018 at Sweetheart's Bluff in the Grand Marais Recreation Area. 

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

Download the 2018 Program Guide right here!

The 2018 Lineup
September 7

Saturday, September 8
September 9

4 pm North Shore Swing Band 10 am Kilborn Quartet 10 am The Carpenter Ants Gospel Blues
5:10 pm SVEA 11 am Jim McGowan 11:40 am Jim & Michele Miller
6 pm Dlutkowskis 11:50 am Mysterious Ways 12:30 pm Casey Aro
6:50 pm Brothers in Arms 12:40 pm Gene LaFond & Amy Grillo 1:20 pm Cherry Dirt
7:50 pm WunderDogs 1:30 pm Portage 2:10 pm Sam Miltich & Briand Morrison
8:50 pm Rich Mattson & the Northstars 2:20 pm Aho Family 3:10 pm Gillis & Stamps
  3:10 pm Maria Nickolay 4 pm SplinterTones
  4  pm Axtell  
  4:50 pm Plucked Up String Band  
  5:50 pm Common Ground  
  6:40 pm Cook County's Most Wanted  
  7:40 pm Lake Effect  
  8:30 pm The Carpenter Ants  

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!
  • 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 at all times.
  • 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, $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. Volunteers will recieve a festival pass for the day of your shift. Please click on the sign-up links below, or call  Staci or Matthew at the station, 218-387-1070.

Set Up / Tear Down
Ticket / Information / Prize Tent
Membership & Merchandise Tent
Kid's Tent Helper & Kid's Activities

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.


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