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 – May 7
10:19 am
Tue May 7, 2013

The Future of Commercial Radio News

The Shop Talk panelists discuss a column by RTDNA Chairman Vincent Duffy, who said he is worried about the future of commercial radio news for three reasons:

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Heavy Rains and Flooding
5:19 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Schuyler County Damage Assessments

Credit Scott Stuntz

The Schuyler County Emergency Services and Disaster Agency reported it is beginning to receive calls from residents and businesses about water damage.

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Group Setting Goals
2:39 pm
Sat May 4, 2013

Promoting Amtrak Communities in Western Illinois

Amtrak at Macomb
Credit Rich Egger

Community leaders on the Amtrak line that runs through western Illinois hope to convince people to use the train for excursions within the region. They want to promote day trips and overnight stays along the line between Quincy and Princeton.

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Emphasis – May 3
11:55 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Delving into America's Cultural Diversity

JQ Adams & Janice Welsch
Credit Rich Egger

Rich Egger’s guests on Emphasis are Janice Welsch and J.Q. Adams, who are organizing the annual Dealing With Difference Institute at Western Illinois University.

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Three Plans Presented
3:56 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Designs Unveiled for Downtown Macomb

Concept A1
Rich Egger

Three concepts have emerged thus far as Macomb considers possible changes to the look of its downtown square.

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