Unlike most talk shows, the show uses a disc jockey to supply music rather than a band. The current DJ is Ted Stryker of KROQ. In season 5, the DJ is having a more pivotal role in the show, talking to Ellen at the beginning of the show and helping her interview audience members.
Stryker replaced actor/DJ Jon Abrahams on September 4, 2007 at the beginning of her Season 5 premiere.
Jon Abrahams replaced Tony Okungbowa after Okungbowa left on May 22, 2006 to advance his acting career in Hollywood.  Abrahams' first day as DJ was September 4, 2006, the first day of the show's fourth season. Tony has returned as a substitute DJ.