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
Wed March 25, 2015

Meet the Artist: Saxophonist and Composition Student Anna Meadors

Anna Meadors
Eric Snoza SnoStudios Photography

UNC at Greensboro composition student Anna Meadors has long been fascinated by things like mixed meter, pulse music, bass clarinet, and bands like King Crimson.

All of those influences find their way into her own music, and they’ll be on full display tonight during her Graduate Composition Recital featuring a unique performance ensemble: Present~Continuous

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Arts
10:16 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Scotland's The Tannahill Weavers To Play At Community Arts Cafe

Scottish band The Tannahill Weavers.
www.communityartscafe.com

The Tannahill Weavers have been one of Scotland’s finest traditional bands for nearly 40 years.

They’ll perform this week at the Community Arts Café in Winston-Salem courtesy of the Fiddle & Bow Society. 

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Arts
9:05 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Winston-Salem Festival Ballet Presents "The Tales of Beatrix Potter"

Winston-Salem Festival Ballet presents "The Tales of Beatrix Potter."
Winston-Salem Festival Ballet

Winston-Salem Festival Ballet presents The Tales of Beatrix Potter.

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Arts
1:15 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Dash Pop, The B. Kin Band, Gaurang Doshi, and Christopher James Lees on Triad Arts Weekend

The B. Kin Band
Jill Martin-Byers

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Arts
9:04 am
Fri March 20, 2015

The B. Kin Band Celebrates Release of "Shadows of the Gossip"

The B. Kin Band.
Jill Martin-Byers

The B. Kin Band is singer/songwriter guitarist Graham Byers, his brothers, keyboardist Francois, and drummer Ian, and mandolinist, percussionist and vocalist Jill Erin Martin-Byers, Ian’s wife.

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