WVIK

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WVIK
WVIK Quad Cities NPR logo.jpg
CityRock Island, Illinois
Broadcast areaQuad Cities
BrandingQuad Cities NPR
Frequency90.3 (MHz)
Repeater(s)K240DZ 95.9 FM Dubuque, Iowa
First air date1980 (on 90.1, moved to 90.3 in 1991)
FormatNPR news and classical music
ERP31,000 watts
HAAT334 meters
ClassC1
OwnerAugustana College
WebsiteWVIK Web Site

WVIK (90.3 FM) is the flagship National Public Radio station for the Quad Cities region of eastern Iowa and northwest Illinois. It is based in Rock Island, Illinois, and licensed to and owned by Augustana College. The studios are located on Augustana's campus in Rock Island. The station also operates a low-powered translator, K240DZ, at 95.9 FM in Dubuque, Iowa.

The station signed on for the first time on August 25, 1980 on 90.1 FM. The Quad Cities had been one of the last areas of Iowa and Illinois without a city-grade signal from an NPR station. Prior to 1980, the only source of NPR programming in the area had been a low-powered translator of Cedar Falls' KUNI, though much of the area got grade B coverage from Iowa City's WSUI. In 1991, it moved to its current frequency, and activated its Dubuque translator in 1996.

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Coordinates: 41°32′49″N 90°28′37″W / 41.547°N 90.477°W / 41.547; -90.477