RG39.11Administration and Planning. WFDD Radio Station Records RG39.111948-2014, 7.63 linear feetProcessed by Caroline Fahringer, Finley Turner, and Stephanie BennettZ. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives


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English Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives Administration and Planning. WFDD Radio Station Records RG39.11 7.63 Linear Feet 5 record cartons, 1 document box, 1 half-document box, 1 oversize document box 1948-2014 WFDD is a radio station, owned by Wake Forest University, that airs in 32 western North Carolina counties. The station programming includes news and talk shows during the day and switches to classical music after work hours. Materials in this collection include photographs, staff lists, show recordings, newsletters, and newspaper clippings. Historical Note

WFDD is a Wake Forest University owned public radio station. It was founded by Wake Forest students and was fully licensed in 1948. It was originally named "WAKE" until they had to rebrand to "WFDD" which stands for "Wake Forest Demon Deacons." Early on, the station featured sports games, student music programs, and talk guests. Some Wake Forest professors had radio show, including David Smiley's Reid Staton Bible Class. WFDD was a charter member of National Public Radio (NPR) and became available on the Internet in the 1980s.

As of 2020, it airs in 32 western North Carolina counties as well as online. The station programming includes news and talk shows during the day and switches to classical music after work hours.

Collection Overview

This collection contains materials from the WFDD radio station including correspondence, governing documents, newspaper clippings, photographs, programming publications, show recordings, and staff lists. Recordings include the station's original show, Triad Arts Up Close.


This collection is organized into four series: Series 1. Administrative materials; Series 2. Audio recordings; Series 3. Program and recording materials; and Series 4. Triad Arts Up Close audio recordings.

Preferred Citation

Administration and Planning. WFDD Radio Station Records (RG39.11), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for researchers.

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Administrative materialsStaff list1948-19815147Constitution and listener surveys1949135Broadcasting certificate1950136Financial records and related correspondence1953-1973155Maps and transmitter data1954-1962219Federal Communications Commission applications and reports1960-196329Proof of Performance results1963-1964214WFU Board of Trustees charter and bylaws196527Legal correspondence and materials196671Board of Trustees charter and bylaws196672Service coverage maps1966215Wattage increase application1966-196725Wattage increase papers1966-196726Semester program schedule1967319Photographs1970-1990320Personnel and recruitment materials1971-1981119Board of Directors meeting materials1973211Board of Directors correspondence 1973-197422Board of Directors correspondence197423Board of Directors correspondence1974212Board of Directors materials1974-1975159Board of Directors correspondence1974-197524Financial records and related correspondence1974-1981156Federal Communications Commission renewal correspondence1975220Board of Directors correspondence1975213Handbook197921Advisory Council materials1979-198011Promotion items1980153Corporation for public broadcasting local radio awareness1980152Friends of WFDD Gala and banquet materials1980120Programming and broadcast changes198028Advisory Council materials1980-198112Burroughs, Julian T., replacement search materials1981122Friends of WFDD gala and retirement party materials1981121Staff photographs199064Listener's correspondence1996-200646Meeting materials2001158Station timeline document200868Audio recordingsWake Radio dedication recording (1 audio reel)194854Wake Radio Dedication: campus news and sports (1 cassette audio)1948-1961518"Inside Deaconland" recording (3 audio reels)195851-3"Adventures in Storyland", educational radio drama (1 audio cassette)1960-1969522Campus Report Recording (1 audio reel)196156Sign-on and programs recording (1 cassette audio)1961517Wake Radio dedication recording (1 audio reel)196255"Chase and Sanborn Program" recording (1 audio reel)196458"This is Wake Forest" recording (1 audio reel)196757Dedication and program recording (1 audio cassette)1967519WFDD power increase campus report (1 audio cassette)1967520Johnson, Lyndon B. "Public Broadcasting Act" recording (1 audio reel)196759"Campus Report: Dedication" recording (1 audio reel)1967510"All Things Considered" first broadcast recording (1 audio reel)1971511"All Things Considered" recording (1 audio reel)1971512Homecoming convocation: "Carillon Postlude" recording (1 compact disc)19785146Promotion event slides1980523Christmas Showcase recording (compact disc)1980515WFDD Christmas Showcase and Salem Acadeny Glee Club Recording (1 audio reel)198082"My Client Curley", SECCA recording (1 audio cassette)198552125th Anniversary features recording (compact disc)198651325th Anniversary features and announcement (1 audio reel)198681Christmas Showcase recording (1 compact disc)1990514WFDD Christmas Showcase recording (1 audio reel)199183Dedication Day recording (1 audio cassette)1991516V&V (1 compact disc)2004-20065141Unlabeled (1 compact disc)20055145Folders E-M (1 compact disc)20075142Trina Belinda: youth jazz (1 compact disc)20075144NCSA Jazz and Tom Gray (1 compact disc)20075143Program and recording materialsBroadcasting correspondence1958-1959141Broadcasting magazine1960216Broadcasting magazine1966217Building Construction photographs1980416Burroughs, Julian T., materials1994-200844Burroughs, Julian T., materials1996-200215Event photographs and compact disc200762Fall fundraiser photographs1999422Federal Communications Commission correspondence1956138File inventory list1948-1994128Friends of Fine broadcasting materials1966-1975142Fundraising and volunteer picnic photographs2001425Fundraising campaign photographs1998421Fundraising campaign photographs and negatives200261Fundraising photographs and negatives1980417Fundraising photographs1998420George W. Bush and Elizabeth Dole at High Point University photographs2002426"Inside Deaconland" program correspondence1957-1959139Janis, Byron newspaper clippings1959123Laminated advertisement1990-199966"Lost in Yonkers" play programs1991611Miller Street Tower destruction photographs1966414Newsletter and program schedule1999143Newspaper clippings1960124Newspaper clippings1961125Newspaper clippings1962126Newspaper clippings1963127Newspaper clippings1964129Newspaper clippings1965130Newspaper clippings1965-197019Newspaper clippings1966131Newspaper clippings1967132Newspaper clippings1968133Newspaper clippings1969111Newspaper clippings1970113Newspaper clippings1970-1971114Newspaper clippings1971115Newspaper clippings1972-1974116Newspaper clippings1981117Newspaper clippings1989615Newspaper clippings199069Newspaper clippings1990613Newspaper clippings1990614Newspaper clippings1990616Newspaper clippings1991610Newspaper clippings199448Newspaper clippings199616Newspaper clippings1999-200047Newspaper clippings2001-200545NPR Washington CEO magazine1999412Old Campus correspondence1949137Photographs1980-1989321Photographs1990-1999322Program bulletins1968222Program bulletins1968-1969223Program bulletins1969224Program bulletins1970225Program bulletins1970226Program bulletins1971227Program bulletins1971228Program bulletins1972229Program bulletins1972230Program bulletins1973231Program bulletins197331Program bulletins197432Program bulletins197433Program bulletins197534Program bulletins197535Program bulletins197636Program bulletins197637Program bulletins197738Program bulletins197739Program bulletins1977310Program bulletins1978311Program bulletins1978313Program bulletins1978312Program bulletins1979314Program bulletins1979315Program bulletins1980316Program bulletins1980317Program bulletins1981318Program bulletins and schedules1962-1967221Program guides1990324Program guides1989323Program guides1991325Program guides1992326Program guides1993327Program guides1994328Program guides199541Program guides199642Program guides199743Program guides and correspondence1988-199213Radio tower management correspondence1966-2001110"Radio 101" students photographs2008-201465Sexual Education broadcast materials1969112Special event photographs2002428Spring campaign and events photographs2000427Spring campaign and picnic photographs2001424Spring fundraising campaign and event photographs200063St. Paul's Preschool field trip photographs2001423Station and event photographs1960-1990413Station correspondence1960-1961145Station correspondence1961-1964146Station correspondence1962-1963147Station correspondence1963-1965148Station correspondence1966149Station correspondence1967-1970150Station correspondence1970-1981151Station history on Old Campus1948-1998134Station interference materials196717Station interference materials196718Station management correspondence1959-1960144Station status report and "Predictions" poem1963118Studio dedication advertisement199167"This is Wake Forest" program papers1960-1966140Thomas, Jack, 50th anniversary notes, correspondence, and research1996-1998617Thomas, Jack, 50th anniversary writings, articles, and related materials1998618"Today in the Triad" magazines2000-2001157Wake Radio report198714Wake Radio papers1987-1989210Watson, Arthel "Doc", photograph2000-2010612WFDD and community radio council materials1960-1961154WFDD magazines1992-199449-11WFDD 50th Anniversary photographs1998418-19WFU Reynolda Campus aerial photographs196021835th Anniversary photographs1983415Triad Arts Up Close audio recordingsLynn Rhoades and Nathan Ross, Freeman Youth Arts Institute interview (1 compact disc)2005524Greensboro Historical Museum, O. Henry interview (1 compact disc)2005525Triad Arts Weekend, part 1 interview (1 compact disc)2005526Gerard Schwarz, Eastern Musical Festival, interview part 1 (1 compact disc)2005527Gerard Schwarz, Eastern Musical Festival, interview part 2 (1 compact disc)2005528Shades of Praise choir interview (1 compact disc)2005529Woodson Faulkner, Triad Pride Men's Choir, interview (1 compact disc)2005530Kevin Cole, Caroline Chamber pianist, interview (1 compact disc)2005531Lynn Pecktal interview, part 1 (1 compact disc)2005532Dr. Welborn Young, Bel Canto Company, interview (1 compact disc)2005533Katie Pepper, Downtown Arts District Association, interview (1 compact disc)2005534Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art interview (1 compact disc)2005535Jim Williams, Winston-Salem Sports Commission, interview (1 compact disc)2005536Jim Williams, revised, interview (1 compact disc)2005537Johnny Burris and Andrew Reese, Fun Fourth, interview (1 compact disc)2005538Robert Moody, Winston-Salem Symphony, interview (1 compact disc)2005539Rolando Morales-Matos, percussionist Eastern Music Festival, interview (1 compact disc)2005540Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Eastern Music Festival, interview (1 compact disc)2005541Guilford College Theatre interview (1 compact disc)2005542Michael Stern, Eastern Music Festival, interview (1 compact disc)2005543Glenn Siebert, Magnolia Baroque Festival, interview (1 compact disc)2005544Bob Moody interview (1 compact disc)2005545High Point Theater Galleries "Art Day" interview (1 compact disc)2005546Anne Kesler Shields interview (1 compact disc)2005547Mark Dixon, Greensboro Community Artist Collective, interview (1 compact disc)2005548Pat Turner Triad Youth Jazz Ensemble, interview (1 compact disc)2005549Triad Arts Weekend, part 2, interview (1 compact disc)2005566Wu Han, interview (1 compact disc)2005565Henson Keys, North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, interview (1 compact disc)2005564Renaissance Theatre Company, interview (1 compact disc)2005563Bebek, interview (1 compact disc)2005570"As You Like It" North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, interview (1 compact disc)2005572Steve Lippia, interview (1 compact disc)2005559Christopher O'Riley, Eastern Music Festival (1 compact disc)2005571Greensboro Opera Company, interview (1 compact disc)2005567Mabel Robinson, Black Nativity, interview (1 compact disc)2005551Three Irish Tenors, interview (1 compact disc)2005553Simon Armitage, interview (1 compact disc)2005568Tim Harrison, interview (1 compact disc)2005573Max Shores, filmmaker, interview (1 compact disc)2005577Wake Forest University Music Department, interview (1 compact disc)2005580Dr. Welborn Young, Bel Canto Company, interview, part 2 (1 compact disc)2005578National Black Theater Festival, "EddieLee Baker is Dead", interview (1 compact disc)2005579Cenergy Productions, interview (1 compact disc)2005575Nancy Doll and Will South, Weatherspoon Art Museum, interview (1 compact disc)2005574Deb Britten, Piedmont Craftsmen's fair, interview (1 compact disc)2005569Lynn Pecktal interview, part 2 (1 compact disc)2005586Mel Jones interview (1 compact disc)2005587Leo Twiggs, interview (1 compact disc)2005588Emily Wilson, North Carolina Writers Conference, interview (1 compact disc)2005585Tom Dennenberg, Reynolda House interview (1 compact disc)2005584Joan Armatrading, musician, interview (1 compact disc)2005592Rome Neal, "Monk", interview (1 compact disc)2005593David LaMotte, musician, interview (1 compact disc)2005591Matt Haimouvitz, interview (1 compact disc)2005582Gary Albert, Old Salem, interview (1 compact disc)2005598Kathy Cooper, Sawtooth Center, interview (1 compact disc)2005589Jamie Lawson, Theater Alliance, interview (1 compact disc)2005596Preston Lane, "Streetcar", interview (1 compact disc)2005597Jamie Lawson, "Rocky Horror Picture Show", interview (1 compact disc)2005594Preston Lane, Triad Stage, interview (1 compact disc)2005595Billy McClain, interview (1 compact disc)2005599Quinn Dalton, writer, interview (1 compact disc)2005590Bill Osbourne, Piedmont Chamber Singers, interview (1 compact disc)2005583Alexander Dodge, Triad Stage, interview (1 compact disc)20055100Tiempo Libre, Eastern Music Festival, interview (1 compact disc)20055101Gerald Friedman, "Three Sisters", interview (1 compact disc)20055102Eastern Music Festival (1 compact disc)20055104Julia Alvarez, interview (1 compact disc)20055103Michael Berkowitx, Carolina Pops, interview (1 compact disc)2005554Triad Arts Up Close Archive O-S (1 compact disc)20075106Trena McNubb and Belinda Tate, "Blurring Racial Barriers", interview (1 compact disc)20055105University of North Carolina School of the Arts "The Nutcracker" interview (1 compact disc)20055107Joe Robinson, interview (1 compact disc)20055108Triad Stage, "The Turn of the Screw" interview (1 compact disc)20055109Karla Finger Coghill, Sidelong Dance Company, interview (1 compact disc)20055111Quadzilla, Barbershop Quartet, interview (1 compact disc)20055112Open Drum Ensemble, interview (1 compact disc)20055113UNCSA, Theatre, "Topdog/Underdog", interview (1 compact disc)20055114Bel Canto, interview (1 compact disc)20055115Mark O'Connor, Eastern Music Festival, interview (1 compact disc)20055116Brad Thomas, SECCA, interview (1 compact disc)20055117Darol Anger, violinist (1 compact disc)20055148Tom Gray, Old Salem Toy Museum, interview (1 compact disc)20055118Art in Triangle Park, interview (1 compact disc)20055119Jamestown Pipes and Drums (1 compact disc)20055120Music Academy of North Carolina, interview (1 compact disc)20055121Kathleen Donahoe, interview (1 compact disc)20055122"The Believers", interview (1 compact disc)2006560Archive (1 compact disc)20055127Interview archive, A-C (1 compact disc)2005-2006581Archive D-L (1 compact disc)2005-2006 February5131Archive M-S (1 compact disc)2005-2006 February5129Archive T-Y (1 compact disc)2005-2006 Febraury5130The Music of Brother Wolf (1 compact disc)2006550Ailey II, interview (1 compact disc)2006558650 Fringe Festival, interview (1 compact disc)2006557"Blurring Racial Barriers" part 2, interview (1 compact disc)2006562Gallery 115, interview (1 compact disc)2006552"Blurring Racial Barriers" part 1, interview (1 compact disc)2006561Velvet Glove Kabarett, interview (1 compact disc)2006576Ellen Rosenberg, Keenan Writers' encounters, interview (1 compact disc)2006555June Lambia, "Eight Artists After Ivy", interview, (1 compact disc)2006556Archive E-T (1 compact disc)2006 November 35126Archive A-W (1 compact disc)2007 March 175124Archive A-W (1 compact disc)2007 September-December5125Archive A-B (1 compact disc)2007 March5133Archive A-F (1 compact disc)2007 May5132Archive A-H (1 compact disc)2007 November5138Archive D-N (1 compact disc)2007 November5134Archive O-W (1 compact disc)2007 November5128Triad Arts Up Close Archive (1 compact disc)20075110Archive (1 compact disc)2007-20085135Archive (1 compact disc)2007 December-2008 January5139Archive A-C (1 compact disc)2008 October5123Archive (1 compact disc)20085136Archive and Winston-Salem Symphony (1 compact disc)20085137Archive (1 compact disc)20085140