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
8:49 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Tradition and Innovation: Black Owl Guitars Specializes in the Art of the Cigar Box Guitar

A cigar box guitar by Black Owl Guitars.
Black Owl Guitars

The cigar box guitar dates back to the early 1800s in the U.S. where social gatherings of slaves often resulted in live music-making with simple cigar box instruments.

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Arts
1:03 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

The Cirkus Theatre Project, Author of "Descent" Tim Johnston, and Singer/Songwriter Johnathan Loos


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Arts
8:48 am
Fri January 23, 2015

One-Man Show "Dance for Grandma" Premieres at Greensboro Fringe Festival

Scott Whittemore
Tisse Mallon

North Carolina native, and UNC at Greensboro alumnus Scott Whittemore has spent the past 8 and a half years performing full time at Walt Disney World where you can find him at Pioneer Hall playing various roles.

But this month, Scott brings the North Carolina debut of his One Man Show “Dance for Grandma” to the Triad. 

The performance is Saturday night, January 24th at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm in the Stephen D. Hyers Studio Theater, 200 North Davie Street. It’s part of the Greensboro Fringe Festival.

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Arts
5:17 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Listen: Renowned Director Reveals the Mind (and Body) of an Actor

Director Timothy Douglas.
UNCSA

Arts
9:12 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Johnathan Loos Releases New Album "Storm of Peace"

Singer/songwriter Johnathan Loos.
Tyler Nail

Triad-based guitarist and singer/songwriter Johnathan Loos has a new album out.

It’s called Storm of Peace and features infectious melodies, standout vocals, harmonies, and instrumental work, but these songs also showcase Johnathan’s wonderful use of language as he gets at young love, and loss, and navigating our way through life. 

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