|City||Rock Island, Illinois|
|Broadcast area||Quad Cities|
|Branding||Quad Cities NPR|
|Repeater(s)||K240DZ 95.9 FM Dubuque, Iowa|
|First air date||1980 (on 90.1, moved to 90.3 in 1991)|
|Format||NPR news and classical music|
|Website||WVIK 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.
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WVIK
- Radio-Locator information on WVIK
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WVIK
- WVIK,Quad Cities NPR
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