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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Emphasis – May 3
11:55 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Delving into America's Cultural Diversity

JQ Adams & Janice Welsch
Credit Rich Egger

Rich Egger’s guests on Emphasis are Janice Welsch and J.Q. Adams, who are organizing the annual Dealing With Difference Institute at Western Illinois University.

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Three Plans Presented
3:56 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Designs Unveiled for Downtown Macomb

Concept A1
Rich Egger

Three concepts have emerged thus far as Macomb considers possible changes to the look of its downtown square.

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Assessment Centers
2:36 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

McDonough County to Open Flood Centers

Flooding in Macomb
Credit Scott Stuntz

The McDonough County Emergency Services and Disaster Agency will open flood damage assessment centers to help those whose property was damaged by April’s heavy rains and floods.

Details are included in this news release issued by ESDA:

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Shop Talk – April 30
6:12 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Changes Coming to Local Newspapers

The panelists discuss the changes coming to the two largest newspapers in Lee County.

Mississippi Valley Media says the Daily Gate City and the Daily Democrat will publish four days per week. A shopper-style paper with news mixed in will be published the fifth day. The changes go into effect May 6.

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Ongoing Investigation
11:57 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Hoax 911 Audio Released

Credit Rich Egger

Nearly two months after receiving a hoax 911 call, Macomb police released a recording of the call. Police made the audio available in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed last week by Tri States Public Radio.

The recording lasts less than two minutes.  In it, the caller asks the 911 dispatcher to send a squad car to 509 Murray. “This guy has a gun on us. He says we can’t leave.”

The caller also identifies the gunman as a person who lived at the house. A man’s voice is then heard asking if the person called police. After that, the line goes dead.

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