David Dunaway

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  • Username: dunaway
  • Producer
  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Independent
  • Day: 505-345-0185

Recent Pieces from David Dunaway

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Program I: Route 66 Forever (58:02)
From: David Dunaway

Across the Tracks: A Route 66 Story chronicles the history and peoples of America’s most famous and best-loved road. Produced by David Dunaway and hosted by Martin Milner, ...
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Program I: Origins (52:40)
From: David Dunaway

Program I: Origins How did a Harvard-educated boy become a radical, hitchhiking, banjo-playing, political activist? Program I explores Seeger’s youth and America’s folk ...
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Pete Seeger: How Can I Keep From Singing? Promos (02:16)
From: David Dunaway

Assorted :15 and :30 promos for the series.

About Me

For decades, I've documented the work of Pete Seeger, resulting in How Can I Keep From Singing? The Ballad of Pete Seeger, published by McGraw Hill in 1981 and revised, updated, and republished by Villard/Random House, 2008.

Having written ten volumes of history and biography, my specialty is the presentation of folklore, literature, and history via broadcasting. I've been active in radio since 1972, but over the last dozen years I've been Executive Producer of award-winning national radio series for Public Radio International, including “Writing the Southwest” (1995); “Aldous Huxley's Brave New Worlds” (1998); “Across the Tracks: A Route 66 Story” (2001); and Pete Seeger: How Can I Keep From Singing? (2008). I have produced for Radio New Zealand, Danish Radio, and BBC World Service. I'm currently a DJ for KUNM-FM and a professor at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. I'm now in the process of writing the first book on both the history and experience of wearing glasses and contact lenses.

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David is currently available for new projects, has a car, and is available to travel Internationally.


  • Field Recording
  • Voice Talent
  • Writing
  • Broadcast Education

Available For

  • Consulting
  • Commentary
  • Documentary Production
  • Tape Syncs
  • Voiceover

Languages I Speak

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Work Experience

Previously Aired On

PRI, Pacifica, NPR


University of California-Berkeley, PhD - American Studies, (Literature, History, Media Studies), 1981

University of California-Berkeley, M.A.T. - Comparative Literature, English (+ Community College Credential), 1972

University of Wisconsin, B.A. (cum laude) - Comparative Literature, 1970


  • BEA Best Documentary, For "Pete Seeger: How Can I Keep From Singing?", 2009
  • BEA Best of Festival, Audio Competition, For "Pete Seeger: How Can I Keep From Singing?", 2009
  • BEA Best Documentary,, For "Across the Tracks: A Route 66 Story", 2003
  • Crystal Award, For "Across the Tracks: A Route 66 Story", 2003
  • Silver Reel, For "Across the Tracks: A Route 66 Story", 2003
  • BEA Best Documentary, For "Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World", 1999

Additional Information

Other Web sites: http://peteseeger.org/ http://route66.unm.edu/