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.


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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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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