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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Demler Exits Race
5:41 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

ROE Candidate Decides Against Running

Voters will see just one name on the ballot for superintendent of a newly created Regional Office of Education in west central Illinois.
Credit Wiki Commons

There is now just one candidate in the election for a newly created office in west central Illinois.

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Looking to the Future
9:31 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Celebrating 50 Years of Horn Field Campus

Horn Field Campus is a 90 acre site just south of Macomb. Most of it is woods. It also has an 11 acre agricultural plot and eight acres of restored prairie.
Credit Rich Egger

Horn Field Campus is preparing to mark its 50th anniversary by planning for construction of an outdoor education building.

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Shop Talk – September 2
2:54 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Local Stations, National News

The Shop Talk panelists discuss whether audiences still need local stations for getting national news from networks.

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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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Stabbing Death
1:23 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Suspect Arrested in Galesburg Murder

Suspect Christopher Croom was arrested Monday morning in Chicago's northwest suburbs.
Credit City of Galesburg

Members of the U.S. Marshal's Violent Fugitives Task Force arrested the man wanted for a murder in Galesburg.

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Cooler Fall Possible Too
11:30 am
Mon August 25, 2014

The Summer of 2014: Cool and Wet

A lot of rain accompanied this summer's cooler than normal temperatures.
Credit Wiki Commons

There’s a reason why this might have felt like one of the coolest summers in memory.

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