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
8:20 am
Tue June 4, 2013

St. Paul's Friends of Music Series Hosts Organist David Briggs

Organist David Briggs at St. Sulpice.
David Briggs

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You’ve got a friend of music here in the Triad. 

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Arts
8:44 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Our State Celebrates 80th Anniversary

How to build the perfect smore.
Our State

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
Click here to listen to David Ford's complete interview with Our State's Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Hudson.

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Arts
12:58 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Triad Arts Weekend: May 31, 2013

Charlie Lovett, author of The Bookman's Tale.
Superieur Photographics

Triad Arts Weekend: May 31, 2013

Live Your Art Producing Artistic Director Hilda Willis has been coaching performers on their artistic development and the business of showbiz for decades. 

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Arts
11:42 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Playing in the Street with Second Sundays on Fourth

The Dan River Girls (from left to right: Jessie, Ellie, and Fiona Burdette).
The Burdettes

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
Are you ready for a party? Camino Bakery owner Cary Clifford sure is.
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Arts
12:11 am
Thu May 30, 2013

The Marvelous Wonderettes Sing Audiences Back to the 50's

The Marvelous Wonderettes.
Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance

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

The Marvelous Wonderettes is a musical comedy by Roger Bean that salutes the high school Songleader squads of the 1950s using pop songs from that era to tell the tale.

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