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Ted Sohier

Host, Weekend Edition

Like his father, Ted Sohier was born in the town of Concord, Mass., the site of one of the first skirmishes of the American Revolution, and later the home of American literary masters Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau and Alcott. 

After a stint in the Pentagon in the Army, Sohier earned a B.S. in communications from Temple University. 

As a career broadcaster, he started out on the air in Philadelphia, then moved to Pittsburgh. It was a path that included news, country music, pop music and classical on the radio, as well as news on TV.

An occasional musician, he's played in bluegrass, rock, country and honky-tonk bands in Philly and Pittsburgh -- playing guitar and bass. His bluegrass band, the Dog Run Boys, even played a gig with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall. Sohier believes in the power of music, and proudly supports Pittsburgh-area musicians and ensembles, such as Chatham Baroque. 

He's also passionate about motor sports, and is a multiple Sports Car Club of America road race winner. He now spends many weekends announcing races at both SCCA and vintage car races. He's also an avid motorcyclist who enjoys the solitude of a long ride down a twisty road through beautiful country. New England is his favorite destination.