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

As of July 2, the former UW-Waukesha and UW-Washington County officially became satellite campus of UW-Milwaukee. Chancellor Mark Mone says this makes education more accessible to those in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Also, the Higher Education Regional Alliance (HERA), a new first of its kind partnership of all 2-year and 4-year institutions in the region, is gaining momentum.

Helaine Hickson

Northwestern Mutual, UW-Milwaukee and Marquette University announce the formation of a new partnership to create the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute.

UWM Chancellor Mark Mone and Marquette University President Mike Lovell discuss the objectives and how the institute will benefit students, companies and the communities.

Helaine Hickson

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone discusses the recent spring graduation as well as the accreditation from the Council on Education in Public Health for the Zilber School of Public Health at UWM.

Chancellor Mone also reviews some of the highlights of the past academic year.

Helanie Hickson

Eve Hall, a member of the UW Board of Regents, joins UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone to discuss the role that UWM plays in the UW System and the state. They also discuss how restructuring UW colleges and extension can better serve students in the city and region as well as how the Higher Education Regional Alliance is leveraging the resources of higher education institutions to help businesses get the talent they need.

HELAINE HICKSON

UW-Milwaukee is working to meet the urgent needs of the city, region, and state. Chancellor Mark Mone discusses the alignment between the university and economic development, social justice, academic achievement, and innovation/entrepreneurship. Plus, news about UWM's comprehensive fund raising campaign.

HELAINE HICKSON

UWM is one of the nation's top 115 research universities. UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone describes some of UWM's latest research projects, including the impact of opioid deaths, expanding the life of batteries, the use of 'big data' and mapping out Milwaukee's inner harbor.

He also explains the impact of the proposed federal "Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform Act" on the University and students.

HELAINE HICKSON

Foxconn is developing a world-class advanced display manufacturing campus in Racine County that is set to be Wisconsin's largest economic development project in history. We discuss the impact on the region and on area universities with Mark Mone, Chancellor of UW-Milwaukee, Tim Sheehy, President of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce and John Mielke, Director of Strategic Communications at UW-Parkside.

HELAINE HICKSON

Collaboration on and off campus is essential to UWM's relevancy in the region and state.

Chancellor Mark Mone describes several partnerships aimed at expanding discovery, industry and efficiency, while positively impacting the economy. Also, work continues on the plan to merge UW System two-year campuses with four-year universities.

Jason Rieve

On this week's program, a discussion of the critical need for innovation and entrepreneurship in Milwaukee and the region. WUWM's Dave Edwards talks with UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone; Julia Taylor, president of the Greater Milwaukee Committee; and Sheldon Lubar. Mr. Lubar and his family donated $10 million to UWM to establish the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center.

HELAINE HICKSON

UW-Milwaukee publicly launched its most ambitious fund-rising campaign in its 61 year history, with a goal to raise $200 million. Chancellor Mark Mone discussed the three priorities for the money being raised and the 2017-2019 state budget, which was largely positive for UWM.

Helaine Hickson

University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross joins UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone to discuss the benefits of attending a UW institution, the University's role in the Foxconn project and workforce development, plus an update on the 2017-2019 state budget.

HELAINE HICKSON

UW-Milwaukee is getting a new men's basketball coach. Chancellor Mark Mone discusses the departure of LaVall Jordan and the hiring of Pat Baldwin. Also an update on how the state's budget will impact UWM and a review of the UW Board of Regents meeting which was held in Milwaukee during June.

Jon Strelecki

A collaboration between UW-Milwaukee, Milwaukee Area Technical College and Milwaukee Public Schools is working to improve education opportunities for students in southeastern Wisconsin.

WUWM's Dave Edwards talks with UWM Chancellor Dr. Mark Mone, MPS Superintendent Darienne Driver and MATC College President Vicki Martin about goals of the M-cubed program and projects already underway.

HELAINE HICKSON

UW-Milwaukee Mark Mone discusses the clean-up following the fire in the Peck School of the Arts Theater building and how the community has rallied its support. Also, Mone talks about how UW-Milwaukee's role as the state's only public, urban, research university continues to be important as well as "cooking with the Chancellor."

HELAINE HICKSON

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone talks about the message he shared with members of the Wisconsin Legislature's Joint Finance Committee regarding future funding. He makes the case for urban access institutions as well as funds for remodeling the Northwest Quad, wage increases and the impact of federal funding on UWM.

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