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.

What's Up at WIU ?

Aug 23, 2019

On Midwest Week - a spring and summer of major changes at Western Illinois University, including top administrators and the board of trustees.

Unemployment held steady in the Quad Cities last month at 3.9 per cent, the same rate as in July a year ago. 

Transportation for Illinois Coalition

Illinois legislators usually get nothing but grief when they raise taxes, but this summer a group is touring the state to say "thanks" for raising the gas tax. Wednesday the Transportation for Illinois Coalition visited the Quad Cities to recognize two members of the General Assembly who voted "yes."

WIU-QC Welcomes Students

Aug 21, 2019
WVIK News

As the new school year begins, Western Illinois University welcomed students to its Quad Cities campus. Administrators and trustees shook hands and handed out cupcakes Wednesday during an afternoon event in Moline.

Esther for Congress

For her first campaign for public office, an attorney from East Moline is aiming high. Wednesday  Republican Esther Joy King announced she's running for Congress, from Illinois' 17th District.

"If you see something, say something." That's the slogan Davenport police officers will be repeating to students and teachers when the new school year begins next week. 

WVIK News

Drivers in Davenport will have to be a whole lot more careful starting next week. As the new school year begins, police will resume enforcing lower speed limits in school zones.

Kevin Schmidt, Quad City Times

A Rock Island man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend will stay in prison. Monday the Illinois Third District Appellate Court upheld the conviction and sentence of Timothy McVay. 

RI Parks and Recreation

Money is now available to fix up a key portion of the Great River Trail in Rock Island. The city has won a 25,000 dollar grant from the state, matching a 25,000 dollar grant from the Kiwanis Club, to fix up the trail around Lake Potter in Sunset Park.

City of Bettendorf

The city of Bettendorf is hoping to find a developer for some property downtown. It's issued a request for proposals for the former corporate headquarters of the Ascentra Credit Union.

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