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
9:23 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Part 2: Guest Artist, Soloist Lynn Harrell Plays with the Eastern Music Festival This Weekend

Cello soloist Lynn Harrell.

The 52nd annual Eastern Music Festivalin Greensboro continues through this weekend with a tremendous concluding concert by world renowned cello soloistLynn Harrell.

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Arts
8:58 am
Thu July 25, 2013

"Sounds of Summer: Exploring the Tones and Colors of Organs" Continues with Organist Ray Ebert

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 continues through August 19th and along the way organ lovers sample from the Grooms and Payne instrument at First Baptist Church, the Skinner and Fisk organs at St. Paul’s Episcopal, and many others, performed on by some of the Piedmont’s finest keyboardists.
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Cycling
7:12 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Cycling Championships begin in High Point

Credit U.S. Air Force Photographer, Staff Sgt. Desiree N. Palacios

The USA Cycling Professional Criterium National Championships begin in High Point today. It’s the first time the men’s and women’s national championships have ever been held at the same time in the same city.  Also for the first time, the winners of the men’s and women’s events will ride away with the same prize purse.

High Point beat out Austin and Boulder to host the championships. Chip Duckett, a High Point physician and owner of Mock Orange Bikes, has been the driving force behind bringing the event to the Triad. He says the city’s facilities clinched the deal.

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Arts
12:27 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Sean Mulligan and Meredith Bain

 

UNCSA students Sean Mulligan and Meredith Bain Live in Studio A

Jonathan Milner teaches AP US Government, Civics and Economics to high school students at the University of NC School of the Arts.

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Arts
11:48 am
Tue July 23, 2013

The Dan River Girls

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