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

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.

New Leader for Deere

Aug 29, 2019
Deere and Company

A new leader will soon take over at John Deere. Thursday the company announced directors have chosen John May to become Chief Executive Officer in November.

Anderson 400 Certification Team

Hundreds of acres near the Quad Cities, and overlooking the Mississippi River, are now ready for development. Wednesday Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds toured the property and officially added the Anderson Green Business Park to the state's list of "certified sites."

The next step in boosting the economy of a rural county near the Quad Cities is jobs. Each week an organization called Mercer County Better Together emails a list of job openings collected by a regional group called the American Job Center.

WVIK News

The new school year has opened with a celebration at Rivermont Collegiate in Bettendorf. Monday the private school held a ribbon cutting to mark the completion of its new building for science classes, and apartments and rooms for faculty and students.

Augustana College

As the new academic year begins, Augustana College in Rock Island has created a new position to watch over the mental health of its students. 

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