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KRKO RADIO MASCOT HISTORY

KRoKO, the official mascot of KRKO Radio, originally appeared in the 1950’s when the station began airing rock ‘n’ roll music via its Top-40 format. On-air talent announced themselves as broadcasting in “KRoK-O-phonic sound!” on the radio’s “KRoKO-Dial-1380”. As part of KRKO’s centennial celebration, the station brought back its iconic crocodile mascot for public appearances at community events.

FUN FACTS ABOUT KRoKO

Is KRoKO a saltwater or freshwater crocodile?
He is both! KRoKO loves frolicking along the edge of Port Gardner Bay, occasionally finding places to watch the kiteboarding action on Jetty Island or listen to live concerts at the Everett Marina. KRoKO can also be found cruising through the sloughs and channels of the Snohomish River while searching for a snack.

Where does KRoKO live?
While KRoKO is constantly on the move, he enjoys hunkering down at KRKO’s radio antenna transmitter site in the Snohomish River Valley. KRoKO loves exploring the nearby Bob Herman wildlife park and watching skydivers plummet from planes at Harvey Airfield. Snohomish is one of his favorite weekend watering holes.

Where did KRoKO go to school?
KRoKO is a proud graduate of Everett Community College. He earned a degree in biology with a special emphasis on reptiles and amphibians. Many years ago, KRKO owned and operated a radio broadcast tower near ECC, which is how the main road to campus came to be known as Tower Street. KRoKO loves sharing this trivia fact with fellow alums!

What is KRoKO’s favorite music?
KRoKO is a big fan of the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, and the Rolling Stones, but also appreciates an eclectic mix of music from the 60’s to the 90’s. His headphones are constantly streaming KRKO’s curated song playlist on his mobile app. KRoKO does not subscribe to Spotify or Pandora – their music algorithms are too generic!

What does KRoKO do for fun?
While music is his main jam, KRoKO is also a huge sports enthusiast! He loves chomping on snacks while watching Silvertips hockey, AquaSox baseball, and WESCO prep sports. KRoKO is looking forward to firing up local fans with his pals, Lincoln and Webbly this year.

PUBLIC APPEARANCES

KRoKO loves making new friends at North Sound community events! He is a fun and lively presence at festivals, parades, fundraisers, athletic events, and more!

If you are interested in booking a KRoKO appearance at your local event, we ask that you reach out to us at least one month in advance. KRoKO is a very busy reptile, and we want to make sure he’s available!

To check on his availability, contact Elise Detlof, Admin & Promotions Director. Elise can be reached at 425-304-1381 or [email protected]. If we can accommodate your request, you will be notified at least two weeks prior to the event.

Please note that outdoor KRoKO appearances are weather dependent.

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