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.”


More Arrests Forthcoming
2:38 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Heroin an Emerging Problem in McDonough County

Items seized during a recent heroin bust in McDonough County
Credit McDonough County Sheriff's Department

McDonough County Sheriff Rick VanBrooker said his office is working to prevent heroin from becoming as large of a problem as meth in the late 1990s.

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Shop Talk – June 17
11:21 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Judgment Calls for News Departments – Part 2

The Shop Talk panelists discuss a decision made by a student newspaper after a mass murder in its community.

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Knox County Historical Museum
3:24 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

A View of an Extinct Species

The passenger pigeon
Credit Knox County Historical Museum

The Knox County Historical Museum is marking the 100-year anniversary of the passenger pigeon’s disappearance from the planet.

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Shop Talk – June 10
11:21 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Judgment Calls for News Departments

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the sometimes difficult decisions that must be made when covering stories.

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Company Can Appeal
4:07 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Industry Mine Permit Rejected

The Industry mine

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources denied Springfield Coal Company’s application to renew its surface coal mining permit at the Industry mine.

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