Olympia grew up listening to Dick Pust chatting with candidates for local office and representatives from every community group one could imagine. On the “Saturday Morning Conversation” paid program, Dick talks with candidates and local businesses (Buy Local!) Saturdays at 8am. On “It’s Your Community,” Sundays at 9am, Dick discusses the issues facing the South Sound with the people who know the most about them.
To become an “It’s Your Community” sponsor, contact KXXO sales manager Keri Murphy at 360-943-9937.
To purchase “Saturday Morning Conversation” airtime, call Keri Murphy, 360-943-9937.
November 16-17 2019
Have food and liquor delivered directly to your home or office by MyTown2Go-Puget Sound.
Laurie Tebo, CEO of Behavioral Health Resources (BHR), talks about mental health.
November 10 2019
Karen Johnson, curator for the Schmidt House, talks about the It’s the Art! Olympia Beer Advertising Art Show
Oly Beer Art Show
Dixie Havlak and Becky Nielson with the Olympia Mountaineers encourage everyone to enjoy the great outdoors.
November 2-3 2019
Ron Bruchet, owner of GHB Insurance, talks about things you need to know during the open enrollment period for health insurance.
The City of Olympia Arts Program Manager Stephanie Johnson talks about keeping the City’s many art attractions looking great.
Art in Olympia
October 26-27 2019
Roberta Carl and Kathy Nicks from Envision Hospice talk about hospice care for those dealing with end-of-life situations.
Mayoral candidate Cheryl Selby talks about past accomplishments and her vision for Olympia. Paid political program.
Selby for Mayor
October 19-20 2019
Lynda Zeman, appointed to the Lacey City Council five months ago, is now running for the position. Paid political ad.
Lynda for Lacey
Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall talks about what goes on behind the scenes to make sure your vote is properly counted.
October 12-13 2019
Skip from the Olympia Union Gospel Mission on the Shake, Rattle and Rock benefit for their dental clinic October 19.
Shake, Rattle and Rock
Mayra Pena and Malika Lamont with the Thurston Asset Building Coalition advise employers on the opioid crisis.
October 6 2019
Meg Martin with Interfaith Works talks about breaking ground on a new 60-bed homeless shelter on Martin Way.
New Homeless Shelter
Elizabeth Xayavongsa and Megan Lanese discuss the Eastside Co-op Preschool, “where play is a child’s work.”
Eastside Co-op Preschool
September 28-29 2019
Travel adviser Debbie Meyer of Meyer’s House of Travel: “Where travel advice is the key to a great trip.”
Meyer's House of Travel
Trudy Soucoup and Amal Joury from Homes First discuss the Merritt Manor project on the Bailey Motor Inn site.
Homes First - Merritt Manor
Bruce Sanders with Chaplains of Thurston County discusses their work with local fire departments and law enforcement.
Chaplains of Thurston County
September 15 2019
Ken Collins, executive director of the Olympic Flight Museum, talks about the importance of aviation in Tumwater’s history.
Olympic Flight Museum
Kelly McNelly with a Rochester organization called ROOF talks about helping people in need in south Thurston County.
September 7-8 2019
Ken Hornburg with Mills and Mills Funeral Home and Memorial Park shares important information.
Audrey Pastore and Past Exalted Ruler Peter Schultz with the Olympia Elks invite you to Oktoberfest September 21.
Olympia Elks Lodge
September 1 2019
Lance Benson explains how Dry Tikes and Wet Wipes provides help in a way most people would never have thought of!
Dry Tikes & Wet Wipes
Karen Valenzuela and Jane Stone explain how the Olympia World Affairs Council keeps them better informed.
Olympia World Affairs Council
August 24-25 2019
Neal Buckner with Cartridge Care talks about how you can save a ton of money on your ink cartridges.
Author R.A. Goforth talks about his new book, mystery-romance The Prize, available at local bookstores and online.
August 18 2019
August 11 2019
Mark Williamson, Emergency Management Chief for JBLM, has some practical tips on how to prepare for the “big one.”
Patty Belmonte talks about some late summer fun at the Olympia Hands On Children’s Museum. https://www.hocm.org
Hands On Museum Fun
August 3-4 2019
The Little Red Schoolhouse Project Radio Day is outside KXXO August 9. Lynn Flaisig and Liz Kapust have details.
School Supplies Drive
Deb Crockett, Executive Director of GRuB, talks about helping young people grow food for themselves and the community.
Garden-Raised Urban Bounty
July 27-28 2019
Troy Kirby, running for Lacey City Council, discusses his vision for Lacey. Paid political program. https://www.kirbyforlacey.com/
Kirby for Lacey
Neal Buckner with Cartridge Care talks about how you can save a ton of money on your ink cartridges.
July 20-21 2019
David Ross, running for Olympia mayor, discusses his ROSS plan. Paid political program. www.rossforolympia.com/
David Ross for Mayor
Olympia mayor Cheryl Selby discusses why she should be re-elected. Paid political program. www.electcherylselby.com/
Chery Selby for Mayor
Pride’s Anna Schlecht and KXXO’s Ty Flint talk about how society has changed since New York’s Stonewall Riots of 50 years ago.
Pride After Stonewall
July 13-14 2019
Peter Adams talks about how Revel in Lacey is truly an amazing place for people 55 and over. https://revellacey.com/
Revel Lacey Senior Community
Gina Blanchard Reed of Turning Pointe discusses their domestic violence shelter for Mason and Thurston counties.
Turning Pointe Domestic Violence Shelter
Members of the Olympia High School Climate Action Club, Evan Butler and KayLee Shen, talk about climate change.
Students Confront Climate Change
July 7 2019
June 30 2019
Thurston County Commissioner John Hutchings presents the case for a new Thurston County Courthouse.
Chuck Fowler talks about plans to put the historic tugboat Parthia on permanent display in Olympia. (Photo: Emily Bishop)
Historic Tug Project
June 23 2019
June 15-16 2019
Neal Buckner with Cartridge Care talks about how you can save a ton of money on your ink cartridges. https://www.cartcareinc.com/
Cartridge Care Cares!
The Olympia Salvation Army is undergoing a major do-over. Captain Mark Stearns has details. https://olympia.salvationarmy.org/olympia_corps/
Salvation Army Changes
June 9 2019
Jim McDaniel with the Department of Fish and Wildlife talks about the joy of fishing. https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing
The Joy of Fishing
Vern Honstain with the Mason County Historical Society talks about their classic car show June 30 and a whole lot more.
Mason County Car Show
June 2 2019
Viewing public records has just gotten easier. Karen Horowitz with the Thurston County Prosecutor’s office explains.
Get acquainted with Sam Gibboney, new executive director for the Port of Olympia. https://www.portolympia.com/
Port of Olympia
May 26 2019
Ron Jones, president of the Washington State Recycling Association, talks about what happens to all that “stuff” you put in your recycle bin.
Parking program analyst Max DeJarnatt explains Olympia’s parking strategy. http://olympiawa.gov/city-services/parking
May 19 2019
May 11-12 2019
Skip Steffen discusses the Tribute to Natalie Cole May 17 benefiting the of the Olympia Union Gospel Mission’s No Fee Vision Clinic.
Natalie Cole Tribute for Vision Clinic
Ken Hornburg with Mills and Mills Funeral Home and Memorial Park discusses the advantages of pre-planning funerals.
Mills and Mills - Pre-planning Funerals
May 5 2019
April 27-28 2019
Dr. Chris Kliem, D.C. with True Alignment Chiropractic discusses his gentle, precise NUCCA techniques.
True Alignment Chiropractic
Dan Mazur talks about how he and many volunteers plant oysters each year to improve the water quality of Budd Inlet.
Olympia Oyster Planting
April 21 2019
April 14 2019
Harmon Eaton and Becky Liebman with FairVote Washington explain a proposed new way to select our elected officials. https://fairvotewa.org/
Katya Miltimore, Executive Director of the Washington State Association of Boys and Girls Clubs. http://www.washingtonclubs.org/
Boys and Girls Clubs
April 7 2019
After years of discussion about the future of Capitol Lake, will anything ever be done? Dick gets some answers from Carrie Martin and Bill Frare with Washington State Enterprise Services.
Local filmmaker Laurel Busse-Johnston remembers the 24 years of Wrinkles of Washington, a performance troupe of seniors. http://www.wrinklesofwashington.com/
March 31 2019
March 24 2019
Keith Flewelling, Director of TCOMM 911, talks about the need for upgrading the local dispatch center’s emergency radio equipment. http://tcomm911.org/
Anybody remember “Up with People?” They are back in town March 29-30. Micaela Ferwerda and Lynn Neeley tell you all about it. https://upwithpeople.org/
Up with People
February 17 2019
Kento Azegami of SideWalk, talks about helping people living on the streets find housing. http://www.walkthurston.org
SideWalk - Housing for Homeless
Scott Schoengarth with Entertainment Explosion talks about how attending the upcoming Brothers Four concert helps kids in need.
Brothers 4 Benefit for Kids in Need
February 10 2019
Marilyn Roberts, Director of Operations for NAMI, talks about support for those with mental illness. https://namitm.org/
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Kathy Dorgan with the Creative Theatre Experience talks about team building through acting. http://ctekids.org/
Creative Theatre Experience
February 3 2019
Community activist Noah Martin will talk about the homeless situation. www.quakervoicewa.org/board-and-staff
Noah Martin on Homelessness
Caleb Maki with the Washington State Board on Geographic Names talks about how various place names came to be.
January 27 2019
Debbi Fischer and Bob Woelk with Hope for Heroes Horsemanship Center talk about how horses can have a therapeutic effect on military personnel suffering from PTSD. http://www.hope4heroesconsulting.org/
Hope for Heroes Horsemanship Center
The Olympia School District Education Foundation’s Jocelyn McCabe and Maria Anderson talk about”Mary Poppins” live at the OHS Performing Arts Center February 1-3. http://www.osdef.org/
Olympia School District Education Foundation
January 20 2019
Timberland Regional Library director Cheryl Heywood talks about a library being more than just books! https://trl.org
Timberland Regional Library
Saint Martin’s Dr. John Hopkins discusses diversity and equity. stmartin.edu/directory/diversity-and-equity-center
SMU Diversity and Equity Center
January 13 2019
Shelly Willis, executive director of Family Education and Support Services, explains how her organization helps local families. http://familyess.org/
Family Education and Support Services
Legendary Capital High School band director Dan Lundberg shares some of his favorite memories. https://www.facebook.com/capitalbands/
Capital Band Director Dan Lundberg
January 5-6 2019
Leon Benek with Benek Financial Group provides some guidance on managing your retirement accounts. http://www.benekfinancialgroup.com/
Benek Financial Services
City of Olympia Downtown Program Manager Amy Buckler talks about the Plum Street Tiny Homes project. http://olympiawa.gov/community/homelessness/Plum-Street.aspx
Plum St. Tiny Homes Village
Noted historian, Dr. Dave Nicandri, talks about the origin of Olympia’s Priest Point Park and a whole lot more. http://olympiawa.gov/community/parks/parks-and-trails/priest-point-park