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.

Prepare for Extreme Heat

17 hours ago

Each year as many as 600 people die in the US due to extreme heat. And that's something to keep in mind as we brace for several very hot and humid days later this week.

Andrews Trial to the Jury

18 hours ago
Kevin Schmidt, Quad City Times

The case of an Eldridge boy who took a gun to school last year has now gone to a jury. Closing arguments were held Tuesday morning in Davenport for 13 year old Luke Andrews who's accused of attempted murder and other charges. 

Iowa Dept of Cultural Affairs

The re-development of an old Deere factory has won one of this year's top preservation awards from the state of Iowa. Located in Waterloo, the big, brick 70 year old building was transformed into a stylish, modern hotel.

City of Moline

Hoping to make the city "friendlier" to bicycle riders, Moline is marking several city streets with a special symbol. The bicycle and double chevron, known as a "sharrow," is supposed to indicate where bikes and cars can share the lanes.

from his own FB page

A long-time employee of Augustana College has died. 69 year old Stan Furlong died Friday at his home in Rock Island. 

Bix Museum Re-opens

Jul 15, 2019

After closing abruptly due to the flood, the Bix Beiderbecke Museum will re-open Monday. Located in the basement of the RME in downtown Davenport, it features a wide range of memoribilia dedicated to the famous jazz musician and composer who was born in the city.

Chad Dolan, Iowa DNR

Swimming, fishing, and kayaking in a popular Quad Cities park will end early this year, and be closed for all of next year. This week, the Iowa DNR will begin the "restoration" of the lakes in West Lake Park in Scott County.

A small change in traffic for the I-74 Bridge project will affect a lot of local motorists. Friday night, a section of 19th Street in downtown Moline will be closed, until early Saturday morning.

On Midwest Week, even though the presidential campaigns are well underway in Iowa, candidates in the important state races are just getting started.

Customers of Hy-Vee will help stock food banks in eastern Iowa and northwestern Illinois. Thursday the company presented a check for 26,500 dollars to the River Bend Foodbank, based in Davenport.