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.

Work begins Monday night on next year's budget for the Rock Island city council. City staff will present a proposed 117 million dollar spending plan.

tonight's headlines:

  • after two years of construction the new Savanna-Sabula bridge opens,
  • Davenport looks at restoring two-way traffic to two major downtown streets,
  • and Madison Keys returns home to continue her fight against bullying.

Cloudy with showers and fog, low near 40, Breezy with rain on Saturday, and falling temperatures. 

The Quad Cities has joined a national program to honor, and help, people who take care of wounded, ill, and injured veterans. "Hidden Heroes" supports military caregivers, is sponsored nationwide by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, and already has chapters in more than 100 cities.

Muscatine residents showed their support last week for the mayor, in her long battle with the city council.

Trustees of Black Hawk College are planning to hire a consultant to help them search for a new president. Thursday night the board will interview three possible firms.

tonight's headlines:

  • a Davenport man has received two life sentences for the fatal shooting of his parents last year,
  • once again the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission says "no" to Cedar Rapids,
  • and the Black Hawk College Board interviews possible consultants for a presidential search.

Cloudy tonight with a low near 32. Cloudy with rain possible Friday, high around 47. 

tonight's headlines:

  • interviews are next in the search for new police and fire chiefs for Moline,
  • John Deere Road should be fully open by next week for the winter,
  • and the Rock Island County courthouse is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.

Partly cloudy tonight with a low near 27. Sunny on Thursday, high 41. 



Despite its age and condition, the Rock Island County courthouse should be saved. That's according to the Rock Island Preservation Society which says it's eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

Interviews will be held soon in the search for new police and fire chiefs for Moline.

Augustana College

A long career in coaching and teaching is about to end. Paul Olson, track and cross country coach at Augustana College, has announced he'll retire next spring.