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
8:51 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Music for a Great Space Presents the Relevents Wind Quintet

Relevents Wind Quintet

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

Relevents Wind Quintet is the faculty ensemble in residence at High Point University. What began in 2008 as a group of professional Greensboro musicians who clicked as musical colleagues and friends quickly turned into one of the Triad’s premiere chamber ensembles. Since then they’ve toured throughout Florida, Virginia, the Carolinas, and southern Germany. On Friday night, January 17th you can hear this remarkable quintet live in concert right here in the Triad compliments of Music for a Great Space. The concert series brings only the finest musicians to the Piedmont, where they perform in great spaces. The Relevents performance is no exception. It’ll be held in St. Pius Catholic Church in Greensboro, 2210 N. Elm Street.  It’ll be a dynamic program too with virtuoso music for winds by American composer Samuel Barber, a living composer inspired by his work, and two other living composers forging new musical paths of their own. Oboist Thomas Pappas and flutist Laura Dangerfield Stevens spoke with David Ford about the program.

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Arts
8:44 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Meet the Artist: Zac Trainor

Discovery by Zac Trainor
Zac Trainor

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

Delurk means to participate in something you only previously spectated, and the artist run Delurk Gallery invites the passive observers among us into the conversation with fresh new bodies of work exhibited every month. They’re submitted by guest artists and members of the current Delurk Collective. Zac Trainor is one such artist. He’s also taught a variety of courses at the Sawtooth School for Visual Art.

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Arts
8:50 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Hispanic Arts Initiative Presents Punto de Vista: Latino Perspectives

De Norte A Sur
Hispanic Arts Initiative

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

The Hispanic Arts Initiative provides platforms for Latino visual and performing artists; raising awareness about Latino culture, and our fast-changing social demographics. The organization’s signature event is the annual Latino Visual Artists Exhibit. Punto de Vista: Latino Perspectives opens this Friday at the Womble Carlyle Gallery of the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. Hispanic Arts Initiative Executive Director Maria Sanchez-Boudy spoke with me recently about the exhibition, and David Ford began by asking her how the Hispanic Arts Initiative goes about enhancing cultural inclusion here in the Triad.

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Arts
8:00 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Meet the Artist: Susannah Ravenswing Creates Jewelry and Fine Objects Inspired by Nature

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
What would you say if we told you that you could get back to nature through the jewelry you wear? Well, artist Susannah Ravenswing would say “…why of course you can”. For decades Susannah has created fine, hand-wrought jewelry and ceremonial objects. Susannah’s childhood fascination with myths, and ancient history initially drew her toward a career in archeology, and David Ford began by asking her how those early interests eventually found their way into her art.

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Arts
1:10 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

The Genuine, Magnolia Baroque Players, and the Bo-Stevens Band Live in Studio A

Billie Feather and Richard Boyd Live in Studio A.
WFDD

Triad Arts Weekend: January 3, 2014

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