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.

U.S., mayors join forces to save their minor league baseball teams,

The cost to attend Black Hawk College may not change next year. Thursday night, the board of trustees will consider tuition for the fiscal year starting in July.

Work has started on the Scott County budget for next year. On Tuesday, staff made their first presentation to the board of supervisors, and that'll be followed by several study sessions, leading up to final approval in March.

Yang campaigns in eastern Iowa, 

Remembering Tom Railsback

Jan 22, 2020
Tom Railsback website

Former Illinois Republican Congressman Tom Railsback, who represented the Quad Cities for 16 years, has died. He was 87.

WVIK News

Rock Island County now has an official offer to buy the courthouse. Tuesday night, local real estate developer Joe Lemon presented his offer to the county board - for 500,000 dollars, with a commitment to invest 8 million to renovate and restore the 124-year old building.

City of Davenport

Davenport hopes creating another historic district will lead to even more development downtown. Wednesday night, the city council will consider backing an application for the National Register of Historic Places.

Former Illinois Congressman Tom Railsback has died,

The Bettendorf school board is preparing to take the next step in its search for a new superintendent. Tuesday night, its consultant will meet with the board in private session and provide it with a list of eight to twelve possible candidates.

The YWCA in Rock Island is working on plans to move, 

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