Cook County Community Radio (WTIP) is the oldest community radio station broadcasting on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Visitors and residents spread out over 1,500 square miles of woods and waters come together through WTIP, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides an arena for information-gathering, discussion, and expression.
WTIP was launched by a small group of pioneering volunteers sitting around a kitchen table who believed that local radio in Cook County could play an important role in building a sense of shared community.
Since our inception in April 1998, the need and demand for WTIP’s services has grown tremendously. Through community support, involvement and feedback, WTIP has continually strengthened our programming, outreach and response to community needs. The communities we serve rely on us for information, use us as a creative outlet, and respond positively to our outreach efforts. Indeed, WTIP has become an essential and highly valued community resource.
WTIP works to produce on-air programming that reflects and responds to our unique listenership. Please take a look at our program schedule, which is often described as having “something for everyone.” In addition to our on-air efforts, WTIP also reaches beyond the airwaves, embracing our role in the community and using our position as a trusted community asset to increase the well-being of the area.
WTIP studios are located in Grand Marais. Our signal reaches along Lake Superior’s north shore from Two Harbors to the Thunder Bay area, inland to the Gunflint Trail area and across Lake Superior to northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.