Director of Corporate Supportambernowak@wvik.org
Amber Nowak has been with WVIK since September of 2015, where she is the Director of Corporate Support. Before coming to WVIK, Amber Nowak served as an Account Executive for the Moline Dispatch Publishing Company from 2002-2015. Her work with...
Autumn has been with WVIK since October of 2017 and is a part-time Administrative Assistant. Before coming to WVIK she was a stay-at-home mom to her 3 sons. She and her husband were raised in the Quad Cities and are are happy to be raising...
Director of Finance and Membershipcolleensibthorp@wvik.org
I joined WVIK in the Spring of 1992, as a student employee, while attending Augustana College. I was quickly drawn into the fun and excitement of broadcasting –“bitten by a bug.” And after I completed my studies in psychology, computer science...
Operations Manager, Host of Morning Classicsdavidgarner@wvik.org
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...
News Director, Host All Things Considered and Midwest Weeknews@wvik.org
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...
Director of Development and Community Engagementjaredjohnson@wvik.org
Jared W. Johnson has been with WVIK since May of 2014, where he serves as the Director of Development and Community Engagement. Before coming to WVIK, Jared W. Johnson served as Director of Marketing for the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. His...
CEO, General Manager, Morning Edition Host and Weekend Edition Hostjaypearce@wvik.org
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...
WVIK Newsroom Fellowmariannabacallao@wvik.org
WVIK News Editornews@wvik.org
Officially, Michelle's title is WVIK News Editor which really just means she wears many hats, doing everything there is to do in the newsroom and around the radio station. She's a multimedia journalist and serves as Assignment Editor,...
Music Director, Host of Perspectivemindyheusel@wvik.org
Mindy started at WVIK on the evening shift, one night a week, while still a student at Augustana College. Not long after, the station began overnight service and she took on the graveyard shift for a full six nights. In 1985, she moved to days...