KROQ Host Ted Stryker to Emcee Stars
Ted Stryker, host of his own afternoon radio show on The World Famous KROQ-FM, is considered one of the most widely regarded radio personalities in the country.
A graduate of the University of Arizona, Stryker began his radio career at Power 1490 in Tucson, Ariz., before moving to the alternative rock station 92.1 KFMA, also in Tucson. In 1999, a KROQ executive heard Stryker on the air. Just three weeks later he had made the move to KROQ, where he has been ever since.
In addition to his afternoon radio show, Stryker is the host of the syndicated countdown show “Out Of Order.”
Over the course of his career, Stryker has interviewed some of the most well-known musicians in recent history, including Jay-Z, Coldplay, Blink-182, Linkin Park, Daft Punk, Green Day and more. He has broadcast from all over the world, and he has been heralded as one of L.A.’s leaders in music and pop culture.
From 2007 to 2008, Stryker served as the on-stage DJ for the fifth season of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," playing on more than 100 episodes.
In addition to his radio and DJ roles, Stryker has hosted shows on MTV, Fox Sports, VH1, Fuse and Direct TV. He has also acted in several feature films, including “Grandma’s Boy,” “Out Cold,” and “The Sweetest Thing.”
Stryker, personal friends with Talinda and Chester Bennington, first took the stage as emcee of Stars of the Season in 2012. His passion for the event, its mission to advance pediatric health care in Arizona and the unwavering commitment of those involved have brought him back to the stage each year since.