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 – January 29
11:03 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Concerns About Doctored Photos

The panelists discuss recent concerns about a doctored photo posted to US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s Flickr site.

A piece by the Radio Television Digital News Association reported that Pelosi gathered 57 of the 61 Democratic women now in Congress for a photo on the Capitol steps. By the time the image appeared on the Flickr site, the missing women had been included through the use of Photoshop.

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Emphasis – January 25
10:55 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Talking About Sustainability

Timothy Collins
Credit Rich Egger

This week on Emphasis, Rich Egger’s guest is Timothy Collins, Assistant Director, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs. They talk about sustainability and the upcoming series of Sustainability Brownbaggers at Western Illinois University.

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Talks Yield Deal
1:57 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

SRC, Teachers Reach Contract Agreement

A lengthy bargaining session between Spoon River College and the Spoon River College Faculty Association yielded the desired result: a tentative contract agreement.

The mediated talks began Tuesday afternoon and ended around midnight.

Contract details are not yet being released. The SRCFA will meet Friday afternoon to discuss the agreement. Its members could take a vote during that meeting.

It’s not known when the Board of Trustees will consider the contract. It won’t take a vote until after the package is ratified by teachers.

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Fundraising Continues
6:34 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Matching Challenge for Macomb Library

The Macomb Public Library
Credit Rich Egger

The Macomb Public Library has raised half of the money it needs to qualify for a state grant, and is now being challenged by an anonymous donor to maintain the momentum.

Capital Campaign Co-Chair Judy Kerr said the donor will provide $25,000 if the library can raise the same amount between now and February 1.

“This two week period is a very short time to attempt this but I feel certain that we will reach that goal,” Kerr said.

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Shop Talk – January 22
11:28 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Publishing the Names of Gun Owners

The panelists discuss a newspaper’s decision to publish the names and addresses of gun permit holders.

The information is considered public record – the same as marriages, births, real estate transactions, etc. But The Journal News of Westchester County, NY, did not print the gun permit data until after the school shootings in Newtown, CT. The timing of the decision angered those who believe it cast gun permit holders in a negative light and violated their privacy.

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