Tuesday, June 30, 2009


WFDD (Wake Forest Demon Deacons) grew out of WAKE, a 5-watt pirate station operated by Wake Forest University students around 1946. By the end of the decade they had become fully licensed but had to change calls to WFDD because WAKE was already taken. In 1971 WFDD became a charter member of National Public Radio and relies on NPR for much of its programming today. They also broadcast Jazz and Classical music along with BBC News. WFDD is licensed to Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

1 comment:

  1. I love WFDD! Just to clarify, WFDD is licensed to Wake Forest University and serves the GReeensboro metropolitan area, not just Winston Salem. Can you tell I am big fan??? It is a fantastic public radio staton, with quite the history. Thanks for the post.