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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Students Engage in International Service
6:13 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

WIU To Offer Peace Corps Prep Program

The Peace Corps Prep Program is designed to prepare undergraduate college students for international service.

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Starry Night Repertory Theater
10:02 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Show Breathes New Life Into Spoon River Anthology

Credit Starry Night Repertory Theatre

Starry Night Repertory Theater in Macomb opens its season Friday, October 3. Its performers will interpret a well-known work by a writer from west-central Illinois.

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City Looks For Alternatives
5:50 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Macomb Chamber Drops Downtown Development Focus

Geisler said the Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce will also have a new branding campaign and logo created next spring.
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

The Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce will end its decade-long merger with with the Downtown Development Corporation.

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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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