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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Local News
11:49 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Study: FL Film Office Needs More Transparency

The watchdog group Integrity Florida is out with a study of the Department of Economic Opportunity’s attempts to lobby the Legislature for one billion dollars through 2020. The cash would be used for movies, TV shows, video games and other entertainment industry productions.

Television’s “Burn Notice,” the movie “Dolphin Tale” and the Madden football video game are produced in Florida.

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Local News
11:53 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Pensacola and Escambia Mull ST Aerospace Funding

Credit ST Aerospace

 

The Escambia County Commission and City of Pensacola are now on the same page of the hymnal, in funding the attempt to bring an aircraft maintenance company to Pensacola International Airport.

“Project Stallion” was the code name for the talks with ST Aerospace, which operates a facility in Mobile that employs about 1,500 people. Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced in December that he had signed a Memorandum of Understanding – or MOU -- with ST Aerospace, capping two years of negotiations.

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Pensacola Blanket Law
9:02 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Blankets Again Legal on Pensacola City Property

Credit ricksblog.biz

The Pensacola City Council Thursday voted unanimously for an amendment to the homeless ordinance regarding “camping” on city property and the use of blankets and other covering while doing so.

The Council approved the ordinance last May, with strong backing from Mayor Ashton Hayward and his staff. Attorney Alistair McKenzie told the panel that the backlash from the ordinance has extended well beyond the city limits.

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Phone Scams
12:28 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

BBB: Beware of New Phone Scams

Credit bbb.org

A “one ring” phone scam is being reported across the United States. The Better Business Bureau is alerting the public to this simple—yet extremely effective—ploy that can result in unauthorized charges on wireless statements.

Here’s how it works: automated dialers blast thousands of random calls to mobile numbers obtained from public listings or from black market dealers —who hustle “sucker lists”— the call disconnects after one ring.

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Gas Prices
11:31 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Gas Prices Expected to Rise

Credit wstribune.com

Although gas prices have remained relatively stable since the start of the year, Triple-A is predicting they will rise as spring approaches.

The auto club believes prices at the pump will rise to about three dollars-75 cents per gallon, a bit less than last year’s peak of 3.79. Spokeswoman Jessica Brady says motorists likely are facing a jump soon.  

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