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.

John Deere

Despite a decline in sales, profits rose for John Deere in its first quarter. Friday the company reported profits rose four per cent to $1.63 per share, compared with $1.54 last year at this time. But worldwide sales fell four per cent, to 7.6 billion dollars.

Fort George G. Meade Public Affairs Office Follow

On Midwest Week, education in Iowa by the numbers, including state aid, graduation rates, and test scores.

- John Deere will report first quarter results today,

Hoping to re-assure parents, the Moline School District will hold an information night Thursday night on school safety. 

- Governor Pritzker unveils his proposed budget,

Pritzker Budget Address

Feb 19, 2020
state of Illinois

On Wednesday, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker gave his budget address to a joint session of the Illinois House and Senate, in Springfield. 

2019 was a successful year for Mercer County Better Together. The community and economic development organization led efforts to bring jobs, recreation, and boost children's literacy.

- A recanvas in Iowa shows Sanders and Buttigieg are tied,

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges

From now on, it should be easier for students to transfer from community colleges in Iowa, to four year institutions, both public and private. Tuesday officials unveiled the new statewide Transfer Majors program.


Thanks to some generous graduates, Black Hawk College has just received the largest gift in its history. The one million dollars comes from Bob and Blenda Ontiveros. He is the founder of Group O, based in Milan.