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Ted Weiner

The Early Shift

Ted WeinerTed Weiner is a WDAV veteran. He has been on the WDAV airwaves since November 1986 when he arrived in Charlotte from the Big Apple and began working as a weekend and all-round fill-in announcer. He became Music Director in 1991 and has been maintaining the WDAV recording library and choosing the music we hear ever since.

A native of Marin County, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, Ted comes from a family with close ties to classical music. His uncle Louis Vyner was a respected conductor who worked with the likes of Leopold Stokowski and helped launch the career of André Watts. Ted credits his uncle for inspiring his love of classical music.

Ted's background prior to public radio is in theatre, having attended the prestigious Drama Department at the College of Marin. In the mid-70's he trained with both the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and the National Shakespeare Company Conservatory in New York City. After managing retail health food/vitamin shops in Manhattan for several years, in 1986 he decided to leave the hustle and bustle of the big city and move to Charlotte, where his brother, Louis, was, interestingly enough, Music Director at WDAV. Obviously, this fortunate set of circumstances led to a new career. Ted still occasionally appears on stage in comedies and musicals in local theatres in Charlotte and Davidson.

Classical music is definitely one of Ted's passions, but he is also a fan of films, amusement parks, the Beatles and the San Francisco Giants. His greatest passion, however, are his two teenage daughters, Bea and Sophie.

teweiner@wdav.org


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