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
Mon July 15, 2013

Hilarious Comedy, and That's No Nonsense

No Nonsense at the Idiot Box in Greensboro.
www.idiotboxers.com

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
Comedians Pat McLeod and Eric Trundy “don’t get no respect”—especially from each other, as you'll hear. They’re the co-creators of No Nonsense Comedy at The Idiot Box in Greensboro. No-Nonsense is a stand-up comedy show featuring some of the best comedians in North Carolina. 
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Arts
12:55 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Triad Arts Weekend: July 12, 2013

A.R. Ammons, Untitled, 1978
www.wfu.edu

Triad Arts Weekend: July 12, 2013

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Arts
8:59 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Meet the Artist: Organist Tim Olsen

Organist Timothy Olsen.
www.timothyolsenorganist.com

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 on the 1971 Charles W. McManis Organ at the Gemeinhaus in Historic Bethabara Park, by organist Timothy Olsen

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Arts
10:11 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Meet the Artist: Conductor Leonard Slatkin

World renowned conductor Leonard Slatkin.
www.leonardslatkin.com

Internationally acclaimed American conductor Leonard Slatkin currently serves as the Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra as well as music Director of the Orchestre National de Lyon in France.  He has led many of the world's leading orchestras, and of his over 100 recordings, 7 have won Grammy's and 64 have received nominations.

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Arts
10:36 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Meet the Arts Organization: Winston-Salem's Hispanic Arts Initiative

A Latino dance performance in cooperation with the Hispanic Arts Initiative.
Hispanic Arts Initiative

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

The fast-growing Latino population in the U.S. has received a lot of press lately, but what about the many cultural impacts on our state and here in the Triad?

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