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  About WFDD: WFDD is North Carolina's charter NPR member station. WFDD is the longest continuously-broadcasting public radio station in the state. Our studios are located at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. It is the top-ranked news and information radio station in the Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point metro survey area.

Total listening area: 32 counties (nearly 1/3 of North Carolina!) stretching from Burlington to Boone, and from Charlotte to southern Virginia.

Primary newscasts: Monday through Friday during Morning Edition (5 a.m. to 9 a.m.) and All Things Considered (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.), plus a Noon Newscast.

What we are looking for: As an NPR affiliate, WFDD is able to provide our listeners with extensive national news coverage through NPR programming. Therefore the WFDD news team aims to augment the listener’s experience with Triad and High Country news as well as the impact of state, national and international events on our listeners. We are always looking for ways to expand our understanding of issues and events. We are committed to introducing our listeners to the candidates they’ll find on their ballots. We’re also interested in hearing from individuals who would be able to quickly produce a ‘sidebar’ commentary pertaining to major news events based on their own connection, experience or expertise.

Despite our large listening area, WFDD has a very small news team. Therefore plenty of lead time for a non-breaking news story helps us schedule our reporters in advance.  Additional ways to cover stories are always helpful – can you record the audio at your press conference or provide photos from an event?  Are there additional resources we can post or link to on our website – a full report, YouTube video, etc.?

Preferred Contact Methods:

  • News Tips Line: 336-758-3083 – This is a voice-mail box; great for breaking news or to follow up on a press release.
  • By e-mail: wfddnews@wfu.edu – This e-mail address forwards automatically to everyone on the news team, so you do not need to send the same item to individual news team members.

News Director: Audrey Fannin

  • Phone: 336-758-8849 – Best times to call are between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
  • E-mail: fannin@wfu.edu