Sterling Anderson

Sterling Anderson

Sterling is a senior at Cook County High School. He hosts and engineers the Youth Show on Thursdays. During the spring and summer he enjoys spending his time on the golf course.


Kara Ramey

Kara Ramey

Kara joined the Youth Radio Project in the fall of 2012. She co-hosts the Youth Show on Thursdays.


Shawn Neuwirth

Shawn Neuwirth

Shawn Neuwirth was born in the East and at the age of six moved to Grand Marais. He enjoys all kinds of books, video games, and badminton when he is not helping his dad around the house.


Audrey Summers

Audrey Summers

Audrey Summers will be a junior at Cook County High School. She is 16 years old and has lived in Grand Marais her whole life.


Gabby Christensen

Gabby Christensen

Gabby started as a youth co-host in January 2012. She helps co-host the Saturday Youth Mix Show.


Joey Chemelik

Joey Chemelik

Joey started as a youth co-host in spring 2012. He helps co-host the Saturday Youth Mix Show.


Czarina Crow

Czarina Crow

Czarina started as a youth host in January 2012. She hosts and engineers the Saturday Youth Mix Show.


Cy Fortunato

Cy Fortunato

Cy Fortunato started as a youth host in January 2012. He hosts and engineers Anonymous Radio, a bi-weekly Youth Mix Show on Saturday afternoons. Cy is going to be a junior in high school this year.


A view of Radio Waves Music Festival 2013 from the Sweetheart's Bluff Sliding Hill (Carah Thomas)

Radio Waves Music Festival

Area residents and visitors of all ages came together for three days of music September 5-7 at Sweetheart’s Bluff in Grand Marais as part of the 7th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival, sponsored by WTIP North Shore Community Radio. 
 
“We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who came together to make the festival possible,” says Deb Benedict, WTIP’s executive director.  “To everyone who volunteered their time, to the restaurants and food vendors who set up to provide food  on-site, and to the amazing musicians who provided great entertainment – thank you!   All these efforts helped make the festival a huge success.” 
 
WTIP would also like to thank the Grand Marais Recreation Area and its crew, and the City of Grand Marais, who were strong supportive partners that offered up the perfect location for the festival.  “Mostly,” says Benedict, “we’d like to thank our fabulous community for their support.  It was wonderful to bring together over 1700 people to enjoy the extraordinary talent and diversity of the area.” 
 
Mark your calendars for the next Radio Waves Music Festival, which will take place the weekend after Labor Day, 2015.  
 
 
             7th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival Line-Up:
 
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th
4:00 p.m. North Shore Community Swing Band
5:10 p.m. Fred Anderson
5:40 p.m. Oversize Load
6:25 p.m. Jim & Michele Miller
7:05 p.m. Viton, LaVigne, Mills & Hand
7:45 p.m. Pushing Chain
8:30 p.m. Rich Mattson & The North Stars

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th
10:00 a.m. Larry Carpenter
10:30 a.m. John Silliman
11:00 a.m. Earth, Wind & Todd
11:50 a.m. Maria Nickolay
12:20 p.m. Trails End Band
1:10 p.m. skyBLUEtrio and the ORANGEgirl
2:00 p.m. The Curry Family Band
2:50 p.m. D’Merritt
3:40 p.m. Portage
4:30 p.m. Frozen Britches
5:05 p.m. Bughouse
5:45 p.m. Gina Lee
6:20 p.m. Cook County’s Most Wanted
7:10 p.m. Ric Gillman & Bruce Bowers
7:50 p.m. Al and Don and the Coast Connection Remnants
8:30 p.m. The Carpenter Ants

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th
10:00 a.m. Gordon Thorne with The Carpenter Ants
11:30 a.m. The Spruce Roots
12:20 p.m. Whurl
1:00 p.m. Shoot from the Hipsters
1:50 p.m. Joe Paulik Band
2:40 p.m. The Pete K. Group 
3:30 p.m. Briand Morrison & Roxann Berglund
4:05 p.m. Blues Galaxy
4:55 p.m. Sam Miltich & the Clearwater Hot Club
5:35 p.m. The SplinterTones

 

      

James Everest (left) and Joel Pickard

Blackfish - the music of James Everest and Joel Pickard

Blackfish is a unique, experimental musical duo comprised of James Everest and Joel Pickard.


White-nose Fungus (Ryan von Linden/New York Department of Environmental Conservation via Flikr)

National Bat Week: Oct 26 - Nov 1

Bats play an important role in our ecosystem and not just on Halloween!  Bats are often misunderstood and currently challenged by white-nose sydrome.


Wildersmith on the Gunflint: October 31

At the time of this Gunflint news scooping, the upper Trail has just come off a swell week of warmer-than-normal weather.


School News from Birch Grove: October 28

Chloe and Trina report the lastest news from Birch Grove Community School.


2014 Election Coverage on WTIP

The 2014 General Election is almost here, and WTIP will bring you complete coverage of the election - start to finish - on Tuesday, November 4th, starting at 8 p.m.
 

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