Dave Garner

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 picked up necessary skills along the way.

As Operations Manager and Chief Operator, Dave keeps the technical side of the station running, maintaining WVIK's audio production studios and automation systems, and being on call for transmitter and studio technical issues. Dave oversaw a complete upgrade of the WVIK studios in 2014-15, installing networked audio consoles and related equipment, and remoting all studio automation and internet computers to WVIK's Tech Center.

As an audio engineer, Dave has been responsible for the production of RME Radio Hour, Art Talks with Bruce Carter, RiverWayStories, About Books, Quad City Oral Histories, and The Parent Trip, as well as broadcast concerts by the Quad City Symphony, Dubuque Symphony, Muscatine Symphony, Nova Singers, and the Handel Oratorio Society.

Dave hosted the classical music program “Sunday Morning” from April, 1989 until March, 2008, when he began hosting the weekday classical program "Morning Classics."

How Clean Trails Build Community

Jul 13, 2019


Watching the River - Alive

Jul 6, 2019


Residential Flood Mitigation Practices

Jun 29, 2019


The Value of Good Landscape Design

Jun 22, 2019


Art Along the River: Painting with Tom Hempel

Jun 15, 2019


Rock River Ravines Watershed Plan

Jun 8, 2019


Everyone Needs Flood Insurance

Jun 1, 2019



Climate Change and the Future of Davenport

May 18, 2019

Art Along the River: Poetry with Dick Stahl

May 11, 2019


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