Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Jane Kern (left) and Megan Gleason (right) recording their Harry Potter themed show,  Witching Hour, on KWCW

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...

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...

Infographic by Sara Rasmussen

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

Sara Rasmussen March 13, 2012
Wizard rock enthusiast Sara Rasmussen writes on the end of Harry Potter fan culture's golden age.
Credit: Catie Bergman

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.

KWCW bewitches national audience

frannienunn 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 listeners as far as Alaska, New York City and England.
DJ Claire Johnson 14, Paul DeGeorge (Harry Potter, Year 7), DJ Sara Rasmussen 12, Joe DeGeorge (Harry Potter, Year 4), DJ Mehera Nori 12 after their interview and a show at Backspace in downtown Portland on June 21, 2011.

KWCW Show of the Week

The Editors October 27, 2011
Witching Hour hosts Mehera Nori '12, Sara Rasmussen '12 and Claire Johnson '14 share the sounds of wizard rock, an all-encompassing musical genre in celebration of Harry Potter.

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...

KWCW Show of the Week: The Witching Hour

C.J. Wisler September 23, 2010
Harry Potter fanatics rejoice at the return of the wizard-themed KWCW radio show, "The Witching Hour."
Load More Stories