The Region’s Storytellers
WDSE•WRPT believes in the power of a well-told story to engage, inspire and enrich the lives in the communities that we serve. We tell the stories of our neighbors and our region, and bring to our region the stories of our nation and our world.
WDSE•WRPT Captures Our Past
No one tells the stories of our region’s history like WDSE. For decades, WDSE has been preserving the stories of our ancestors, diving deep into the origin and history of Northern Minnesota and the surrounding area in a way no other media has. The result is an ever-growing archive of history from across the region.
WDSE also shares compelling national and international stories of history through our media partners, like PBS, bringing our region free access to favorites like Antiques Roadshow, American Experience, and Ken Burns documentaries, as well as to historical fiction, like popular Masterpiece series, such as Downton Abbey.
WDSE•WRPT Reflects Our Present
From critical current events to our dynamic economy to our ever-changing culture, WDSE is in our community telling the stories of the people who call the Northland home.
With locally focused shows like Almanac North, Intersections, and The Slice, we tell the stories of our leaders, neighbors, and the everyday moments that reflect who we are as a community.
WDSE is also a part of the Nation’s Largest Classroom, harnessing the power of storytelling through its partnerships with PBS KIDS and PBS Learning Media to provide free access to educational and engaging shows that support learning across every stage of life: from early childhood to high school to life-long learners.
WDSE also creates and shares stories that reflect and inform today’s culture, from our locally produced Native Report and Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra concerts to carrying popular entertaining programs like Great Performances and Austin City Limits.
WDSE•WRPT Will Continue to Serve into the Future
With the support of our community – our members, and our public and private partners – WDSE has served our community for over 56 years and will continue to do so.
WDSE will continue to uncover new stories to tell and new ways to tell them. WDSE asks for – and listens to – feedback from our community members to ensure that our station is consistently serving our viewing area.
And, as our community is ever-changing, so is the technology and how members of our community look for and watch media. With five over the air channels, two of which are also live streaming, a robust social media presence, spanning platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram, and through the use of the free PBS Video App WDSE will continue to evolve to meet the community where it is, always innovating new ways to deliver these inspiring, engaging and enriching stories to our audience.