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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D68 can make a bad cold even worse
4:07 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Health Officials Monitoring Enterovirus Strain

Credit Florida DOH-Escambia

A respiratory virus that has sent more than 1,000 children to emergency rooms since mid-August has parents in Florida worried their child could be next, if the disease makes its way to the Sunshine State.

Out of that total – mostly in the Midwest -- the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed more than 130 pediatric cases of Enterovirus D68 in 17 states, including Alabama.

Dr. John Lanza, Director of the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County, says no official cases have been confirmed in Florida, but that may change soon.

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Storm led to new plant in Cantonment
2:58 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

New Treatment Plant Has Origins in Ivan's Fury

Credit Emerald Coast Utilities Authority

As part of WUWF’s look back at Hurricane Ivan on its 10th anniversary, it turns out the storm did lead the way towards replacing Pensacola’s water treatment plant, which had been in service since 1937.

Ivan’s 100-plus mile and hour winds and storm surges of up to 15 feet mortally wounded the Main Street Treatment plant. A power outage knocked it off line for three and a half days -- resulting in a toxic brew of storm water, storm surge and raw sewage flooding parts of downtown Pensacola.

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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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