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

“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.