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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Triad Arts
2:32 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Violist Sheila Browne Has Lots to Say and Plenty to Play on Triad Arts!

Sheila Browne shares the viola in her life.
Credit Bethany Chafin / WFDD staff

Q: How is lightning like a viola player’s fingers? A: Neither one strikes the same place twice. And that’s one of the kinder gentler viola jokes out there! 

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Triad Arts
4:45 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Smitty's Notes Turns 15

Jeffrey
Credit J. Sinclair / J. Sinclair Photography

Smitty’s Notes does more to spread the word about goings on in the Triad and to bring people together than just about any other single source in our community.

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Triad Arts
2:17 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Triad Arts Weekend: January 4, 2013

Dale Pollock is professor of Cinema Studies and Producing at the University of NC School of the Arts. His films have been nominated for four Academy Awards, and he's worked with actors such as Paul Newman and Kathy Bates. Dale recently stopped by to share his thoughts on the movie business, and to discuss his history of animation classes.

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Triad Arts
2:08 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Children's Theatre of Winston-Salem

Children's Theatre of Winston-Salem
Credit Children's Theatre of Winston-Salem

If you’re a parent or grandparent looking for good quality, wholesome entertainment options for children The Children’s Theatre of Winston-Salem is a great place to start.

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Triad Arts
12:37 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Fairy Tales at the Winston-Salem Festival Ballet

Fairy Tale Series dancers of the Winston-Salem Festival Ballet.
Credit Winston-Salem Festival Ballet / Winston-Salem Festival Ballet

The Winston-Salem Festival Ballet has something in store that's specifically designed to delight young people and the young at heart.

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