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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Result of Special Census Official
6:59 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

More Money Coming to Macomb

Credit Rich Egger

The city received some much anticipated news: the Illinois Secretary of State’s office has certified the results of the special census.

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Shop Talk – June 3
11:07 am
Tue June 3, 2014

The Folly of TV News Ratings

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the problems with television viewership numbers as measured during so-called “sweeps” periods.

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Dustin Berg
6:42 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Promoting Economic Development in Hancock County

The Hancock County Courthouse in Carthage. Berg's office is on the third floor of the building.
Credit Rich Egger

One of the goals for the head of economic development in Hancock County is to get all of the communities on the same page.

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Proposal for Cultivation Centers
11:50 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Medical Marijuana in Western Illinois

Medical marijuana cultivation facility
Credit www.420magazine.com

The founder of the Chicago based company that hopes to open a couple medical marijuana cultivation centers in western Illinois says it is a personal issue for him.

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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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