Corporate Support Associationambernowak@wvik.org
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...
Morning Edition Host and Reporter/Producerbenjaminpayne@wvik.org
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...
Director of Finance and Membership Servicescolleensibthorp@wvik.org
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 Classicsdavidgarner@wvik.org
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 Weeknews@wvik.org
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 Development and Community Engagementjaredjohnson@wvik.org
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 Hostjaypearce@wvik.org
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...
WVIK Morning Edition Host/Digital Curatorlacyscarmana@wvik.org
Lacy Scarmana moved to the Quad Cities in February of 2016 to become Morning Edition Producer and Digital Curator at WVIK. She has hosted Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and anchored midday newscasts on the...
Amy Helpenstel Foundation Fellowmariahwoelfel@wvik.org
WVIK News Internmichaelpoletto14@augustana.edu
I am currently a senior at Augustana College with a major in Multimedia Journalism and Mass Communication with a double minor in English and Chinese. I am also the Head Video Editor for the Augustana Observer, the official Augustana College...