Herb Trix

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 play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.

While a graduate student in the Public Affairs Reporting Program at the University of Illinois at Springfield (then known as Sangamon State University), he got his first taste of public radio, covering Illinois state government for WUIS.

Here in the Quad Cities, Herb worked for WHBF Radio before coming to WVIK in 1987. Herb also produces the weekly public affairs feature Midwest Week – covering the news behind the news by interviewing reporters about the stories they cover.

Herb resides in Moline with his wife Diane, and their dog Sally.

WVIK News

It's a milestone year for the John Deere Classic. Deere signed its first sponsorship agreement with the PGA 20 years ago, and now has the third longest sponsor relationship on the the tour.

Augustana College

The "A Team" leaves for China on Tuesday. The ensemble from Augustana College's Chamber Singers will perform in an international music festival, and sing in four concerts, two in Shanghai and two in Nanjing.

Thanks to a strong second quarter, Deere and Company has raised its outlook for the year. Friday the company reported earnings rose to $802 million or $2.49 per share, compared to $1.56 a year ago.

Lewis Machine and Tool Company

The state of Iowa will help preserve jobs in Dubuque, and help a Quad Cities company move and expand. Friday the board of the Iowa Economic Development Authority awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to a total of eight companies for job creation and expansion projects. 

Graduation at Augustana

May 19, 2017
Augustana College

Two graduates of Augustana College will be the featured speakers during commencement weekend. 

Sean Flynn Photography/QC Mallards

On Midwest Week, on and off the ice, it was a mostly successful season for the Quad City Mallards.

Prichard for Governor

A native of Davenport who's running for governor, will campaign in eastern Iowa Friday. State Representative Todd Prichard, from Charles City, has joined a long list of democrats in the race for the nomination next year.

Army Sustainment Command

The senior commander on Arsenal Island will attend Friday's baseball game in Chicago between the Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers but not just to watch. Major General Edward Daly, commanding general of the Army Sustainment Command, will throw out the first pitch.

Scott Community College

Scott Community College celebrated the end of the school year Wednesday, and the end of its anniversary celebration, with the burial of a time capsule. 

WVIK News

After years of planning, the Scott County Sheriff's Office has opened a new headquarters for its patrol division. Tuesday, department and county officials cut a ribbon on South 16th Avenue in Eldridge, just off Highway 61.

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