Herb Trix

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 play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.

While a graduate student in the Public Affairs Reporting Program at the University of Illinois at Springfield (then known as Sangamon State University), he got his first taste of public radio, covering Illinois state government for WUIS.

Here in the Quad Cities, Herb worked for WHBF Radio before coming to WVIK in 1987. Herb also produces the weekly public affairs feature Midwest Week – covering the news behind the news by interviewing reporters about the stories they cover.

Herb resides in Moline with his wife Diane, and their dog Augie.

Simon Herrera

Vintage football will return to the Quad Cities this weekend. On Sunday, the Rock Island Independents will take on the Moline Universal Tractors in their fourth annual re-enactment of how the game was played 100 years ago.

On Midwest Week, Stanley Liggins' third trial for the murder of a 9 year old girl ended in a mis-trial.

Augustana College

One of the best-known features of the Augustana College campus will look different for a while. To mark the public phase of a major fund-raising campaign the dome on Old Main will be lit blue, and stay blue until the goal is reached, then turn to gold.

WVIK News

Now that the rain has stopped, here and upstream, the Mississippi River should crest in the Quad Cities earlier than expected - over the weekend, instead of Monday. 

Moline Closes River Drive

Oct 11, 2018

As the Mississippi River continues to rise, the city of Moline has closed River Drive, from 23rd Street to 55th Street. 

The state has decided to help boost business and industrial expansion in the Quad Cities and western Illinois. Wednesday, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity approved enterprise zones for the Illinois Quad Cities and for Henry County.

Augustana College

Funeral arrangements are pending for a long-time member of the Augustana College faculty. Dr. Dorothy Parkander, professor emerita of English, has died at the age of 93.

WVIK News

For the fourth time this year, the Mississippi River has reached flood stage in the Quad Cities. And it's the second time Davenport has had to close River Drive and put up a temperary floodwall.

RI Flood Prep

Oct 9, 2018
City of Rock Island

Even though it has a floodwall, the City of Rock Island continues to prepare for flooding by the Mississippi River, including installing pumps and closing gatewells.

Time is running short for Illinois residents who want to vote in the November election. Tuesday is the deadline to register to vote, or to update your registration if you've changed your address.

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