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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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.

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New Book on 1964 Legislation
12:23 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

Working Together to Support Civil Rights

President Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Credit Wikipedia

Republicans joined Democrats to pass the American Civil Rights Act of 1964 in an act of bi-partisanship that’s rare today.

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Action Spurred by Wildlife
4:00 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

McDonough County to Regulate Adult Entertainment

The McDonough County Board agreed during its April meeting to implement regulations for adult entertainment establishments.

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Shop Talk – April 15
3:01 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

The Gender Gap in the Media

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the gender disparities that remain across all types of news media.

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Updated Information
2:26 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Senior Services Directory in McDonough County

Credit Rich Egger

There is now a single place where senior citizens and their families can find information about independent living facilities, finance and trust services, support groups, and many other programs and services for seniors in McDonough County.

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