Dave Garner

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 picked up necessary skills along the way.

As Operations Manager and Chief Operator, Dave keeps the technical side of the station running, maintaining WVIK's audio production studios and automation systems, and being on call for transmitter and studio technical issues. Dave oversaw a complete upgrade of the WVIK studios in 2014-15, installing networked audio consoles and related equipment, and remoting all studio automation and internet computers to WVIK's Tech Center.

As an audio engineer, Dave has been responsible for the production of RME Radio Hour, Art Talks with Bruce Carter, RiverWayStories, About Books, Quad City Oral Histories, and The Parent Trip, as well as broadcast concerts by the Quad City Symphony, Dubuque Symphony, Muscatine Symphony, Nova Singers, and the Handel Oratorio Society.

Dave hosted the classical music program “Sunday Morning” from April, 1989 until March, 2008, when he began hosting the weekday classical program "Morning Classics."

Vacant to Vibrant

Jan 12, 2019

Scribble: Reading

Jan 5, 2019

River Action's 35th Anniversary

Jan 5, 2019

Permeable Streets in the Quad Cities

Dec 29, 2018

Rock Island Community Garden

Dec 22, 2018

RI & Scott County Conservation Consortiums

Dec 15, 2018

Join the Environmental Book Club

Dec 8, 2018

Stream Cleaners

Dec 1, 2018

John Deere and the First Bridge

Nov 24, 2018