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.”


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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Idea Under Review
5:24 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Drug Testing Possible in WP Schools

Credit Rich Egger

The West Prairie School District Board of Education is still discussing the idea of implementing a drug testing program for students in extracurricular activities.

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Shop Talk – July 30
10:59 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Remembering a Legendary Journalist

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the career of Helen Thomas, who died this month at the age of 92.

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Site of Almanac Trial
12:38 pm
Sun July 28, 2013

Rededication of Lincoln Courtroom and Museum

Credit Rich Egger

Some new touches have been added to the Old Lincoln Courtroom and Museum in Beardstown.

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