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.

Monday May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018

today's headlines:

  • the president of WIU is a finalist for another job,
  • high water on the Mississippi River slows the work on the new I-74 bridge,
  • and new warnings about nitrates in Illinois drinking water.

Tori Charnetzki

The crest of the Mississippi River has reached the Quad Cities. 

Western Illinois University

Graduation season has begun, with St. Ambrose University, Western Ilinois University, and Monmouth College all celebrating commencement this weekend.

With the Iowa primary less than a month away, all six democrats running for governor will debate in the Quad Cities this weekend. Co-sponsored by KWQC-tv and the Quad City Times, it'll be held on Sunday night in the studios of KWQC in Davenport.

Welcome to Des Moines

On Midwest Week, why the Iowa legislature went way beyond its expected adjournment date.

Friday, May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018

Today's headlines:

  • the Mississippi River should crest in the Quad Cities today 2.5 feet over flood stage,
  • Augustana College will add on to its science building,
  • and a proposal to name a western Illinois post office in honor of a soldier killed in Afghanistan.

Cloudy today with a 30 % chance of rain. We should have a high near 67.

Crest Headed Toward QC

May 10, 2018
National Weather Service

The crest of the Mississippi River has just passed Fulton, and continues to move downstream. The river crested in Fulton on Thursday at 1.6 feet over flood stage, and has since fallen one-tenth of a foot.

Honoring Joshua Steele

May 10, 2018
US Rep Cheri Bustos

A post office in western Illinois may be named in honor of a soldier killed in 2007 in Afghanistan. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos introduced legislation on Wednesday to name the post office in Alpha the ``Captain Joshua E. Steele Post Office. ``  

Tourism Summer Preview

May 9, 2018
Planet Funk

Marines, grocers, and fire chiefs will all help boost the Quad Cities economy this summer. They're among the many groups scheduled to hold conventions, tournaments, and meetings here.

A man from Washington state might be the next executive director of the Quad City Airport. Wednesday it announced final contract terms are being worked out with Ben Leischner  to replace Bruce Carter who's going to retire.