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.

Black in the QCA

7 hours ago
Jessica Gallagher

On Midwest Week, in their own words African American residents of the Quad Cities describe what it's like to live here.

Coverage of the presidential campaign by foreign news media shows a preference for Democrat Joe Biden. That's the conclusion of a study by two faculty members at Monmouth College who analyzed articles in Russian, Chinese, and Iranian newspapers. 

https://www2.illinois.gov/idoc/facilities/Pages/Covid19Response.aspx / IL Department of Corrections

The pandemic has killed four inmates so far at the East Moline state prison, and all within about the last two weeks. They're among the total of 29 inmate deaths so far at prisons across Illinois, as reported by the Department of Corrections. There have been no staff deaths from the coronavirus.

Despite the pandemic and other financial challenges, Moline will not lay off any employees next year. That was the promise in a resolution approved by the city council Tuesday night.

Keep It QC

Oct 28, 2020
Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce

Next time you want to use Amazon to buy something online, consider keeping your money here in the Quad-Cities. 

COVID Misconceptions

Oct 27, 2020

Even seven months after the first cases appeared in the Quad Cities, there are still many mis-conceptions about COVID-19. 

To encourage voting and promote safety, the city of Moline will give employees time off. On Monday, Mayor Stephanie Acri issued an order allowing two hours of paid time off, with permission from their supervisor.

Renew Moline

Local leaders are excited about a new mural on the sides of a dilapidated, empty building in downtown Moline, imagining the potential for future growth in the area.

A Davenport woman has been arrested for Sunday night's fatal shooting at a restaurant in Davenport. Monday afternoon, police announced 24 year old Treshonda Pollion is charged with first degree murder.


Students at Moline High School will soon have a lot more state-of-the-art equipment and space for their phys. ed. classes and team practices. Monday the school held a media preview for the new Physical Education facility that's scheduled for completion in late December.