Episode 90 proved to be a pivotal moment in the history of the podcast. A capsized canoe on the Temperance River in the BWCA just days after ice out led to a memorable story that was shared by the four members of the trip: Matthew Baxley, Kevin “The K-Man” Kramer, Omaha Erik Dickes, and Joe Friedrichs.
In this episode, we learn more about the experience, including some lessons learned. St. Louis County Rescue Squad Captain Rick Slatten shares perspective on the situation, along with bonus audio from around a BWCA campfire just days after the canoe capsized on the Temperance River.
We’re excited to announce that R & B Legend John Ellison along with The Carpenter Ants will join us for a Sunday morning Gospel set on September 10th, during the 16th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival. John Ellison is an award-winning performer known for writing the iconic “Some Kind of Wonderful.” Ellison and The Carpenter Ants are one of 22 acts who will perform September 8 – 10. The full lineup and weekend passes are available right here.
WTIP turns 25 this year! As part of the celebration, we want to hear from you. What do you love about WTIP? Why do you listen? Call our listener line at 218-353-1033 and let us know (and add a birthday greeting at the end if you like). We might even play your message on the air during this special year. Thanks for listening!
You might be familiar with WTIP’s Boundary Waters Podcast, but did you know we have a weekly Outdoor News Podcast too? From fishing and hunting to environmental issues, this locally-produced podcast covers important outdoor news relevant to the radio station’s broad community of listeners. New episodes come out every Friday.
We’re excited to announce a new, limited-edition product available in our online store – “Live Local: North Shore Edition” CityTins. It’s a tin filled with 22 coasters offering $10 off dining and additional offers at retail, adventure, and relaxation destinations from Duluth to Grand Marais. They’re valid through 2023 – providing a long window of opportunity to use them – and all of the proceeds benefit WTIP community radio. Learn more in this interview with WTIP’s Development Director, Maryam Torabi.
It’s one of the most popular times of the day here at WTIP. What, you ask? Pop Quiz of course! We play it every weekday at 9:30 a.m., and recently some avid fans asked that we share the daily question and answer on our website, so here they are (along with the winner and the fabulous prize). Thanks for listening!
Keep up to speed with what’s happening “up the trail.” Trail Time with Marcia Roepke airs every other Friday around 9:40 on North Shore Morning and shares highlights of events and phenology in the Gunflint Trail community.
Recorded in the fields and woodlands of Northeastern Minnesota, Field Notes brings listeners along on guided birding adventures in the woods. This feature airs Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings on WTIP (April through October), and you’ll find archived editions on our website to listen to anytime. And the link below takes you to our online store, where you can purchase a Bird Songs of Northern Woods CD.