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
10:29 pm
Sun April 21, 2013

UNC School of the Arts' John Mauceri Conducts Final Concert as Chancellor

Chancellor John Mauceri and Pickles.
Credit Betty Mauceri

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

On June 30, 2013 world-renowned conductor, educator, John Mauceri will step down as UNC School of the Arts Chancellor, but he’s certainly going out with a bang.

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Arts
3:38 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Triad Arts Weekend: April 19, 2013

Isabel Allende will participate in the Bookmarks Book Festival and speak at Salem College on May 2nd.
Credit Bookmarks Book Festival

This week on Triad Arts Weekend, David Ford talks with UNC School of the Arts Chancellor John Mauceri on the School of the Art's upcoming Spring Dance Concert. It’ll be a pretty bold 4-piece concert salute to Igor Stravinsky’s "The Rite of Spring" which turns 100 next month. On June 30, 2013 world-renowned conductor, educator, John Mauceri will step down as UNC School of the Arts Chancellor, but he’s certainly going out with a bang.

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Arts
11:40 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Poet Joe Mills Brings Poetry to the People through the Foothills Arts Council

Poet Joe Mills.
Joe Mills

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

It's springtime in the foothills, with live poetry readings and music performed in a beautiful outdoor garden.

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Arts
10:17 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Meet the Artist: Singer/Songwriter Randy Fulk

Singer/Songwriter Randy Fulk.
Randy Fulk

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

From the age of eight, Randy Fulk worked with his family on the tobacco farm where he grew up. During harvest celebrations and on Saturday nights he played guitar and accompanied his Aunt Bessie on banjo and Uncle Joe on fiddle playing old time ballads.

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Arts
9:47 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Winston-Salem Symphony Discovery Concerts For Kids: Next Up - Tchaikovsky

Kids participate during Winston-Salem Symphony's Discovery Concerts.
Christine Rucker

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

Exposing young people to the arts is always a good idea especially when the experience is loaded with discovery for the whole family.

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