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DO.GMA Chamber Orchestra : 'American Stringbook'

Activity on: Morning Classics/WVIK: Rock Island, IL
90.3 Augustana Public Radio


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Host: Dave Garner Bio

Operations Manager, Host of Morning Classics (Weekdays Mornings 9 to Noon)

A native of Moline, Dave Garner earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Radio/Television from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He came to WVIK early in 1987 as an engineering assistant, picking up necessary skills along the way.

As Operations Manager and Chief Operator of WVIK, Dave helps keep the technical side of the station running, maintaining automation and audio production systems. As an audio engineer, Dave is responsible for the production of Quad City Symphony, Nova Singers, and Handel Oratorio Society concerts, as well as programs like Rock Island Lines, Quad City Oral Histories, About Books, and Art Talks.

As an in-house graphic designer, Dave has produced much of the printed material that has come out of WVIK; t-shirts, invitations, bus ads, etc. He also hosted the classical music program "Sunday Morning" from 1989 until 2008, and began hosting the weekday classical program "Morning Classics" in March of 2008.

Outside of the office, Dave enjoys researching genealogy with his wife Jill Seaholm, an expert in Swedish immigration genealogy who works in Augustana's Swenson Center, and has travelled to Sweden and Denmark to visit relatives. Dave and Jill reside in Rock Island with their ornery cat Tucker and sweet beagle Greta.