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.”


Shop Talk – November 19
11:19 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Viewer Upset Over Same-Sex Marriage Video

The Shop Talk panelists discuss why a news report about same-sex marriage might include video of two men kissing.

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WIU Expert on Tornado Disasters
6:30 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Working to Improve Emergency Responses

Damage from a tornado that struck Gifford in eastern Illinois on 11/17/13
Credit Sean Powers/Illinois Public Media

Although November tornadoes are not common in Illinois, Dr. Jack Rozdilsky said no one should be surprised when one happens.

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Trained Navigators
5:21 pm
Sat November 16, 2013

Experts Answering Obamacare Questions

Specially-trained navigators for the Affordable Care Act are preaching patience as the federal government corrects problems with the healthcare website.

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Regional Offices of Education
5:42 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Illinois Education Board to Decide Consolidations

John Meixner in his office
Credit Rich Egger

The Illinois State Board of Education will take care of a task that was supposed to be handled at the local level.

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Proposal to Dump February Primary
2:14 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Aldermen Still Discussing Macomb Referendum

Macomb city council members are still deciding whether to seek voter input on the future of the city’s February election.

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