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KWCW show of the week

Anu Lingappa '15 (left) and Erin Walters '17. Photo by Tywen Kelly.

Linnaea Weld

October 30, 2014

Show: The Witching Hour Time: Mondays, 6-8 p.m. Hosts: Anu Lingappa and Erin Walters "The Witching Hour" is your local source for wizard rock and "Harry Potter" trivia. Each show is set around a theme, varying from characters, such as Luna Lovegood, to ideas, such as alchemy. The hosts celebrate...

Violence in Harry Potter Community Calls for Barrier between Fans, Stars

Violence in Harry Potter Community Calls for Barrier between Fans, Stars

Anuradha Lingappa

April 17, 2014

Wizard rock is a genre of music generated by the fan culture surrounding the Harry Potter books. Since J.K. Rowling and the books themselves are so universally popular, many fans look closer to home to find new ways to channel their love for the series. Wizard rock songs are all about things that happen in ...

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

Infographic by Sara Rasmussen

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

Credit: Catie Bergman

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 Show of the Week

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.

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...

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