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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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Celebrating 50 Years of Music at Local Record Store Hot Poop

Sybella Ssewakiryanga, News Reporter December 7, 2023

Hot Poop, Washington’s oldest independent record store, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The store originally opened in San Diego in 1972 and moved to Walla Walla in the fall of 1973. In the...

Hot poop scoop: Inside the oldest indie record store in Washington state

Mallory Martin December 13, 2011
On first stepping inside Hot Poop, Washington's oldest independently owned record store, one is immediately overwhelmed by the sheer amount of stuff compacted into the small shop. Shelves upon shelves covered with semi-organized CDs and DVDs line the thin walkways. Band posters, banners and guitars of all shapes, sizes, colors and designs cram the walls. Elvis and Johnny Cash echo from the store's speakers, and old music videos from various bands play on an assortment of television sets scattered throughout the crammed space. A giant bowl of Doritos sits on the counter, and the entire store smells of incense.
Matt Bachmann 11 in the KWCW studio. Photo Credit: Kendra Klag

New York trip inspires KWCW to expand influence

Nate Lessler December 8, 2010
Students Matt Bachmann and Cecily Foo (both '11), Whitman's KWCW manager and music director respectively, attended the 30th Annual CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival in NYC with fresh ideas for the college radio station.

Walla Walla provides local gifts

Nate Lessler December 2, 2010

With only two weeks left before the end of the first semester, it's time for students to start thinking about gifts for the holidays. Below, The Pioneer provides a list of the top eight local shops to...

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