WTIP Staff

About Us

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.


Our mission:

WTIP exists as a dynamic, local media resource that connects, reflects, and builds community on the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Our values:

  • Local voices
  • Ethical journalism Inclusiveness, belonging
  • Our natural environment  Entertainment
  • Diverse programming
  • Unique, North Shore culture
  • Community well-being

Our vision:

Our vision is to inspire dynamic community media for the future of the North Shore, by providing a forum for local perspectives that supports an informed public, is built on journalistic integrity, empowers storytelling, strengthens our democracy, and invests in the well-being of our community.

Land acknowledgement statement:

WTIP North Shore Community Radio is located on the ancestral homelands of Ojibwe/Anishinaabe people. We honor the vital contributions of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, and gratefully acknowledge the history of the people, the legacy of this land, and recognize that Ojibwe people are still here, and are the original stewards of this land.


WTIP broadcasts at:

  • 90.7 FM in Grand Marais
  • 90.1 FM in Grand Portage
  • 89.1 FM on the Gunflint Trail

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.