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

Macomb Food Co-op
10:23 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Local Foods from an Online Source

Instead of waiting until it can buy or rent a building to sell local foods, the Macomb Food Co-op has opened an online store.

Read more
Shop Talk – April 29
2:23 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

The Rules of Online Journalism

The Shop Talk panelists discuss whether the rules of journalism need to altered because of the rapid changes brought about by digital platforms.

Read more
Kathy Simmons Memorial Walk/Run
10:23 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Standing Together as a Community Against Domestic Violence

Credit Rich Egger

A Hancock County woman beaten to death by her husband will be remembered and honored this weekend.

Read more
Shop Talk – April 22
2:34 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Reporters Getting Cozy with Sources

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the perils for reporters who get too close to the people they’re covering.

Read more
The Land Connection
3:27 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Striving for the Next Best Practices in Sustainability

The idea of sustainability is often preached by environmentalists, though it can be difficult to pinpoint the meaning of the concept.

Read more

Pages