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."

Dred & Harriet Scott - The Journey North

Aug 12, 2017


The Grace of Rabbits

Aug 5, 2017


A Breakfast of a Morning

Jul 29, 2017


Learning on the Mississippi

Jul 22, 2017


Modjeski and the Government Bridge

Jul 15, 2017


Placemaking

Jul 8, 2017


The Rain Barrel Ripple Effect

Jul 1, 2017


Cities in the Park

Jun 24, 2017


John Deere and the First Bridge

Jun 17, 2017


Ride the River 2017

Jun 10, 2017


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