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

David Accurso with Oly Dance says dancing is fun and everyone should be doing it. 

November 10 2019

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.

Meet new Tumwater School Superintendent, Dr. Sean Dotson., who was a high school language arts teacher before going into administration.

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.

Natalie Skovran, Deputy Director of the Family Support Center, talks about the 5th anniversary of Pear Blossom Place family shelter.

October 19-20 2019

Lynda Zeman, appointed to the Lacey City Council five months ago, is now running for the position. Paid political ad.

Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall talks about what goes on behind the scenes to make sure your vote is properly counted.

Lloyd Sell and Art Weatherly talk about the help the Olympia Host Lions provide to the visually impaired.

October 12-13 2019

Skip from the Olympia Union Gospel Mission on the Shake, Rattle and Rock benefit for their dental clinic October 19. 

Mayra Pena and Malika Lamont with the Thurston Asset Building Coalition advise employers on the opioid crisis. 

Ballet Northwest is celebrating 50 years! The dance company’s Ken Johnson talks about that and their upcoming Nutcracker.

October 6 2019

Meg Martin with Interfaith Works talks about breaking ground on a new 60-bed homeless shelter on Martin Way.

Elizabeth Xayavongsa and Megan Lanese discuss the Eastside Co-op Preschool, “where play is a child’s work.”

September 28-29 2019

Travel adviser Debbie Meyer of Meyer’s House of Travel: “Where travel advice is the key to a great trip.”

Trudy Soucoup and Amal Joury from Homes First discuss the Merritt Manor project on the Bailey Motor Inn site.

Bruce Sanders with Chaplains of Thurston County discusses their  work with local fire departments and law enforcement.

September 15 2019

Ken Collins, executive director of the Olympic Flight Museum, talks about the importance of aviation in Tumwater’s history.

Kelly McNelly with a Rochester organization called ROOF talks about helping people in need in south Thurston County.

September 7-8 2019

Audrey Pastore and Past Exalted Ruler Peter Schultz with the Olympia Elks invite you to Oktoberfest September 21. 

Gabe Toma, president of the Tumwater Area Chamber of Commerce, talks about – wait for it – Tumwater!

September 1 2019

Lance Benson explains how Dry Tikes and Wet Wipes provides help in a way most people would never have thought of!  

Karen Valenzuela and Jane Stone explain how the Olympia World Affairs Council keeps them better informed.

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

It’s Olympia Harbor Days (and the tug races!) Labor Day Weekend. Carol Riley and Mary Hall have all the latest.

Michael Jameson and Autumn Cummings explain why Real Men Wear Pink

August 18 2019

Brent Chapman and Mary Harrison with Enterprise Services talk about keeping our Capitol campus beautiful. 

Local law enforcement legend Ed Sorger explains how Crime Stoppers works and gives a little bit of its history. 

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 

August 3-4 2019

The Little Red Schoolhouse Project Radio Day is outside KXXO August 9. Lynn Flaisig and Liz Kapust have details. 

Deb Crockett, Executive Director of GRuB, talks about helping young people grow food for themselves and the community.

Dr. Chris Kliem with True Alignment Chiropractic talks about headaches and vertigo. truealignmentchiropractic.com

July 27-28 2019

Troy Kirby, running for Lacey City Council, discusses his vision for Lacey. Paid political program. https://www.kirbyforlacey.com/ 

Neal Buckner with Cartridge Care talks about how you can save a ton of money on your ink cartridges.

South Sound Reading Foundation’s Jennifer Williamson-Forster, talks about Books by the Bay August 2. 

Melanie de Leon, Executive Director of the Washington Medical Commission, explains how her organization regulates and licenses our state’s physicians. https://wmc.wa.gov

July 20-21 2019

David Ross, running for Olympia mayor, discusses his ROSS plan. Paid political program. www.rossforolympia.com/ 

Olympia mayor Cheryl Selby discusses why she should be re-elected. Paid political program. www.electcherylselby.com/  

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.

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/

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.

July 7 2019

Dianna Ullery with Thurston County Extension talks about the benefits of joining 4-H.

Tanya Beaver and Emma Peters talk about the McCleary Bear Festival July 12-14, 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)

June 23 2019

Suicide prevention specialist Neetha Mony with the Washington State Department of Health.  

Miriam Villacian with an update on West Central Park Project, the unique park on Olympia’s west side. 

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/

The Olympia Salvation Army is undergoing a major do-over. Captain Mark Stearns has details. https://olympia.salvationarmy.org/olympia_corps/

Christine Buckley with the Washington Center for Women in Business talks about help available for women who want to start a business. 

June 9 2019

Jim McDaniel with the Department of Fish and Wildlife talks about the joy of fishing. https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing

Vern Honstain with the Mason County Historical Society talks about their classic car show June 30 and a whole lot more. 

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/

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

Anne Larsen talks about the Olympia Police Department’s new Crisis Response Unit and Familiar Faces Program. 

Jeff Bowe with the Olympia and Beyond Sports Commission talks about recognizing outstanding local athletes.

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

Ken Hornburg with Mills and Mills Funeral Home and Memorial Park discusses the advantages of pre-planning funerals. 

Denise Keegan and Karen Fraser remember the historic 1984 Women’s Marathon Olympic Trials and discuss the May 17-19 anniversary celebration. 

Bradley Loetzke describes how Treehouse helps high school students in foster care transition to a successful adulthood. www.treehouseforkids.org/ 

May 5 2019

Herpetologists Lameace Hussain and Kaysie Cox with the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Immigration attorney Lisa Seifert talks about the unique legal challenges of non-citizens. 

April 27-28 2019

Dr. Chris Kliem, D.C. with True Alignment Chiropractic discusses his gentle, precise NUCCA techniques. 

 Dan Mazur talks about how he and many volunteers plant oysters each year to improve the water quality of Budd Inlet. 

Fifteen year old Rebecca Allen (pictured with her mother Helen) talks about the joys of being a Girl Scout

April 21 2019

Karen Hall with the Olympia Soroptimist Club discusses their Exceptional Women Awards

Jenny Bauersfeld with the City of Lacey talks about the upcoming Mayor’s Gala.  

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/

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

Mary Verner with the Department of Ecology’s Water Resources Program talks about managing the state’s water supply. 

Aslan Meade, Director of Strategic Alliances for the Thurston County EDC, explains a new concept called ThiNk

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/

February 17 2019

Kento Azegami of SideWalk, talks about helping people living on the streets find housing. http://www.walkthurston.org

Scott Schoengarth with Entertainment Explosion talks about how attending the upcoming Brothers Four concert helps 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/

February 3 2019

Community activist Noah Martin will talk about the homeless situation. www.quakervoicewa.org/board-and-staff

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/

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

Saint Martin’s Dr. John Hopkins discusses diversity and equity. stmartin.edu/directory/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/

January 5-6 2019

Leon Benek with Benek Financial Group provides some guidance on managing your retirement accounts. http://www.benekfinancialgroup.com/

City of Olympia Downtown Program Manager Amy Buckler talks about the Plum Street Tiny Homes project. http://olympiawa.gov/community/homelessness/Plum-Street.aspx

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