Herb Trix

News Director, Host All Things Considered and Midwest Week

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.

While a graduate student in the Public Affairs Reporting Program at the University of Illinois at Springfield (then known as Sangamon State University), he got his first taste of public radio, covering Illinois state government for WUIS.

Here in the Quad Cities, Herb worked for WHBF Radio before coming to WVIK in 1987. Herb also produces the weekly public affairs feature Midwest Week – covering the news behind the news by interviewing reporters about the stories they cover.

Herb resides in Moline with his wife Diane, and their dog Augie.

One Night of Civil Unrest

22 hours ago

On Midwest Week, protests following the death of George Floyd lead to violence in the Quad Cities.

Bettendorf School District

With help from a local television station, high schools in the Iowa Quad Cities will hold virtual graduation ceremonies this weekend. On Saturday, KWQC-tv will show one-hour programs produced for each of the six high schools. 

River Action

Thanks to COVID-19, the annual Ride the River event on Father's Day has become "Ride and Seek." River Action has replaced the one day bicycle tour of Quad Cities riverfronts with a month-long scavenger hunt.

If you saw something, say something. That's the request from police in Davenport trying to figure out who was involved and what happened when violence broke out in the city over the weekend.

Arts and cultural organizations in eastern Iowa are among those that'll receive some welcome help from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Wednesday it announced grants totaling 1.1 million dollars for relief during the pandemic, with the money coming from the federal CARES Act. 

Nearly three months after they closed due to the pandemic, courts are beginning to re-open in Illinois. And that includes the 14th Circuit based in Rock Island.

Iowa Primary Results

Jun 3, 2020

A record number of Iowans voted in yesterday's primary election. Turnout according to the Secretary of State's office was 24 per cent or about 522,000 ballots cast - compared with 290,000 in the 2018 primary. 

COVID & the Arts: QC Arts Re-opens

Jun 3, 2020
Quad City Arts

Quad City Arts has re-opened in Rock Island and is revamping its online and in-person programming.

Augustana College

The president of Augustana College will lead the college for two more years. The board of trustees has decided to extend the contract of Steve Bahls through May of 2022.

Illinois Secretary of State

As Illinois begins to re-open after the long lockdown, employees of the Secretary of State will be very busy. As they open this week, Driver Services Facilities are expecting a flood of customers.