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.

Final Vote on Costco

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City of Davenport

A third and final vote could be held Wednesday night by the Davenport city council on plans by Costco to build a new store in the city. 

Fairmount Cemetery

The state of Iowa has stepped in to save a Davenport cemetery with financial problems. The Iowa Insurance Division has been appointed receiver of the Fairmount Cemetery, and has  chosen another cemetery in the city, Pine Hill, to manage it.

Child Abuse Council

An agency that's protected Quad Cities children for 40 years will celebrate its birthday Wednesday night. The Child Abuse Council was founded in 1977, and originally called the Council on Children at Risk. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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Monday August 14, 2017

Aug 14, 2017

Headlines for the evening of Monday, August 14, 2017

Bent River Brewing Company

A Quad Cities brewer competed over the weekend at the Illinois State Fair. Bent River Brewing Company, based in Rock Island and Moline, was one of 20 craft brewers from around the state that competed Friday through Sunday to become the state's Official Bicentennial Craft Beer.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Aug 11, 2017

News headlines for the morning of August 11, 2017

WVIK News

A private school in Bettendorf can now enroll "boarding" students once again. Friday Rivermont Collegiate held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the renovation of the Carriage House into co-ed living space for up to 16 students, with two faculty apartments and a commons area and classroom.

One year after a Quad Cities veteran committed suicide, the V-A has announced results of its investigation.

Mark Schwiebert

After years of research and writing, Mark Schwiebert has decided to take the next step in his efforts to fight climate change. The former Rock Island mayor and alderman has established a fund that will award grants each year for environmental education and studies.

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