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.”


Budget Deficit
5:45 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Macomb Schools Seek Input on Cuts

Macomb High School
Credit Rich Egger

The Macomb School District will hold a pair of community forums this fall as it grapples with a budget shortfall.

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Constitution Day
11:01 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

The Constitution and Freedom of the Press

Four scholars at Western Illinois University shared their perspectives on the First Amendment.

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Shop Talk – September 17
11:16 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Few Women in Prominent News Positions

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the hiring of female co-anchors for the PBS NewsHour, and why more women are not given a shot at such positions.

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Gazebo Arts Festival
10:18 am
Tue September 17, 2013

A Day of Art in the Park

One of the exhibits at a previous Gazebo Arts Festival
Credit Gazebo Arts Festival committee

The leaves on the trees in Macomb’s Chandler Park have not yet started changing colors, but there will nonetheless be plenty of color in the park on Saturday, September 21.

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Exhibit in Macomb
6:35 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

The Folk Art of Illinois

Panels from the exhibit
Credit Rich Egger

An Illinois-based project to shine a light on folk artists is making its statewide premiere in Macomb.

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