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
9:03 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Percussionist Bill Smith Provides "Gong Meditation Sound Immersion"

Percussionist Bill Smith in Studio A.
Bethany Chafin

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
Today we take a sonic journey with percussionist Bill Smith.
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Arts
10:56 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Notion Music and Performance Software Redefining Music Notation

Composer, educator, and inventor Jack Jarrett.
ASCAP

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
Today on the show, you can listen to Shanendoah performed by London Symphony violinist Nigel Broadbent. 
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Arts
8:04 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Kernersville Little Theatre Presents The Drowsy Chaperone

Kernersville Little Theatre presents The Drowsy Chaperone.
Kernersville Little Theatre

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
It all begins when a die-hard musical-theater fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable. The musical literally bursts to life in his living room, telling the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love.
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Arts
1:09 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Triad Arts Weekend: June 14, 2013

The cover of Estrangers' new album, Season of 1000 Colors.
Estrangers

Triad Arts Weekend: June 14, 2013

For music lovers in the Triad, this time of year when we all rejoice: the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, Appalachian State’s "An Appalachian Summer Festival"…the list of well-known live music listening opportunities goes on and on each summer. 

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Arts
12:42 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Estrangers Release New Album Tonight at The Garage

Estrangers
Matt Groce

Winston-Salem based band Estrangers has just recorded a new album, and they did it old-school, to analog tape with Ryan Pritz at El Guapo Recorders on the Southside of Winston.  Season of 1000 Colors will be released tonight, Friday, June 14th at The Garage.  The show starts at 9:00pm, and Estrangers will be joined by The Human Eyes and Body Games.  Tickets are just $7.

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