Winners in the 2012 Minnesota Associated Press Broadcasters news contest have been announced.
WTIP is being recognized for two features produced by station staff in the 2011 Minnesota AP Broadcasters Awards.
WTIP is being recognized for several features produced by station staff and volunteers in the 2010 Minnesota AP Broadcasters Awards.
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 with Roger the band sent out a press release saying their music was being heard as far away as Grand Marais, MN in the USA. The story was picked up by the BBC in Shropshire and resulted in an on-air feature. Give it a listen Be sure to tune in all the way through, as WTIP gets a station ID from the BBC announcers at the end of the segment.
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 Extinction with Furry Critters and Chanel No. 5” earned first place in the Series/Special category, and "The Blowdown: A 10 Year Remembrance” received honorable mention in the Documentary/Investigative.
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.