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.

Deere 3rd Quarter Results

Aug 16, 2019
Deere and Company

A very mixed third quarter for John Deere. Friday the company reported results for May, June, and July, showing sales fell 3 per cent, while profits rose 1 per cent. 

WVIK News

On Midwest Week, a look at one sector of the economy that's booming in the Quad Cities - many new hotels have opened in recent years, and more are on the way.

Duane Miller

Some dedicated fans of a car that ceased production more than 50 years ago will gather in the Quad Cities this weekend. Members of the midwestern chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club will admire each other's hub caps, engines, and grills, and try to recruit new members.

Money is now available for a major renovation project on Arsenal Island. Thursday Illinois US Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, announced 52 million dollars has been set aside to renovate the headquarters of the Army Sustainment Command.

A study has started of one of the major traffic routes through the Illinois Quad Cities. Thursday night local residents are invited to a workshop to discuss possible changes to the Illinois-92 Corridor, that runs through Rock Island, Moline, East Moline, and Silvis.

Thanks to the state, and local shoppers, the new budget for the Rock Island School District will be balanced, with even a small surplus. After a public hearing Tuesday night, the board of education approved a $71 million budget for the new school year. 

UT Addition Finished

Aug 5, 2019

One year, and 9 1/2 million dollars later, a major construction project has been completed at United Township High School in East Moline. Monday afternoon the school will hold a ribbon cutting and open house.

Andrews Trial

Aug 2, 2019
Kevin Schmidt, Quad City Times

On Midwest Week, the recent trial of a 13 year old boy who took a gun to school last year.

Davenport School District

A new superintendent will be able to lead the Davenport schools this year after all. Thursday state officials ended months of uncertainty and approved the appointment of Doctor Robert Kobylski.

WVIK News / WVIK Quad Cities NPR

A former shoe store in Davenport has been transformed into a food pantry for hungry residents of Scott County. Tuesday the River Bend Foodbank celebrated the opening of its newest site - at North Park Mall in what used to be the Famous Footwear store.

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