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 Augie.

The (Burlington) Hawkeye

On Midwest Week, a settlement has been reached in a long-running fatal shooting case from southeast Iowa involving police, the victim's family, the state, and when police video should be released to the public.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Jun 15, 2018

Today's headlines:

  • the Government Bridge is closed this morning,
  • the Elephant Club honored victims of domestic violence,
  • and Eastern Iowa Community Colleges has sold its old campus.

Today's forecast: partly cloudy with a high of 93 and the heat index as high as 100.

Victims of domestic violence were honored Thursday afternoon. Family Resources and a group of men called the Elephant Club held their 7th annual Flowers on the River event.

Kahl Building Sold

Jun 14, 2018

Just days after dedicating its new campus in downtown Davenport, the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges has sold the old one. Wednesday it announced the sale of the Kahl Building for 2 million dollars to a Bettendorf company called JNB Capitol Building.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Jun 14, 2018

Today's headlines:

  • Davenport tries to curb youth violence,
  • the 45th Quad Cities Honor Flight is set for August,
  • and a popular Chicagoland restaurant chain could be coming to the Quad Cities.

The forecast for today: cloudy with a 40% chance of rain and thunderstorms, and a high of 82 degrees.

New Leader for JMC

Jun 13, 2018
Joint Munitions Command

One of the commands on Arsenal Island will get a new leader Thursday. During an Assumption of Command ceremony, Colonel Michelle Letcher will take over the Joint Munitions Command. 

Honor Flight of the Quad Cities

For the 45th time, a group of veterans will fly to Washington DC to see the military monuments dedicated to them. Plans were announced Wednesday morning for the next Honor Flight from the Quad Cities, on August 30th.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Jun 13, 2018

Today's headlines:

  • A reward is offered following last weekend's murder in Davenport,
  • The president of WIU may soon have a new contract,
  • and ferry service started Tuesday between Sabula and Savanna.

The forecast for today is sunny with a high near 82.

Rock River Cresting

Jun 12, 2018
National Weather Service

Thanks to heavy rain upstream, there's flooding Tuesday along the Rock River.

New Marquee at Adler

Jun 12, 2018
Kyle Carter

For the first time in more than 30 years, the Adler Theater in Davenport has a new marquee. The theater will hold an official lighting ceremony Tuesday afternoon.