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KWCW Spotlight: The Witching Hour

KWCW Spotlight: The Witching Hour

Varinia Balkins, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Walla Walla’s one-and-only Harry Potter themed radio show airs right from Whitman’s very own KWCW radio. Sundays, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., seniors Megan Gleason and Jane Kern co-host Whitman’s longest student-run radio show, “The Witching Hour.” What started years ago–as Gleason and K...

KWCW Spotlight: Students Talk Race, Sexuality and More on Air

KWCW Spotlight: Students Talk Race, Sexuality and More on Air

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under A&E

"We're Black, We're Queer, We're Here" brings the intersectionality of race and sexuality to KWCW radio.

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Long-Running KWCW Shows

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

May 12, 2017


Filed under Circuit

Despite its lengthy history at Whitman College, the KWCW radio station is, in a way, quite ephemeral. With the station adding and losing DJs each semester, the content and arrangement of material on the station is always in flux. Some students do the same show each time, some mix it up. Some take hia...

KWCW Show of the Week: “i love love love you”

KWCW Show of the Week: “i love love love you”

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2017


Filed under A&E

Hosted by senior Tara McCulloch, “i love love love you” spins love songs across a spectrum genres ranging from folk to jazz, all in an effort to showcase an eclectic blend of music and a new perspective on love. The segment on KWCW radio airs on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wanting to take...

KWCW Show of the Week: “Radio Wrongthink”

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


Filed under A&E

Diversity of thought is the focus of "Radio Wrongthink," sophomore Emma Philbrook's contribution to KWCW talk radio. Controversial topics and challenging ideas are plentiful in this unconventional show, during which Philbrook presents the opposite point of view to whatever the popular opinion is on...

KWCW Show of the Week: “The Revolver Yoga Hour”

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

December 1, 2016


Filed under A&E

Yoga instruction, philosophy and a little bit of music are all brought together in “The Revolver Yoga Hour,” a KWCW show hosted by community member and alumnus Court Morgan ‘07. The show focuses on yoga philosophy and education, airing on Wednesdays from 8 to 9 a.m. The first half of a typical show con...

KWCW Show of the Week: “A Changing Tide: The Presidency, Past and Present (A Philosophical Investigation)”

KWCW Show of the Week: “A Changing Tide: The Presidency, Past and Present (A Philosophical Investigation)”

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

October 20, 2016


Filed under A&E

According to the hosts of “A Changing Tide: The Presidency, Past and Present (A Philosophical Investigation),” senior economics and psychology major Trevor Press and senior philosophy major Zach Turner, the long title of their show is no accident. “We pride ourselves on our long titles,” Press said. “We want ...

KWCW Show of the Week: Mossy Tentacles

Martina Pansze, Managing Editor

September 29, 2016


Filed under A&E

The fall mornings seem to be getting a bit chillier every day, but you can warm up and prepare for your week with the radio show “Mossy Tentacles.” Hosted by senior Art History and Visual Culture Studies major Emma Philipps and senior Religion major Spencer Thomas, the show airs from 9:00 to 11:00...

KWCW gears up for a new year of content and outreach

KWCW gears up for a new year of content and outreach

Catherine Fisher, Staff Writer

September 15, 2016


Filed under A&E

Looking up at the KWCW banner on the mezzanine floor of Reid Campus Center, one might wonder how the DJs even reach this seemingly inaccessible station. In reality, it’s quite easy to reach the KWCW offices; one just has to enter the elevator and press “M.” A big emphasis for KWCW this year is...

KWCW Show of the Week: George Clooney’s Secret Playlist

Megan Hearst

April 28, 2016


Filed under A&E

It all began with a simple question: what music does George Clooney listen to?

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KWCW Show of the Week: The Minority Report

KWCW Show of the Week: The Minority Report

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer

April 21, 2016


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

For senior politics majors Gladys Gitau and Shireen Nori, the fact that they would be graduating a mere semester after beginning "The Minority Report" was not an issue in deciding to start the show. "We had been talking about doing a radio show for the past three years, and it never worked out," Nori...

An Interactive Podcast about the Latest Movies and Everything Film

Allison Hall, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016


Filed under A&E

Senior Evan Martin, a Film and Media Studies major, combines three things he loves—film, music and improv—to create a podcast about film that has something in it for everyone.

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