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.

City of Moline

With help from the state, Moline might expand its network of bike paths. Tuesday night the city council will consider applying for a grant from the Illinois DNR.


A vacant downtown building in Rock Island could soon be demolished. Monday night, the city council rejected historic landmark status for the First National Bank at 17th Street and Second Avenue. The owner, Modern Woodmen, had appealed an attempt by the Rock Island Preservation Society to have it declared a landmark.

After months of discussion, the Rock Island County Board may finally be ready to sell Hope Creek. It'll hold a special meeting Tuesday night to vote on the sale of the county nursing home in East Moline. 

- Rock Island aldermen hear the benefits of privatizing the city's water system,


The fate of a vacant downtown building could be decided Monday night by the Rock Island city council. The owner of the First National Bank at 17th Street and 2nd Avenue, Modern Woodmen, is appealing an attempt by the Rock Island Preservation Society to have it declared a landmark.

A private company is interested in taking over water and wastewater service in Rock Island from the city. Monday night Illinois American Water will make a presentation to the city council.

Illinois Dept. of Agriculture

The state is preparing to fight an invasive species in northern Illinois again this year. And starting Monday it will hold meetings to explain the Gypsy Moth treatment program.

- midwestern bankers are optimistic about the economy,

Winter Storm Coming

Feb 24, 2020
National Weather Service

The National Weather Service says the Quad Cities could receive a lot of snow in the next couple of days.

Dylan Batton

The state wants to help create more than 150 jobs in Clinton. Friday the Iowa Economic Development Authority Board approved awards for Nestle Purina PetCare and Timken Drives.