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.”


MDH Project
3:34 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

New Medical Services Building for Bushnell

An artist's rendering of the soon-to-be-built MDH facility in Bushnell
Credit MDH

A celebration was held in a former farm field on a warm and muggy Tuesday morning on the north edge of Bushnell.

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Shop Talk – August 6
11:00 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Battle Looming on Newspaper Front

The Shop Talk panelists discuss a businessman’s decision to start a second newspaper in Long Beach, CA, at a time when the industry is struggling.

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Macomb Food Co-op
2:11 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Buying Local Foods On-Line

Jean Davenport pointing to the latest membership graph for the Macomb Food Co-op.
Credit Rich Egger

The Macomb Food Co-op plans to soon offer locally produced meats, eggs, and produce through an on-line market.

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Sugar Water Overflow
2:46 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Another Roquette Spill into Mississippi

The Roquette America plant in Keokuk
Credit Jason Parrott

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources blamed operator error for a 1,000 gallon spill from the Roquette America plant in Keokuk.

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Open Govt Study
5:41 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Illinois Counties Lacking Online Transparency

The McDonough County Courthouse
Credit Rich Egger

A policy group is criticizing counties in Illinois for failing to provide more open government information on their websites.

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