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
8:33 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance Presents "Every Christmas Story Ever Told"

Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance presents Every Christmas Story Ever Told.
Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance

Just how many Christmas stories can you cram into 90-minutes? Well, the Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance answers that very question with their upcoming production: “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)?” Actors Ken Ashford and Michael Ackerman spoke with David Ford about the show.  They along with Chad Edwards will team up for a hilarious and very thorough romp through Christmas stories from ancient times to pop culture and every carol in between.

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Arts
8:32 am
Wed December 11, 2013

William Mangum Discusses New Art Collection "Fall Into Me"

Bill Mangum

William Mangum has been a professional artist for 36 years, selling his art all over the world, running his own gallery and giving back to the community. Bill has provided original art to the Honor Card program for 25 years, raising awareness about the homeless in Our State. Bill’s involvement sprang from a chance meeting he had years ago with a homeless man named Mike Saavedra who was unable to care for himself.  Bill ultimately became Mike’s caretaker, and he credits Mike for teaching him many life lessons.

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Arts
8:36 am
Tue December 10, 2013

A Christmas Carol at the Andy Griffith Playhouse

Andy Griffith Playhouse
Mike Bechtol

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
Actor, director, playwright, and educator Bobby Bodford is a busy man. In his first year as Surry Arts Council Artistic Director, he’s already produced Hairspray, Seussical, 9 to 5, and many others at the Andy Griffith Playhouse in Mount Airy where he is also Artistic Director. Bobby also directs hugely popular camps and workshops for young actors throughout the year. His upcoming productions at the Andy Griffith Playhouse include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Dearly Beloved, Annie, The Little Mermaid, Smoke on the Mountain, and coming up this weekend, it’s “A Children’s Christmas Carol”.

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Arts
8:21 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Mark Hampton of Hampton House Gallery Teaches Presentation and Care of Artwork

Mark Hampton of Hampton House Gallery
Mark Hampton

Triad Arts as broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
For Mark Hampton, framing is in his blood. His parents opened Hampton House Gallery back in 1977, and Mark’s been involved in the business in one way or the other ever since. Hampton House Art and Framing offers paintings, three dimensional art, and digital photographic restoration services, but it’s the framing that has captured Mark’s imagination the most. He’s attended several seminars and taken numerous framing courses, and beginning in January, he’ll be teaching PRESENTATION AND CARE OF ARTWORK at Sawtooth School for Visual Art.
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Arts
1:55 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Doctor Who Illustrated, NC A&T Choir Live in Studio A, Civil War Monuments, and the Nutcracker

An illustration from Doctor Who the comic.
Kelly Yates

Triad Arts Weekend: December 6, 2013

We've got the NC A&T Visual and Performing Arts University Choir with us here today on the show.  They're still jazzed from their two performances for the Obamas at the White House, and they're "Gonna Sing Till the Spirit Moves in Our Hearts" Live in Studio A! Then we take a look back to post-Civil War North Carolina, and the fascinating stories behind our state's many Civil War monuments. Author/photographer/historian Douglas Butler has studied them and discusses them all in his new book.  Later, on the heels of the science fiction television show Doctor Who's 50th anniversary, Eddie Garcia interviews Doctor Who comic book illustrator, Greensboro artist Kelly Yates.  He'll be giving a talk & drawing live at Geeksboro this weekend, so buckle your Tardis seatbelts.  And also, we have the story of a little ole nutcracker that could.  Executive Producer and General Manager of the UNCSA's production of The Nutcracker, Katherine Laidlaw may have all the pocketbooks and the headaches, but she's lovin' it.

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