Meet the show hosts who make Everett KRKO the best and most entertaining radio show in Snohomish County.

Tim Hunter

Weekday Morning Host

Over a 30-year radio career, Tim Hunter spent four years as the producer for Larry Nelson at KOMO radio and 19 years at 92.5-KLSY radio as the middle man of the morning show, Murdock, Hunter & Alice.

Tim wedges in sleep in-between running his own company, Tim Hunter Creative Services while also acting as the Chief Creative Officer of Create Impulse, a Bothell-based advertising agency. He writes, directs and does voice-overs for clients in several North American markets.

Every morning at 4am, Tim gets up to write for radio morning shows around the world as a contributing writer to Radio Online’s Daily Show Prep. For ten years, Hunter was a freelance writer for Jay Leno and the Tonight Show. Tim continues to spread his comedic ways around, writing material for ventriloquist Mark Merchant, as well as political cartoonist and comic strip author Steve Kelley. He and former KLSY staff member Frank Shiers have teamed up to create a cartoon of their own, Ima Norwegian.

His Norwegian ways began 11 years ago when he met his wife, Victoria. Since then, he’s become a member of the Leif Erikson Lodge, Norwegian Commercial Club, the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce and the Nordic Heritage Museum, as well as a board member for the Leif Erikson Lodge and Norse Home. He’s the emcee for the annual N.A.C.C. Juleboard, the announcer for the Syttende Mai parade in Ballard and has actually emceed 15 Lutefisk eating contests.

“Tall” Tom Lafferty

Sports Director

NorthSound Updates are provided by Tom Lafferty during the mid-day and afternoon hours on KRKO. Tom also joins Steve Willits as co-hosts of Prep Sports Weekly on Thursday nights. During the high school football and basketball seasons you’ll find Tom on-air as he keeps you up-to-date with all the play-by-play action of our selected games and scores from around the league.

"Tall Tom” has been the in-stadium announcer and music director of the Everett AquaSox for 35 years and received the Joe Martin Award as an Outstanding Contributor to the Northwest League of Professional Baseball. He will substitute, on occasion, as the PA announcer for the Everett Silvertips and served as announcer for the Washington Stealth Indoor Lacrosse team. Tom also announced Men’s & Women’s Basketball for the Goodwill Games in Seattle in 1990 and is the Master of Ceremonies for the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet each fall.

But his talents don’t stop at sports. Tom was also the Associate Director of the Snohomish High School Marching Band from 1980-1999, and has traveled on performing tours to: England, Scotland, France, Ireland, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan and Hong Kong. "Tom is the Director of Music at Snohomish United Methodist Church and has directed the choir since 1980. He is also one of the founding members of the male vocal quintet “Common Ground."

Tom has been inducted into the Snohomish High School Hall of Fame.

Jeff Shade

Creative Services Director / Show Host

Jeff has been an on air personality in Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles and now Everett/Seattle. With 35 years of experience in radio and TV, KRKO is lucky to have Jeff on our Saturday line-up hosting “Growing Your Wealth” from 9am to 10am as well as “Classic Car Garage” from 12pm to 1pm.

Jeff was in charge of Creative Services and production at Sportsradio 66 WFAN New York, KMPC/KABC Los Angeles, and now in Everett at KRKO/KXA. In his free time Jeff restores classic cars.




Maury Eskenazi

Weekday Host

Maury has been hosting Health Matters since 2008 and has been appearing on our afternoon show with “The Fish” since 2004, sharing his sports knowledge as a huge fantasy and reality football fan. In addition that, he also provides reviews of the latest and greatest movies in the segment “Movies with Maury”.

Maury can be found at many community events throughout Snohomish county as well, including but not limited to: Making Strides against Breast Cancer, The Arlington Relay for Life, Whidbey Island Wag N Walk for the Whidbey Island Animal Foundation, the CF Cycle for Life in Woodinville, the Edmonds School District 5k run and, of course, around town walking his beloved dog Lou.