WFDD Upcoming Events

Enter our t-shirt contest!

Our community is creative and curious; that’s why we ask YOU to design our spring t-shirt every year. Artists may use a pencil and paper or tablet and stylus, the medium doesn’t matter as long as the design can be translated to a t-shirt. We know you're not just 'in it to win it,' but if your design is chosen to be featured on this spring's t-shirt, we'll congratulate you with a t-shirt of your very own AND a $100 gift card to your choice of Michael's or the Apple Store!

The contest will close at midnight on March 31st.

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"Your Design Here!" written over a t-shirt

Take a look at our past events!

Listener Expeditions

Explore special and unique locales in our region, guided by expert presenters. Learn something new about the community you call home and maybe make some new friends while you’re at it. Past expeditions have gone on a walking tour of the Hidden Towns Project of Old Salem, visited the Underground Railroad Tree in Greensboro, and explored Vade Mecum Resort in Hanging Rock National Park; learn more here!

Listeners gather under tall Underground Railroad tree in the Guilford Woods
listeners cross wood bridge in Old Salem
Listners walk up to Vade Mecum, a white two story abandoned spring resort
Listeners stand in front of brick buildings in Old Salem

Photo of the Year

At the end of every year, we take all of our Photo of the Week winners' photographs and have our community vote for their favorite photos! Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 2022 Photo of the Year reveal. Over 1500 listeners voted and we’re so excited to announce our 2022 Photo of the Year winner, Kevin DeShields! View our Photo of the year and runners-up in our 2022 Photo of the Year gallery, and you can view our 2021 Photo of the Year gallery here.

two WFDD listeners ponder their votes at our Photo of the Year reveal
Ivan Saul Cutler
crowd of WFDD listeners look up at 2022 Photo of the Year exhibit display
Ivan Saul Cutler
WFDD staff member counts up heart stickers with the help of a young listener
Ivan Saul Cutler

Look Up and Listen returned to Hanging Rock State Park for a 4th year!

Guests came with a blanket or chair to set up by the fire. We spent the evening listening to a special program from RadioLab while snacking on some s’mores and gazing at the stars. The event took place by the lake at Hanging Rock State Park with our friends from the park and The Forsyth Astronomical Society. Once the fires died out, we hosted an after-party at Green Heron Ale House! Thank you to all who joined us.

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Look Up and Listen 2022 after-dark at Hanging Rock State Park

Summer Bar Meetups

We loved meeting our listeners for a pint this summer in Greensboro, Boone, and Winston-Salem! Everyone who participated received our special "Radio for thirsty minds" pint glasses, filled with their choice of beverage from the bar. We hope you join us next year!

A WFDD employee poses for a picture during a Summer Bar Meetup event.
A table with flyers and information on supporting WFDD stands in front of a mural at Appalachian Mountain Brewery.
A WFDD employee poses for a picture with a baby during a Summer Bar Meetup event.
WFDD employees hand out information and take donations during a Summer Bar Meetup event.

WFDD's first Poetry Challenge

In April 2022, WFDD issued a poetry challenge to our listeners for National Poetry Month: participants were emailed bi-weekly with poems and prompts to inspire their own writing and were invited to share their poetry with our community! Our inaugural poetry collection is available to read on our site.

Read the poetry collection

Cover of the WFDD Poetry Collection featuring a bee.