Frannie Smith

Student News Reporter

Frannie is a student reporter at Tri States Public Radio. She went to Rosary High School in Aurora and graduated in 2011. Frannie began her journey in broadcasting as a news anchor for WIUTV3 in the spring of 2014. She has taken reporting and performance classes that exposed her to the world of radio and television. In her spare time, she likes to play the piano, go for jogs, and spend time with family. Frannie plans on pursuing a career as a reporter in radio and television after graduating from Western.


Improvement In Fall To Spring Retention Rate
2:15 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

WIU Recognized For Retention Efforts


Western Illinois University is one of three institutions in the nation being honored for outstanding efforts in retaining students.

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Family Raises Show Pigs
9:50 am
Tue July 22, 2014

WIU Professor Sells Boar for World Record Prize


A Western Illinois University professor has turned a moment from his childhood into a family passion.

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Mural Painting In His Honor
12:28 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Downtown Burlington Building Honors Former Resident

Mural painting on the Preservation Station building.
Credit Heritage Trust

A nonprofit group in Burlington is promoting building restoration and preservation and has dedicated a mural to a former board member.

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Only Accepting Commuters
4:48 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Culver-Stockton College's Incoming Class at Capacity

One local college can no longer accept on-campus students for the upcoming school year.

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New Psychiatric Ward
2:51 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

McDonough District Hospital Adding Services

The McDonough District Hospital.

McDonough District Hospital is expanding its services by adding a psychiatric ward. 

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