David Ford


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.


10:20 am
Mon January 27, 2014

A/perture Cinema Providing Independent Movies and More for the Triad

a/perture owner Lawren Desai.
Sally Gupton Photography

There’s lots new going on at a/perture cinema in downtown Winston-Salem. Owner Lawren Desai spoke with David Ford about it.

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1:58 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Dmitry Sitkovetsky, The Get Right Band, Found Footage Festival, and Composer Daniel C. Pappas

Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher of Found Footage Festival.
Photo courtesy of Nick Prueher

Triad Arts Weekend: January 24, 2014

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11:12 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Funk, Rock, and Reggae with The Get Right Band

The Get Right Band

The Asheville-based funk/rock/reggae band The Get Right Band is guitarist singer Silas Durocher, his longtime bassist pal Jesse Gentry, and drummer Chris Pyle—and yes, if the words “drummer” and “Pyle” ring a bell, turns out that Chris is related to rock n roll royalty. His dad is former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Thomas Delmer “Artimus” Pyle. Get Right’s got a new album out: The Get Right Band, and they’ll bring several selections to the Triad next weekend at Bull’s Tavern in Winston-Salem Friday night at 10:00PM. But first they’ll need to pack up their gear and head home from St.

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9:43 am
Thu January 23, 2014

The Yadkin Cultural Arts Center Provides Musical Theatre, Shakespeare, Film and More

The Yadkin Arts Council's Willingham Theatre.
Yadkin Arts Center

In December of 2012 Yadkin Cultural Arts Center opened the doors to its new Willingham Theatre. The state-of-the-art performance theatre brings incredible entertainment at affordable prices to Yadkin County all season long and that new tradition continues in February with musical theatre, April with Country, Jazz, and Shakespeare, and the season wraps up with modern dance in May, and award-winning Acoustic Americana in June.

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9:38 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Music Director Dmitry Sitkovetsky Plays with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra for Two Performances

Violinist and Music Director of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra.

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm

In April of 2002 a renowned Russian violinist was invited to perform Beethoven’s Concerto for Violin with the Greensboro Symphony. That performance left a lasting impression. The chemistry between soloist and orchestra was just right, and the following year the guest artist was appointed Music Director of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. It’s a position Dmitry Sitkovetsky holds to this day, and this week he joins the orchestra once more as soloist performing Beethoven’s amazing concerto. Dmitry spoke with David Ford by phone from his studio in London, and he began by asking him about his musical use of time in his 2004 recording of the Beethoven Concerto with Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St, Martin in the Fields.

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