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Tune in for Boomer Jam, Friday nights from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. (femaletrumpet02/Flickr)
Fridays @ 8pm
Among many other things, the Baby Boomer generation will be remembered for its music. Boomer Jam is a two-hour program that brings you selections from the many genres of music known by Baby Boomers such as Rock, Folk-Rock, Rhythm and Blues, Blues, Soul and...
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Sundays @ 6pm

Sunday evenings on WTIP are all about country music and listeners have grown to expect the very best.  Classic Country hosts love country music and  feature a wide variety from all eras and genres, including bluegrass, gospel, mountain music, and 70's country much...

 
First and Third Thursday Conversations air at 7 p.m. on Thursdays (killerturnip/Flickr)
1st and 3rdThursdays @ 7pm
On the first Thursday of every month from 7-8 p.m. WTIP hosts a live interactive conversation on an issue of community importance. Guests are invited into the studio and listeners are invited to call in or email with questions, comments, and concerns. This participatory program is designed...
Photo by Carah Thomas-Maskell
Mondays @ 7am
Tuesdays @ 7am
Wednesdays @ 7am
Thursdays @ 7am
Fridays @ 7am
Join Jay Andersen and Gary Atwood for a program packed with news, music and some humor.  Listener favorites like For the Birds, The Environment Report, Morning Business Report, and The Predator Moment provide a regular foundation for this program that also covers...
 
Dr. Seth Moore of Grand Portage Trust Lands, tracking radio-collared moose
The Grand Portage Reservation is located in the far northeast corner of Minnesota, on the rocky North Shore of Lake Superior in Cook County. The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa engages in fisheries and wildlife research projects throughout the year, working with moose, wolves, fish,...
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Mondays @ 4pm

Each week Lil Fisher and John Morrin, both Anishinaabe, bring you an hour of contemporary and traditional music featuring Native American performers. This program has a long history on WTIP and is a listener favorite.



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Wolf Pups on Shoe Lake Road by Travis Novitsky
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Lake County Journal
Gus is a regular commentator on WTIP's Lake County Journal program. His "Wild Side" airs on Lake County Journal once a month on the fourth...
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Local host DJ Woodsplitter brings you two hours of the best in rap and hip-hop music, featuring everything from regional artists to internationally-renowned musicians. This program occasionally airs in place of Soul Deluxe, Saturday nights from 10 p.m. to 12...
 
Petrell Creek in Lake County. The Lake County Journal airs the fourth Thursday of every month at 7 p.m.
4thThursdays @ 7pm
Lake County Journal is a one-hour radio magazine which can be heard on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. Join Lake County residents on the fourth Thursday of each month for music, adventure, and stories about life in Lake County,...
Idyllic atmosphere during WTIP's 6th annual Radio Waves Music Festival, September 6-8, 2013 (Carah Thomas)
WTIP regularly hosts live in-studio music. We feature local musicians, groups and bands as well as musicians and bands visiting the area.

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Local Music Project on WTIP, photo courtesy of Mark Trockman
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North Shore Digest
North Shore Morning
North Shore Weekend
The Local Music Project is a monthly, locally-produced feature highlighting the music and talents of local and visiting musicians. Support for this feature comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage...
Artists Point, Grand Marais/ Photo by Sharon Mollerus via Flickr
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North Shore Morning
North Shore Weekend
North Shore Digest

The North  Shore is home to a rich history and diverse culture. In Moments in Time, we speak with community members about their memories from different periods of our region's past to help foster an appreciation and understanding of the...

 
Tune in Monday nights from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. for Monday Night Mix, only on WTIP! (rchappo2002/Flickr)
Mondays @ 8pm
Monday Night Mix is one of WTIP’s most eclectic musical programs. Hosts change every week and each bring their own set of musical tastes and knowledge to the program.
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North Shore Digest airs on WTIP Monday-Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. (hankoss/Flickr)
Mondays @ 5pm
Tuesdays @ 5pm
Wednesdays @ 5pm
North Shore Digest airs from 5-6 p.m. weekdays and is the place to get caught up with what’s happening in your backyard and beyond, with international and national news from the Associated Press and local news from WTIP's News...
 
AM Community Calendar/photo by masochismtango on Flickr
Mondays @ 8am
Tuesdays @ 8am
Wednesdays @ 8am
Thursdays @ 8am
Fridays @ 8am
News and information, interviews, weather, upcoming events, music, school news, and many special features. North Shore Morning includes our popular trivia question - Pop Quiz! The North Shore Morning program is the place to connect with the people, culture and events of our region!

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Saturdays @ 7am
Host CJ Heithoff brings you this Saturday morning show, created at the request of WTIP listeners.  North Shore Weekend features three hours of community information, features, interviews, and music. It's truly a great way to start your weekend on the North Shore. Arts,...
 
Northern Gardening
2ndThursdays @ 7pm
Northern Gardening covers a variety of gardening topics relevant to our northern climate. The program airs on the second Thursday of each month from 7-8 p.m. and is rebroadcast the following Saturday at 6 a.m. The program is a partnership between the Northwoods Food...
East Bay Moon Crescent/Photo by Stephan Hoglund
Featured on:
North Shore Morning
Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota. She authors the Minnesota Starwatch column, and contributes to WTIP bi-weekly on the Monday AM Community Calendar program through "Northern Sky," where she shares what's happening with stars, planets and more.
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Tuesdays @ 7pm

Peter Igoe has been with WTIP a long time and he’s an expert on vintage radio dramas and comedy. Each week he brings an hour of old time radio that may include “The Saint,” “Sherlock Holmes,” “Dragnet,” “Fibber McGee and Molly”...

It's a "Polka Party" Sundays at 5 p.m. on WTIP! (epiclectic/Flickr)
Sundays @ 5pm
Sunday afternoons are perfect for Polka.  WTIP hosts roll out regional and national bands for an hour of traditional and contemporary polka and related music.  So tune in and get ready to polka down! 
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Check out Saturday Night Mix, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays on WTIP (Aurelien Guichard/Flickr)
Saturdays @ 7pm
This three-hour program celebrates Saturday night.   WTIP hosts enjoy a wide variety of music and Saturday Night Mix reflects that, in a party-time, upbeat fashion! 
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Football broadcasts can be caught regularly on WTIP
Since 1998, WTIP has aired a variety of live local sports throughout the year, showing support for area teams and bringing games to those who otherwise may not have access.  Sports broadcasts on WTIP have grown into a service that is depended upon and greatly appreciated...
 
Tune in for Sidetracks, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. (Markus Spiering/Flickr)
Mondays @ 10am
Tuesdays @ 10am
Wednesdays @ 10am
Thursdays @ 10am
Fridays @ 10am

Matthew Brown and Cathy Quinn host two hours of music from a variety of genres. The music reflects the eclectic tastes of WTIP listeners and ranges from blues to bluegrass, from celtic to country, and beyond.  Sidetracks has become a must-listen-to program, airing weekday mornings from...

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Fridays @ 7pm
Small Change is WTIP’s weekly one hour call-in trivia show. Each week WTIP hosts throw out trivia questions in a variety of genres and teams and individuals in radio land gear up with their speed dials and answers ready in this action packed program. That’s 387-1070 or...
 
Photo by Carah Thomas-Maskell
Sundays @ 9pm
Sacred and reflective music is featured on this Sunday evening program.  BJ Muus is the veteran host and he weaves music from a number of sacred traditions, including “Sing for Joy," a half-hour of Christian music from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota....
Catch String Theory Tuesdays at 10 p.m. or Sundays at 10:30 p.m. (Austin McAfee/Flickr)
Sundays @ 11pm
Tuesdays @ 10pm

Bob Martin hosts two hours of Chamber music on String Theory. Bob produces the program each week from the studios at WTIP where he takes you through Chamber Music in a chronological order from some of the earliest to some of the latest....

 
Sunny
Featured on:
Lake County Journal
Sunny's Backyard is a regular feature on WTIP's Lake County Journal program. Lake County Journal airs monthly on the fourth Thursday at 7...
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Sundays @ 4pm
Mondays @ 6am
Tuesdays @ 6am
Wednesdays @ 6am
Thursdays @ 6am
Fridays @ 6am
Host Bill Burkhardt has presented Swing Session for several years to an ever-growing group of loyal listeners. This hour-long program is exclusive to WTIP and centers around the big band music of the 1930s and '40s.
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Fridays @ 5pm
This program officially starts the weekend along the North Shore and across the North Woods. Hosts Buck Benson & Dick Swanson and producer Ann Possis provide two hours packed with insightful interviews,  weekend happenings, local features and toe-tapping...
"The Scenic Route" features local and regional music (fensterbme/Flickr)
Thursdays @ 4pm
Fridays @ 4pm
A showcase of local and regional...
 
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Wednesdays @ 8pm
Cool jazz is the norm on Wednesday nights as the WTIP jazz crew provides three hours of jazz music. You will hear jazz greats from the US and beyond as the hosts scour the available music to create programs with just the right selections.
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Youth Radio Project Mix
Saturdays @ 2pm
Join youth hosts on Saturday afternoons for an hour of contemporary music! This show is hosted, engineered and produced by local students. Support for WTIP’s Youth Radio Project comes in part from the state of Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage...
 
Youth Radio Project
Thursdays @ 5pm
The Youth Radio Project Show is hosted, engineered and produced by students living in the Cook County area. Tune in each week to hear fresh interviews, commentaries and features, all from a youth perspective. Support for WTIP’s Youth Radio Project comes in part from the state of Minnesota...