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.

A public workshop has been set by the Pensacola City Council, on a proposed non-discrimination ordinance sponsored by Councilman Brian Spencer.

Pensacola’s current non-discrimination ordinance, passed more than 30 years ago, deals only with fair housing. Spencer’s proposal expands it to include employment and public accommodations.

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On Sunday evening and early Monday morning, the moon will provide stargazers a triple helping of thrills.

First, it will be the fourth “blood moon” in the past year and a half. The eclipse is said to be the last of a "tetrad," four consecutive total lunar eclipses. The others were in April and October of 2014, and last April.

“Look outside – the sky is beautifully blue [Friday]. Little bitty dust motes are scattering little bitty light waves; the blues, the violets,” said Wayne Wooten, an astronomer at Pensacola State College.

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  Pope Francis became the first Pontiff to address a joint session of congress during his visit to Washington on Thursday. Cong. Jeff Miller called it “an honor” to attend the historic event.

“I think the delivery of the speech in English was showing a humbleness,” said Miller. “Because it is obviously not his native language, and he had to work very hard in order to deliver such a long speech.”



The White House says the United States will direct nearly $419 million in humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees. Meanwhile, preparations are underway for what could be the arrival of some refugees to the Pensacola area.

The website www.mercycorps.org reports more than 11 million people have been displaced by the civil war in Syria.



Pope Francis arrived Tuesday in Washington, D-C, to kick off his four-day visit to the United States. Among those waiting to greet him is Bishop Gregory Parkes, who shepherds the Pensacola-Tallahassee Diocese.

“We don’t know what he’s going to say, it’s going to be a ‘pastoral’ visit, so he’ll be speaking as a pastor, as the leader of the Catholic Church,” Parkes said. “His reason for coming to the United States is to participate in the World Meetings of Families, which will take place in Philadelphia [on Saturday].


 Six months after the problems were highlighted, there’s a plan to fix the mold and water issues at the U-S Courthouse in downtown Pensacola.

U-S District Judge Casey Rodgers says black mold has plagued the facility – and the workers inside – since it opened in 1997. Court staff, the U-S Marshal’s and Attorneys offices, and Sen. Marco Rubio’s staff were forced to re-locate to the nearby Winston E. Arnow Building and elsewhere downtown.

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Sacred Heart Health System marked a century of service earlier this month. On Sunday, its 100th birthday party was thrown at Bayfront Stadium.

The home of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos was transformed into a party venue, with jump houses, air slides a bungee trampoline and other attractions for the kids, and reduced price food and drink for all.

Among those enjoying the late summer sunshine was Karen Porter, a 37-year associate at Sacred Heart. She talked about seeing the technological evolution in healthcare.

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While the summer travel season for 2015 is in the books, many Floridians are planning at least an overnight vacation sometime this fall.

Traveling in the fall is actually more popular than many people think. According to a recent survey by the AAA auto club, about seven in ten Floridians are planning to take a trip of 50 miles or more away from home in the next three months.

Pensacola Police Department

   More than three dozen juveniles have been arrested in connection with more than two dozen vehicle burglaries and attempted break-ins over the past couple of weeks.

The roundup began earlier this month, when ten suspects were collared in the North Hill area. Last weekend, 11 others were arrested at an apartment complex off Scenic Highway, and at Spencer Bibbs Elementary School.

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In a continuing scam, area individuals and businesses continue to receive calls from a person claiming to represent Gulf Power and threatening to cut off service if payment is not made.

Gulf Power continues to work with law enforcement in reporting the incidents. But the utility continues to get a growing number of complaints from customers reporting fraudulent calls.