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.”


Updated Edition
7:47 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Directory Helps Seniors & Their Families

Mary Warnock
Credit Rich Egger

The latest edition of the McDonough County Senior Services Directory is now available. It can be found at Macomb City Hall, the YMCA Senior Center in Macomb, and the Public Relations Department at McDonough District Hospital.

It can also be found on the Macomb Area AARP’s website.

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50% Plus One
7:27 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Raising Questions About Macomb Election Result

Macomb City Hall
Credit Rich Egger

In most elections, the candidate with the most votes wins. But that did not apply in a recent Macomb election – and no one seems able to explain how the city came up with its rule.

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Shop Talk – March 12
1:54 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Public Info Officers – Help or Hindrance?

The panelists discuss whether public information officers help disseminate information or get in the way.

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Search Continues For Accomplice
11:59 am
Fri March 8, 2013

One Arrest Made in WIU Hoax

Alvin Montgomery
Credit Macomb Police Department

Macomb police said they arrested a Western Illinois University student for Wednesday night’s hoax phone call to 911.

Chief Curt Barker said Alvin Montgomery, age 25, was taken into custody outside Bayless Hall. Montgomery is charged with disorderly conduct, making a false 911 call, and attempted obstruction of justice.

Police said the final charge was filed because Montgomery tried to delete information from a cell phone.

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Emphasis – March 8
11:42 am
Fri March 8, 2013

The Civil War “An Immense Pool of Sadness”

Steve Berry
Credit Rich Egger

This week on Emphasis, Rich Egger’s guest is Steve Berry, Associate Professor of History at the University of Georgia. He was in western Illinois to give presentations at Monmouth College, Knox College, and Western Illinois University.

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