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 – March 18
11:43 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Veteran Journalists Who Stay Put

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the value of institutional memory in newsrooms.

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Downtown Macomb Discussion
11:57 am
Sun March 16, 2014

Throwing Parties Instead of Attracting Business

Credit Rich Egger

Some Macomb aldermen question whether enough is being done to fill empty storefronts on the courthouse square.

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50% Plus One
6:09 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Referendum on Fate of Macomb Election

Voters will decide whether to essentially do away with Macomb’s February election.

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Atrazine and Phosphorus
1:16 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

The Condition of Spring Lake and Its Watershed

Spring Lake
Credit Rich Egger

A water resource specialist believes a great deal has been done to clean up the Spring Lake watershed in western Illinois.

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Shop Talk – March 11
12:23 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Journalism Schools Now Known as Media Schools

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the decision by several schools of journalism to change their names.

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