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For the collegiate athletic teams, see Wake Forest Demon Deacons.
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City Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Broadcast area North Carolina and Virginia
Branding 88.5 WFDD
Slogan Public Radio for the Piedmont
Frequency 88.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s) 100.1 W261CK (Boone)
First air date April 19, 1948 (in Wake Forest, moved to Winston-Salem in 1956)
Format FM/HD1: news/talk/classical music
HD2: Classical music
HD3: Xponential Radio
ERP 60,000 watts
HAAT 285 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 70708
Transmitter coordinates 35°55′2.00″N 80°17′37.00″W / 35.9172222°N 80.2936111°W / 35.9172222; -80.2936111
Callsign meaning Wake Forest Demon Deacons (nickname of Wake Forest University sports teams)
Affiliations National Public Radio, Public Radio International
Owner Wake Forest University
Webcast Listen Live (FM/HD1)
Listen Live (HD2)
Listen Live (HD3)

WFDD (88.5 MHz) is an FM public radio station licensed to Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It is the National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate for the Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point media market, also called the Piedmont Triad. Owned by Wake Forest University, WFDD serves 32 counties in Central North Carolina and South-Central Virginia. It also operates a translator, W261CK on 100.1 FM in Boone.

WFDD broadcasts from a 60,000 watt transmitter near Welcome, North Carolina.[1] It had used a 100,000 watt transmitter but that was destroyed in a 1989 tornado. The station airs news and talk shows from NPR during the day, with local news updates. From 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., the station turns to Classical music programming.


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