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.


There's good news and bad news when it comes to the health of Quad Cities residents. Results of the latest survey by the Quad City Health Initiative show the number of smokers continues to fall, but too many of us are over-weight.

Budget problems may finally be over for an agency that provides special education services to schools in eastern Iowa. Thursday the State Board of Education is expected to give its final approval to plans submitted by the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency, based in Bettendorf.


Remarks by Lieutenant General (retired) Raymond Mason - on Tuesday he was the featured speaker at the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Arsenal Island. 

Mason is currently the director of Army Emergency Relief, and lives in Alexandria, Virginia. 

Hein Memorial Highway

Sep 7, 2018

A memorial to an eastern Iowa soldier killed in Vietnam will be unveiled this weekend. On Sunday, classmates of Gary Hein will dedicate four signs along a stretch of Highway 130 between Davenport and Tipton. 

Residents of the Rock Island School District can help find a new superintendent. The district has posted a survey on its website, asking for the background and abilities they value most.

A 12 year old boy is charged with attempted murder after a student brought a gun to North Scott Junior High School Friday morning. 

courtesy of the Dispatch/Argus & QC Online

For the holiday weekend, look forward to races, parades, and politicians in the Quad Cities.


On Midwest Week, is it possible to live on the minimum wage ?

Country Style Expanding

Aug 30, 2018

The Quad Cities "other" well-known brand of ice cream is expanding. Thursday afternoon, Country Style will open its fifth store - in Davenport at Utica Ridge Road and 53rd Street.

Missing Davenport Boy

Aug 30, 2018
Davenport Police Department

Davenport police are asking for help in finding a missing 9 year old boy. Peyton Runge was last seen Wednesday afternoon at 3:15 near 300 West 29th Street in Davenport.