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KWCW Spotlight: The Witching Hour

KWCW Spotlight: The Witching Hour

Varinia Balkins, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2017

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...

Long-Running KWCW Shows

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

May 12, 2017

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...

End of an era: The life, death of Harry Potter fan culture

End of an era: The life, death of Harry Potter fan culture

Sara Rasmussen

March 13, 2012

"We're here because we love Harry Potter, but we're not here for Harry Potter. We're here to celebrate the stuff being created around Harry Potter." So spoke Hank Green, an entrepreneur perhaps best known for the VlogBrothers project, in reference to the vibrant fan community that surrounds the...

Harry and the Potters bring magic to Whitman

Harry and the Potters bring magic to Whitman

Alex Hagen

November 3, 2011

Famed "wizard rock" band Harry and the Potters  took the stage of the Reid Campus Center on Saturday, Oct. 29, delivering an energetic, exciting concert experience. The show was made possible by KWCW, WEB and the DJs of "The Witching Hour." While interviewing the band during a tour stop in Portland la...

KWCW bewitches national audience


October 27, 2011

KWCW, Whitman's own radio station, is a top listening choice of many Whitman students looking for eclectic, popular and nerdy music and a way to support their friends who DJ. It comes as a surprise to many however, to learn that KWCW not only supports community member stations, but that its scope reaches...

KWCW Show of the Week

KWCW Show of the Week

The Editors

October 27, 2011

'The Witching Hour' Many young wizards and witches associate the term "Golden Trio" with famed friends Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. But they are mistaken. The phrase actually describes the hosts of a popular wizard radio show: Mehera Nori, Sara Rasmussen and Claire Johnson. Since 2...

Harry Potter event series expected to be popular

Nate Lessler

November 3, 2010

Students should not be surprised if Whitman starts to take on qualities of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry over the upcoming week. WEB and KWCW's "The Witching Hour" are cooperating to produce a series of Harry Potter-themed events. The series started on Nov. 7th and will continue until the...

KWCW Show of the Week: The Witching Hour

C.J. Wisler

September 23, 2010

Every Christmas the Weasley family gathers in their living room to listen to the latest hits on the Witching Hour. However, since the mysterious disappearance of the hosts of the Witching Hour from the Wizarding Wireless Network Studios in Diagon Alley in 1998, Christmas has not been the same. Yet recent...

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