When you join the FREE Mixx 96.1 Loyal Listener Club, sponsored by Color Graphics, you will be placed in a drawing for a tablet from 4th Dimension Computers & Technology and we'll email you weekly newsletters with community news & more chances to win. Click here to join!


Donate to our Little Red Schoolhouse School Supplies Drive Friday, August 14 at the corner of State & Washington in downtown Olympia! More information at


garmin-nuvi-42lm-110WIN A GPS COURTESY OF CAPITOL CITY HONDA! We're having drawings for five, count 'em, five Garmin GPS units courtesy of Capitol City Honda, the dramatically different dealer. To qualify, just start following us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter, any one or all four (one entry per each site you follow)! See official rules here.



acs110FIGHT CANCER! Join your community's American Cancer Society Relay For Life. Taking part in Relay is fun, fulfilling, and vitally important in the fight against cancer. Remaining ACS Relays include SE Thurston (Yelm-Rainier, etc.) Relay August 1-2! Click here for more info



thurstoncountyfairlogo110FAIR FUN! Check out the horse shows and prize-winning animals; thrill to the rides; and enjoy live and local music, wandering entertainers, and old-tyme games and contests while splurging on yummy fair food at the Thurston County Fair, 3054 Carpenter Rd. SE, in Lacey July 29-August 2! Special event: Savor craft beer, wine, and cider at Savor South Sound Friday & Saturday 5-10pm. Dollar-off fair admission “wooden nickels” available at Thurston County Les Schwab Tire Centers! Click here for details and discount days.



NWTrek110SPEND THE DAY IN NATURE! Visit Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Eatonville and see NW native animals like moose, bison, and bobcats. Explore over 400 acres of meadows and forests on a Discovery Tram Tour or stroll through forest paths on a self-guided walking tour. Mixx 96.1 will be giving away passes weekdays August 3-13! Listen for Color Graphics Brainstretcher weekdays at 8:40am.



chehalismusicinparkFREE MUSIC IN CHEHALIS! The City of Chehalis and Mixx 96.1 present Music in the Park – free! - Friday evenings at Recreation Park, I-5 exit 76. Friday, August 7 at 7pm it's Randy Linder's Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival and Steve Stefanowicz! Food available for purchase from Jeremy's Farm to Table. Bring your own blanket or chair – and register to win a recliner from Nelson's Just Wood Furniture!



thurstoncountychamberlogoTHURSTON COUNTY CHAMBER MIXXER! FREE! The Firs, 426 Lilly Rd. NE, Olympia, is the host of the next Morning Mixxer Tuesday, August 4 7:30-8:30am.

The monthly Morning Mixxer networking event is a low-key way for area professionals to meet in a fun, casual atmosphere. Sponsored by Anchor Bank & Mixx 96.1.



FREE FUN IN LACEY! Catch a free Lacey in Tune outdoor show! The Children's Entertainment Series is Tuesday at 6:30pm, the Lacey in Tune Concert Series Wednesday at noon, and the Outdoor Music & Cinema Series Saturday at 7pm at Huntamer Park, Woodland Square Loop between Fred Meyer & 6th Avenue. 

  • Saturday, August 1: Funaddicts/Muppets Most Wanted
  • Tuesday, August 4: Eric Ode
  • Wednesday, August 5: Ben Potter Band
  • Saturday, August 8: Wally & the Beaves/Back to the Future marathon (I, II, & III)




dickpustDICK PUST ON MIXX 96.1! Dick Pust, who has covered Olympia on local radio since he was a teenager, has two shows on Mixx 96.1 - Saturday Morning Conversation airs Saturdays at 8am while It's Your Community is Sunday mornings at 9! Thanks to our sponsors: Casa Mia Italian Restaurants, All City Lock and Key, Gary's Olympia Auto Service, and Ziegler's Welding!


NOW EASIER FOR LESS BRAIN STRAIN! Play ColorGraphics' Brainstretcher, the exercise game for your brain, every weekday morning at 8:40am on Mixx 96.1 and later on our Facebook page, Guess the right answer and you will win a prize bag, including a t-shirt as well as other goodies like movie passes and DVDs, and be entered in the monthly drawing for an Under Armour duffel and $50 worth of Under Armour apparel from Color Graphics Screen Printing. See full details on the Mixx 96.1 contest page!


COOLER THIS WEEKEND? Click here for detailed South Sound Weather!

Follow traffic in the South Sound with Mixx 96.1 Freeway Hero traffic updates on air at 96.1 FM, on Twitter, and now on Facebook!


FEELING SOCIAL? Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest. You can get our Android mobile streaming app through the Play Store (search for Mixx 96.1 KXXO). Follow us on any of our sites and you'll be automatically entered to win a Garmin GPS from Capitol City Honda!

If your non-profit group is putting on an event, post the details here!


concernforanimals160CONCERN FOR ANIMALS helps animals in Olympia and the surrounding area by providing funding for low-cost spay/neuter, emergency medical care, an animal food bank, and rescue & adoption. Click on their logo to get in touch - and help those who cannot help themselves!  


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