People

  • "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...

  • Host, Talking Art

    Carolyn Martin joined WVIK as a host of Talking Art in September of 2017.  A long-time fan of NPR programming with a love of storytelling and all art forms, she is thrilled to have the opportunity to speak with creative people about...

  • 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...

  • Host of 'Saturday Morning Live!'and 'Jazz After Hours'

    Memphis-born Joseph Donald Wooten was sent, at the age of 17, to the seminary at St. Ambrose College by Bishop Adrian of the Catholic Diocese of Nashville, Tennessee. After two years he left the seminary, but stayed on at St. Ambrose to pursue...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Executive Assistant to the Presidente countries.

    Kai Swanson is special assistant to Augustana College’s president, Steve Bahls, a position he’s held since 2005, though he's been on the staff of the college since his graduation in 1986. He grew up in Rock Island, just across Lincoln Park from...

  • Host, "Wellness Wake Up Call"

    Kristin Bogdonas believes that everyone deserves access to fresh, affordable food and is committed to helping people improve their health literacy. In this digital age it can be difficult to decipher what nutrition information is accurate and...

  • Life's winding journey has lead Michael from birth in Johannesburg, SouthAfrica, to the airwaves of western Illinois and eastern Iowa. Along the way Michael spent his formative years three hours down the Mississippi in Quincy, IL. Piano lessons...

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