The Witching Hour ϟ wizard rock radio

The Witching Hour is a wizard rock radio programme. During regular seasons it airs on the Whitman College radio station, 90.5 FM Walla Walla, and streams online at KWCW.net. Find us on Facebook, on Twitter, or in iTunes!


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The Witching Hour

This week on the Witching Hour, it’s all about magic in wizard rock. We spin our favorite wizard rock tracks that discuss the metaphor of magic, zombies, dragons, wizards, dwarves, enchantments, and more! 

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Wizard Rock

"Magic" by One Direction
"Magic" by B.o.b featuring Rivers Cuomo

.. WAIT, WHAT? THIS AIN’T WIZARD ROCK! 
Ok, ok. APRIL FOOL’S! This week we’re playing our favorite muggle music about magic n’ stuff.

"Do You Believe in Magic" by the Lovin’ Spoonful
"Magical Mystery Tour" by the Beatles
"Tru3 Magic" by Mos Def
"Magic Spells" by Crystal Castles
"The Zombie Song" by Stephanie Mabey
"Monster Mash" by Crapcorps
"Magic To Do" by Ben Vereen from "Pippin"
"The Wizard Turns On…" by the Flaming Lips
"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" by the Police
"Dragon Tales" TV theme song
"Time Warp" by the Rocky Horror cast
"Enchanted" by Taylor Swift
"Ceremony" by New Order
"Black Magic Woman" by Santana
"Love Potion No. 9" by the Clovers
"Gandalf Style" by Scream Team
"Song of the Lonely Mountain" from The Hobbit
"It’s Magic" by Pilot
"The Wizard and I" from Wicked
"Pinball Wizard" by the Who
"Magic Dance" by David Bowie
"You Can Do Magic" by Andrew Seeley
"Witchy Woman" by the Eagles
"Happy Birthday to us" by Gred & Forge

PS. Best moment, hands down:
Anu: That reminds me of in the seventh book…
Sara: —what book? 
Anu: Oh, oops.
Sara: Lord of the Rings? 
Claire: There’s seven of those books?

… We’ll be back soon with more, real wizard rock. <3

Inspired by the greatest tumblr ever.

Unfortunately no podcast this week, and no song list this week. It was a derpy week OK!

Season 5 - Episode 10 - The Boy Who Derped

derp derp derp

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The Witching Hour

This week we bring you the etymology of various names, spells, places and things in the wizarding world. It’s an educational lesson in Greek and Latin, in Norse mythology and English geography, so sit up straight and listen, sonnie! 

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Wordz

"Dumbi VS Voldi" by Fresh Dumbledore
"Viva la Voldemort" by the 8th Horcrux
"APWBD" by the Remus Lupins
"Teenage Werewolf" by the Remus Lupins
"Hey Remus" by the Whomping Willows **
"House of Black Christmas" by the House of Black
"Black Family Anthem" by the Parselmouths
"The Black Family Tree" by Tonks and the Aurors **
"Felix Felicis" by the House of Black
"Accio Love" by Ministry of Magic **
"Broomsticks and Apparations" by Fawkes
"Expelliarmus Kid" by Peeved
"It’s a Slytherin World!" by Draco and the Malfoys
"Draco" by RiddleTM
"Draco Malfoy" by Swish and Flick
"Snape vs. Snape" by Ministry of Magic **
"Hey! Mr. Ollivander" by RiddleTM
"Secret Keeper" by Blue and Bronze
"My Baby" by Ministry of Magic **
"Bonjour Fleur" by the Hermione Crookshanks Experience
"Chez Fleur" by Romilda Vane and the Chocolate Cauldrons
"Bridge to the Other Side" by Oliver Boyd & the Remembralls
"Hedwig’s Jam" by the Weasel King
"Tarantellegra" by Xenophilius
"Mean Mr. Filch/Lavender Brown/She Died in an Upstairs Bathroom" by Gred and Forge **
"The Mirror of Erised" by Stephanie and the Quaffles 

If you can’t tell why certain bands have ** asterisks next to them you need to read our earlier posts!

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On tap this week is ancient magic, that is, magic of a most powerful sort! We discuss (and ultimately, ask a lot of unanswerable questions about) the kinds of magic that are either extremely old, extremely powerful, performed without wands or all of the above. We touch on ancient beasts like dragons and basilisks, as well as enchantments such as blood sacrifice, life debts, Dumbledore’s protections over Harry while he lives at the Dursley’s and more! It’s a really diverse bunch of music, so enjoy. Unfortunately we ran out of time at the end and couldn’t fully discuss Unbreakable Vows, Hallows or Horcruxes, so maybe we’ll have to save those for another time.

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Ancient Magic~*~*~*

"History of Magic" by Gred and Forge
"It’s Dragons! It’s Mermaids! It’s a Maze!!!" by the Mudbloods
"Dragons and Beasts" by Ginny and the Heartbreakers
"The Art of Parseltongue" by Hawthorn & Holly
"Basilisssssk" by Alas Earwax!
"Fawkes’ Lament" by Talons & Tea Leaves
"Phoenix Tears" by Harry and the Potters
"Follow the Red Sparks" by the Weasel King
"Keeping Secrets from Me" by Harry and the Potters
"Petunia" by Obliviate!
"Petunia" by RiddleTM
"Petunia in September (1981)" by the First Task is Dragons
"Lily and You" by 2 Animagi and a Werewolf
"Lily" by Ministry of Magic
"It Burns" by Halfblood Princess
"Open at the Close" by Oliver Boyd & the Remembralls
"Sacrifice" by Stephanie and the Quaffles
"The Weapon" by Harry and the Potters
"Peter Pettigrew (That Rat)" by Catchlove
"Ballad of Wormtail" by Tom Riddle and Friends
"Unbreakable Vow" by the Purebloods
"The Hallows" by Oliver Boyd & the Remembralls
"So This is It (Taking Off This Locket)" by the Hermione Crookshanks Experience 
"Seven Shadows" by Ministry of Magic