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.

Santa Rosa County

  After going through 56 applications for a new Administrator, Santa Rosa County officials have their man – from just down the hall.

Tony Gomillion will move from his current position as the county’s Public Service Director since 2003, into the chair being vacated by Hunter Walker – who’s retiring next month after 20 years. 

“Taking the next step,” said Gomillion. “Having a desire to have a challenge, meet the challenge, and put together a new team of strong leaders for our county.”

Cowork Annex

One Palafox Place in downtown Pensacola is being converted into a new shared workplace environment.

The plan is to build a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs, work-at-home professionals, startups and others to meet and mingle.

Businessman Bobby Switzer is one of a half-dozen investors in the project and its managing partner. He says they’re helping each business meet its goals in a way he says is more effective, efficient, and fun. Another name for it, he adds, is “concierge business.”

Fresh off their season-ending performance over NAS Pensacola, the Blue Angels welcomed a new boss on Sunday at the National Museum of Naval Aviation.

The hour-long ceremony, filled with Navy traditions, said goodbye to Captain Tom Frosch and greeted Commander Ryan Bernacchi, who takes over for the next two seasons. Rear Admiral Michael White told the packed atrium that these days, there are a number of debates over the Blues’ return on investment, especially if recruiting is up after a show.


  Organizers of a project in Cantonment titled "The Bluffs: Northwest Florida's Industrial Campus" are projecting 60 companies and more than 15,000 jobs if the project is completed.

“The development of the Bluffs project is something we’ve been working on for several years now. It’s an effort of the Pensacola-Escambia County Development Commission,” said Scott Luth, CEO of Florida West, an alliance of more than 100 public and private entities.

He says the charge is to look into a long-term, long-range development of venues for business and industry, for the next 20 years.

Photo via Flickr// John P.//onemansblog.com. / https://flic.kr/p/8QspvD

  Thousands of Blue Angels fans will crowd aboard NAS Pensacola on Friday and Saturday, for the flight demonstration team’s homecoming, and season-ending, performance.

2015 took the Blues across the United States, beginning in March above their winter home in El Centro, California; 68 performances at 38 venues later, the season closes at home.

Capt. Tom Frosch is also wrapping up his time as team commander. But his thoughts this weekend will be the same, as they were during his first show in 2013.

UWF//Emmele Photography

  In part two of our look at winter sports at the University of West Florida, Argonauts Swimming and Diving is growing – without suffering the usual growing pains of a new program.

Head Coach Andrew Hancock says now that they’re in year three, the new is starting to wear off a bit. They’re more settled when it comes to both routine and expectations, which in turn presents a different dynamic.

UWF// Bill Stockton

Winter sports programs at the University of West Florida took center stage Wednesday, at their annual media day. In the first of a two-part report, a look at men’s and women’s basketball. 

Six months after being hired as the men’s basketball coach at the University of West Florida, Jeff Burkhamer is preparing for what they hope is a season of resurrection. He inherits a team that went 7-21 last year, winning only three games in the Gulf South Conference.

Florida Humanities Council


Six Pensacola-area veterans will take to the stage this weekend for two performances of “Telling: Pensacola."

The first performance will be held at the University of West Florida Center for Fine and Performing Arts this Saturday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m., 11000 University Parkway.

Fre Sonneveld / https://unsplash.com/photos/q6n8nIrDQHE

The Public Service Commission approved Monday a new rate for electricity. Beginning in January the average residential bill for 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity will average $135.58

Jeff Rogers at the utility says continued lower prices in natural gas and coal used to generate electricity is fueling the decrease, which in a small way is repeating history.


    GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush is hitting the reset button on what many consider an underwhelming campaign, with a new slogan: “Jeb Can Fix It.”

Bush’s reboot – some call it Jeb 2.0 – kicked off Monday in the wake of dropping poll numbers and slumping finances. Speaking at a rally in Tampa, he appeared to acknowledge a lack of the style shown by some of his competitors, saying he’s resisted advice on how to present himself.