Matthew Baxley

Recognition

WTIP North Shore Community Radio Selected as “Station of the Year” by Ampers Association

GRAND MARAIS, July 20, 2021 – The Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations (Ampers) announced that WTIP North Shore Community Radio was chosen as “2021 Station of the Year.” The award recognizes overall excellence in public radio broadcasting in Minnesota. “WTIP is a premier example of community radio not only statewide but nationwide,” Ampers…

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Mark Abrahamson Selected “Volunteer of the Year, 2020” by Ampers Network of Community Broadcasters

July 10, 2020 – WTIP volunteer Mark Abrahamson has been selected as Ampers “Volunteer of the Year” for 2020! A long-time host of North Shore Morning, Tuesday Classics and other programs, Mark has stepped up his commitment to local radio during the pandemic, and has stepped in to host Sounds of the Spirit, a weekly…

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WTIP Wins Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Boundary Waters Podcast

May 20, 2020 – The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced May 12 that WTIP is among the winners of a 2020 regional Edward R. Murrow Award. The Murrow Awards are the embodiment of the values, principles and standards set forth by Edward R. Murrow, a journalism pioneer who set the standards for the…

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WTIP Boundary Waters Podcast wins prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award

Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced today that WTIP is among the winners of a 2020 regional Edward R. Murrow Award. The Murrow Awards are the embodiment of the values, principles and standards set forth by Edward R. Murrow, a journalism pioneer who set the standards for the highest quality of broadcast journalism. In…

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WTIP Series, “Bringing Out the Best of Ourselves,” Finalist for 2018 Touchstone Award

August 27, 2018 – The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation (DSACF) announced that the WTIP Community Radio series, Bringing Out the Best of Ourselves, is among the nominees for the 2018 Touchstone Award. The award recognizes leadership in generosity, promoting civic engagement and encouraging inclusiveness. Bringing Out the Best of Ourselves is a four-part podcast…

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WTIP wins Edward R. Murrow Award for story on Ham Lake Fire

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced April 25 that WTIP is among the winners of the 2018 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. The awards recognize the best journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world. In the small market radio category, WTIP won for Best News Documentary “Ham Lake…

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WTIP wins AP broadcasting awards

The following are WTIP staff and volunteer award winners in the 2015 Minnesota Associated Press Broadcasters news contest. Awards will be presented April 8 at the annual AP banquet at the Midwest Journalism Conference in Bloomington. WTIP Station Manager Debbie Benedict said the awards showcase another year of high-quality production at the Grand Marais-based station….

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WTIP Wins Prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has announced the 2015 regional winners of the Edward R. Murrow Awards. The awards recognize the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world. This year, RTDNA awarded 673 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in 14 journalism areas. In the small market…

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WTIP’s Deb Benedict Recognized in “The Woman Today” magazine

WTIP’s Executive Director, Deb Benedict, was recently featured in the June/July 2014 issue of “The Woman Today” magazine. Deb Benedict – WTIP

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WTIP wins Associated Press broadcast news awards

Winners in the 2012 Minnesota Associated Press Broadcasters news contest have been announced. WTIP is in a class for stations with more than one and less than three full time staff in the news department. The station took First in the “Feature” category for “Behind the Work: Joshua Lindstrom of Fika Coffee,” by Carah Thomas. Honorable mention…

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WTIP wins awards from Minnesota Associated Press

WTIP is being recognized for two features produced by station staff in the 2011 Minnesota AP Broadcasters Awards. WTIP’s Barbara Jean Johnson received first place in the series/special category for her story “History Speaks: Recollections of Leng’s Fountain” and Kelly Schoenfelder took first place in the feature category for her piece “Moments in Time: Anishinaabe…

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WTIP receives awards from the Minnesota Associated Press

WTIP is being recognized for several features produced by station staff and volunteers in the 2010 Minnesota AP Broadcasters Awards. WTIP’s Ada Igoe received first place in the writing category for her commentary entitled “Of Woods and Words: The Wave”. Receiving honorable mentions were “Magnetic North: Rite of Passage—Boiling Bear Bait” by Vicki Biggs-Anderson, “Points…

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WTIP gets attention from the BBC station in Shropshire, UK

The BBC station in Shropshire, UK recently discussed WTIP on the air. The unexpected publicity came after WTIP Program Director Roger Linehan corresponded with a local folk band from Shropshire called Whalebone. Roger has been playing Whalebone’s music on the Thursday night folk show, Thirsty Boots, and on WTIP’s early morning show, DayBreak. After communicating…

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WTIP News Department wins awards

When WTIP writes a news story it aims to highlight the human side of the issue in order to illustrate the impact and relevance to the area. Recently, WTIP’s News Director, Barbara Jean Johnson, received an award for two stories that exemplify that effort. Two of WTIP’s pieces received 2009 Minnesota AP Broadcasters Awards: “Battling…

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WTIP gets national award from CPB

WTIP has been selected by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) for a 2009 My Source Community Impact Award for Engagement for the station’s work related to coverage during the Ham Lake Fire. WTIP’s Director Deb Benedict says it is a great honor to have the station chosen for the national award. “I’m very pleased…

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