WMBF Sports Director Arrested for Being ‘Highly Intoxicated’

By Kevin Eck 

WMBF sports director Dave Ackert is accused of threatening to kill a bar owner while “highly” intoxicated, according to a police report.

Ackert was charged early Monday morning with public intoxication after being at a Myrtle Beach area bar.

WMBF told The Myrtle Beach Sun that they do not comment on personnel matters.


The Sun said the person who called police said that Ackert had his beer taken away at the bar because he was “highly intoxicated.” Ackert then threatened to kill the bar owners.

According to the report, the caller told police that Ackert continued to threaten people outside of the bar after being escorted out. He refused to get into an Uber that was called for him because the driver was the “assassin,” the police report said.

A local cop also tried to get Ackert a ride home before arresting him and bringing him to J. Reuben Long Detention Center. He was released at 10:30 a.m., according to the online booking website.

Ackert has been the WMBF sports director since September 2022.