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 – September 24
11:51 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Freelance War Correspondents

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the idea of traveling to and reporting from a war zone when you have no affiliation with a network or newspaper or other established media organization.

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Western Illinois Schools
3:40 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

New Athletic Conference on Hold

Macomb Junior-Senior High School
Credit Rich Egger

Plans to start a new athletic conference in western Illinois will be delayed by at least a year.

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Self-Published Book
6:28 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Photos Document Today’s Forgottonia

One of the images from Forgottonia
Credit Bruce Morton

Bruce Morton didn’t appreciate the surroundings while he grew up in Hancock County.

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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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