Tedd is one of the most beloved radio personalities in Tampa Bay and has spent most of his career at the area’s top stations as a deejay, sportscaster, and talk show host. Born and raised Henry Ruiz in West Tampa, he started out in 1963 at the age of 14 at WALT (as Johnny Angel) and went on to spend some of his formative years at WYOU and WPKM (as Hank Henry), and Zephyrhills’ WPAS.
The Tedd Webb moniker came about in February 1969 when he was hired as a morning DJ for Clearwater’s WCWR and management randomly gave him the choice of three aliases — Ricky Robbins, Danny Miller or Ted Webb. He chose Ted, added a second ‘d’ to balance it out, and stuck with it.
Except for a couple years out of state in the late 1960’s, he has always worked in the Bay Area. His local stations include WCWR (1969), WFSO (1970, 1974, and 1977), WLCY (1973 and 1975)), nights at WDAE FM (1973), WPLP (1978), WWBA, and WNSI (1980). From 1981 to 1983 he was one of the crazies at Q105’s “Q Morning Zoo” during the Scott Shannon-Cleveland Wheeler days. Then, in 1983, he joined WFLA where he would later report the sports as one of the morning show’s original “Three Little Pigs” for sister station WFLZ (The Power Pig) in the early 90’s.
He has been on the small screen, too, hosting “Sports Rap” Sunday nights for eight years on WFTS-TV Channel 28, and has received numerous awards, including “Communicator of the Year” from Toastmasters International, “Hispanic Heritage Man of the Year in Media” in 2001, and induction into the Jefferson High School Hall of Fame in 2002. The avid photographer and former owner of East 7th Avenue Studios in Ybor City has also published two books, one of which is a book of trivia based on a segment of his morning radio show.
In 1994, Tedd began co-hosting WFLA's "AM Tampa Bay" with Jack Harris. At the end of January 2018, he retired from the early morning shift due to serious health issues but, for awhile, continued to co-host with David Graham the hour-long financial program "The Opening Bell" weekdays at noon on WHNZ-AM 1250.
In March 2021, The Tampa Bay radio legend entered hospice and passed away March 30 at the age of 72.
1963 - 1967 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (On Air Personality)
1969 - 2018 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (On Air Personality)