David Ford

Reporter/Host

David Ford earned his Bachelor and Master degrees in clarinet performance at Northwestern University, where he also studied composition and jazz arranging. After a career as a principal clarinetist in orchestras throughout the interior of Mexico, David returned to the states and began a radio-announcing career in Austin, Texas. At 89.5 KMFA, David produced and hosted hundreds of programs. Three of them (Mind Your Music, The Basics and T.G.I.F. Thank Goodness It’s Familiar) won international awards in the Fine Arts Radio Competition.

At WFDD David writes, hosts and produces the 4-minute daily arts feature Triad Arts that airs Monday through Fridays at 8:35 AM and 5:44 PM. He also writes, hosts and co-produces the hour-long arts magazine Triad Arts Weekend on Fridays at 1:00 PM. David has written national features for KUSC and CPRN in Los Angeles and conducted interviews for Minnesota Public Radio's Weekend America.

In his spare time, David enjoys playing tennis, drinking Krankie’s coffee with his wife, and family walks in the woods with their eight-year-old son, Rafa.

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Arts
8:52 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Authoring Action Presents 4th Annual Winter Retrospective

 

The nonprofit arts and education outreach organization Authoring Action is dedicated to developing young people as authors, artists, and advocates for social change.

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Arts
8:49 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Fire Pink Trio Releases "Poetry in Motion: Music for Flute, Viola, and Harp"

Fire Pink Trio.
Melanie Hatton

Fire Pink Trio is violist Sheila Browne, flutist Debra Reuter-Pivetta, and harpist Jaquelyn Bartlett.

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Arts
8:57 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Van Dyke Dance Group Performs Early Piece, "Full Circle", at Greenhill Art Gallery

Van Dyke dancer performing at Greenhill Art Gallery.
Lauren Davis Gordon

Dancer/choreographer Jan Van Dyke began her Dance Group in D.C. in the 1970s, reformed it in Greensboro while teaching at UNCG a decade later, and this weekend she comes full circle with the first piece she choreographed for the new group back in 1989: Full Circle.

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Arts
11:49 am
Fri February 27, 2015

UNCSA Winter Dance, Poet Tony Abbott, Blind Idol, and Behind the Scenes with Dale Pollock

Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind

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Arts
8:47 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Mount Airy Museum of Regional History Presents Smithsonian Exhibit on Hometown Teams

Executive Director of Mount Airy Museum of Regional History Matt Edwards
Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History is gearing up for tomorrow’s grand opening of the exhibit "Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America".

The Smithsonian traveling exhibition will feature History Talks, Storybook Museum for kids, and companion exhibits like the Mount Airy Sports Hall of Fame exhibit. 

The exhibit opens Saturday, February 28th from 10-5. It’s free and open to the public. Hometown Teams will be accompanied by several free sports-related companion exhibits, lectures and performances in March and April.

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