Rich Egger

News Director

Rich is the News Director at Tri States Public Radio. Rich grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago but now calls Macomb home. Rich has a B.A in Communication Studies with an Emphasis on Radio, TV, and Film from Northern Illinois University. Rich came to love radio in high school where he developed his “news nerdiness” as he calls it. Rich’s high school had a radio station called WFVH, which he worked at for a couple years. In college, Rich worked at campus station WKDI for three years, spinning tunes and serving at various times as General Manager, Music Director and Operations Manager. Before being hired as Tri States Public Radio’s news director in 1998, Rich worked professionally in news at WRMN-AM/WJKL-FM in Elgin and WJBC-AM in Bloomington. In Rich’s leisure time he loves music, books, cross-country skiing, rooting for the Cubs and Blackhawks, and baking sugar frosted chocolate bombs. His future plans include “getting some tacos.”

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Big Turnout for Open House
6:16 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

MDH Clinic in Bushnell Now Open

The MDH McDonough Medical Group facility in Bushnell
Credit Rich Egger

There is a lot of excitement about the completion of a project two years in the making in this western Illinois community.

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Family Arrested
10:09 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Bushnell Meth Mother Sentenced

Brenda Raines was sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison for meth-related crimes.
Credit McDonough County Sheriff's Department

The person described as the “matriarch” of a criminal enterprise in western Illinois has learned her punishment.

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Galesburg Teachers Strike
6:27 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Still No Deal Between Teachers and District

Teachers picket at Galesburg High School
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

Roughly eight hours of negotiations Tuesday failed to yield a contract agreement in the Galesburg teachers strike.

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National Historic Site
7:05 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Restoration Continues at the Brickyard in Colchester

Money is needed to stabilize and preserve the beehive kilns at the Brickyard.
Credit Rich Egger

A lot of financial and sweat equity is being poured into the historic old brick-making site in Colchester.

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Shop Talk – August 26
1:12 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Meaningful Journalism vs Low Hanging Fruit

The Shop Talk panelists discuss why they think it’s wrong to impose story quotas in newsrooms.

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