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Mixx 96.1 South Sound Closures & Delays

Generally, schools and school districts (SD) only report if there are closures or delays. In our experience, the majority of districts will report by 6am, though there are always stragglers. Schools running late sometimes close entirely at the last minute, so you should check back just before actually leaving for school. We have listings here for Thurston, Lewis, Pierce, Kitsap, Mason, Grays Harbor and Pacific counties.


Friday, May 5, 2017 (as of 9:00am)

Thurston Co. School Districts (2)

North Thurston PS - Closed! Posted: Fri. 5th, 05:58 AM
Tenino SD - Schools on time May 5, 2017 with several modified bus routes.
--Route 16, no stops on Tilley Road
--Route 18, no stops on Goddard Road
--Route 13, no stops between Offut Lake road and Waldrick on Highway 99. Posted: Fri. 5th, 06:10 AM

Tumwater School District - Due to power outages, road closures and storm damage, all schools are two hours late and East Olympia Elementary is closed. No New Market AM session. No Friday ACT early release.

South Sound Privates, Charters, Childcares (1)
Olympia Waldorf School - Closed, No kindergarten or preschool. Due to storm damage. All events are canceled. Posted: Thu. 4th, 07:10 PM

Organizations (1)
South Sound YMCA-Child Care Services - North Thurston & East Olympia programs closed; Tumwater programs will open two hours late Posted: Fri. 5th, 06:01 AM



Thanks to Les Schwab Tire Centers for sponsoring our school & road closings reports!





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Come on down to Downtown Olympia to shop in all the specialty shops - and vote for your favorite store display in the Twinkle Fest contest at www.olytwinklefest.net! Votes will be tallied December 21, 2016, and you could win one of many downtown gift certificates just by voting for your fave Twinkle Fest display!




The South Sound’s Music Mix – Mixx 96.1!



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Cari Palmer

Weekdays noon-7pm

A few months ago, I received the best compliment ever. 

Before I left my last radio position, the guy who followed my mid-day shift was waiting outside the studio. When my shift was over, he said to me, "I think you are the strongest woman I've ever met!" Yee haw - he had no idea how good this felt to hear. I had to chuckle because if he knew me 20 years earlier, he would have believed the complete opposite!

Reading the journals I kept from many years ago, it’s almost impossible to believe the woman who did the writing was me! Honestly, if the woman I was at 30 years old were in a room with the woman I am today, she would be scared to death of me.

Because I found a way to turn my life completely around, I took a sabbatical from radio. I felt it was my responsibility to share my story with others who could benefit from it. I started a blog www.caripalmer.com with post after post detailing my thoughts and my journey. Today, I have hundreds and hundreds of pages written.

The time was right to come back home to Mixx 96.1. My little girl is now 17 and driving herself to all of her activities. Working afternoons fits perfectly with my life and my continuing to write in the mornings.

I hope to inspire and energize you each and every afternoon. If you need a boost of strength in any shape or form, feel free to reach out: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 360-943-9696.

Wrapping Up the Holidays!



Mixx 96.1’s"Wrapping Up the Holidays" fund drive collects toys, cash, and gift cards for kids and families in need for the holidays!

We will be broadcasting live and collecting donations 6am-6pm on December 18 th from the corner of State and Washington in downtown Olympia!


What can YOU do to help?:


We need volunteers who can stand outside, rain or shine, and collect donations for the fund drive! Smile, wave, and have a good time! 100% of the donations will be given to the agencies involved to help families in need. Mixx 96 covers all of the overhead expenses and will do our best to keep you warm and fed!

  • Call the station at (360) 943-9937 and ask to speak to Toni or Julia or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Pick a time between 6am-6pm that works best for you so we can add you to the schedule

  • Please let us know if you are bringing additional people, and how many

  • Please be responsible for any children you may bring to help

  • Sign in and swap downstairs in the conference room on December 18th