People

  • Director of Corporate Support

    Amber Nowak has been with WVIK since September of 2015, where she is the Director of Corporate Support.  Before coming to WVIK, Amber Nowak served as an Account Executive for the Moline Dispatch Publishing Company from 2002-2015. Her work with...

  • Administrative Assistant

    Autumn has been with WVIK since October of 2017 and is a part-time Administrative Assistant.  Before coming to WVIK she was a stay-at-home mom to her 3 sons.  She and her husband were raised in the Quad Cities and are are happy to be raising...

  • "Morning Edition" Host and Reporter

    Benjamin Payne hosts Morning Edition on WVIK, and also reports spot news and feature stories for the WVIK newsroom. As a graduate of Augustana College, he majored in Multimedia Journalism & Mass Communication. Before coming to WVIK...

  • Director of Finance and Membership

    I joined WVIK in the Spring of 1992, as a student employee, while attending Augustana College.  I was quickly drawn into the fun and excitement of broadcasting –“bitten by a bug.” And after I completed my studies in psychology, computer science...

  • Operations Manager, Host of Morning Classics

    A native of Moline and a longtime resident of Rock Island, Dave earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Radio/Television from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He came to WVIK in January of 1987 as an engineering assistant, and has...

  • News Director, Host All Things Considered and Midwest Week

    A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to...

  • Director of Development and Community Engagement

    Jared W. Johnson has been with WVIK since May of 2014, where he serves as the Director of Development and Community Engagement. Before coming to WVIK, Jared W. Johnson served as Director of Marketing for the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. His...

  • CEO, General Manager, Weekend Edition Host

    Jay H. Pearce became the station's general manager Oct. 3, 2011. More than half of his 40-year career in broadcasting has been in public broadcasting.   A Detroit, MI native, Pearce grew up in the Chicago suburb of Winnetka, IL and received a...

  • Corporate Support Associate

    Kathleen Hanna joined WVIK in January 2018.  She is a part –time Corporate Support Associate working with local businesses that support the station through underwriting. 

    Before coming to WVIK Kathleen was lucky enough to be a full time...

  • Regional Illinois Reporter

    Madelyn Beck is a regional Illinois reporter, based in Galesburg. She works for Tri States Public Radio and WVIK in the Quad Cities and produces stories on agrciulture, the environment for Harvest Public Media and the Illinois Newsroom...

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