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Announcers

Ann D'Angelo - Mornings / News Director

Ann D'Angelo Mornings News DirectorWeekdays 5:30-noon & Sat 6-10am

I was raised an Air Force “brat” and after our family was stationed here in the Puget Sound area three times, my folks retired in the South Sound, and I certainly wouldn’t want to live anywhere else … well, except maybe Maui!

My husband and I have raised five kids and they are all awesome young adults with whom we love spending time.  We currently share our home with little Beni, a Havanese/Poodle mix. He is a very sensitive, sweet pup and loves to snuggle.  Houdini is a gray tabby. He sleeps about 18 hours a day, but he gives really great hugs!

I love being in nature, whether in the woods, mountains or on a beach.  I love to garden and I love photography. I started my photography business several years ago and you can find me on FB @ Ann D’Angelo photography or my website www.anndangelophotography.com

It’s wonderful thing when you get to do something you love and I’ve been fortunate to have a job I love for a very long time!

Thanks for listening to KXXO Mixx 96.1!

Ty Flint - Mornings

Ty Flint Mornings Weekdays 5:30-noon & Sat 6-10am

Ty Flint started his broadcasting career as a Tumwater High student working with Dick Pust at KGY. He went on to become a Seattle radio mainstay at stations such as KJR and KUBE, where he co-hosted the popular “Charlie and Ty” show in the ’80s and ’90s. Eventually, he moved on to Phoenix and then New York. Now he’s back where he began, living on Olympia’s Eastside and co-hosting the “Good Morning Mixx” with Tacoma’s Ann D’Angelo. In his spare time, Ty and his partner like antiquing and exploring the smaller communities in the South Sound. He has a model bus collection!

Anna Winter - Afternoons

Anna Winter

I am a true Pacific Northwesterner – born and raised in Tacoma, right here in the beautiful South Sound. I graduated from Foss High School and Whitman College. I moved back to Tacoma after college and am proud to have raised my son here as well. When I’m not at work, I spend time with family and have volunteered with some great organizations including PTA and Safe Street. I like to spend time outside – hiking, camping, and kayaking. I’m also a ham radio operator, an activity my husband and I enjoy together. I first became interested in radio while at college. Although I majored in social sciences, I also had a show on the college’s radio station. It was more fun than I could have imagined, and I was hooked! I eventually studied broadcasting at Clover Park Technical College and landed my first “real radio job” here at KXXO Mixx 96.1 in the mid-1990s! Although I went on to work at a few other terrific stations, I’m happy to call KXXO “home” again.

Jennifer Mathis - Weekends

Jennifer MathisJennifer Mathis -Weekends

I’ve been in radio for many, many years (most of that at KXXO Mixx 96.1) after graduating from the radio broadcasting class at Bates Vocational Tech in Tacoma. I’d originally planned to be a veterinarian but decided to try radio after having several people tell me I’d never be any good at it. (Editor’s Note: As you can hear, don’t ever tell Jennifer she can’t do something!)

I enjoy living here in Olympia because the people are so genuine. It doesn’t matter here if you’re not mainstream, people don’t even look at you twice.

I’m a two-time breast cancer survivor, a tried and true redhead, and SuperMommy to two young men, a spouse, and our dog Patriot.

Dick Pust - Weekends / Public Affairs

Dick PustConversations with Dick Pust Saturdays 8-8:30am and It’s Your Community 9-9:30am 

Olympia grew up listening to Dick Pust chatting with candidates for local office and representatives from almost every community group one could imagine. Pust returns to what he does best with “Saturday Morning Conversation,” talking with candidates and local businesses (Buy Local!) and “It’s Your Community,” talking over the issues facing the Olympia area with the people who know the most about them.”Saturday Morning Conversation with Dick Pust” Saturdays at 8am and “It’s Your Community” Sundays at 9am.

Jeff Hirschberg - Evenings / Billing-Traffic / Web-Tech Wizard

Jeff Hirschberg

I grew up on the mean streets of Hoquiam, where I developed a hardcore computer gaming habit and a love for music and schlocky horror films. I headed south to graduate school in Santa Cruz, CA, where I helped design and build Kestrel, a parallel computer for genetic sequence analysis. Burned out on school and perpetual sunshine, I returned to Washington and became a corporate drone, writing software to test designs for the world’s largest chip maker. After 10+ years of soul sucking, I fell in love with the idea of being broke and decided to become a voice actor. I quickly realized I knew nothing about acting, so I began to study and perform, and eventually write, and I even made a little money doing it. Now I work as an actor, voiceover artist, writer, computer guy, and whatever else comes along, building my media empire from home in Yelm, close to family and my fabulous girlfriend Anita.

Chris Wojcik and Harmon Shay - Freeway Hero Traffic Reports

Harmon Shay and Chris Wojcik – Freeway Hero Traffic Reports 5:30-9am and 3:30-6pm

Harmon is a radio veteran, having worked all over the dial. He lives in booming Tacoma and loves trains.

Woj: I was brought up right here in Western Washington, on the mean streets of Marysville. (Ok, the only thing mean about those streets back then was the stench from the cow fields nearby!) I’m a Y2K graduate of Marysville-Pilchuck High School. My radio fun began my sophomore year of high school, when I landed a gig at 1380 KRKO in Everett. From there after graduation, I spent a few awesome years at Seattle’s KUBE 93. I then went over to Spokane for almost four years to be on the radio there, but became homesick for Seattle again. I was fortunate to come back home to the west side and become one of the original DJ’s at 100.7 The Wolf. Yet, somewhere in the midst of all that, I fell into traffic reporting and here I am now with you at KXXO Mixx 96.1! I also totally love to surf, so I head out to our beautiful coast every chance I can to ride the waves!

Markly Morrison - Substitute Announcer
Markly Morrison

I moved to Olympia from Southern California’s Mojave Desert in 2006 and stayed for its rich music and arts community, spending the next 10 years touring the North America, Europe and Japan with a handful of different bands. When my wife and I had our first child, touring (and all that goes with it) was no longer a reasonable option and I began to think of new outlets for my creative side. In 2018, I began a music history podcast called Low Profile with Markly Morrison, modeling my own role as host after my favorite NPR personalities, and I fell in love with hosting and producing for radio. My program was picked up by The Evergreen State College’s KAOS-FM a few years ago, where I am currently working toward a career in this business, sharpening my skills on the microphone and getting some hands-on experience. This led to me coming on board at KXXO, where I’ve been enjoying my airtime as “Markly on the Mixx” since summer of 2021. I like to spend my down time playing and making things with my three creative children, exploring the forest, singing karaoke at home with my wife, strumming the banjo, reading graphic novels, and listening to records.

Dave Cowan - Substitute Announcer

Dave Cowan

My radio DJ days began in the early 80s at the Virginia Tech Student station and it wasn’t long before I was spending more time at the station than in class. Before graduation I managed to stumble into an overnight shift at a little AM station in Roanoke. For the next 30 years I was a DJ, newscaster and play by play person for stations in Virginia, Wisconsin and Montana, and I was even a station manager for the final dozen years. My wife and I bought a pet boarding and grooming business in Washington so I left radio for seven years until we sold the business in 2021. I was fortunate enough to find some fill-in work here at KXXO and after all these years, it’s still exciting to walk into a station for a shift. My wife Jackie and I live in Olympia with our five dogs.

Marketing

Brian Butler - Sales Manager

Brian Butler – Sales Manager

Would you buy a used car from this man?

That’s good, because I don’t sell used cars!

I grew up imitating ’60s Top 40 jocks which had absolutely nothing to do with landing in radio. Since 1979 I’ve been working with businesses to develop effective marketing campaigns utilizing radio and other mediums. I’m a member of the founding staff of KXXO Mixx 96.1 and bring over three decades of marketing and promotion experience in the Southwest Washington market to businesses.

In my spare time I enjoy playing with my wife Penny in the great Northwest outdoors as a skier, windsurfer, and mountain bike enthusiast. Write me at butler@kxxo.com

Bob Lucas - Business Development

​IN MEMORIAM: Bob Lucas

I grew up in a small town in NJ and actually went to high school with Jon Bon Jovi.  I started working in radio when I was in college and was lucky enough to make a career of it.  I’ve worked at radio stations in such exotic locations as St. Petersburg, Russia and Butte, Montana. I enjoy working with local businesses. They appreciate the experience and knowledge I bring to my clients. You can really measure the results of your efforts working directly with a small business.

I moved to Olympia a few years ago to avoid the Seattle traffic and to be centrally located between my two adult daughters, one in Portland and the other in Seattle.  In the summer I like to ride and maintain my vintage Triumph motorcycle. I love to ski and play basketball when my knees cooperate. I also enjoy thoroughbred horse racing. I like to attend festivals and live music events.  I’ve been known to travel across country to meet family and friends to see our favorite artist at historic concert venues.

I work on the board of the West Central Park project in West Olympia. I help organize and stage free concerts there in the summer.  I can often be found at the park in the early morning or weekends doing maintenance or walking my King Charles Cavalier Spaniel Kaleb.

Bob Lucas passed away from complications of cancer February 18, 2022.

Support Team

Toni Holm and David Rauh - Station Owners

Toni Holm and David Rauh – Station Owners

As college students in Olympia, Toni Holm & David Rauh dreamed of owning and running their own radio station. And, after a decade of trials & tribulations, they made it so! KXXO Mixx 96.1 went on the air January 16, 1990. Toni is the station manager and David is the General Manager.

John Foster - Program Director

John Foster – Program Director

Hi. I’m responsible for the music and DJs. It’s almost as fun as it sounds and a privilege to work with such talented people. My passions are playing basketball, listening to music (obviously), following sports (Go Storm!, etc.), reading, and spending time with my family: Dana (an artist and teacher, my beloved partner since 1979), Kajaat (a nanny), Rama (a social butterfly and stock clerk), our cats, and our big dog Noa. I love living in Olympia. Write me at jsf@kxxo.com with any suggestions, compliments, or complaints.

Tim Vik - Engineer

Tim Vik – Engineer

Tim is hardy, adventurous, and brilliant – a good combination for a radio broadcast engineer in the unpredictable Great Northwest! He has gone to great lengths to keep us on-the-air through great adversity – including the time the transmission tower fell over in the ’90s (not his fault!). Sometimes he would have to snowshoe up to our old tower site on Rooster Rock. He works 20-hour days without complaint and will meet an unexpected challenge with an “Oh yay!” when most of us would scream in frustration and rage.

Mobile Mixx Promotions Team

Promotions Team

These are the folks who set up and tear down the tent, talk you into spinning the prize wheel or entering for a beach weekend, troubleshoot why the PA isn’t working, and generally run things at fairs and festivals or while the announcer is interviewing clients for a live broadcast. They’re generally college students or trusted friends of the station who will do whatever needs to be done with a smile!