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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Shop Talk – July 23
2:31 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

On the Cover of the Rolling Stone

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the uproar over the photo of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

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Work Will Soon Begin
6:22 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

More Money for Macomb Bypass

Credit Rich Egger

Illinois has released $32.9 million to pay for the next phase of the Macomb bypass.

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Patrick Twomey
6:34 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

New Macomb School Supt Hits the Ground Running

Superintendent Patrick Twomey
Credit Rich Egger

Dr Patrick Twomey feels he was well prepared when he took over as the head of Macomb School District 185 on July 1.

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Shop Talk - July 16
11:56 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Men in Charge in Newsrooms

The Shop Talk panelists discuss surveys that show men run the vast majority of newsrooms in local radio and TV. The same is true of daily newspapers.

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New Tool at WIU
3:32 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Teaching in 3-D

A close up of a 3-D model of the Sherman Hall bell tower created by the new printer
Credit Rich Egger

One of the newest tools at Western Illinois University is a 3-D printer that was acquired just a few weeks ago.

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