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.

City Of Pensacola

Eight months after first going before the Pensacola City Council, a proposed ordinance to set up a lobbyist registry is close to being resurrected.

Mayor Ashton Hayward floated the idea in October of last year, via his digital newsletter.

“Anyone that’s coming down on behalf of another individual or business that wants to lobby the council or myself, we need to recognize that [and] they need to be transparent about it,” said Hayward last January.

Lindsay Myers

  The City of Pensacola has hired the first of possibly two assistant city administrators – selecting a high-profile figure from Escambia County government.

Keith Wilkins was among five finalists for the position. He’s worked for the county for the past 15 years, as the Director of the Community and Environment Department and most recently, Natural Resources Management. Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward says he’ll be a good fit.

Photo via Flickr// FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute / https://flic.kr/p/oZqwbQ

  Residents along the Escambia County coastline are being advised to protect themselves against exposure to Florida Red Tide.

At last check, moderate to high levels of the Red Tide organism are predicted to be present from Friday through Sunday, according to the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County.

Pensacola Ice Flyers

  The Pensacola Ice Flyers’ home opener is set for Friday evening at the Pensacola Bay Center – aka “The Hangar.”

The Ice Flyers dropped the puck on their seventh season last Friday at Peoria, winning 3-1, then losing to the Rivermen 4-0 on Saturday.

“We played very well; the second game we obviously didn’t get the results but the mistakes we made were on us. Those are things that are fixable,” said Head Coach Rod Aldoff, who’s back for a third season behind the bench.

photo via unsplash/hide obara

Halloween is a fun time for both kids and adults, and a little preparation and caution can keep the holiday a safe one.

The first thing many think when they hear “Halloween” is “costumes.” Much thought and preparation go into them, whether they’re homemade or store-bought. But extra care should be taken when fitting children:

photo via unsplash/petradr

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday morning at two o’clock, when we “fall back” one hour. It’s also a good time to make sure your home is a bit safer. 

Introduced during World War I, Daylight Saving time became permanent in 1966, and expanded from March to November in 2007. The change, says Pensacola Fire Marshal David Allen, can be used to make sure smoke alarms are good to go.

Dave Dunwoody

  There’s been an arrest in connection with triple homicide that’s been dubbed “The Blue Moon Murders.”

Donald Hartung Sr., 58, was arrested Tuesday morning in connection with the triple homicide on July 31, at a residents on Deerfield Drive.


   Just in time for Halloween, the Earth is getting a heavenly visitor – sort of.

NASA calls it “2015 TB145,” and it’s expected to miss the Earth narrowly as it travels through Orion Friday and Saturday. But Wayne Wooten, an astronomer at Pensacola State College, says “narrowly” – in this case about 300,000 miles -- is a relative term in the vast expanse of space.


A flash flood watch is in effect for the Florida Panhandle until 1:00 a.m. Tuesday, as heavy rain inundated the area on Monday.

A wind advisory also remained in effect through 7:00 p.m. Monday. The east-southeast winds are whipping up surf and causing a high risk of rip currents through tomorrow morning.

“During that time period we’re going to get most of the rainfall; 3-6 inches is possible,” said John Werner at the National Weather Service in Mobile. He adds that the main concerns are low-lying areas and areas with poor drainage which are prone to flooding.


  Another step is taken in funding projects in Escambia County, with RESTORE Act money from the BP oil spill.

Two waterway restoration projects top the preliminary list submitted to the Escambia County RESTORE Advisory Committee, involving City Creek and Eleven Mile Creek Stream.

“Information that was provided for the criteria for the selection of projects was given to the public; [and] an application form was provided for them to fill out online,” said Mike Hanson, Project Manager for the consulting firm Dewberry, which ranked and scored the proposals.