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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.

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.

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

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. 

Stay tuned for more information in the coming months!

The lineup for the 2016 Radio Waves Music Festival was...

4:00 pm  The North Shore Community Swing Band
5:00 pm  Frozen Britches
5:30 pm  Plucked Up String Band
6:30 pm  Mark Zierath
6:45 pm  Shoot from the Hipsters
7:30 pm  Dusty Heart
8:30 pm  Earth Wind and Todd
10:00 am  The Sky Blue Trio
11:00 am  The Curry Family Band
12:00 pm  Briand & Friends
1:00 pm    Portage
2:00 pm   Shaky Ground
2:30 pm   Bend
3:00 pm   The Fish Heads
4:00 pm   Scotty’s Coast Connection Band
5:00 pm   The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers
6:00 pm   Rich Mattson and the Northstars
7:00 pm   Sam Miltich and the Clearwater Hot Club
8:00 pm   Cook County’s Most Wanted

10:00am  Gospel music featuring Gordon Thorne & friends
11:00 am  Dlutkowskis
11:50 am  Jim & Michele Miller
12:30 pm  Dat Dere Jazz
1:20 pm    Bowers & Gillman
2:10 pm    Heck Yeah Holler String Band
3:00 pm   Michael Monroe
4:00 pm   Oversize Load
5:00 pm   Lake Effect
6:00 pm   Angel Hair Rasta
The Radio Waves Music Festival is a favorite for visitors, area residents and performing musicians. It’s held rain or shine - with two stages housed under a large tent - and includes on-site food, children’s activities and on-site camping. Admission – available at the gate - is $10 per day or $20 for the weekend, and free to children 12 and under.
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. Proceeds from the event will help support WTIP’s equipment replacement project.

Would you like to volunteer to help at this year's festival? 
Sign up online by clicking on the Sign Up Genius links below (or give Deb or Jana a call at 218-387-1070):
Help set up or tear down
Help at the ticket/information tent
Help at the Kids Tent


Gordon Thorne

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 7:00pm
Lusen Resort Lobby

Gordon Thorne plays Saturday night, from 7 to 10 pm at the Lutsen Resort Lobby.

Doing Radio

Weekend News Roundup for January 21

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Travel to the ice caves is not safe. Wolves could be delisted again.

Nature program about Lake Superior

Caribou Highlands
Sun, 01/22/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

John Beargrease sled dog marathon

Sun, 01/29/2017 (All day) - Thu, 02/02/2017 (All day)

The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is Sunday, January 29th through Thursday, February 2nd.  The race starts in Two Harbors, the mid-distance race finish is at Trail Center on the

Jon Kallberg

Lutsen guitarist Jon Kallberg returns to The Roadhouse

Lutsen guitarist Jon Kallberg made a long-awaited return visit to The Roadhouse with two beautiful guitars. Listen for stories about these unique instruments, and both original and cover tunes. You can hear Jon in person at Lutsen Resort in February.

Cook County seeks to address human trafficking

Janaury has been named "Human Trafficking Awareness Month," but this is an issue that many in Cook County and along the North Shore are working to combat year round.


Saving a part of Americana--old diners restored and repurposed

Steve Harwin bought his first diner in 1987..and has been preserving this special part of American history ever since. Dave caught up with him to learn how he got into the business, why it's important to save these unique structures, and much more. You can learn more about Steve's business, Diversified Diners, here

View of new hospital kitchen

New board members and new work on hospital expansion

North Shore Health has one new and two returning board members.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with hospital Administrator Kimber Wraalstad about board business and a couple of facility surveys

Pete K

Pete K
Mon, 01/30/2017 - 8:00pm
Bluefin Grille

Pete K plays at the Bluefin Grille from 8-10pm on Monday night.

Monday Night Songwriters Series - Gabriel Douglas

Gabriel Douglas
Mon, 01/30/2017 - 8:00pm
Papa Charlie's

Gabriel Douglas of the band The 4onthefloor plays at Papa Charlie's at 8pm as part of their Monday Night Songwriter Series.

Sam Black

Sam Black
Sun, 01/29/2017 - 7:00pm
Bluefin Grille

Sam Black plays piano at Bluefin Grille in Tofte on Sunday from 7-9pm.


All kinds of things happening at Pincushion Mountain--Chris Hegg checks in

The Pincushion Trails are a recreation hot spot year-round, and right now, cross-country skiing is great. North Superior Ski & Run Club president Chris Hegg sat down with Dick to talk about trail conditions, new projects, and upcoming events, like the winter festival happening Feb. 12. You can learn more about Pincushion here

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