Less than a year after leaving his post as co-host of the “Stryker & Klein Morning Show” on KROQ (106.7 FM), Ted Stryker has announced he’s moving to ALT (97.7 FM) and will be joining Chris Booker for “ALT Afternoons with Booker and Stryker” starting Feb. 1.
The show will air weekdays from 3-7 p.m. and, according to a press release issued by the station, will play out much like casual conversations between friends “that you’d hear at a bar, caught on tape and released for public ridicule … but live.”
“I am beyond excited about joining the iHeartMedia team,” Stryker said in the release. “I love L.A., and I love being on the radio. I think Booker is amazing and I totally appreciate that he is welcoming me to join him in the afternoon. I’ll try my best not to ruin the operation.”
Stryker was on-air at KROQ for 22 years. He was hired in 1999 and ultimately hosted afternoons solo before bringing on DJ Kevin Klein in 2018. He stepped in for former “The Kevin & Bean Show” co-host Gene “Bean” Baxter on the stations long-running morning show when Baxter took medical leave in 2018 and was given his own stab as morning show host when the station abruptly dropped longtime DJ Kevin Ryder and the “Kevin in the Mornings with Allie & Jensen” crew in March 2020. The first “Stryker & Klein Morning Show” aired on April 6, 2020.
On June 9, 2021, Stryker announced he’d be leaving KROQ for other ventures. He launched his own podcast, “Tuna on Toast with Stryker,” on Oct. 5, 2021 which has included in-depth conversations with artists like Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine, Bad Religion founding member and Epitaph Records owner Brett Gurewitz and Rise Against frontman Tim McIlrath.
“Stryker and I have a 20-year history working together and I’m so excited to be reunited with him,” Lisa Worden, former KROQ program director and current vice president of rock and alternative for iHeartMedia and program director for ALT, said in the release. “He is a bonafide superstar with a proven ratings track record. The artists love him, the industry loves him and most importantly the listeners love him.”