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Cook County Historical Society hosts June 19 fishcake dinner fundraiser

A fishcake dinner fundraiser, several new exhibits, plus tours of the harbor are summer events offered by the Cook County Historical Society.


Rose Arrowsmith-Decoux

Stage Door - Rose Arrowsmith Decoux

‘Stage Door’ takes us behind the scenes at the Grand Marais Playhouse.


Guy Davis

Blues legend Guy Davis in Studio A

Throughout his career, Guy Davis has dedicated himself to reviving the traditions of acoustic blues and bringing them to as many ears as possible. He was in Grand Marais June 5 & 6 to perform at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts, as well as conduct a special program for kids at the Grand Marais Public Library. We were lucky enough to welcome him to the station, where he played several songs and WTIP blues host Carl Solander chatted with him.


Photo by Umar Nasim via Flickr.

Presenter Jake Hjorth on his upcoming CCHE guest lecture on Islam

On June 11, Cook County Higher Education will host a Guest Lecture with presenter and retired minister Jake Hjorth.


Larger than life puppets

Community invited to take part in the Summer Solstice Puppet Pageant

The Good Hill Harbor Players are putting on their Summer Solstice Puppet Pageant once again. WTIP volunteer Marnie McMillan spoke with the pageant's producers, Betsy Bowen and Jennifer Schulz.



Pete Kavanaugh brings new music to The Roadhouse

Local guitarist and songwriter Pete Kavanaugh stopped by Studio A May 29 with new material and great stories. You can learn more about Pete's music and performance schedule here.


Vintage plastic case radio

Pavek Museum of Broadcasting is under-the-radar gem

The Pavek Museum of Broadcasting focuses on the history of radio and TV broadcasting, especially in Minnesota. Steve Raymer, managing director of the museum since its founding in 1988, joined Buck May 29 to talk about how the museum got started, what they collect, and their educational programs as well. Did you know that in the early 1900s, the radio station on the U of MN campus broadcasted football in Morse code? 



Chris Gillis, Gordon Thorne & Randy Sabien live in Studio A

Memorial Day weekend offered several opportunities to hear Chris Gillis (keyboard), Gordon Thorne (guitar) and Randy Sabien (fiddle) play around Cook County. They stopped by The Roadhouse Friday night for a preview with chat, laugh, and great, happy music. 



New Cook County Historical Society exhibit features musical history of the area

Chris Gillis stopped by The Roadhouse May 22 to talk about a new museum exhibit, "Music From the Tip o' The Arrowhead," that just opened at the Cook County Historical Society. It covers everything from town hall polkas to jazz bands to church chorales.