Emily Boyer

Morning Edition Host/Reporter

Emily Boyer is the Morning Edition host for Tri States Public Radio. She can be heard on-air from 5 to 9 weekdays.

A Florida native, Emily now enjoys calling Illinois home. Emily has a bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting from Eastern Kentucky University. While a student at Eastern, Emily began her radio broadcasting career as a reporter and host of the Weekend Edition on WEKU.FM. She also worked at public radio stations KUNC, in Greeley, CO, and Iowa Public Radio.

Emily discovered her love for news and broadcasting in elementary school while serving as the sports reporter for Eagle Eye TV News. During her free afternoons, Emily enjoys naps, golfing and eating dinner around 4:00pm.


Plans to Use Money to Bring Back Program
3:08 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

WIRC Gets Federal Funding Boost

The Western Illinois Regional Council in Macomb provides services in Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, McDonough and Warren counties.
Credit Emily Boyer

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration awarded the Western Illinois Regional Council $5,300 more for the new fiscal year than it did the previous year.

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Problems With The North Patio
4:28 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

WIU Renovations Don't Stand Up to Weather

The patio on the north side of the University Union
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

A renovation mishap has Western Illinois University worried about flooding at the University Union.

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Help Available Online, Over the Phone and by Mail
1:57 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Comcast To Close Macomb Office

A customer enters the Comcast payment center in Macomb
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

The Comcast store on East Jackson Street will be closing its doors at the end of October.

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Effort to Boost Retention
3:34 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

WIU Targets Job Opportunities to Freshmen

Sodexo is the largest employer of WIU students hiring them to work at the dining halls on campus.
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

Western Illinois University is increasing the number of jobs for freshmen in response to student demand.

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Economic Development Efforts
6:14 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Macomb Welcomes Ideas on How to Better Serve WIU

Numerous businesses in Macomb offer discounts to WIU students.
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas said he wants to develop a list of businesses and services that students, faculty, and staff want in Macomb.

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Founder's Day
11:24 am
Wed September 24, 2014

WIU Looks to Become More Innovative

Credit Rich Egger

Western Illinois University’s president used the annual State of the University address to renew his commitment to making the school stand out from other colleges.

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Route Avoids Knox Station Prairie
1:53 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Routes Proposed for Transmission Line Connecting Galesburg and Peoria

Spoon River Transmission Project Map
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

Ameren has turned in three possible route options to the state for consideration. The Spoon River Transmission Line is slated to be in service by 2018.

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War of 1812
11:34 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Search for Veterans' Grave Sites Underway

Henry Murray, a veteran of War of 1812, is buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

The Illinois War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission is leading a statewide effort to map out the locations of the graves of some 20,000 veterans.   To this point, about 3,000 have been documented.

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WIRC Develops Comprehensive Plan
2:46 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Hancock County Plans Future

Hancock County Courthouse

The Hancock County Board has approved a new comprehensive plan.

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Cash Flow Concerns
2:40 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

WIU Awaits Release of State Funding

Aerial view of Western Illinois University
Credit TSPR's Rich Egger

Western Illinois University is still waiting for a sizeable check, to the tune of $6.5-million, from the state of Illinois.

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