WTIP's Volunteers

Here are some of our fabulous volunteers. If you are interested in joining this wonderful crew please let us know.

Ann Possis
Ann Possis

Volunteer since: 
2001   

All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
North Shore Morning host, Small Change host, Roadhouse producer, proofreader for commentators' text on our website and anything else WTIP needs, board member, board president.

Why I volunteer with WTIP...Read more

Anne McKinsey and Maggie
Anne McKinsey

Volunteer since:
2009

All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
update events and announcements on WTIP website, host Tuesday Classics and other music programs, served as regular host and now substitute for North Shore Morning & Digest programs, and answer phones during pledge drives.

Why I volunteer with...Read more

Barb Rawitzer
Barb Rawitzer

Volunteer since:
2007

All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
as a business underwriter and as a volunteer (hosting the North Shore Morning & Digest programs).

Why I volunteer with WTIP...
because WTIP brings the community together and by being involved, I feel more a part of it.

...Read more
Berta Bauer
Berta Bauer

Volunteer since:
2012

All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
I host North Shore Digest and various music programs, I'm an underwriter, and a huge fan of the station.

Why I volunteer with WTIP...
I volunteer for the sheer fun of it, and I love how it allows me to contribute to and connect with...Read more

Bill Burkhardt
Bill Burkhardt

Volunteer since:
1995

All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
host of Swing Session and special national holiday programming; voice for sports and fund drive promos; business planning.
 
Why I volunteer with WTIP...
to ensure that Radio, the most personal of mass media, is available to...Read more

Bill Hansen
Bill Hansen

Volunteer since:
1996 (helped raise money to start WTIP)

All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
Community Advisory Board, underwriter, on-air talent/pitch person for pledge drives, West End News community voice.

Why I volunteer with WTIP...
because WTIP makes a significant contribution to our region...Read more

Buck Benson
Buck Benson

Volunteer since:
even before WTIP officially went on the air in 1998, starting out as a member of the board. 

All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
can be heard hamming it up on The Roadhouse.

Why I volunteer with WTIP...
this little radio station amazes me more each year with its quality of...Read more

Carl Solander
Carl Solander

Volunteer since: 
2004

All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
I host a number of music programs about once a month, including Blues with Carl on Saturday afternoons, and Women In Music, Polka Time and Classic Country on Sundays. ...Read more

CJ Heithoff
CJ Heithoff

Volunteer since:
1999

All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
host of North Shore Weekend on Saturday mornings...and occasionally Monday Night Mix and other programs. 

Why I volunteer with WTIP...
It's "the little radio station that did"!  I am so very proud of this...Read more

Fred Smith
Fred Smith

Volunteer since:
2008

All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
the creator and voice of Wildersmith on the Gunflint, as well as volunteer for various outreach events in the summer. 

Why I volunteer with WTIP...
I'...Read more

Gus and Maggie
Gus

Volunteer since: 
2013

All the ways I contribute to WTIP.....
Gus is the voice and creator of "Gus' Wild Side" which can be heard on Lake County Journal.

About Gus.....
Gus is a biologist and former park ranger who has lived and worked from Alaska to Maine with experiences in the Canadian...Read more

Gwen Danfelt
Gwen Danfelt


Volunteer since:
2010

All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
host locally produced music programs like Women In Music and Monday Night Mix

Why I volunteer with WTIP...
I like WTIP...Read more

Jerry Lilja
Jerry Lilja

Volunteer since:
2012

All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
host of Tuesday Classics once a month, WTIP "Tippers" dragon boat team member, and membership drive co-host and contributor.

Why I volunteer with WTIP...
WTIP is about our community, it's quality radio and it's just a...Read more

Joan Burkhardt
Joan Burkhardt

Volunteer since:
1995

All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
producer of Swing Session (hosted by Bill Burkhardt), special national holiday programming, and promos; fund drive theme ideation.

Why I volunteer with WTIP...
to ensure that these programs meet listener expectations.

Fun fact...Read more

John Moos and R'uustai
John Moos and R'uustai

Volunteer since:
2008

All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
Pick up the station's recyclables once a week, man the phones during pledge drives, and I am also a sustaining member.

Why I volunteer with WTIP...
I enjoy making a meaningful contribution to my community.

Fun fact......Read more

John Morrin
John Morrin

Volunteer since:
2004

All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
I contribute by co-hosting First Nations Time with Lil Fisher, and I tell people about WTIP wherever I go!  I keep very busy as vice-chair of the Grand Portage Tribal Council.

Why I volunteer with WTIP...
I volunteered when asked...Read more

John Silliman
John Silliman

Volunteer since:
2009

All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
I host the Classic Country, Polka Time, Thirsty Boots, Women in Music, and Monday Night Mix shows.

Why I volunteer with WTIP...
I enjoy being part of something that brings this community...Read more

Kent Jones
Kent Jones

Volunteer since:
2002

All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
Host North Shore Digest on Tuesdays with Nick Vavrichek (we are quite well-known for our 'fifth-grader' jokes), and occassionally host Small Change.

What I have to say about WTIP...
We couldn't live here without...Read more

Marcia Hyatt
Marcia Hyatt

Volunteer since:
2009

All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
I'm the creator of and voice behind the weekly feature Best of Ourselves (airs Saturdays on North Shore Weekend), as well as other special programming.  I also answer phones during pledge drives.

Why I volunteer with WTIP......Read more

Marnie McMillan
Marnie McMillan

Volunteer since:
2007
 
All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
Co-host North Shore Morning on Thursdays with Veronica Weadock and Mondays with Ann Possis.
 
Why I volunteer with WTIP...
Volunteering at WTIP is a great way for me to give back to this deserving community.  I...Read more

Martha Marnocha
Martha Marnocha

Volunteer since:
2013
 
All the ways she contributes to WTIP…
Martha is the creator, producer and engineer of Lake County Journal.
 
Why I volunteer with WTIP…
I enjoy the creative challenge of producing a program about one of my very favorite places
 
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Mary and her daughter Ada (Dublin, April 2008)
Mary Igoe

Volunteer since:
1992, well before WTIP's humble beginning.

All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
For many years I was the host of Tuesday Classics.  Now, I occassionally host Thirsty Boots and Small Change.  I also contribute behind-the-scenes, mostly during membership drives by answering phones...Read more

Maxene Linehan
Maxene Linehan

Volunteer since:
2006

All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
I host various programs like Women In Music, Radio Free Hovland's version of Thirsty Boots, and occasionally Small Change.

Why I volunteer with WTIP...
WTIP is simply wonderful! Where else can you listen to people you...Read more

Mike Raymond
Mike Raymond

Volunteer since:
1998, but my involvement goes back to before the humble station was even born.
 
All the ways I contribute to WTIP…
On occasion I host Wednesday Night Jazz (my interest in jazz began when I discovered musician Pat Metheny and some of his early work in the late 70’s with the Pat Metheny Group...Read more

Nick Vavrichek
Nick Vavrichek

Volunteer since:
2001
 
All the ways I contribute to WTIP…
I host North Shore Digest on Tuesdays with Kent Jones, and co-host Small Change on occasion. 
 
Why I volunteer with WTIP…
because WTIP is one of the best things that has ever happened on the...Read more

Norman Moe
Norman Moe

Volunteer since:
2000
 
All the ways I contribute to WTIP…
I volunteer as an on-air sports announcer for both football and basketball games of the local high school teams – Go Vikings!
 
Why I volunteer with WTIP…
I enjoy being a part of the great team at WTIP that...Read more

Nosey Rosey
Nosey Rosey

Volunteer since:
2008
 
All the ways I contribute to WTIP…
I fill in for Fred Smith’s Wildersmith on the Gunflint on occasion. 
 
What I have to say about WTIP…
WTIP gets a full body waaaaaag!  Bark!  Bark!
 
Fun fact...Read more

Paula Sundet Wolf
Paula Sundet Wolf

Volunteer since:
1998

All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
Occasional host of Northern Gardening.

Why I volunteer with WTIP...
I love local radio.

Fun fact...
My favorite quote is "To thine own self be true" (Polonius' advice to his son...Read more

Peter Igoe
Peter Igoe

Volunteer since:
I was involved with the idea of WTIP, long before the station existed, as the first chairperson of the group that began the process of bringing community radio to the North Shore in January of 1992.  Many meetings around the kitchen table later, many applications to the IRS and FCC later, WTIP has taken root and has far exceeded my...Read more

Pete Kavanaugh
Peter Kavanaugh

Volunteer since:
2009

All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
I host the Thirsty Boots show and sometimes Monday Night Mix.   I keep my membership current and love to listen to WTIP throughout the day.

Why I volunteer with WTIP...
I volunteer because I love music and WTIP volunteers play...Read more

Rainbow Trout (right) with Michael Martin Murphy (left)
Rainbow Trout

Volunteer since:
2001
 
All the ways I contribute to WTIP…
Host of Polka Time and Classic Country…and on occasion Thirsty Boots and Monday Night Mix.  I also help ‘behind the scenes’ with remote broadcasts, parades and many other events.
 
...Read more

Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux
Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux

Volunteer since:
2009
 
All the ways I contribute to WTIP…
For several years I was the creator/voice of Saturday Morning Story (a feature that aired on North Shore Morning).  More recently, I provided my voice for narration in the History Speaks feature The Boundary...Read more

Sarah Stover
Sarah Stover

Volunteer since:
2011

All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
I tend to mostly host music programs (Women in Music, Monday Night Mix and Thirsty Boots, usually).  I also help answer phones during membership drives.

Why I volunteer with WTIP...
I volunteer with WTIP because it is one way I can contribute to our community...Read more

Sherrie Lindskog
Sherrie Lindskog

Volunteer since:
2011

All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
I've been volunteering as a phone volunteer during pledge drives since 2011 and as an on-air co-host since the spring of 2012.
I'm also proud to be learning to edit programs for on-air use.

Why I volunteer with WTIP...
I volunteer because...Read more

Steve Ramberg
Steve Ramberg

Volunteer since:
2008

All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
I'm the creator and voice behind Gunflint Notebook.

Why I volunteer with WTIP...
I think WTIP gives our community added depth and thus makes Cook County an even more special place to live.

Fun fact...
You can...Read more

Sunny
Sunny

Volunteer since:
2013
 
All the ways I contribute to WTIP…
I’m the creator and voice of “Sunny’s Backyard” on Lake County Journal.
 
Why I volunteer with WTIP…
I volunteer because WTIP is the voice of all of our lives in the Arrowhead.  We are lucky...Read more

Susan Maijala
Susan Maijala

Volunteer since:
I don't remember exactly what year I started volunteering.  Probably around 1994 when I began attending planning meetings, bake sales, dance-a-thons and evenutally on-air broadcasting in 1998. 

All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
I served on the Board of Directors from 1996-2002, Programming Committee from...Read more

Tim Young
Tim Young

Volunteer since:
I've been volunteering pretty much since the station started.

All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
I host the occasional Monday Night Mix as well as other programs.  I've hosted live music for pledge drives.  I've also done artwork for various events including the Radio Waves Music...Read more

Tina Krauz
Tina Krauz

Volunteer since:
2008
 
All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
I am one of the hosts of Women in Music and I help with food for fundraisers.

Why I voluntter with WTIP...
As a stranger to this area, WTIP helped me to learn how I could become part of this community, by giving me music on midnight...Read more

Tom Christiansen
Tom Christiansen

Volunteer since:
2000

All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
Host Wednesday Night Jazz and contributing member.

Why I volunteer with WTIP...
Because we like you! Volunteering at WTIP is a great way to participate in the Community, that's Community with a capital C.

Fun fact......Read more

Tracy Benson
Tracy Benson

Volunteer since:
2009

All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
Hosting and co-hosting North Shore Morning and sometimes Thirsty Boots. 

Why I volunteer with WTIP...
I believe WTIP is another fine example of why Cook County is like no other.

Fun fact...
I ...Read more

Tyler J. Howell
Tyler J. Howell
Volunteer since:
2008

All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
Host various programs including Swing Session, Monday Night Mix, Wednesday Night Jazz, Thirsty Boots, Roadhouse, Boomer Jam, Saturday Night Mix and Women In Music.  I also help out with remote broadcasts, remote set up, pledge drives and the Radio Waves...Read more

Vicki Biggs-Anderson
Vicki Biggs-Anderson

Volunteer since:
2008

All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
I'm the creator and voice behind Magnetic North.

Why I volunteer with WTIP...
The thing I like most about WTIP is it's trustworthy.  The desire to keep the community informed and pulling together comes through loud and clear. ...Read more

Yvonne Mills
Yvonne Mills

Volunteer since:
2011

All the ways I contribute to WTIP...
I co-host North Shore Morning, and have filled-in for Matthew on Sidetracks.  I also enjoy singing live during membership drives and writing/singing silly 'jingles' for WTIP membership drives and special occasions. 

Why I volunteer...Read more

Please extend a huge thank you to our wonderful volunteers, whose talent and dedication not only make WTIP possible, but help us flourish as a dynamic resource for the North Shore and beyond.