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."

Favorite Places

Sep 21, 2019

Forever Open Free and Clear

Sep 7, 2019

Art Along the River - Painting

Aug 31, 2019

The Value of Rivers

Aug 24, 2019

The Squeaky Wheel

Aug 17, 2019

Drumming Along the River

Aug 10, 2019

Permeable Streets in the Quad Cities

Aug 3, 2019

My Life in Water

Jul 27, 2019

Let's Make the Dead Zone Disappear

Jul 20, 2019