April 18, 2018

Blues in the Black Box with Hurts Like Hell

Hurts Like Hell on stage

Blues in the Black Box with Hurts Like Hell
Washington Center Black Box Theater
Saturday, May 12
Doors 7 p.m. | Show 8 p.m.

$22 + $3 convenience fee
All proceeds benefit Thurston Community Media

Having shared stages with The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, .38 Special and The Little River Band, Hurts Like Hell is dedicated to creating an electrifying, all-original rock and blues sound that draws on the rich history of our rock forefathers of the sixties and seventies – Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, the Allman Brothers, ZZ Top, Robin Trower and Bo Diddley. Sharing more than a century of experience performing professionally, the four band members have forged their authentic sound through a shared musical vision, a relentless passion for creating music and the use of increasingly rare vintage gear.

Hurts Like Hell was honored with the 2011-2012 Weekly Volcano Best of Olympia Award for "Best Blues Band".


Thurston Community Media provides communication resources that build stronger communities. TCMedia can be watched on Comcast channels 3, 22, 26, and 77 in Thurston County. We're also available worldwide through our Roku channel, YouTube channel, and Video On-Demand service.

Do you enjoy watching coverage of popular local events, government proceedings, or catching Democracy Now on our channels? Or maybe you've heard that we provide production training to hundreds of community producers each year, creating 3,500 hours of unique, locally-originated media for and by Thurston County residents. Our award-winning youth media program allows one hundred youth to deepen their understanding of communications technology, bringing learning beyond the classroom.

Support Community Media. Purchase a ticket (or two!) today and help ensure this valuable resource stays in our community.

April 2, 2018

Seven TCMedia Productions are Finalists in 2018 Best of the Northwest Awards

Seven Thurston Community Media (TCMedia) members and staff placed as Finalists in the Best of the Northwest Media Awards, presented by the Alliance for Community Media - Northwest Region and CASTUS. The 2018 Best of the Northwest Awards: Red Carpet with Castus recognizes exemplary work in non-commercial media in seven states and two Canadian provinces.

Finalists include:

Just Kidding Around
Diane Miller and Tom Patten

Thurston County Connection: Best of 2017
Robert Kam and Susan Willis

Mission Nonprofit: Puget Sound Estuarium
Andrea Capere

Short and Sweet: Episode 4
Olympia Film Collective

The Unknown
Young Producers Network 2017

Women’s March on Olympia
Andrea Capere

Performance Music Video with Nick and Mike DeLuca
Bill Lange

The event and awards ceremony will be held at Open Signal: Portland Community Media Center, and will be hosted by actor and motivational speaker, Greg Marks. “We’re proud of the creative work of our staff and members” said Thurston Community Media CEO Deborah Vinsel. “We eagerly anticipate the results of this contest.” Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Saturday, April 28th in Portland, OR as part of the 2018 NW Media Summit: Access the Future.

The Alliance for Community Media Northwest is one of five regions in the Alliance for Community Media national organization. The ACM's mission is to advocate for access to and use of local community-based media.

February 20, 2018

TCMedia recognized as a Thurston Green Business!

Through efforts spearheaded by TCMedia Office Coordinator Vicki Adams, our organization has been recognized for our environmental stewardship and will be listed on ThurstonGreenBusiness.com 

"I am excited to be a part of an initiative to make Thurston Community Media as 'Green' as possible," said Adams. "Frederick Dobler campaigned for over two years to bring composting to our media center. In 2016, I was tasked with investigating and implementing a compost program. I contacted the City of Olympia, to find out more. Following the assessment of our facility, he provided us with recommendations, containers, and signage. I feel that by taking the time and effort to become a designated 'Green' organization, Thurston Community Media is doing our small part for the environment.

Thurston County Green Business

Sustainability and eliminating food waste is important to our organization and the young people in our community. To watch Let's Talk Trash, an award-winning short program produced by our the 2016 YPN cohort, click here.

Let's Talk Trash

Recognition of new Thurston Green Businesses will occur at the Thurston Chamber's Thurston Green Business Forum Luncheon at the Hotel RL Olympia on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. "Saving water, conserving energy, reducing waste and buying or selling green are all sustainable steps that improve the health of our community and environment," according to ThurstonGreenBusiness. "Businesses who take these steps to lower their environmental footprint find that they save money while protecting and preserving resources."