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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1:24 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Molly Ringwald, UNCG Theatre, MerleFest, NC Writers' Network, & The Marshall Tucker Band


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Arts
9:02 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Organizations Collaborate For Groovin' In The Garden - Jazz At Gateway Gardens

Gateway Gardens

 

Picture a world-class jazz concert, engaging arts activities for kids, and fun for the whole family all taking place outdoors in a beautiful Triad-area garden. It’s Groovin’ in the Garden—Jazz at Gateway Gardens in Greensboro this Sunday.

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Arts
9:07 am
Wed April 22, 2015

The Kruger Brothers Play MerleFest 2015

Jens Kruger, Joel Landsberg, and Uwe Kruger.

If you live in North Carolina and love music, chances are you’ve already heard of The Kruger Brothers.

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Arts
8:58 am
Mon April 20, 2015

A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute Presents "The Consul"

UNCSA Fletcher Opera Institute

As UNC School of the Arts Resident Opera Stage Director Steven LaCosse began contemplating a school production of Gian Carlo Menotti’s Pulitzer Prize winning opera The Consul, the idea began making more and more sense.

Border issues in America were front page news, and the year of The Consul’s premiere, 1950, just happened to coincide with the first year Guys & Dolls opened on Broadway. UNCSA’s run of that musical wrapped up yesterday. 

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Arts
1:41 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

"No Dwelling: Homeless in America", Jerry Douglas, "Heart of Wilderness", and UNCG Spring Dance

No Dwelling: Homeless in America

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