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.

state of Illinois

On Midwest Week, taxes, the budget, and sports betting are just a few of the major issues still facing the Illinois General Assembly, with just one week to go in the spring session.

Booker for President 2020

The weekend itinerary for Cory Booker includes several stops in eastern Iowa. The Democratic candidate for president, and New Jersey US Senator, will tour the state in an r-v, starting Friday, and focus on women's health care and flooding by the Mississippi River.

Kwik Star Criterium

May 24, 2019
Quad Cities Bicycle Club

For the 54th year, the Quad Cities will host bicycle races on Memorial Day. The Kwik Star Criterium will be held on Monday in the Village of East Davenport.

The Carol Center Expands

May 23, 2019
Carol Center

Thanks to a growing number of clients, a program helping people with chronic mental illness has moved to a new, and larger building. Thursday morning the Vera French Community Mental Health Center held a ribbon cutting for The Carol Center in Davenport.

There was little change in unemployment in the Quad Cities last month. The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the rate moved up just one-tenth of a per cent - from 3.8 per cent a year ago, to 3.9 per cent in April.

Quad Cities Bicycle Club

Hundreds of bicycle racers from across the country are coming to eastern Iowa for the annual Memorial Day Weekend series. They start Friday night with the Burlington Road Races, followed by the Snake Alley Criterium in Burlington on Saturday, the Melon City Criterium in Muscatine on Sunday, and conclude Monday with the Quad Cities Kwik Star Criterium in Davenport.

Calvary Lutheran Church

This weekend, a church in Moline will honor four of its members who were killed in action during World War II and Korea. 

National Weather Service

Despite all the rain that's fallen, the Mississippi River is not expected to rise much for at least a week. Tuesday in the Quad Cities, the river is at 1 1/2 feet over flood stage, and is forecast to hold near that level through next Tuesday. 


Six or seven months after a grocery store closed in a low income area of Rock Island, the city will help replace it. Monday night the city council approved up to 50,000 dollars to help open a Save More Grocery Store in the 600 block of 26th Street. 


Dressbarn, the women's clothing chain that's been around for nearly 60 years, is closing all 650 of its stores. And that includes 10 in Iowa and 27 in Illinois.