Dave Arthur is WPFF’s Weekday Midday Host. 2013 marks Dave’s 30th year in radio.
“I’ve done some fun things including flying with the Blue Angels, getting blown up after a baseball game with Captain Dynamite—but the best part of my job is hearing how God is using WPFF to encourage people every day,” Dave said.
Dave’s hometown is Boise, Idaho. Growing up, Dave’s interests included acting and singing. He had the lead role in his high school’s drama production Ms. Roboto, an original script written by his teacher. Dave was the leading man and hero of the play, Mark Morton. Dave also sang in the Jazz Choir. In 1997, he played the role of Clarence the Angel in a stage production of the beloved Christmas movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
Now, Dave is an avid cyclist. In 2011, he rode his bike 214 miles from Seattle, Washington to Portland, Oregon. And, he also lost 121 pounds!
Dave married his wife, Shauna, in 1990. They have four daughters—Krista, Sarrah, Emily, and Megan. One daughter was adopted as a teenager in 2012. There are a lot of animals in their household—three dogs, a cat, and a bunny.
When it comes to the NFL, Dave is a fan of the Packers. But when he is not watching the Green and Gold, he is following college ball, especially Boise State and their blue turf. “Shauna and I were season ticket holders there,” Dave said. “In fact, when my wife was in high school marching band, she marched on the Boise State field when it was still green!”
Dave also loves classic and sports cars. “With four daughters at home right now, that has all been put on hold. I have nothing but practical cars at home today. But back in the day, I’ve enjoyed a classic Mustang, Corvette, a Miata, and even a couple of Fieros!” Dave said.
The last non-radio jobs that Dave has worked were when he was a teenager with a newspaper route and a little work in television running a camera for the evening news. Other than that, it has been the life of a radio man.
Even as a teenager, Dave’s passion has been to help others. “My mom loved that even in high school my pickup truck had a bumper sticker that said ‘On a Mission’ because I was usually on my way somewhere to help someone. Actually, having a pick up meant that someone was always in need of me!” Dave said. “I’ve been to Jamaica, Honduras, and Rwanda on Mission trips. God always finds a new way to break my heart and show me new ways I can help.”
Dave loves that the new Bethesda Christian Broadcasting's new mission statement—to impact people for Christ and equip them to put their faith into action—encourages us to put our faith into action. “We can have faith but if we just hide it away to ourselves, how can we be a blessing to others? God wants to use us every day to help others and when we give feet to our faith, it is much easier for others to see where our joy comes from,” Dave said. “I hope it is always contagious.”