Dave Edwards

Director / General Manager

Dave Edwards has been Director / General Manager of WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio since 1985. Under his leadership, the station has expanded its local programming efforts, community based fund raising and partnerships with many organizations in Southeastern Wisconsin.

During his years as General Manager, WUWM has been the most listened to public radio station in Southeastern Wisconsin. In 2010, the station was recognized as “Best Radio Station of the Year” by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and “Best Radio News Operation of the Year” by the Milwaukee Press Club.

In addition to his work at WUWM, Edwards has served as Chairman of the National Public Radio Board of Directors and has held board positions on the Station Resource Group, Public Radio In Mid-America and the University Station Alliance. He is currently the Chairman of the Radio Research Consortium Board of Directors and a member of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Board of Directors.

Edwards also served as a consultant to public radio stations around the country.

Prior to 1985, Edwards’ professional career included stints as a radio program manager, news director, news reporter, and anchor for public radio, commercial radio, and television stations. He won numerous local and regional awards for journalism and was a regular contributor to National Public Radio news magazines in the early 1980's.

Edwards has also been involved in civic activities including the Milwaukee Rotary Club and he served for 15 years as an elected member of the Franklin WI Board of School Directors including 7 years as its president. He teaches courses in professional communications and journalism for Alverno College and has been an instructor at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

He and his wife Lauri live in Franklin WI. They have two grown children who grew up believing that the first button on all car radios was fixed on WUWM.

Twitter: @DaveEdwardsWUWM

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