© 2024 WVIK
Listen at 90.3 FM and 98.3 FM in the Quad Cities, 95.9 FM in Dubuque, or on the WVIK app!
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

RDA - New Grants & New Name

Regional Development Authority

Education, human services, and economic development will all benefit from grants handed out Tuesday by the Riverboat Development Authority. The owner of the license for the Rhythm City Casino in Davenport awarded 54 grants totaling 927,000 dollars.

Recipients include Saint Ambrose University - it won a multi-year grant of 200,000 dollars for its new Wellness and Recreation Center, the Riverbend Food Bank and Churches United both received money to supply food banks in the area, and the Scott County Library system will use its grant to expand the branch library in Walcott. 

This brings the total dollars awarded since the RDA’s inception in 1991 to 60 million. 

Also Tuesday the RDA board formally changed its name from Riverboat Development Authority to Regional Development Authority, recognizing the casino's move to a land-based operation next month, and the RDA's "regional" view of the Quad Cities area. 

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.