Dave Garner

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 picked up necessary skills along the way.

As Operations Manager and Chief Operator, Dave keeps the technical side of the station running, maintaining WVIK's audio production studios and automation systems, and being on call for transmitter and studio technical issues. Dave oversaw a complete upgrade of the WVIK studios in 2014-15, installing networked audio consoles and related equipment, and remoting all studio automation and internet computers to WVIK's Tech Center.

As an audio engineer, Dave has been responsible for the production of RME Radio Hour, Art Talks with Bruce Carter, RiverWayStories, About Books, Quad City Oral Histories, and The Parent Trip, as well as broadcast concerts by the Quad City Symphony, Dubuque Symphony, Muscatine Symphony, Nova Singers, and the Handel Oratorio Society.

Dave hosted the classical music program “Sunday Morning” from April, 1989 until March, 2008, when he began hosting the weekday classical program "Morning Classics."

Bee Branch Creek Restoration

Feb 17, 2018


Communityworks and the Quad Cities

Feb 10, 2018


Water in Abundance

Feb 3, 2018


Acts of Courage

Jan 27, 2018


Dubuque High Bridges

Jan 20, 2018


First Dubuque Bridge

Jan 13, 2018


Centennial Bridge

Jan 6, 2018


Muscatine Bridge

Dec 30, 2017


Appalachian Trail

Dec 23, 2017


Hold the Salt

Dec 16, 2017


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