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.

WVIK News

It's National Arts in Education Week, and Miss Illinois is on a mission. Ariel Beverly is touring the state promoting the importance of the arts in schools, and also preparing to share her passion for art classes, music, and the performing arts at the Miss America competition in December. 

Iowa Supreme Court

The Iowa Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Muscatine Tuesday night. Justices do most of their work in Des Moines, but for the 9th year they'll hear several cases in other cities. 

On Midwest Week, a look at population trends in the Quad Cities ahead of next year's national census.

The New Captain's Table

Sep 4, 2019
WVIK

A year and-a-half after a popular Moline restaurant was destroyed by fire, construction will start soon to re-build it. Wednesday city and company officials broke ground for the new Captain’s Table, at Marquis Harbor.

WVIK News

Enrollment is growing in the Rock Island schools, and for the first time in decades, the budget is balanced. That's according to Superintendent Reginald Lawrence during his first State of the Schools Address Tuesday to a joint meeting of the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs.

WVIK News

Four Democratic candidates for president campaigned in the Quad Cities Monday. They attended the annual Labor Day picnic in East Moline, hosted by the Rock Island County Democratic Party. 

WVIK News

Montana Governor Steve Bullock will campaign in eastern Iowa this weekend.

At least four Democratic presidential candidates will visit the Quad Cities this weekend. They're expected to attend the Rock Island County Democratic Party's 52nd Annual Labor Day Picnic on Monday.

Michael Nunn Comes Home

Aug 30, 2019
Don Doxsie - Quad City Times

On Midwest Week, after serving time in prison, a Quad Cities man who was once one of the top boxers in the world, has returned home. 

New Leader for ASC

Aug 29, 2019
Army Sustainment Command

The Army Sustainment Command, based on Arsenal Island, now has a new boss. Thursday during a change of command ceremony, Major General Steven Shapiro replaced Major General Duane Gamble.

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