David Ford


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.


12:00 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Two Great Storytellers, One Great Evening

Writer Ray Morrison and singer/songwriter Jeffrey Dean Foster.
Credit Press 53

David Ford chats with singer/songwriter Jeffrey Dean Foster and writer Ray Morrison about their upcoming performance together.

It’s rare that you get a chance to experience and learn about great songwriting plus great short story writing all in one evening.

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12:00 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Friends of Music Series at St. Paul's Begins 2013 Season

St. Paul's organist and choirmaster John Cummins.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church

David Ford speaks with St. Paul's organist and choirmaster John Cummins and UNCG faculty member Andrew Willis about the Friends of Music Series.

St. Paul’s organist and choirmaster John Cummins began the Friends of Music Series at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.  He was determined to have a core of early music with historic instruments and vocal music practice, fully utilizing the historic gothic building at St. Paul’s.

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8:39 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Greensboro College Theatre Presents Twelfth Night

Greensboro College presents Twelfth Night.
Greensboro College

David Ford chats with members of the Greensboro College Theatre Department about their upcoming performance of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

Twelfth Night (also known as What You Will) is a comedy by William Shakespeare that was probably written around 1600 as a little Twelfth Night's entertainment for the close of the Christmas season.

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1:06 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Triad Arts Weekend: February 15, 2013

Catherine Cabeen
Credit Catherine Cabeen

University of NC School of the Arts' Winter Dance is  Thursday, February 21-24 with evening performances at 7:30pm and a Sunday matinee at 2. One of the performances will be D-Man in the Waters by McArthur Genius Grant recipient Bill T. Jones.  David's first guest today is Catherine Cabeen and Company artistic director Catherine Cabeen.

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Triad Arts
9:11 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Overmountain Men Tell It Like It Is

Overmountain Men keeping it real.
Credit Mike Hammer / Mike Hammer

There are certain bands that could only exist at this moment in time, and Overmountain Men is one of them. 

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