Meet the show hosts who make Everett KRKO the best and most entertaining radio show in Snohomish County.
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.
NorthSound Updates are provided by Tom Lafferty during the mid-day and afternoon hours on KRKO and KXA. 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, and was recently awarded the Dave Duvall Meritorious Award for his contributions to the WIAA Northwest District One.
Maury (Maury The Movie Guy) can be heard weekdays 6am-9am on the Tim Hunter Show. He will give you the scoop on everything streaming, TV and Movies.
Maury's Favorite Movies:
1.The Godfather Part 2
Maury can be found at many local community events throughout Snohomish County, including Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Relay For Life, and he's
one of The Real Men Who Wear Pink of Snohomish County.
You can also find Maury hosting Trivia during weeknights at a couple locations in Snohomish County.
On his off days, Maury can be found hanging out with his family, Golfing, Playing Video Games, MLB The Show, Call of Duty to name a few, watching any sport
on TV… and playing with his dogs Tessie and Lou.
Heidi grew up in the Green Lake area of Seattle listening to the radio from an early age. She was a regular caller to KJR and KING Radio in the 70’s and knew from the age of 11 she was destined to be on the radio. On career day in high school, she sat in on the KZOK morning show.
After high school, Heidi landed her first radio gig in Puyallup at a country station called KJUN. The Program Director thought it would be a good idea to change her name to Chrissy Thomas. After Puyallup, Heidi left Chrissy behind and worked radio in Shelton, Tacoma, Everett and finally Seattle. She spent the 90’s at KBSG Oldies 97.3 and then landed at KJR-FM from 1999-2011. She spent time at Jet City Stream, Q104.5, KMPS and can now be heard on KXA and KRKO.
Heidi is a breast cancer survivor and has consistently been a top fundraiser for Komen Puget Sound and now Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.