Listen Now
Pledge Now


 
 

Cook County High School Robotics - playing catch with Potato Salad

Potato Salad was the robot the CCHS Robotics team used in 2014 for their competition in Duluth. The objective was to throw large ball through a hoop.

Video: 
Photographer: 
Lynden Blomberg

Lynden Blomberg

Hi, It’s Lynden Blomberg here. I recently joined WTIP’s Youth Radio Program and I am very happy to be part of it! I am in 8th grade and I go to Great Expectations School.



Radio Waves Music Festival

The 10th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival is set for September 8-10, 2017 at Sweetheart's Bluff in the Grand Marais Recreation Area. This year's festival will feature 28 local and regional acts - check out the lineup below.

It’s held rain or shine - with two stages and a dance floor housed under a large tent.

2017 line-up:

Friday
Community Swing Band • 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Gene LaFond and Amy Grillo • 5:10 - 5:50 p.m.
Pushing Chain • 6:00 - 6:50 p.m.
Blues Happy featuring Pete K • 7:00 - 7:50 p.m.
Trapper Schoepp • 8:00 - 8:50 p.m.
Step Rockets • 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Saturday
Sky Blue Jazz • 10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
SVEA • 11:00 - 11:20 a.m.
Portage • 11:30 - 12:20 p.m.
Moe and Larry • 12:30 - 1:10 p.m.
Bughouse! • 1:20 - 2:10 p.m.
Common Ground • 2:20 - 2:50 p.m.
Curry Family Band • 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Plucked Up String Band • 3:40 - 4:30 p.m.
Rich Mattson and the Northstars • 4:40 - 5:30 p.m.
Brothers in Arms • 5:40 - 6:20 p.m.
Floydian Slip • 6:30 - 7:20 p.m.
Sam Miltich and Briand Morrison • 7:30 - 8:20 p.m.
SplinterTones • 8:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Sunday
Gospel Show with Gordon Thorne • 10:00 - 11:10 a.m.
The Fish Heads • 11:20 - 11:50 a.m.
Joe Paulik • 12:00 - 12:40 p.m.
Fred Anderson • 12:50 - 1:20 p.m.
Mysterious Ways • 1:30 - 2:10 p.m.
Dusty Heart • 2:20 - 3:10 p.m.
Cook County’s Most Wanted • 3:20 - 4:10 p.m.
Jack Klatt • 4:20 - 5:20 p.m.
Earth Wind and Todd • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
 
You can read more about the musicians performing this year here.

More information about the festival:

  • The Radio Waves Music Festival is a favorite for visitors, area residents and performing musicians. If you're never been to Radio Waves before, check out this video from the 2014 festival - to see what it's all about!
  • It’s held rain or shine - with two stages and a dance floor housed under a large tent.
  • Several vendors will be on-site with food/beverages. Outside food and beverages are accepted on the grounds as well.
  • Some chairs are provided under the tent, but feel free to bring your own.
  • Well-behaved pets are welcome - but please make sure they're on a leash.
  • The Kids' Tent offers children’s activities and facepainting from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
  • Admission – available at the gate - is $10 per day or $20 for the weekend, and free to children 12 and under.
Volunteer Opportunities:
We're always in need of volunteers to help make Radio Waves a success if you're able to help for a few hours during the festival. To find out the available opportunities, give Jana or Deb a call at the station, 218-387-1070.

Or you can sign up online,  just use the following SignUpGenius links:
Help with Set Up and/or Tear Down
Help at the Ticket & Information Tent
Help at the Membership & Merchandise Tent
Help at the Kids Tent

Radio Waves is made possible in part with funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, and is supported by a grant from the Grand Marais Area Tourism Association and Visit Cook County.

      

2018 Lundie Tour

When: 
Mon, 07/09/2018 (All day)

Schroeder Area Historical Society is now taking reservation for the 2018 Lundie Tour.  This year’s tour takes place July 9th, and will visit six architecturally significant

Vintage Aprons

Who: 
Mary Mulari
Where: 
Grand Marais Public Library
When: 
Wed, 02/21/2018 - 6:00pm

Grand Marais Public Library hosts presenter Mary Mulari for a program on vintage aprons on Wednesday, February 21st at 6 pm.  Those attending may bring their own vintage aprons and share stories

Radio hat

Weekend News Roundup for February 17

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. The moose population remains steady in the area. Two more DFLers enter the race for governor.


Feb Sky.jpg

Northern Sky: Feb 17 - Mar 2 2018

“Northern Sky” by Deane Morrison  Feb. 17-March 2 2018


MnDOT has released the tentative plans for Highway 61 reconstruction through Grand Marais

City and MnDOT introduce preliminary Highway 61 plan

At the Wednesday, February 14 meeting, the Grand Marais City Council heard from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) on the latest plan for highway reconstruction through the city,

Fort William Historical Park offers a activity-filled weekend during its Winter Carnival

Ft. William Historical Park hosts Winter Carnival

Ft. William Historical Park is hosting the Voyageur Winter Carnival on February 17, 18 and 19.


PUC, SMMPA and climate change

The Grand Marais Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has made several appeals to its power provider, the Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) to develop a plan to deal with the possible imp

Swimmers at the YMCA prepare for state. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Local swimmers ready for state competition

A collection of swimmers on the Cook County Northerns Swim Team are headed to the state competition at the University of Minnesota on Sunday, Feb. 18.


Boundary Waters Podcast - Episode One

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is the most visited wilderness in the United States. It’s often referred to as Minnesota’s crown jewel.

Superior National Forest Update - February 16, 2018

National Forest Update – February 15, 2018.


Sawtooth Bluff offers scenic views of Grand Marais

Planning is the priority for Grand Marais Park Board

Each month after the Grand Marais Park Board meets, WTIP checks in with Parks Manager Dave Tersteeg to learn what’s happening at the campground and other facilities overseen by his department.


SMMPA representatives and Grand Marais PUC officials

PUC, SMMPA and climate change

The Grand Marais Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has made several appeals to its power provider, the Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) to develop a plan to deal with the possible imp


Syndicate content