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
10:26 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Cuban String Orchestra Camerata Romeu Comes to Winston-Salem

Conductor Zenaida Romeu.
Credit Zenaida Romeu

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

The award-winning, internationally acclaimed Cuban string orchestra Camerata Romeu live in concert brings an amazing collection of Cuban and Latin American chamber music performed from memory by a group of dynamic women musicians.

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Arts
10:07 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Stained Glass Playhouse Presents "Private Lives"

Michael Ackerman (Elyot), Rene Walek (Amanda), and director Mike Burke from Stained Glass Playhouse.
Credit David Ford / WFDD Staff

The Noel Coward classic Private Lives turns 83 this year, but it’s just as funny, witty, entertaining and relevant today as it was back in 1930. Much of that is thanks to Coward’s amazing writing and the onstage chemistry in a perpetually stormy relationship between Amanda and Elyot.

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Arts
8:51 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Sculptor Patrick Dougherty Installs Branch Masterpieces Around North Carolina and the World

One of sculptor Patrick Dougherty's pieces at Guilford College.
Theresa N. (Terry) Hammond, Founding Director & Curator, Guilford College Art Gallery Guilford College

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
Internationally acclaimed Chapel Hill based artist Patrick Dougherty is a sculptor who weaves branches into whirling, animated shapes that take on natural forms like tumbleweeds, wasp nests, or gusts of wind. 
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Arts
10:56 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Author Jo Maeder Talks About Her First Memoir and New Release "Opposite Attacks"

The cover of Jo Maeder's When I Married My Mother.
Jo Maeder

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

Jo Maeder is the Greensboro-based author of the Kindle Memoir Bestseller When I Married My Mother: A Daughter’s Search for What Really Matters—and How She Found It Caring for Mama Jo.

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Arts
11:56 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Triad Arts Weekend: April 26, 2013

Isabel Allende will visit Winston-Salem May 2nd for the Bookmarks Book Festival.
Credit Bookmarks Book Festival

    

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