Emily Boyer

Morning Edition Host/Reporter

Emily Boyer is the Morning Edition host for Tri States Public Radio. She can be heard on-air from 5 to 9 weekdays.

A Florida native, Emily now enjoys calling Illinois home. Emily has a bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting from Eastern Kentucky University. While a student at Eastern, Emily began her radio broadcasting career as a reporter and host of the Weekend Edition on WEKU.FM. She also worked at public radio stations KUNC, in Greeley, CO, and Iowa Public Radio.

Emily discovered her love for news and broadcasting in elementary school while serving as the sports reporter for Eagle Eye TV News. During her free afternoons, Emily enjoys naps, golfing and eating dinner around 4:00pm.

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Affordable Care Act
3:10 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Obamacare: Special Enrollment Period Underway

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The open enrollment period to sign up for health insurance is over. But, many might still be able to register for coverage.

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US Senate Race for Illinois
11:31 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Durbin and Oberweis Divided on Issues

Senator Dick Durbin poses with supporters at Aurelio's in Macomb.
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Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Jim Oberweis of Illinois has announced his support for raising the minimum wage, but only for those over the age of 26.

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Disney's Communication Course
11:33 am
Mon April 14, 2014

WIU Students Study 'Happiest Place on Earth'

The Disney World Communication Culture 2013 class at Disney World.
Credit David Zanolla

Disney World isn’t just a vacation destination. Some students from Western Illinois University will be visiting the amusement parks to satisfy a class requirement.

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Concealed Carry
12:20 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

WIU Tweaks Gun Policy

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State law requires all public and private schools across all levels of education report when a student is determined to pose a clear and present danger within 24 hours. Western Illinois University is updating its gun policy to better reflect that stipulation.

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Technology
11:39 am
Tue April 8, 2014

WIU Migrates Away From Windows XP To Avoid Security Risks

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Microsoft has stopped supporting Windows XP. The operating system still works, but as of today it is no longer protected by anti-virus software or security updates.

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