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.”

Pages

Flash Flooding
10:02 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Flash Flooding in Western Illinois

Flooding on North Third St in Monmouth
Credit Jane Carlson

Security cameras at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg captured video of flood waters bursting through the front doors during Tuesday night’s heavy downpour.

Read more
Shop Talk – May 28
2:11 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Tale of Regret for Powerhouse Newspaper

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the struggles endured in the past year by The Times-Picayune of New Orleans.

Read more
Progress Continues
10:37 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Re-energizing Downtown Monmouth

Credit Rich Egger

A couple projects are moving ahead as the Maple City works to breathe new life into its downtown.

Read more
Friends Group Formed
7:17 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

A Helping Hand for Historic Oakwood Cemetery

One of the markers in Oakwood Cemetery
Credit Rich Egger

Even a cemetery can use a little love sometimes, and the group "Friends of Oakwood Cemetery" plans to put a little love into the grand old graveyard in Macomb.

Read more
Shop Talk – May 21
3:40 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

AP Phone Records and Government Snooping

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the US Justice Department’s seizure of phone records from the Associated Press.  The Obama administration claimed it was a matter of national security.

Read more

Pages