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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Daylight Savings Time
3:01 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Daylight Savings Ends Sunday: Fall Back & Check Batteries

Credit Photo via Flickr// Steve Grosbois

We all “fall back” one hour Sunday morning, with the end of Daylight Saving Time until March. It’s also a good time to make sure your home is a bit safer. 

Daylight Saving Time was introduced during World War I, made permanent in 1966 and expanded in 2007 to run from March to November. Any state can opt out of DST, as have Arizona and Hawaii. But it's not so much the time change; it's how you use that time. 

To that end, Lt. Dan Akerman with Escambia Fire-Rescue, reminds everyone of the 27th annual “Change Your Clocks, Change Your Battery” campaign.

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Halloween Safety
5:22 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Halloween Tips To Keep Your Night Safe & Spooky

Credit Photo via Flickr//Selbe and Lily

Halloween is a fun time for both kids and their parents, and hazards surrounding the holiday can be avoided with a little preparation and caution.

Various studies have shown that fatal accidents involving children crossing streets increase four and a half times on Halloween night. Kameg says many kids are also under the misconception that on Halloween, drivers are watching out for them.

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Dry, windy conditions demand caution when burning
5:05 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Dry Weather Brings Out Wildfire Warnings

Credit floridaforestservice.com

For many, this is the ideal time of year and the ideal weather to go out and burn yard debris. The Florida Forest Service is warning residents planning such burns to use extreme caution.

No rain, dropping humidity and a rising fire danger level are in the forecast for the time being in the three Blackwater counties: Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa.

“It’s going to be another dry week it looks like,” said Joe Zwierzchowski, Blackwater’s Information Officer. “We’ve got some potential for rain the middle of this week, but it’s going to be spotty at best.”

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Pensacola Mayoral Race
3:04 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Pensacola Mayoral Candidates: Ashton Hayward

  Besides other state and local races, Pensacola voters are also deciding who will serve as Mayor for the next four years. 

On bringing jobs to Pensacola:

“We have to put people to work. We have to create the environment to be a business-friendly city. That’s one of my number one goals that we set out to do and I think we’ve achieved that. We’ve been very fortunate to bring UPS into Pensacola; Southwest Airlines, DeepFlex had been in the works for a little over two years. That’s a big part of my job, getting out and telling Pensacola’s story.”

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Pensacola Mayoral Race
2:34 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Pensacola Mayoral Candidates: Donna Clark

Credit Donna Clark for Mayor

  Voters in Pensacola are going to the polls to decide the city’s next mayor, between incumbent Ashton Hayward and challenger Donna Clark. 

On running for Mayor, her first attempt at seeking elected office:

“The whole campaign itself, from the get-go I’ve been a dark horse. Each step I’ve moved towards this end result has been incredible.”

On bringing jobs into Pensacola:

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Election 2014
8:43 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Could NPA Voters Decide '14 Elections?

  No Party Affiliation voters in Florida are helping fuel a national trend by rejecting both the Democratic and Republican parties in now-record numbers.

Figures from the state Division of Elections show Democrats now accounting for 39% of registered voters, with the GOP at 35%. No Party Affiliation – NPA – is at 23.3%. The numbers reflect voters who registered before the October 6 deadline to vote in the general election.

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Ice Hockey
4:09 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Ice Flyers Eye 'Three-Peat' In Southern League

Credit Pensacola Ice Flyers

The Pensacola Ice Flyers open defense of their second consecutive Southern Professional Hockey League championship on the road Friday evening against the Mississippi RiverKings.

When Head Coach Rod Aldoff brought the team together to begin training camp last week, his message to the ten returning players was: “forget last season.”

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Scams
5:16 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Better Business Bureau: Watch For Ebola Scams

Word is going out from the Better Business Bureau, about a variety of Ebola related scams and problematic fundraisers recently emerging.

The BBB’s Wise Giving Alliance is working with chapters serving Dallas, where the first victim died and two nurses became infected; in Cleveland, where one of the nurses traveled before getting sick; and with several other local BBBs to investigate Ebola-related efforts.

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Medical Marijuana
1:12 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Debate Over Amendment 2 Heats Up As Early Voting Begins

Voters across Florida are deciding if it will become the 24th state, and the first in the Southeast, to have a comprehensive medical marijuana program.

In a nutshell, Amendment 2 would allow the medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating diseases, as determined by a licensed Florida doctor. The amendment was proposed by John Morgan, a trial attorney from Orlando.

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Startup Weekend
11:53 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Entrepreneurs Pitch Ideas & Form Businesses At UWF

  Entrepreneurs of all ages gathered at the University of West Florida this weekend, to develop and offer ideas for new goods and services, during Startup Weekend at the UWF College of Business.

Wearing gray event T-shirts, the participants began a 54-hour marathon Friday night aimed at coming up with the next big business idea.

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