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.

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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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Replace Defunct Dive Team
4:41 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Volunteers Organize Dive Rescue Team

Dive Rescue Team.
Credit Western Illinois Dive rescue Underwater Recovery Team

A new group is looking to provide what it feels is a much-needed service in McDonough County.

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Decade-Long Slide
11:00 am
Sun September 14, 2014

WIU Boosts Recruitment Efforts to Combat Declining Enrollment

Credit Rich Egger

Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas said declining student enrollment is one of the biggest problems the university faces.

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General Alexander Macomb
5:37 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Macomb Highlights Historical Ties to Namesake

General Alexander Macomb
Credit Wikipedia

September 11 marked the 200th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Plattsburg in upstate New York. General Alexander Macomb led the charge which made way for the ending of the War of 1812.

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WIU Students Busted
12:48 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Duo Arrested in Macomb for Receiving Drugs via Mail

Police say marijuana packaged for delivery was confiscated from this house at 230 North Sherman Street in Macomb.
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

Macomb police said Trae Kirk, 21, of Aurora and Brandyn Gray, 21, of Prospect Heights had drugs mailed to them from the west coast through the U.S. Postal Service.

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