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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Students at Augustana College recently held the first Gus' Garage Sale to raise money to build wells in Africa, and to prevent some castoffs from being sent to landfills.

WVIK's Benjamin Payne reports:

If you would like to donate to the next Gus' Garage Sale, email Keri Bass with Augustana's CORE office.

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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders spoke before an outdoor crowd of hundreds at Scott County Park in Eldridge, Iowa, on Sunday, August 16. 

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WVIK's Benjamin Payne reports:

Analog Arcade Bar, located at 302 Brady Street, will open on the northwest corner of Brady Street and 3rd Street in downtown Davenport.

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If you had box seat tickets for the June 29th game between the Quad Cities River Bandits and Beloit Snappers, chances are you had a tough time finding an open spot in the bleachers.

That's because the River Bandits gave away dozens of free tickets for that night's game. It was the team's way of saying thank you to the fans for voting Modern Woodmen Park the best Class A ballpark in the nation in an online contest held by Ballpark Digest.

As fans were claiming their free tickets the week prior, WVIK's Benjamin Payne asked them a couple of questions:

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WVIK's Benjamin Payne reports:

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