WFDD Upcoming Events

love mugs for wfdd 2024

Please join us for Love Month at one of our stops, and pick out your very own Love Mug or make a donation in any amount to receive a cup of drip coffee or hot tea thanks to our partners. We can't wait to see you. ❤️

  • In Winston-Salem at Krankies Coffee on February 9th from 8:00AM-10:00AM 
  • In Boone at Espresso News on February 16th  from 10:00AM-12:00pm
  • In Greensboro at Melrose Coffee on February23rd  from 8:00AM-10:00AM

Learn more about Love Month


Take a look at our past events!

2023 Photo of the Year

WFDD’s 2023 Photo of the Year gallery was open in Blowing Rock, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem.

You can view all of 2023 Photo of the Week winners here.

2023 Photo of the Year

Celebrating 15 years of WFDD's BackPack Campaign

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Radar Brewing! On November 28th, 2023, we celebrated 15 years of our BackPack Campaign with a food truck, giveaways, and trivia! With a gift in any amount to support WFDD during our celebration at Radar Brewing, our partner Kaplan Early Learning Company donated a backpack full of nutritious, kid-friendly food to Second Harvest Food Bank's BackPack Program.

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A Community Conversation on Health Equity with Mustard Seed Community Health

How long we live shouldn't depend on our zipcode

October 24th, 7:15 PM

Life expectancy is more than 10 years shorter in east Greensboro than west Greensboro. How can we work together as a community to close this gap? 

Join WFDD's Bethany Chafin and a panel of experts as they discuss issues of health equity with Mustard Seed Community Health. This event is free and will take place in the Barber Park Event Center.

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Look Up and Listen: an evening of stories, stars, and s'mores!

Guests came with a blanket or chair to set up by the fire. We spent the evening listening to a special program from Snap Judgement: Spooked 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.

Learn more!

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

Find us at the BookMarks Festival of Books and Authors

2 listeners talk to WFDD staff at a table full of colorful WFDD merch

September 23rd, 2023

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the BookMarks Festival of Books & Authors in downtown Winston-Salem on Saturday, September 23rd! We hope you stayed dry and enjoy some new WFDD swag. Find more book-lovers in your community with the WFDD Book Club! We meet quarterly; learn more and find your next read at

Artist Talk with John Rosenthal

September 23rd, 2023

WFDD's David Ford moderated an Artist Talk with photographer John Rosenthal at GreenHill Center for NC Art in Greensboro. Finding the luminous in ordinary things has been a pursuit for Rosenthal for five decades, and his current exhibition "Living in the Ordinary World" is a culmination of decades of work. 

Watch the talk on YouTube!


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Photo courtesy of John Rosenthal

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.

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

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.