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 – July 2
3:41 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Ruing the Loss of TOTN

The Shop Talk panelists discuss Talk of the Nation, the long-running NPR talk show that aired for the final time last week.

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State Funding Delay
6:45 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

SRC Still Waiting for New Macomb Campus

The Community Outreach Center occupies a small part of SRC's building on E Jackson St in Macomb, but much of the building remains vacant.
Credit Rich Egger

It’s been several years since Spoon River College acquired a former furniture store on East Jackson Street in Macomb, hoping to convert it into its new Macomb campus.

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Emphasis - June 28
9:57 am
Fri June 28, 2013

A Final Bow for a Veteran Educator

Alene Reuschel
Credit Rich Egger

This week's guest on Emphasis is Dr Alene Reuschel.

Reuschel has retired after six years as Macomb School District superintendent and roughly 40 years of service in education.

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Plea Deal
3:33 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Restitution Agreement for Hoax 911 Call

Alvin Montgomery
Credit McDonough County Sheriff's Department

A single phone call will cost a 25-year old man more than $12,000.

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Shop Talk – June 25
12:18 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Covering Government Secrecy

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the idea of creating a secrecy beat to try ensuring government remains transparent.

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