People

  • Corporate Support Association

    Amber Nowak has been with WVIK since September of 2015, where she assists in Corporate Support, Partnerships, and Marketing. Before coming to WVIK, Amber Nowak served as an Account Executive for the Moline Dispatch Publishing Company from 2002...

  • Business Manager

    I joined WVIK in the Spring of 1992, as a student employee, while attending Augustana College.  I was quickly drawn into the fun and excitement of broadcasting –“bitten by a bug.” And after I completed my studies in psychology, computer science...

  • Operations Manager, Host of Morning Classics

    A native of Moline and a longtime resident of Rock Island, Dave earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Radio/Television from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He came to WVIK in January of 1987 as an engineering assistant, and has...

  • 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...

  • Director of Corporate Support, Partnerships, and Marketing

    Jared W. Johnson has been with WVIK since May of 2014, where he serves as the Director of Corporate Support, Partnerships, and Marketing. Before coming to WVIK, Jared W. Johnson served as Director of Marketing for the Quad City Symphony...

  • CEO, General Manager, Morning Edition Host

    Jay H. Pearce became the station's general manager Oct. 3, 2011. More than half of his 40-year career in broadcasting has been in public broadcasting.   A Detroit, MI native, Pearce grew up in the Chicago suburb of Winnetka, IL and received a...

  • Director of Development

    Jennifer von Kaenel, CFRE,  started as WVIK's Director of Development in the fall of 2010. A 1994 graduate of Augustana College, Jenny received her Master’s Degree in Community Arts Management (nonprofit management) from the University of...

  • WVIK Morning Edition Producer/Digital Curator

    Lacy Scarmana moved to the Quad Cities in February of 2016 to become Morning Edition Producer and Digital Curator at WVIK. She began her radio career as a student at Indiana University, where she worked as a reporter and producer for NPR member...

  • WVIK News Editor

    WVIK News Editor, Michelle O'Neill, is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years' experience. She serves as assignment editor, anchor, writer, reporter, producer, copy editor, photographer, and videographer (a.k.a., multimedia...

  • Music Director, Host of Perspective

    Mindy started at WVIK on the evening shift, one night a week, while still a student at Augustana College. Not long after, the station began overnight service and she took on the graveyard shift for a full six nights. In 1985, she moved to days...