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.”


Intent-to-Strike Notice
6:11 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Galesburg Teachers Ready to Walk

Members of the GEA head into Thursday night's meeting. They voted to walk off the job if no contract agreement is reached by August 12.

Members of the Galesburg Education Association voted “overwhelmingly” Thursday night to file a 10-day intent-to-strike notice.

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Not Much Interest
3:41 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Medical Marijuana and Macomb

Macomb is in the process of creating zoning regulations for medical marijuana facilities.

Macomb aldermen were mum about proposed zoning regulations for medical marijuana facilities.

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Shop Talk – July 29
2:41 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Reporters Should Not Be Stenographers

The Shop Talk panelists debate whether Twitter should be used simply as a “play-by-play” tool during live events.

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Faces Two Charges
11:30 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Update: Arrested Macomb Police Officer Resigns

Macomb Police Officer Bill Kennedy
Credit McDonough County Sheriff's Department

Macomb Patrol Officer Bill Kennedy is charged with Forgery and State Benefit Fraud.

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Four-Year Deal
3:12 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Contract Approved for Spoon River College Teachers

Credit Rich Egger

It did not take long to settle a new contract for faculty at Spoon River College.

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