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.”

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Lock & Dam Upgrades
8:42 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Farmers Hope for River System Improvements

The Crimson Glory pushing a barge down the Illinois River at Peoria.
Credit Rich Egger

Farmers and ag groups in the Midwest say the U.S. river system needs an upgrade, and they’re hopeful it will come with proposed improvements in legislation recently passed by Congress.

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Shop Talk – May 27
12:15 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Same Job, Less Pay

The Shop Talk panelists discuss a survey that found women journalists earn 17% less than their male counterparts.

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Arrested for Forgery
10:45 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Hoax Caller in Trouble Again

Alvin Montgomery
Credit McDonough County Sheriff's Department

The man charged in Macomb for a hoax 911 phone call last year has been arrested again.

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Oakwood Cemetery Tour
7:00 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Honoring Macomb’s Military Heritage

A military veteran's grave in Oakwood Cemetery
Credit Rich Egger

Two tours of Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb will be held on Memorial Day with a focus on local military figures.

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13 Years on City Council
3:22 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Macomb Alderman Passes Away

Lou Gilbert at the Tri States Public Radio studios
Credit Rich Egger

Macomb Third Ward Alderman Lou Gilbert died Thursday. The city says funeral arrangements have not been finalized.

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