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88.5 WFDD,88.5 WFDD, Public Radio for the Piedmont, 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. WFDD is a member of the North Carolina Public Radio Association. It is a broadcast service of Wake Forest University.

88.5 WFDD
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27109

phone: 336-758-8850
news tips: 336-758-3083
fax: 336-758-5193

In Boone, you can hear WFDD at 100.1 FM.


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35 Pieces

Steinway recording artist Peter Kairoff makes classical music accessible to all in Kairoff At The Keyboard.

  • From: WFDD
  • Updated: Feb 25, 2019
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News, personal reflections, commentaries, interviews, self-narrated pieces and much more. All stories are produced by High School students as part of their Radio 101 class.

  • From: WFDD
  • Updated: Aug 18, 2017

Latest Pieces

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At the beginning of the school year, the WFDD Radio 101 class at R.J. Reynolds high school was tasked to look into the issue of teen mental health....

Bought by WAMU and KOSU

  • Added: Jan 27, 2022
  • Length: 53:02
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Sunset over the Blue Ridge Mountains near Little Switzerland, NC. This final weekly Across the Blue Ridge broadcast episode includes a songcatcher story, a feature on a new Highwoods String Band video documentary, and plenty of classic tunes and songs fro, Credit: Paul Brown
Our final weekly radio broadcast starts with a reminiscence on songcatching – tracing a song back through time and versions, listening for connecti...

  • Added: Dec 26, 2018
  • Length: 56:58
Caption: Traditional music of the holidays is the focus of this week’s Across the Blue Ridge episode.  Included are exclusive interviews with old timers of the southern mountains regarding the Breaking Up Christmas song and tradition, recorded in the 1990s, Credit: Paul Brown
This year’s holiday special includes gospel, old-time, bluegrass, country, jazz and blues songs of the season. Plus … a look back at Breaking Up C...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2018
  • Length: 56:59
Caption: Bill Hicks (right) grins with joy as he observes North Carolina fiddle master Tommy Jarrell  at a fiddlers’ convention circa 1972.  Hicks, a founding member of the Red Clay Ramblers and the Fuzzy Mountain String Band, passed away recently at age 75. We of, Credit: Paul Brown collection, courtesy Bill Hicks
Old-time and bluegrass traditions run deep in the foothills and mountains of northwest North Carolina and southwest Virginia. Mickey Galyean & Cul...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
Caption: This week’s show outlines what old-time and bluegrass music have in common – and what’s unique to each! It’s a listener request we’re fulfilling. , Credit: John Malinowski.
Over the years, many people have asked us to explain what distinguishes old-time music from bluegrass, and vice versa. This week, we’re taking up ...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2018
  • Length: 56:58
Caption: Fiddlin’ Bill Hensley (L, Ben Shahn, Library of Congress) and Jason Cade (R, Jamie Derevere) represent two ends of our story this week: the historic old time players whose music is preserved in early recordings, and today’s performers interpreting the old
Jason Cade is a Georgia fiddler with roots all over the south, an artist who reveres the historic fiddlers of the past while contributing new inter...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2018
  • Length: 56:58
Caption: Hoot & Holler (L-R Amy Alvey & Mark Kilianski) are emblematic of a new generation of young adults from all over the U.S. who have taken up roots and traditional-style music with passion and commitment. They’re touring the country and the world playing tra, Credit: Paul Brown
A new generation of young adults with formal music training, a love of traditional music, and a strong commitment to performing and sharing music i...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 56:58
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Fiddler Eddie Bond of the New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters has received a 2018 National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Art...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2018
  • Length: 56:57
Caption: Alice Gerrard (l.) and Hazel Dickens in the 1960s.  On this week’s Across the Blue Ridge, we hear selections from the new album, Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard - Sing Me Back Home: The DC Tapes, 1965-1969.  We hear Dickens and Gerrard shaping their signatu, Credit: Courtesy Free Dirt Records
Alice Gerrard, International Bluegrass Music Association Hall of Fame inductee, recently discovered tapes from the 1960s of her and Hazel Dickens h...

  • Added: Nov 05, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
Caption: Music with West Virginia connections features in this week’s show – from antique fiddle tunes to duet singing to a new flatpicking guitar album from Robin Kessinger and Tyler Grant.  , Credit: Paul Brown
This week’s show ranges across the southern mountains with some truly wonderful fiddle tunes and songs.

  • Added: Oct 30, 2018
  • Length: 56:58