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.”


Emphasis - May 17
11:25 am
Fri May 17, 2013

The Latest on Multicultural Education

James Banks
Credit Rich Egger

This week's guest on Emphasis is Dr James Banks, Director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington - Seattle. He was in Macomb to give the keynote presentation during the annual Dealing With Difference Institute at Western Illinois University.

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More Cuts Possible
6:14 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

WIU to Slash Spending

Credit Rich Egger

Western Illinois University administrators unveiled a plan to save $4.5 million in the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2013.

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Shop Talk – May 14
11:09 am
Tue May 14, 2013

CEO Pay in the Media World

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the compensation for top executives of major media companies.

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WIRC Study
1:12 am
Thu May 9, 2013

The Impact of Highway Bypasses

Credit Western Illinois Regional Council

Highway bypasses have been built around some western Illinois communities and more are coming. A grant from IDOT will allow the Western Illinois Regional Council to study the impact of those bypasses.

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Museum App
10:45 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Instant Source for Local History

The Western Illinois Museum

The Western Illinois Museum hopes to put local history in the palm of your hand through a mobile app.

“It just has the real potential to highlight Macomb’s unique history in a way that’s accessible to the population,” said John Ceglarek, Western Illinois University graduate assistant and Peace Corp fellow who has worked at the museum for the past year.

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