Arts

About WFDD
11:00 am
Wed December 5, 2012

General Information

Piedmont Public Radio, the NPR® news and Triad Arts station broadcasting from Wake Forest University, is the only public radio station of its kind located in the Piedmont Triad. We broadcast news, information, and public affairs programming covering the arts, people, and institutions in the area.

We are the state's charter NPR® member and the longest continuously broadcasting public radio station in North Carolina. Piedmont Public Radio is a member of the North Carolina Public Radio Association.

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About WFDD
11:12 am
Tue December 4, 2012

PPR Staff Contact List

Please also see our staff profiles.

Administration

Tom Dollenmayer, General Manager

336-758-8859
dollentp@wfu.edu


News

Audrey Fannin, News Coordinator
336-758-8846
fannin@wfu.edu

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About WFDD
11:18 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Coverage Area

Piedmont Public Radio has a listening area covering 32 counties in North Carolina and Virginia.

About WFDD
11:20 am
Sun December 2, 2012

EEO

88.5 WFDD and Wake Forest University are Equal Opportunity employers.

Fiscal year 2012 WFDD EEO Report (PDF)

About WFDD
11:21 am
Sat December 1, 2012

Financial Statements

Financial Statements

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About WFDD
1:24 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Job Opportunities

To apply for full-time employment opportunities at Piedmont Public Radio, visit www.wfu.edu/hr/ or call (336) 758-4700.

Wake Forest University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 

About WFDD
11:26 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Mission and Vision

WFDD's Mission:

88.5 WFDD enriches the lives of our listeners in the Piedmont Triad and surrounding areas by producing and distributing programs and services that inform, inspire, and entertain.

WFDD's Vision:

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Triad Arts
7:00 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Carolina Winter Music Festival presents Swingle Bells 2012!

Swingle Bells!: A Very Jazzy Christmas concert will be Tuesday, December 4, at 3 p.m. and 7:30 pm in the James A. Gray Auditorium in the Old Salem Visitor Center with the mighty Giannini Brass, singer Martha Bassett, and the Christmas Jazz All Stars with bassist Matt Kendrick and friends.

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Triad Arts
4:15 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

NC Shakespeare Festival presents A Christmas Carol

The NC Shakespeare Festival is gearing up for its 2012 presentation of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. The performance includes professional, local and child actors. This year’s production will also touch thousands of students with nearly a dozen SchoolFest matinees planned for school groups across the Triad.

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About WFDD
11:28 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Statement of Integrity from Wake Forest University

WFDD is a unit of Wake Forest University, which, like many other institutions of higher education nationally, views broadcasting as participatory in the mission and work of the University through provision of services to the public, which are educational in the best and broadest sense. Wake Forest has nurtured and supported WFDD from its inauguration, and WFDD is an integral part of University planning for the future. Public broadcasting is rooted in the constitutional guarantees of a free press and free speech.

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Triad Arts
4:08 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

UNCSA School Of Dance Presents The Nutcracker

Credit AbhijeetRane

For over forty-six years The University of North Carolina School of the Arts’ acclaimed Nutcracker production has been one of the Triad’s most eagerly anticipated events of the holiday season. This year, guest artists Veronika Part (Principal, American Ballet Theatre) and Charles Askegard (Principal, New York City Ballet) will dance the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier Prince at the performances on Thursday night, December 13, at 7:30 p.m., and Friday night December 14, at 7:30 p.m.

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About WFDD
11:30 am
Wed November 28, 2012

WFDD History

"This is station W-A-K-E coming to you from the campus of Wake Forest College in Wake Forest, North Carolina…"

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Triad Arts
4:11 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance presents Sordid Lives

There are somewhere in the neighborhood of 40 professional, community/volunteer and collegiate theatre organizations going on in the Triad, and each of them have their own unique strengths. When it comes to plays that fall into the "edgy" and "excellent" categories, The Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance has certainly found its niche.

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Triad Arts
4:23 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Black Nativity Returns to the North Carolina Black Repertory Company

Credit Anosmia

Black Theatre is for Everyone! That’s what The North Carolina Black Repertory Company believes, and with a thirty-three-year track record of exposing diverse audiences to Black classics, developing new works, and sustaining Black theatre internationally, who are we to disagree?

NCBRC’s 12th annual production of Black Nativity by Langston Hughes is December 7-9 at the Arts Council Theatre in Winston-Salem, 610 Coliseum Drive, with evening shows at 8:00pm and matinees at 3:00pm.

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Triad Arts
4:25 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

Secrest Artists Series presents Danu and Christmas in Ireland

Ever wonder what a Christmas in Ireland would be like? Well, on Wednesday, November 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Wait Chapel on the WFU campus, you can find out. The SECREST Artists Series is bringing Danu to the Triad. The award-winning traditional Irish band brings you all of the energy and beauty of the Emerald Isle with flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, and bouzouki.

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Triad Arts
4:28 pm
Thu November 22, 2012

The Art of the Poem with Terri Kirby Erickson

"More than a poet, Terri Kirby Erickson is the best friend you always wanted, the kind you can count on both to tell you the truth, and to help you bear it."

Triad Arts
1:52 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Triad Arts Weekend

  6 Days in November features performances and exhibits all across Winston-Salem. Among them the Winston-Salem Light project, a multimedia public art presentation that uses prominent landmarks as the canvas. The Lumanotus display begins evenings at 7:00pm through the 18th in Winston Square downtown. University of NC School of the Arts Director of the Lighting Program Norman Coates stopped by for a preview of this year’s light show.

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Triad Arts
1:52 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Triad Arts Weekend

6 Days in November features performances and exhibits all across Winston-Salem. Among them the Winston-Salem Light project, a multimedia public art presentation that uses prominent landmarks as the canvas. The Lumanotus display begins evenings at 7:00pm through the 18th in Winston Square downtown. University of NC School of the Arts Director of the Lighting Program Norman Coates stopped by for a preview of this year’s light show.

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Triad Arts
11:40 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Winston-Salem Symphony Presents Choral Classics

Do you like choral music? Well, there’s so-so choral music, and then there’s truly awesome choral music. Today on Triad Arts, Winston-Salem Symphony Music Director Robert Moody is here with the good stuff.

Triad Arts
11:27 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Piedmont Craftsmen Fair Creeping Up On The Big Five-Oh

Credit Tobyotter

For centuries arts and crafts have played a huge role in the economic development of the Piedmont Triad. In fact, our nation’s first president, George Washington himself was known to have done some shopping from the tradesmen in Salem.

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Arts
12:00 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Frederick Chopin

Peter Kairoff

July 27, 2012

It's Kairoff at the Keyboard with pianist and Wake Forest University professor of music Peter Kairoff helping us to better understand the legendary pianist/composer Frederick Chopin.

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Arts
12:00 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Bela Bartok

Pianist and WFU Professor of Music Peter Kairoff reveals the beauty of Bartok during Kairoff at the Keyboard: Understanding Classical Music.

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Arts
11:22 am
Sat October 16, 2010

Beethoven And Beer At The Happy Dog

You ever hear the one about the cellist who walked into a bar? Really, this is no joke: He and several colleagues from the Cleveland Orchestra have been playing pickup gigs at a local watering hole, providing a cultural mash-up of Beethoven and beer. It's standing room only at the Happy Dog, a neighborhood bar on Cleveland's near-west side, and owner Sean Watterson is pumped -- in his own way.

"This is as packed as any other night that we've got. People want to see Cleveland Orchestra members up onstage," he says. "The turnout's been incredible."

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