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.


Fall Fun! Pumpkin Patches and Harvest Festivals!

Everything’s different in 2020, which will result in fewer haunted houses and less trick-or-treating. However, most pumpkin patches are still operating with Covid-19 precautions in place. See our Fall Fun Guide 2020. There’s also Hands On Children’s Museum’s Boo Bash, Briggs YMCA Drive-Through Halloween, Haunted Carwashes in Tacoma and Puyallup, and Centralia-Chehalis Railroad’s Pumpkin Trains. More on all these on our regular Event Calendar  


Halloween! Virtual Costume Contest!

We don’t get to see your little monsters in person this Halloween, but we don’t want to miss seeing their costumes! Post a photo of your child(ren) in costume here and you could be drawn to win a gift card from Archibald Sisters in downtown Olympia (or another swell shop – there are multiple prizes!). Rules on Entry Form. (If you do not have a Google account and do not wish to create one, see alternate instructions/rules here.) After approval, photos will be posted in our 2020 Costume Gallery.

Dwell! Virtual Tour of Homes!

Olympia Master Builders’ Virtual Tour of Homes gives you a front-row seat to the latest trends in interior and exterior design, sustainable building techniques, energy efficiency, and cutting edge in-home technology. Whether you’re gathering home improvement ideas or adding to your decorating and landscaping wish-lists, the Virtual Tour of Homes will be a great resource for you.

Costume Party! Boo Bash at Hands On!

The Hands On Children’s Museum celebrates fall and the blue moon with 10 days of Boo Bash. Treat your little pumpkins to a safe and special costume party October 23-November 1. Kids can explore a straw maze, press apple cider, screen print a treat bag, paint with black light and watch freaky Dr. Science demos! Sponsored by Hanson Subaru, Boo Bash capacity is limited to just 35 families per session. Online tickets required:

Win! A Gyro and Coffee!

Win a gyro or falafel sandwich from the Gyro Spot Mediterranean Deli in downtown Olympia and bag of hand-crafted whole-bean coffee from Cutters Point Coffee Co.! Play TriBond October 26-30, 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.

Arts Month! Art in the Age of Covid!

Celebrate Arts Month in Olympia throughout October with works of art on display indoors and outdoors, virtual performances and events, socially distanced workshops and programs, take-out art activities, and murals and public art.  Keeping with current CDC and state guidelines, in-person performances and gatherings will not be allowed. KXXO is showing Chelsea Baker’s “Journaling 2020” comics at 119 Washington St. NE or watch here.

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!

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. 

Sponsored by L&E Bottling Company & KXXO Mixx 96.1.

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