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.”


50 Year Anniversary
6:14 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

History and Its Changing View of the March


The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom – capped off by Dr Martin Luther King, Jr’s stirring “I Have A Dream” speech – is regarded today as a key moment in the American Civil Rights movement.

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Shop Talk – August 27
10:57 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Hyperlocal and Al Jazeera

The Shop Talk panelists discuss a couple issues: hyperlocal news and the new Al Jazeera America network.

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Moves to Iowa
12:57 pm
Sun August 25, 2013

Rushville Mayor Steps Down

Scott Thompson
Credit Rich Egger

Scott Thompson grew up in Rushville, and spent the past ten years in city government – the first four as an alderman, followed by six years as mayor.

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Assisted Living Apartments
3:43 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Buyer Found for Lamoine Hotel

The cornerstone of the Lamoine Hotel
Rich Egger

Trotter Contracting, Inc owner Chris Trotter said he has a pending agreement to buy the Lamoine Hotel building in downtown Macomb from Gatehouse Media.

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Western Illinois Schools
6:00 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

New Conference Still a Possibility

Credit Rich Egger

Three school districts have agreed to form a new conference in western Illinois, but two other districts remain undecided.

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