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.

Summer Theater Preview

Jun 7, 2019
Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse

On Midwest Week, from small experimental shows to musicals with large casts on big stages, it will be a busy summer once again for local theaters.

Amtrak Service Soon?

Jun 5, 2019

Prospects are improving for the advent of passenger rail service between the Quad Cities and Chicago. During the just completed session of the Illinois General Assembly, $225 million was set aside for the proposed Amtrak service that has been in the works for many, many years.

The state of Iowa wants to help train community college students for careers that are in high demand. Governor Kim Reynolds has just signed a funding bill for the Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship program.

Blues Festival Moving

Jun 4, 2019

Due to flooding, this year's Mississippi Valley Blues Festival will not be held on the Davenport riverfront in Le Claire Park. Monday, the Blues Society announced it will be held instead at Murphy Park at The Bend in East Moline.

Humility Homes & Services

A native of Rock Island is the new leader of Humility Homes and Services. Ashley Velez started working as Executive Director in April, overseeing a staff of 47 full and part-time workers, plus nearly 100 apartments and a 70 bed emergency shelter for men and women.

WVIK News

After years of planning, the City of Davenport and the Figge Art Museum have signed a new contract. Mayor Frank Klipsch and Museum Board President Cindy Carlson held a ceremonial signing Monday afternoon.

Some experts from FEMA can help flood victims recover and prepare for future flooding. Two "mitigation specialists" are spending the week at Hayman's Westside Ace Hardware in Davenport to answer questions and give advice.

Clinton Lumber Kings

Some new signs will soon go up at the minor league baseball stadium in Clinton. Last week, the Lumber Kings announced it's now called "NelsonCorp Field," thanks to a new naming rights deal with NelsonCorp Wealth Management.

Will This Ever End ?!

May 31, 2019
National Weather Service

The Mississippi River is expected to crest again in the Quad Cities on Saturday, and go higher than some recent forecasts. The National Weather Service says the river here is now at 6.2 feet over flood stage, and will rise to 6.6 feet over flood stage Saturday and Sunday and then begin to fall. 

Steelworkers Local 105

Workers at one of the Quad Cities largest employers are willing to go on strike if they can't agree on a new contract. Thursday members of Local 105 of the Steelworkers Union, who work at the Arconic plant in Riverdale, approved a strike authorization for their leaders.

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