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 – August 20
12:50 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Journalists Held in Low Esteem

The Shop Talk panelists discuss research that found an increasing number of people feel journalists don’t contribute much to society’s well-being.

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New Book
12:08 pm
Sun August 18, 2013

Myths and Mysteries of Illinois

Richard Moreno
Credit Rich Egger

A publishing company asked a western Illinois writer to come up with quirky and weird stories from the state’s past.

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Beautification Project
6:31 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

$500 Grand for WIU Grand Entrance

An artist's depiction of what the grand entrance monument will look like.
Credit Western Illinois University

Crews are clearing the northwest corner of Route 67 and University Drive in Macomb in preparation for what’s being called a “grand entrance monument” for Western Illinois University.

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TSPR Expansion
4:33 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Fulltime Public Radio Station for Galesburg

Tri States Public Radio has an agreement with Knox College to broadcast public radio programming around the clock.

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Western Not Alone
7:10 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Moody’s Downgrades WIU Rating

Credit Rich Egger

Western Illinois University’s credit rating has been downgraded by Moody’s  Investors Service, though the school has plenty of company.

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