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.

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Health Department Alert
9:49 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

West Nile Alert: How To Avoid Mosquito-Related Illness

Credit Photo via Flickr//James Jordan

  The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County has received notification of a probable case of West Nile virus infection in a county resident.

County Health Director Dr. John Lanza says this is the third consecutive year that a resident’s been bitten by an infected mosquito – in this case, mid-July, with the lab results confirming the disease were returned earlier this month.

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"Summer Heat"
9:28 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Dozens Arrested In Panhandle Warrant Sweep

  “Operation Summer Heat” is the latest sweep of outstanding warrants by various law enforcement agencies in northwest Florida.

Sixty-nine suspects are named in the 95 warrants, in the latest joint investigation involving the Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Offices and U.S. Marshal’s Service.  The charges range from burglary and larceny, to assault and battery, drugs, weapons and child neglect.

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Gulf Islands National Seashore
9:10 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Ft. Pickens Road May Be Relocated

  Gulf Islands National Seashore is hosting an open house Tuesday, to gather public input on the proposed relocation of a stretch of Fort Pickens Road.

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Election 2014
8:56 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Early Voting Underway In Escambia County

Credit Photo via Flickr//Vox Efx

 Early voting in Escambia County for the August 26 primary kicked off Saturday morning, and runs through next Saturday, August 23.

Nearly 199,000 voters were registered in Escambia when the books closed late last month. That’s a 6% rise from the 2012 primary, which included a presidential ballot. But David Stafford, the county’s Supervisor of Elections, says the increase does not change his turnout prediction of around 25%.

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Colleen Castille to "pursue other interests."
5:06 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Castille Steps Down as Pensacola City Administrator

Pensacola Administrator Colleen Castille
Credit City of Pensacola

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced Thursday that City Administrator Colleen Castille has resigned effective September 3. Her departure has triggered a number of staff changes at the top of city government.

So far, the only explanation from Hayward is in a written statement that Castille is leaving to “pursue other opportunities.” In her own written statement, Castille says she made a one year commitment to serve and fulfilled it.

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