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 their work in the Quad Cities region.
Retiring as an Obstetrician/Gynecologist physician after nearly 25 years of practice in Davenport, she was looking for a meaningful way to navigate retirement. Thanks to Jay Pearce, the General Manager of WVIK, who despite her lack of previous radio experience was either insightful enough or crazy enough to let her embark on this adventure, she is giving voice to artists who beautify our community and make this a better place to live. She also gets more sleep now and doesn’t have to work on weekends or holidays!
In addition to her volunteer work with WVIK, Carolyn is a board member of Quad City Arts, the foundation board of Quad Cities Cultural Trust, and Vera French Community Mental Health Center.
She lives in Bettendorf, Iowa with her husband Joseph.
Carolyn would like to recognize the late Bruce Carter, whose years of interviewing artists for WVIK on his program Art Talks inspired her to continue in his legacy.