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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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