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.”


Facing the Storm
4:15 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Making Progress to Honor Women

A statuette of the memorial, with an artist's rendition in the background.
Credit Rich Egger

A social event marked the next step to honor the pioneering women of social activism in Macomb.

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Collages in the DaDa Tradition
1:47 am
Fri October 4, 2013

The Fight Over Music Sampling

Kembrew McLeod
Credit Rich Egger

An author and film producer said hip hop artists initially enjoyed quite a bit of freedom in using samples.

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Focusing on the Future Today
3:14 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

No Sacred Cows as School District Considers Cuts

Credit Rich Egger

Macomb School District Superintendent Patrick Twomey said “everything is on the table” as the district considers where it might reduce spending.

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Shop Talk – October 1
12:05 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Reporter Faces Legal Trouble for Doing His Job

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the case of reporter Joe Hosey.

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Prairie Land Conservancy
1:32 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Supporting Local Foods & Open Space

A vegetarian dish from last year’s dinner
Credit Amber Patrick

The Prairie Land Conservancy will host its 2nd Annual Extending the Prairie Table Fundraising Dinner.

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