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
9:34 am
Tue September 3, 2013

BOOKMARKS Book Festival Kicks Off This Weekend

BOOKMARKS Book Festival in downtown Winston-Salem.
BOOKMARKS

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
Complete interview with Ginger Hendricks.

BOOKMARKS festival of books and authors is back this Saturday, September 7th from 10-5. The vast majority of events are free, and they’ll once again take place in Winston-Salem’s Downtown Arts District at 6th and Trade Streets. BOOKMARKS offers year round programming for all ages including the festival, a growing authors in schools program, and author talks. BOOKMARKS festival of books and authors 2013 features 46 programs in all, with more than 30 authors, including Debbie Macomber, and Dork Diaries author Rachel Renee Russell

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Arts
9:21 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Animated! Art Comes to Greenhill Center for NC Art

Animated! postcard cover

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
Animated! curated by Greenhill Center for NC Art’s Edie Carpenter  presents 24 artists who investigate animation from comic book heroes to digital environments, Animated! gives Greenhill visitors a chance to explore sequential art from flip books to stop-motion claymation. Hand-drawn character studies, animé, animation set design and much more will also be on display. Animated’s public opening is First Friday, September 6th from 6-9pm. Green Hill curator Edie Carpenter spoke with David Ford by phone from her studio in Greensboro.

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Arts
1:52 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Things Wondrous and Humble, Big Shoes To Fill, and New River Blues Festival

A still life by William Harnett featured in the new exhibit.
Reynolda House Museum of American Art

Triad Arts Weekend: August 30, 2013

Today, we begin with things wondrous and humble in one of America’s finest art museums. Then we’ll open up a can of dreams, and scale a treacherous mountain in shoes several sizes too large. And we wrap things up with a good case of the blues on the banks of a New River. Still life that’ll really knock your socks off at Reynolda House, Big Shoes by Open Dream Ensemble, and the 2013 New River Blues Festival are all coming your way.

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Arts
8:32 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Learn Ancient Art of the Selfbow at Sawtooth School for Visual Arts

The Sawtooth Center in downtown Winston-Salem.
Amanda Dague

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

The Sawtooth School for Visual Art has been leading the way in the Piedmont Triad for nearly 70 years, providing art classes for all ages taught by award-winning teachers and participating artists in ceramics, drawing and painting, glass, metals and much more. Registration for Sawtooth’s Fall semester  is well underway. Classes begin September 16th. 

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Arts
10:16 am
Thu August 29, 2013

The Secrest Series Opens Season With The Carolina Chocolate Drops

The Carolina Chocolate Drops
The Carolina Chocolate Drops

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

David Ford chats with singer/songwriter Laurelyn Dossett about the Carolina Chocolate Drops.  The band has collaborated with Dossett previously, and will be performing at the Wake Forest University Secrest Series, Thursday, September, 12th at 7:30pm in Wait Chapel.  Laurelyn Dossett will be giving a pre-performance lecture at 6:40 in the Balcony Room of Wait Chapel.  

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