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Roadhouse producer Ann Possis
Ann Possis

Ann has been producing The Roadhouse since 2009. She feels lucky to have an excuse to call interesting people and ask them questions! She's also been an on-air host since she moved to Cook County in 2001. When she's not working at the station, you can find her playing Scrabble, cooking, or exploring on a long-distance walk. 

 

 

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CJ Heithoff

CJ began volunteering at WTIP in 1999 when she moved to Grand Marais from the Twin Cities. 
She has hosted and co-hosted numerous programs over the years including North Shore Weekend since it's inception in 2009. 
CJ joined the staff in September 2017 as Producer of North Shore Morning.

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Deb Benedict
Deb Benedict

Deb Benedict was  WTIP’s executive director from 2001 to  June 2018. Under her leadership, the station grew to over 1,000 members and now numbers over 70 on-air volunteers and eight staff. All this growth lead Deb to pursue the purchase of a new home for the station, nearly tripling the size of its previous space. Since settling in the new building in 2008, the station has...Read more

Jana Kokemiller-Berka
Jana Kokemiller-Berka

Jana joined WTIP in November 2007 - shortly after moving to the North Shore from Iowa. In her position as Development Assistant she was able to amaze some of her co-workers with her knowledge of Excel spreadsheets, and her ability to create last-minute Goal-o-Meters come membership drive time! In June 2015, with the departure of long-time staffer Melanie Steele, she stepped in to serve as...Read more

Jeff Nemitz
Jeff Nemitz

Jeff Nemitz is WTIP’s engineer extraordinaire. Jeff’s skills and abilities keep WTIP’s signal on the air. When not trouble shooting technical problems, Jeff can be found sailing around Devil Track Lake.

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Joe Friedrichs
Joe Friedrichs

Joe is the news director for WTIP. He holds a degree in journalism from the University of Montana, where he graduated in 2005. He also works as a freelance journalist, reporting on a variety of North Shore topics. When he’s not reporting news, Joe can be found at one of his favorite fishing holes in the area on a year-round basis. 

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Maryam Torabi

Maryam Torabi is WTIP's development director. She moved to Grand Marais in 2020 and joined WTIP in October 2021. Maryam hails from Isfahan, Iran and she lived and worked in Cincinnati, OH, for sixteen years before calling the North Shore of Lake Superior home. She loves the outdoors and open horizons and her BWCAW dreams have brought her to Grand Marais. She has over a decade of public non...Read more

Matt Brown
Matthew Brown

Matthew assumed the duties of Executive Director in June of 2018. He started with WTIP as a volunteer host in 2002, took over the duties of Sidetracks host in 2008 and then Program Director in 2014. He has lived in the County for over 20 years and has an affinity towards Lake Superior and large bodies of water.

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Rhonda Silence
Rhonda Silence

Rhonda Silence grew up in Grand Marais, moved away for 20-plus years and worked a variety of jobs before returning in 1995. She served as editor of the community newspaper for 16 years before making the jump to the news department of multi-media WTIP Community Radio in October 2016. When she’s not gathering news, Rhonda volunteers with Girl Scouts and the Cook County ATV Club. She mostly...Read more

Staci D
Staci Drouillard

Legacy Projects Coordinator Staci Drouillard has been involved in local radio since 2003, first volunteering as co-host of the A.M. Community Calendar, and as host of the Women in Music program. She has produced two, original series for WTIP--Walking the Old Road: Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa, and Anishinaabe Way: Lives, Words and Stories of Ojibwe...Read more