Giving! Our Holiday Fund Drive!

Our Wrapping up the Holidays Fund Drive is Friday, December 18 6am-6pm, but you can adopt a family (or donate) before that by calling 360-943-9937 – and donate online anytime! All funds go to local families in need. Thanks to O Bee Credit Union, who will match the first $2,500, as well as the law firms of Althauser Rayan Abbarno and Morris-Sockle, who will match further donations.

Shop Local! BitterSweet Chocolates!

BitterSweet Chocolates is a women-owned business that produces affordable handmade artisan chocolates using the finest local, natural, and organic ingredients – and the highest quality fair and direct trade coverture chocolate – from their new location at 203 Columbia St NW in downtown Olympia. Order your Christmas Advent calendars online through November 24. They offer curbside pickup, free local delivery, and worldwide shipping. For questions, special requests, or custom orders, call 360-489-1812 Wednesday through Saturday 10am-6pm.

Sell It! Tell Customers You Hear Them!

KXXO recently took part in a holiday shopping survey. It clearly showed that our listeners want to Shop Local – stores and services just need to convince them that it’s safe to do so! Let us make a radio ad for your store or service – FREE – that tells what you’ve done to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Contact Keri at or 360-943-9937.

Nominate Now! Healthcare Heroes!

If you know a healthcare worker or health-related workplace making a difference in the fight against Covid, worker-owned New Moon Cooperative Café, offering made-from-scratch breakfast and lunch in downtown Olympia, wants to feed them! To nominate a health worker or work unit to be put in weekly drawings for $100 in New Moon gift cards, click here (full rules on nomination form). Winners drawn from all eligible entries and announced Thursday mornings.

Win! Chocolate, Churros, and Coffee!

Win a box of handmade chocolates from BitterSweet Chocolates, gourmet filled churros from San Diablo Artisan Churros, a vehicle pass to Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park, and a bag of hand-crafted whole-bean coffee from Cutters Point Coffee Co.! Play TriBond November 30-December 4, brought to you weekdays at 7:40am by the Law Offices of Althauser Rayan Abbarno! Contest number is 360-943-9696. You may win TriBond once every 60 days.

Win! Fantasy Lights!

Play “That’s Not Right” weekdays at 3:20pm for your chance to win a vehicle pass to Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park, the drive-through with almost 300 displays open 5:30-9pm daily November 21-January 3, where bears fly kites, Santa goes snowboarding, and penguins slide down an igloo! New this year – the vibrant velociraptor! See their website for directions and discount days – buy your ticket online for three dollars off vehicle admission!

Win More! Join Loyal Listener Club!

KXXO Loyal Listener Club members get more chances to win – usually a new contest every week in Wednesday’s email! Click here to join (it’s FREE and your info will not be shared or sold). Loyal Listeners are the first to find out what we’re doing – and they’re also our advisory panel, letting us know what we can do to improve KXXO Mixx 96.1. Join now and help us build a better KXXO Mixx 96.1!

Festivities! Downtown for Holidays!

Busy elves are preparing for Olympia’s Downtown for the Holidays. Festivities kick off with Small Business Saturday this Saturday, November 28 and include the Twinklefest lights contest, controlled snow showers (a must see!), free parking  (December 12-24) and wrapping, and the Shop and Dine promotion holiday-style, where you can win gift cards and LoveOly merch by shopping downtown.

NEW! Harry Styles – Watermelon Sugar

NEW! Lewis Capaldi – Before You Go

NEW! Gabby Barrett f/Charlie Puth – I Hope

#3 Harry Styles – Adore You

#2 Maren Morris – The Bones

#1 The Weeknd – Blinding Lights

Candidate for Thurston County Superior Court judge Sharonda Amamilo talks about becoming the “people’s judge.” Paid political program.

Breigne de los Reyes interviews high school students Quincy N. and Kora L., with group coordinator Gracie Anderson from PLU, about the Black Lives Matter movement.

On Unheard Voices, Cece Chan, Diversity Director of Associated Students of PLU, discusses going to school as an Asian-American. Produced by Breigne de los Reyes.

Free Mixxer!

The Thurston County Chamber Morning Mixxer is on hold until 2021. Once the Mixxer resumes, it will be held the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30am from a different business or organization each time. The networking event is a low-key way for area professionals to meet in a fun, casual atmosphere with free coffee and treats. 

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