Collin Schopp

WVIK News Intern

I'm currently a Junior at Augustana College, working on a major in Multimedia Journalism and Mass Communication. In addition to interning at the station, I also work for the Augustana Observer, the college's official student newspaper, as the Arts and Entertainment Editor. 

This is my first internship through the MJMC program, and I'm excited to write, report, interview sources, and produce stories.

Once out of school, I want to pursue a career in radio broadcast.

City of Rock Island

"Rock Island Unplugged" might sound like a series of acoustic concerts. But it's really a new community forum, and it won't be held at City Hall.

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Parks department employees in Rock Island have their first union contract.

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Friends, family, and coworkers gathered today to remember Davenport Fire Marshal Mike Hayman. A year ago, he died suddenly after serving the department for 33 years. Now, the city is dedicating a memorial stone in his honor.

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The Scott County Family YMCA has gone public with plans to build a new downtown Davenport location. 

Collin Schopp reports yesterday, it announced a fundraising campaign.

New Dean at Augustana

Sep 24, 2018
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"Every day is unique and interesting." That's according to Dr. Wes Brooks who started last month as Vice President and Dean of Student Life at Augustana College.

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The Quad City Botanical Center is expanding, and is asking people to help decide what to do next.

Mothers' Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes

The Quad Cities will soon be home to the first human milk depot in northwestern Illinois. The Rock Island County Health Department's Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) clinic in Moline will accept donations of breast milk for sick and premature babies. / Google Maps

Some local Native Americans are concerned about a new housing development in Coal Valley that may be on the site of a burial ground. Collin Schopp reports the village board approved in May the 91-acre project.


Davenport Police Department

Davenport police are holding out hope a reward will help them solve a three month old homicide. On Monday Crime Stoppers annnounced the extension for another 90 days of the 10,000 dollar cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the person reponsible for Jason Roberts' death. 


Repair work is scheduled to begin Tuesday on the Centennial Bridge, between Rock Island and Davenport. The Illinois Department of Transportation says motorists can expect day-time lane closures.