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Rock Island Lines with Roald Tweet

Jan 1, 1970

Weekdays at 11:00 am, and at 6:30 pm

A series of award-winning stories about our region's traditions, institutions, and people, past and present. Rock Island Lines is written and read by Roald Tweet, Professor Emeritus of English at Augustana College. The stories in these three-minute modules are rooted in a specific place; a "kidney-shaped limestone island plunked down in the middle of the Mississippi River." It's the logical site for a storyteller.

Art Talks with Bruce Carter

Jan 1, 1970

Thursdays at 7:00 pm and Sundays at 1:00 pm

A conversation between artists; featuring painters, sculptors, musicians, arts administrators, poets, and others from around our region. Bruce's artistic sensibility infuses his interviews with understanding, making Art Talks a favorite of listeners involved in the creative process.

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Stand Down 2014 serves veterans

Jan 1, 1970

For a few days, local homeless veterans will have a warm, dry place to stay. The 15th annual Bridging the Gap, Stand Down begins this afternoon at the Q.C.C.A. Expo Center in Rock Island. Veterans, whether homeless or not, will get food, clothing, medical services, and employment opportunities.

Director Mike Malmstrom says 57 agencies are participating in Stand Down 2014.

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Jan 1, 1970

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Serenade

Jan 1, 1970

Michael Wahlmann presents classical music on Sunday evening from 7:00 pm to Midnight. Local concerts are occasionally presented at 7:00 pm.

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Local Concerts at 7:00 pmQuad City Symphony Orchestra

Six broadcast concert series per year by the Quad Cities' hometown orchestra and soloists from around the world.

Jazz After Hours with Don Wooten

Jan 1, 1970

Saturday nights at 10:00 pm

Don Wooten plays two hours of jazz from the WVIK library. Jazz After Hours is the oldest jazz program in Quad cities radio. It began in the fall of 1950, with co-hosts Don Wooten and Jack Payne (leader of the Ambassadors, a local band) on WHBF. After Jack quit the program in 1951, Wooten remained the host through 1971. The program was revived when WVIK went on the air in 1980.

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Programming

Jan 1, 1970

Programs produced by WVIK

Jan 1, 1970

Of the 168 hours in WVIK’s broadcast week, nearly half are locally produced. From classical music (which makes up the bulk of our broadcast day) and public affairs programming like Art Talks, Midwest Week and The Parent Trip, to local concerts by the Quad City Symphony Orchestra and The Handel Oratorio Society, and the award-winning Rock Island Lines, WVIK takes pride in producing quality local programs to complement the best fare from NPR and APM.

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Jan 1, 1970

Saturday Mornings from 10:00 am until 12 Noon.

Two hours of fun, or where old British radio programs go to die, depending on your point of view. Don Wooten and a cavalcade of guests kill two hours in a very unceremonious way. The conversation and mayhem is accompanied by the panels of My Word, My Music, and the ground-breaking British comedy of The Goon Show.

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