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
1:54 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Dixieland Jazz, Food and Culture from New Orleans, and Arts Greensboro

Writer, journalist, and food historian Lolis Eric Elie.
Lolis Eric Elie.

Triad Arts Weekend: August 16,2013

First we start off with some authentic sounds of New Orleans, and for that we go way back to the early beginnings of jazz. It’s a style of music known as Dixieland, and the Muddy River Jazz Band was here to tell it Live in Studio A. Writer, journalist, documentary filmmaker, food historian and New Orleans native Lolis Eric Elie keeps the gumbo train going next with a look at his city’s history and its evolving cuisine post Katrina from fabulous Phu to tremendous tacos New Orleans’ style. He’s got a new book Treme: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans and he’s here to share recipes. And Arts Greensboro’s fearless leader Mr. Tom Philion joins David Ford with a sneak preview of 17 Days Arts and Culture Festival. All of this on Triad Arts Weekend.  

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Arts
8:36 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Arts Greensboro Gears Up For 17 Days Arts and Culture Festival

Arts Greensboro President and CEO Tom Philion.
Arts Greensboro

Triad Arts as Broadcast 8:35am and 5:44pm
Since its founding in 1962, Greensboro’s arts council has contributed approximately $20 million to area arts organizations and projects.

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Arts
8:37 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Sounds of Summer Organ Concert Series Continues

Organist Ray Ebert.
Hayden Barnes

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
Sounds of the Summer: Exploring the Tones and Colors of Organs in Winston-Salem began June 9th, with a recital by Co-founder, award-winning organist Timothy Olsen. He performed on the 1971 Charles W. McManis Organ at the Gemeinhaus in Historic Bethabara Park. Sounds of the Summer 2013 concludes on Monday, August 19th, at 7PM with a performance in Shirley Recital Hall in the Elberson Fine Arts Center at Salem College. The program, presented by students of UNCSA and Salem College ,will feature the recently restored and renovated 1965 Flentrop Organ. Every pipe organ has a unique character and collection of sounds. Gentle, warm, vocal, clear: all these terms describe this Flentrop organ. Sounds of Summer Co-founder, Winston-Salem native, Centenary United Methodist Church Organist Emeritus Ray Ebert spoke with David Ford about this remarkable performance series.

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Arts
8:40 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Carolina Summer Music Festival Celebrates "Things Wondrous and Humble"

Messo-soprano Janine Hawley will perform at A Bouquet of Music.
Rebecca McNeely Capture Public Reltaions

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

The new exhibit Things Wondrous & Humble: American Still Life at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art features some of the finest examples of still life—both traditional and some unexpected approaches—from collections all across North Carolina. Coming up on Sunday, August 18th at 3 p.m. in the Babcock Wing of Reynolda House, the Carolina Summer Music Festival presents A Bouquet of Music—a chamber recital featuring music inspired by nature and flowers. On the program of 7 nature-inspired works, mezzo-soprano Janine Hawley will be joined by pianist Robert Roco in a performance of "My Master hath a Garden" by Richard Hundley. We sample from their performance in today's show. 

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Arts
9:52 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Greensboro Arts Council Has New Name, Gears Up For 17 Days Arts and Cultural Festival

Joan Osborne will perform at this year's 17 Days Arts and Cultural Festival.
Courtesy of Siren Mountain Jam.

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
Since its founding in 1962, Greensboro’s arts council has contributed approximately $20 million to area arts organizations and projects. 

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