Edwin Fish “Jed” Gould III (born July 15, 1955), known to radio listeners as Jed the Fish, is a disc jockey who hosted afternoon drive on KROQ-FM in Los Angeles, from 1978 to 2012. Known for his maniacal laugh and biting humor, he interviewed seminal alternative acts such as Brian Eno, David Bowie, Sting and Elvis Costello, and is often jokingly credited as the first DJ on KROQ to play The Offspring’s “Come Out and Play”. From 1994 to July 2013, Jed additionally hosted the nationally syndicated show Out of Order. It is a countdown of the most popular alternative rock songs in the country, but, as the name implies, the songs are not played in numeric order. Out of Order is two hours long and is syndicated by Dial Global.
Awards: Gould won Billboard’s Major Market Alternative Radio Personality of the year in 1998 and 2000 (in 1999 his co-workers Kevin and Bean took home the prize). He won Album Network’s All Stars award for Virtuallyalternative Radio Personality in 1999 and 2000.
From 2012-2018 Jed the Fish was also an air personality at radio station KCSN.
In 2018, he became a DJ at Los Angeles’ KLOS.