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."

Summer Education

Jun 20, 2020


Purington Pavers

Apr 18, 2020


Pollution at Home and In Your Street

Apr 11, 2020


Let's Make the Dead Zone Disappear

Mar 28, 2020


How Clean Trails Work to Build Community

Mar 21, 2020


The Value of Good Design

Mar 14, 2020


50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Mar 7, 2020


Scribble: Books

Feb 29, 2020


Princeton Sidewalk & Trails Committee

Feb 22, 2020


Scott County Develops a Walk Audit Tool Kit

Feb 15, 2020


Pages