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
1:54 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Triad Arts Weekend: March 22, 2013

Banjo player Michael Motley, fiddler Nick McMillian, and guitarist/vocalist Buck Buckner.
Bethany Chafin

Triad Arts Weekend: March 22, 2013

Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention

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Arts
10:31 am
Fri March 22, 2013

The Unbroken Circle Performs Benefit at St. Anne's Episcopal Church

The Unbroken Circle members.
http://www.stannes-ws.org/

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

The Unbroken Circle is Wake Forest University’s multi-generational string band.

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Arts
10:41 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Star Power Thursday at Reynolda House Highlights Paul Robeson

Jason McKInney as Paul Robeson.
https://sites.google.com/site/jsmndma/

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
Star Power Thursdays are evenings at the Reynolda House Museum that include entertainment, refreshments, and admission to Star Power: Edward Steichen's Glamour Photography.
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Arts
11:22 am
Wed March 20, 2013

The "12 Angry Men" of Twin City Stage

David Ford interviews Twin City Stage Executive Director Norman Ussery (left) and actors Don Pocock and Ken Ashford.
Leigh Somerville Twin City Stage

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
Listen to David Ford's complete interview with Twin City Stage Executive Director Norman Ussery.

12 Angry Men was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor (Henry Fonda), Best Picture and Best Writing. But before the Hollywood hit movie, it was an award-winning drama about 11 jurors believing a capital murder defendant is guilty and one juror who takes a courageous stand for what he believes is justice. 

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Arts
1:48 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Terry Kennedy Highlights NC Writers' Network Spring Conference

Associate Director of the Graduate Program in Creative Writing at UNCG Terry Kennedy.
Terry Kennedy

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

Listen to David Ford's complete interview with Associate Director of the Graduate Program in Creative Writing at UNCG Terry Kennedy.

    

Terry Kennedy is the Associate Director of the Graduate Program in Creative Writing at UNC Greensboro where he teaches courses in Entrepreneurship and Literary Publishing.

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