Benjamin Payne

Morning Edition Host and Reporter/Producer

Benjamin Payne is a host and reporter/producer for Morning Edition at WVIK. As a graduate of Augustana College, he majored in Multimedia Journalism & Mass Communication. Before coming to WVIK, he served a reporting internship at WBEZ in Chicago, volunteered with the Augustana Public Radio Information Service (APRIS), and participated in NPR's Next Generation Radio project in the Twin Cities.

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After being shut off from pedestrian access for more than four years, Sylvan Island in Moline has a new bridge.

Augustana College

An Augustana College student died Monday night in a bicycle accident that occurred in Holland, Michigan, according to authorities.

City of Rock Island

The Rock Island City Council will take a final vote Monday night on next year's budget. 

Gorman & Company

After the former J.B. Young Intermediate School in Davenport reopened as a community center earlier this year, Quad-City Times reporter Alma Gaul wondered about other public schools in the area that closed over the years. How have they fared?

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Katey Irwin Kiley invited her mother, Rosemary Irwin, of Austin, Texas, to the studios of WVIK to ask why she and her husband chose to move to Davenport over Rockford and Kansas City in the 1960s.

City of Rock Island

Longtime John Deere Classic volunteer Charles "Chuck" Austin III is being honored as the PGA Tour's Volunteer of the Year.

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