Dave Dunwoody

Assistant News Director

Dave came to WUWF in September, 2002, after 14 years as News Director at the Alabama Radio Network in Montgomery, Mobile and Birmingham and a total of 27 years in commercial radio.

The Trion, Georgia native was also news director at stations in Anniston, Scottsboro and Fort Payne in Alabama, where he also broadcast football, basketball and baseball play-by-play. Dave also “spun the hits” at rock and country music stations in Lafayette, Albany and Rome, Georgia and Burlington, North Carolina.

During his time at WUWF, Dave has earned a B.A. in Communication Arts/Journalism at the University of West Florida (Class of 2012).  He’s married to the former Linda Shiell, a Pensacola native, and they live in Pensacola with their cat Callie and dog Monty. Dave is also a passionate fan of Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Falcons football; the Atlanta Braves, Pensacola Blue Wahoos and Pensacola Ice Flyers. His hobbies include comedy writing, guitar and computer sports games.


Volunteers hit the beaches this weekend
4:20 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Coastal Cleanup on Tap for Saturday

Credit OceanConservancy.org

The Ocean Conservancy celebrates the 30th anniversary of its annual Coast Cleanup on Saturday. Floridians and people around the world will head to the beaches and other bodies of water to help offset the damage caused by humans. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody reports.

Last year, more than 300 volunteers combed area beaches and waterways in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.  Five cleanup sites are designated this year: Park East and West on Santa Rosa Island; Gulf Islands National Seashore, Perdido Key State Park, and Project Greenshores in downtown Pensacola.

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Grand Jury Docs to be Made Public
3:57 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

City Docs Due for Release Wednesday

Credit City of Pensacola

Some of the documents subpoenaed in a federal bribery investigation involving the City of Pensacola last month are due to be made public on Wednesday. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody reports.

The records in question – which went to a federal grand jury and prosecutors in Tallahassee – deal with Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward and no-bid contracts for city projects that were awarded to Jerry Pate Design – owned by the pro golfer, who’s a longtime friend of Hayward’s.

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Board Approves Confidence Resolution
3:55 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

UWF Trustees Stand Behind Bense

UWF President Judy Bense
Credit University of West Florida


Repeating its support of President Judy Bense, the University Of West Florida Board Of Trustees Monday passed a resolution to counter a no-confidence vote taken on Friday. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody was at the emergency session.

The resolution passed with only two dissenting votes after a more than hour-long closed-door session to discuss the opposing vote submitted Friday by the UWF Faculty Senate – which followed the Trustees’ vote of confidence earlier this month.

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Ceremony remembers those who died
3:32 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

NAS Remembers 9-11Attacks

About 300 people gathered at the National Museum of Naval Aviation for Thursday's Sept. 11 observance.
Credit Dave Dunwoody, WUWF Public Media

Flags were at half-staff and half-mast, on Thursday’s 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody attended the ceremony at the Naval Aviation Museum aboard NAS Pensacola.

A traditional Navy two-bell ceremony honored the more than 3,000 who died on that day in the three airliners, at the Pentagon, and serving as first-responders. In the opening invocation, Navy Chaplain Todd Orren asked that those close to the victims be remembered.

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Gov. Brings Campaign to Panhandle
4:26 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Scott Stumps in Pensacola

Gov. Rick Scott addresses supporters during a rally Wednesday (9/10/14) at New World Landing in downtown Pensacola.
Credit Dave Dunwoody/WUWF

Governor Rick Scott’s “Let’s Keep Working” bus tour came to Pensacola this morning. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody reports the visit was part of Scott’s two week, 28-city schedule.

Running about 20 minutes late to the rally at New World Landing downtown, Gov. Scott continued the tour’s dual themes. First up, tax cuts. The Governor says because of what he calls Florida’s robust economic recovery, he can offer a one billion dollar reduction over the next two years.

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